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Inflation surges, fuel prices fall, calls made for disclosures on food reserves; see our top 10 stories of the week


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

1. Patriotic Front (PF) Shiwang’andu Constituency Member of Parliament, Stephen Kampyongo, has called on government to provide details of the country’s strategic food reserves. Read more…

2. Zambia’s annual inflation rate has surged to 13.5 percent in February 2024 due to price movements of selected food and non-food items. Read more….

3. The Energy Regulations Board (ERB) has responded to the recent Kwacha stability by reducing the March fuel pump price. Read more…

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4. President Hakainde Hichilema has declared the dry spell that has seen more than 2.2 million hectares of farmland destroyed as a national disaster, and an emergency while announcing key measures to ameliorate the situation.Read more…

5. Zambia’s export earnings from refined copper has risen by 2.2 percent to K14.2 billion in January this year.Read more….

6. Copper prices in London rose for the first time in three sessions on Tuesday, on hopes that next week’s annual parliamentary meeting in top consumer China could provide clues on further economic stimulus. Read more….

7. The Central Bank of Zambia has been cautioned to use the Statutory Reserve Ratio instrument in meagerly manner as it has potential to cause economic havoc. Read more….

8. Ex-President Edgar Lungu has declared that he was ready to sacrifice his life in the fight for democracy in Zambia. Read more…

9. Green Party leader, Peter Sinkamba, says the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 issue requires dialogue and not threats from a sitting President. Read more…

10. The Copper Queens are through to the final stage of the Paris 2024 Olympics qualifier after drawing 3-3 with the Black Queens of Ghana in an exciting second leg match played at Ndola’s Levy Mwanawasa Stadium. Read more…

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