The annual Rate of inflation for the month of February 2001 has decreased to 6.8 from 7 percent recorded in January this year.

Central Statistical Office Director John Kalumbi explained that this means that on average prices increased by 6.8 percent between February 2016 and February 2017. Speaking at the CSO monthly briefing, Mr Kalumbi attributed the decline to the price changes of non-food items. Mr Kalumbi explained that of the total 6.8 percent annual inflation rate recorded […]

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Nigeria’s foreign minister on Wednesday condemned recent attacks on Nigerians in South Africa’s capital city, Pretoria.

Homes and Shops of Nigerians have been targeted and looted in Pretoria west in recent days. Buildings with Nigerian businesses have been burned in Johannesburg’s Rosettenville suburbs in the past few weeks. Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said his ministry had summoned the South African ambassador to discuss the matter. The incident is the latest […]

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OVER 400 HOUSES RISK BEING DEMOLISHED IN LUSAKA’S MAKENI SIMSON AREA

BY KALALUKA MUSHAUKWA Over 400 houses risk being demolished i in Lusaka’s Makeni Simson area after residents allegedly built their houses on privately owned land. In an interview with Komboni radio news, the affected residents who protested this morning after they were alerted that the houses where going to be demolished called on their civic […]

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CIVIC LEADER WARNS KACHASU BREWERS IN CHIPATA COMPOUND

BY SYLVESTER KAUMBA Raphael Chota ward 22 councilor Joseph Tamba has warned bar operators in his ward that are allegedly allowing underage children to patronize their premises. In an interview with Komboni Radio News, councilor Tamba charged that he will not hesitate to close down bars that are disregarding their liquor licenses with impunity. Councilor […]

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PRISCCAR URGES GOVT TO SCRAP EXAM FEES FOR IN MATES

BY MONDE PHIRI The Prisons Care and Counseling Association-PRISSCA says it has written to the Ministry of General Education to consider scrapping off user and examination fees for inmates that have gone back to school. PRISSCA Executive Director Godfrey Malembeka has observed that prisoners are unable to generate income for their education bills hence the […]

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SOUTH AFRICAN COURT BLOCKS ICC PULL-OUT

South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been ruled “unconstitutional and invalid by the High Court. South Africa notified the UN of its intention to leave last October, saying the ICC pursued “regime Change”. The court ruled in favour of the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), which argued that the government […]

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