Opposition Shunning Public Media, Claims Amos Chanda

State House has charged that it is by choice that the opposition is not accessing public media under President Edgar Lungu’s administration. The President’s Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda says just like the ruling party has … Continued

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State House has charged that it is by choice that the opposition is not accessing public media under President Edgar Lungu’s administration. The President’s Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda says just like the ruling party has a choice to be covered by whichever media house, the opposition too has a similar choice. Chanda states that it cannot be the responsibility of government to tell the opposition to issue statements through the media. Chanda says it is up to individual political parties to decide whether they want to issue statements through the public media or not. He was responding to accusations by MMD faction leader Nevers Mumba that government has stopped the public media from providing coverage to the opposition under President Lungu’s administration. And Chanda says President’s strategy to uproot moral decay in Zambia was well outlined in his recent speech to Parliament. He says President Lungu has basically called for moral consciousness among the people of Zambia. The post Opposition Shunning Public Media, Claims Amos Chanda appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambia’s Inflation Records Marginal Drop To 6.7 In March

The annual inflation rate for March 2017 inflation rate has marginally decreased by 0.1 percentage points to 6.7 percent from the February rate of 6.8 percent. Central Statistical Office Director, John Kalumbi has attributed the reduction to the price changes … Continued

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The annual inflation rate for March 2017 inflation rate has marginally decreased by 0.1 percentage points to 6.7 percent from the February rate of 6.8 percent. Central Statistical Office Director, John Kalumbi has attributed the reduction to the price changes of food items. Kalumbi has explained that the decline in inflation means on average prices increased by 6.7 percent between March 2016 and March 2017. He adds that the year on year food inflation rate for March 2017 was recorded at 6.7 percent compared to 7.4 percent recorded in February 2017 representing a decrease of 0.7 percentage points. Mr. Kalumbi says the decrease in the annual food inflation rate is attributed to price changes for fish items and vegetables such as tomatoes and cabbage. Speaking during a media briefing this morning, Mr. Kalumbi says Lusaka Province recorded the highest provincial contribution of 1.7 percent points on the overall annual inflation rate of 6.7 percent in March, while Western Province recorded the lowest contribution of 0.2 percent. He says this implies that the price movements in Lusaka province had the greatest influence on the overall annual rate of inflation. And Mr. Kalumbi says Zambia recorded a trade deficit in February 2017 valued at K1,140.8 million from K227.3 million recorded in January 2017, representing a 401.9 percent increase. He says this means that the country imported more in February that it exported in nominal terms. The post Zambia’s Inflation Records Marginal Drop To 6.7 In March appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Let’s Avoid Invisible Competition in Agriculture

[The Herald] One of the unintended consequences of knowledge sharing is an increase in the number of people doing the same agricultural activity. This leads to congested niches where particular value chains rapidly reach their cap or ceiling.While the …

[The Herald] One of the unintended consequences of knowledge sharing is an increase in the number of people doing the same agricultural activity. This leads to congested niches where particular value chains rapidly reach their cap or ceiling.While the market playground may look the same and fair from the outside, Zimbabwean agriculture is beset by numerous pervasive competitive dynamics that have a bearing on sustainability and profitability.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Homeless Person Found Dead in Mugabe Aide’s Van

[New Zimbabwe] A VAGRANT was Tuesday evening found dead in a senior Media Information and Broadcasting Services ministry official, Collins Mungate’s vehicle, his (vagrant) friends said.

[New Zimbabwe] A VAGRANT was Tuesday evening found dead in a senior Media Information and Broadcasting Services ministry official, Collins Mungate's vehicle, his (vagrant) friends said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

ICC Summons South Africa Over Bashir

[East African] The International Criminal Court (ICC) has invited the South African government next Friday to account for failing to arrest Sudan President Omar Al Bashir when he attended an African Union Summit in the country in June 2015.

[East African] The International Criminal Court (ICC) has invited the South African government next Friday to account for failing to arrest Sudan President Omar Al Bashir when he attended an African Union Summit in the country in June 2015.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Insurance Brokers Want Market Minimum Capital Ratio

[Daily News] THE Tanzania Insurance Brokers Association (TIBA) has requested a support from commissioner of insurance to determine a minimum amount of capital required of an insurer to support its operations and write coverage.

[Daily News] THE Tanzania Insurance Brokers Association (TIBA) has requested a support from commissioner of insurance to determine a minimum amount of capital required of an insurer to support its operations and write coverage.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania