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Lungu’s return, anthrax disease, plot to sack Speaker Mutti; See our top 10 stories of the week


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

1. After endless speculations, former President Edgar Lungu has announced his come back to politics vowing, “I will not allow factions in the party”. Read more….

2. Chief Government Spokesperson, Cornelius Mweetwa, says government will not concentrate on the return to active politics of former president, Edgar Lungu, but on the economic transformation agenda of the country. Read more…

3. Sixth President, Edgar Lungu’s shock announcement that he has returned to active politics has broken the internet with mixed views on social media. Read more…

4. Heavily armed policemen in Lusaka have sealed off the opposition Patriotic Front (PF) party secretariat for the second day following the internal wrangles surrounding the party presidency. Read more….

5. Home Affairs and Internal Security Minister, Jack Mwiimbu, has said that Police in Lusaka sealed off the Patriotic Front (PF) Secretariat along Panganani Road to avoid a blood bath as result of intra-party wrangles. Read more….

6. Nkana Independent Member of Parliament, Binwell Mpundu, has notified the office of the Clerk of the National Assembly of a motion to impeach speaker of the National Assembly, Nelly Mutti, citing a number of parliamentary standing orders breaches. Read more…

7. The Zambian government has made it clear that it would not support any resource nationalisation but stick to its private-centric mining policy as it envisages to ramp production to one million in the 2024 fiscal year. Read more…

8. The Bank of Zambia (BoZ) has revealed that approximately K17.9 million had been lost to a fraudulent scheme this year. Read more…

9. The Energy Regulations Board (ERB) has maintained the October 2023 pump prices for petrol, diesel, jet A-1 and Kerosene, as it introduces a temporary transport equalisation mechanism. Read more….

10. Health Minister, Sylvia Masebo, has announced that over 300 anthrax disease cases have been recorded from different parts of the country. Read more…

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