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World Bank approves $125 million for Zambia, Hichilema fires Airforce commander; see our top 10 stories of the week


In case you missed them, here are our top 10 stories for this week:

1. The World Bank is set to immediately disburse approximately US$125 million on grant terms for Zambia, supporting critical growth-enhancing and competitiveness reforms. Read more….

2 In a historic move, President Hakainde Hichilema has signed the Access to Information (ATI) Bill into law despite an out cry from certain Civil Society Organizations on its contents.Read more…

3. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has disbursed US$187 million after the completion of second review of the 38-month Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. Read more….

4. President Hakainde Hichilema has with immediate effect terminated the appointment of Zambia Airforce (ZAF) Commander, Lieutenant-General Collin Barry. Read more…

Read more: Kwacha in worst crash in 30 years, Lungu demands full reinstatement of benefits; see our top 10 stories of the week

5. The matter in which the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is seeking the Court’s order for the forefeiture to the State of the jet plane used in the gold scandal has taken a new twist with the owner now opposing the application. Read more….

6. The Ministry of Health says at least 1,669 cases of Cholera have been recorded with 46 deaths in Lusaka Province. Read more…

7. Government has reportedly lost over K4 million for failure by Sarago General Dealers to deliver about five Toyota Land Cruisers hardtop models to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security. Read more….

8. The Patriotic Front (PF) has strongly condemned the tribal and regional talk emerging in Zambia, warning that these were extremely dangerous with the potential to threaten the peace, security and stability of the country. Read more…

9. Green Party president, Peter Sinkamba, has called on President Hakainde Hichilema’s administration to avoid enacting laws to punish targeted individuals. Read more…

10. Copper Queens forward, Rachel Kundananji, has won the 2023 GOAL50 Women’s Award, international football website, goal.com has announced. Read more…

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