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Why govt wants Banda imprisoned, Lungu disqualified by constitutional court. See our top 10 stories of the week


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

1. Finance and National Planning Minister, Situmbeko Musokotwane, has presented a K41.9 billion revised budget to Parliament for approval which has been necessitated by the current drought situation. Read more…

2. Government will soon complete the US$650 million solar power investment in Chisamba District, Central Province Permanent Secretary, Milner Mwanakampwe, has announced. Read more…

3. Government says the agricultural sector has faced a significant crisis as severe drought conditions have drastically reduced crop yields for the 2023/2024 season. Read more…

Read more:National tension, economic milestones, historic sports achievements. See our top 10 stories of the week

4. Petauke Central lawmaker, Emmanuel Banda, has been discharged from Maina Soko Military Hospital but detained by the police for investigations. Read more….

5. Former Presidential Press aide, Amos Chanda, has renewed his application to the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court to release his passport, which was surrendered as part of his bail conditions. Read more…

6. The State has requested the Constitutional Court not to dismiss the petition challenging the eligibility of former President Edgar Lungu to stand for future elections. Read more…

7. The Fight Inequality Alliance (FIA) Zambia has raised concerns over the impact of loadshedding on the country’s inequality gap. Read more…

8. The Russian Ambassador to Zambia, Azim Yarakhmedov, says the Russian Federation has no intentions to harm Zambia’s relations with her neighbour, Zimbabwe. Read more….

9. Newly appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Ndola, Father Benjamin Phiri, has strongly condemned Zambia police’s action in disrupting church services in the diocese last Sunday. Read more…

10. The Zambia National football team has dropped 4 places in the latest FIFA rankings. Read more….

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