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Mpulungu: where girls prefer sex work to sch

Mpulungu — Given the choice, people preferred to pay for subsidized condoms in attractive packaging because it gave them greater social status, rather than using free condoms, an official in the northern Zambian town of Mpulungu told IRIN. A high volume of traffic and a low cost of living has made Mpulungu, on Lake Tanganyika, […]

Lusaka, Wednesday 12th April, 2011. I am pleased to inform the public that the Ministry of Finance and National Planning [MOFNP] has commenced preparations for the 2012 National Budget and the 2012 Medium Term Expenditure Framework. In this regard, all Zambians are called upon to make submissions on Tax and Non-Tax Revenue Policy proposals which […]

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Five organizations have filed a complaint against Glencore International AG and First Quantum Minerals Limited for violating the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) guidelines. In a joint statement, the Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) of Zambia, Sherpa of France, the Berne Declaration of Switzerland, I’Entraide Missionaire and Mining watch both of […]

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National Restoration Party (NAREP) has reiterated its calls for issue based campaigns as the nation goes to the polls later this year. In an interview with Yatsani Radio, NAREP President Elias Chipimo said politicians should have the interests of the electorate at heart and not just consider what they stand to gain. Furthermore, Senior Chief […]

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A Police Officer in Monze District has run away after raping a suspect in his custody while in transit, senior officers have revealed. The incident happened around 16:00 hours on Wednesday when Sergeant Steven Nkwaindi who is stationed at Hill Top police post was transferring a female suspect named Ester Mweemba along the railway line. […]

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A traditional leader in the Southern province says Zambians have lost confidence in the opposition Patriotic Front (PF) and United Party for National Development (UPND) leadership. In an interview today Chief Hanjalika of the Tonga speaking people of Mazabuka district said Zambians felt disappointed and neglected in the manner the PF and UPND were conducting […]

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United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema has advised African heads of state to accept election results and step down graciously when their time is up. Commenting on the capture of incumbent Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo who refused to step down after losing the country’s polls, Hichilema said the behaviour of African leaders […]

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Last minute preparations for the 2011 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections are concluding. Candidates are now known. It’s a repeat of the 2008 elections which saw President Rupiah Banda put up a spirited fight against Michael Sata and Hakainde Hichilema that have so often appeared to play the ‘brides maid’ role or the foolish Biblical virgins. […]

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Police in Malawi have arrested three Zambians for drug trafficking. The three have been named as John Zulu, Felix Phiri both aged 43, and Joe Tembo aged 40. The three are from Mlamba village in Petauke district of eastern province. And Zambia Drug Enforcement Commission spokesperson John Nyawali has confirmed the arrest. The three were […]

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