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Govt denies Nawakwi’s claims GMOs sold in Zambia, inflation rises to 13.2%; see our top 10 stories of the week


In case you missed them, here are our top 10 stories of the week:

1. Government has dismissed allegations by the Forum for Democracy and Development leader, Edith Nawakwi, that it was importing mealie meal containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) from South Africa. Read more…

2. Zambia’s annual inflation rate has surged to 13.2 percent in January 2024 due to price movements of selected non-food items.Read more…

3. Lusaka Magistrate, Mutinta Mwenya, has ordered the detention of Lumezi Independent Member of Parliament, Munir Zulu, and his Chilubi counterpart, Mulenga Fube, after the duo failed to present ex-political advisor, Kaizer Zulu, before Court. Read more…

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4. The future of Zambia’s mining industry will be put on the spotlight at the 2024 Investing in African Mining Indaba to be held in South Africa next month, as President Hakainde Hichilema delivers a key note address at the event. Read more….

5. Zambia’s civic space is open, inclusive and citizens are free to exercise their rights and freedoms which contribute to strengthening of democracy, authorities say. Read more….

6. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party has expressed concern over significant depletion of the fuel subsidy fund within the past four months as announced by the Energy Regulations Board (ERB). Read more…

7. Police on the Copperbelt say efforts to retrieve the seven trapped miners at Macrolink Mine on Ndola-Mufulira road is under way. Read more…

8. Government has announced that schools would remain closed until February 12, 2024 as result of the continued spread of cholera. Read more…

9. Football fans on social media have demanded the sacking of Chipolopolo coach, Avram Grant, after Zambia crashed out of the 2023 Cote D’Ivoire Africa Cup of Nations. Read more….

10. Zambia have crashed out of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast after narrowly losing one goal to nil at the hands of Morocco. Read more…

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