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Rumbles in parliament, as crisis tears main opposition party apart. See our top 10 stories of the week


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

1. Moses Moyo, the Second Vice Speaker of Parliament, has reportedly declared a record nine seats belonging to the opposition Patriotic Front (PF) vacant. Read more….

2. Patriotic Front (PF) Matero Member of Parliament, Miles Sampa, has accused President Hakainde Hichilema’s regime of planning to create a “banana republic” using Parliament. Read more…

3.Secretary to the Treasury, Felix Nkulukusa, has announced that the World Bank has approved US$207.6 million additional financing for Zambia’s Scaling-Up Shock Responsive Social Protection Project. Read more…

4. Vedanta has secured US$250 million in funding to pay KCM creditors, as per a High Court decision rendered on June 28, 2024. Read more…

Read more: Zambia reports 15.2% inflation, as M’membe describes state of economy as worse than COVID-19. See our top 10 stories of the week

5. Vice President, Mutale Nalumango, has stated that the ruling United Party for National Development (UPND) did not want by-elections in the country because it is focused on handling serious issues like the drought.Read more…

6. The United Kwacha Alliance (UKA) has described as reckless and irresponsible the declaration of nine vacant seats of the Patriotic Front (PF) lawmakers. Read more

7. The Lusaka Magistrate Court has ordered forfeiture to the State of ten Higer buses valued at over US$2 million, owned by former Deputy Inspector General of Police, Charity Katanga. Read more…

8. The Chipolopolo will face African champions Ivory Coast in Group G of the Morocco 2025 CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.Read more…

9. Zambian national football team, Chipolopolo, suffered their third consecutive defeat in the COSAFA Cup, ending their campaign at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Read more….

10.Zambian football star and former Orlando Pirates forward, Justin Shonga, passed away on Sunday after a short illness at the age of 27. Read more…

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