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Hichilema blows hot on corruption, police receive bashing, ‘blackout’ worsens. See our top 10 stories of the week


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

1. The Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) has disapproved of the recent police conduct towards Bishop, Clement Mulenga, and former president, Edgar Lungu.Read more…

2. President Hakainde Hichilema has vowed to recover all the borrowed money that was looted under the previous regime, and led to Zambia’s huge debt. Read more…

3. The Zambia Police Service has reportedly opened 25 dockets against ex-president Edgar Lungu. Read more….

Read more: Stiffer action against corruption proposed, Central Bank interest rates rise to 13.5%; see our top 10 stories of the week

4. Government has apologised to the Catholic Church for reportedly harassing its Kabwe Bishop, Clement Mulenga, who was on Friday roughened up by police officers. Read more…

5. The government has accused former President Edgar Lungu of inciting citizens to engage in lawlessness, civil disobedience and discontent through his ongoing political statements. Read more….

6. New Heritage Party President, Chishala Kateka, has insisted that the planned rally in Lusaka’s Mandevu area will proceed despite alleged threats and refusal by the police. Read more…

7. Police in Lusaka have launched an investigation into the disappearance of Petauke Central Member of Parliament Emmanuel Banda under unclear circumstances. Read more….

8. The Zambian government has announced a significant reduction in power generation at Kariba Dam, from an installed capacity of 1,080 megawatts (MW) to a mere 166 MW. Read more…

9.The State has discontinued proceedings in a case in which former Secretary to the Treasury in the Ministry of Finance and National Planning, Fredson Yamba, and four others were facing five charges of failure to comply with laid down procedures related to the FTJ Chiluba University. Read more….

10. Zambian social media users have expressed disappointment with the provisional squad selection for the Chipolopolo side that will face Morocco and Tanzania in next month’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Read more…

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