Pres. Lungu Heads To SA

President Edgar Lungu is today expected in South Africa on a three day State visit. The South Africa visit will be second he is undertaking after winning the August 11 elections after having recently visited Tanzania. President Lungu will confer … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu is today expected in South Africa on a three day State visit. The South Africa visit will be second he is undertaking after winning the August 11 elections after having recently visited Tanzania. President Lungu will confer with his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma. The two countries will create a joint Permanent Commission that will look into issues pertaining to the two countries with a long historical bond. The Head of State will be back in time to host Moroccan leader King Mohammed VI before heading to Egypt. The post Pres. Lungu Heads To SA appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UPND Ban On State Events Shocks Msoni

The opposition United Party for National Development decision to ban its Members of Parliament from attending government events has continued being roundly condemned with All People’s Congress (APC) leader Nason Msoni joining the queue. Msoni said the UPND MPs should … Continued

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The opposition United Party for National Development decision to ban its Members of Parliament from attending government events has continued being roundly condemned with All People’s Congress (APC) leader Nason Msoni joining the queue. Msoni said the UPND MPs should match their decision by boycotting allowances at parliament if they feel so strongly against being in government. He said that the public will stop taking the opposition political party seriously if they made political stunts that put them at variance with public expectations. Msoni said the UPND should know that by being parliament its members were already participating in government. “How do you boycott a government you are part of? The UPND should know that by having MPs in parliament they are already part of the government through the legislative wing,†he said. “People will stop respecting the MPs if they start behaving like zombies who cannot think for themselves but be directed.†He added: “They should also stop receiving allowances in parliament if they do not recognize the government.†UPND Secretary General Stephen Katuka has stirred a controversy with his announcement that the party will not participate in state activities until their court action against the outcome of the election was disposed of. The genesis of the storm was the innocent attendance of the launch of the planting season in Chisamba by Keembe UPND lawmaker Princess Anne Kasune-Zulu where President Edgar Lungu was in attendance. The post UPND Ban On State Events Shocks Msoni appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Museveni, World Bank Agree to Start Talks On Bujagali Power

[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni and a team from World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), have agreed to further discussions on the prospects of lowering the cost of power generated at Bujagali dam from the current $0.113 (Shs411) per…

[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni and a team from World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC), have agreed to further discussions on the prospects of lowering the cost of power generated at Bujagali dam from the current $0.113 (Shs411) per unit to at least $0.05 (Shs182).

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Speaker Cautions Against Bills Seeking Creation of New Agencies

[This Day] Abuja -In the face of the ongoing economic recession being experienced in the country, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has cautioned members against pushing for legislation that will establish new agencies of…

[This Day] Abuja -In the face of the ongoing economic recession being experienced in the country, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has cautioned members against pushing for legislation that will establish new agencies of government.

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Exam Fees Go Up

The Examination Council of Zambia has revised fees for candidates for next year’s exams. According to the new figures regular (internal) candidates at Grade 12 will pay K25 for sitting for the examination with K23 pegged for each subject to … Continued

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The Examination Council of Zambia has revised fees for candidates for next year’s exams. According to the new figures regular (internal) candidates at Grade 12 will pay K25 for sitting for the examination with K23 pegged for each subject to be sat for. External candidates will pay K75 for sitting with a K120 charge for each subject. At Grade nine level the regular candidates will be charged K5 which is expected to be paid to the examining body by the school from the user fees pupils pay. External candidates for Grade nine will part away K70 while a K75 has been allocated for each subject sat for. The post Exam Fees Go Up appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Eight Arrested Over Murder

[Monitor] Tororo -Police in Tororo District are holding eight suspects in connections to the murder of Keremeti Onyanmi, a resident of Sere village in Mukujju Sub County.

[Monitor] Tororo -Police in Tororo District are holding eight suspects in connections to the murder of Keremeti Onyanmi, a resident of Sere village in Mukujju Sub County.

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16,000 Examiners to Mark PLE, UCE As UNEB Sets New UACE Grading

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) has recruited 16, 000 examiners to mark this year’s Primary Leaving Examinations and Uganda Certificate of Education, an exercise that has started today.

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) has recruited 16, 000 examiners to mark this year's Primary Leaving Examinations and Uganda Certificate of Education, an exercise that has started today.

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Petrol Bomb Victims Die

[New Zimbabwe] Two women who were last Friday allegedly petrol bombed by a Gweru man following a misunderstanding with his estranged lover have both succumbed to their injuries.

[New Zimbabwe] Two women who were last Friday allegedly petrol bombed by a Gweru man following a misunderstanding with his estranged lover have both succumbed to their injuries.

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Anambra Budgets N115 Billion for 2017

[Vanguard] Awka -Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, yesterday, presented to the House of Assembly, a budget of N115.5 billion tagged “Budget of Economic Recovery and Inclusive Growth” for 2017 fiscal year.

[Vanguard] Awka -Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, yesterday, presented to the House of Assembly, a budget of N115.5 billion tagged "Budget of Economic Recovery and Inclusive Growth" for 2017 fiscal year.

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UK Crime Agency Beams Searchlight On Jibrin’s Alleged Five Foreign Accounts

[Vanguard] Indications emerged, yesterday, that security agencies in the United Kingdom may have commenced investigation on the suspended former chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, for allegedly owning an…

[Vanguard] Indications emerged, yesterday, that security agencies in the United Kingdom may have commenced investigation on the suspended former chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, for allegedly owning and operating multiple accounts in Barclays and other banks in Europe and America.

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