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A video has emerged today of cadres attacking members of the UPND - we urge for peace during the election period.
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As the crisis in PF and MMD leadership continues and the internal fighting spills into the media, opposition candidates HH and Elias Chipimo Jr launch their campaign with videos designed to engage voters up and down the country. Chipimo appealed to the youth through a Hollywood style that aimed to highlight his social work initiatives. HH however, demonstrates his broad appeal to all Zambians, through a light hearted video equipped with what is the message of his campaign, that ultimately everything is about the people of Zambia
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Controversial Zambia singer, Pilato, this week stirred up more trouble releasing a new song and video which portrays President Lungu as a drunk waster requiring the support of his assistants just to stand up. In the five minute video, President Lungu is seen unable to perform his Presidential responsibilities and instead falling off a park bench (clutching his whisky bottle), sleeping on the floor of army barracks (clutching his whisky bottle) and crawling to his vehicle (again, clutching his whisky bottle). Whilst the President has yet to comment on the video, he is unlikely to be impressed given that only a few months ago he had the singer arrested for what he felt was rudeness. Perhaps Pilato's increased confidence is reflective of the growing disgruntlement being shown towards State House from the Zambian public and the widespread support Pilato is known to have. Speaking on the video, Joy Banda, a student, told OZ in Lusaka when asked her opinion on the video that Pilato is "simply expressing what we (the Zambian youth) think about our President. Pilato is just portraying our thoughts on the situation through humour because, if we didn't laugh, we would cry. The economic situation in Zambia is beyond a joke and never have we needed competent leadership as much as we do now, yet we've got President Lungu who does not manage to achieve anything and just drinks and makes things worse." It remains to be seen what action, if any, might be taken against the latest video.
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ZAMBIA TO HOST THE WORLD BANK'S INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION MEETING

Zambia has been picked as the host of the World bank’s International Development Association [IDA] 18 high-level mid-term review. The event will be held in november, 2018.

The announcement was made, Sunday 22nd April, 2018, by World Bank Vice President Axel Van Trotsenburg during the IDA 18 Implementation Update at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC.

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Speaking at the event, Minister of Finance Margaret Mwanakatwe expressed gratitude to the World Bank for the opportunity to host the Mid – Term Review for IDA18 in November 2018.

“This presents a great opportunity to showcase the long history of IDA’s work in Zambia,” she said, and added that, “in support of the all – important special theme on “Jobs and Economic Transformation”, we have a project on agribusiness and trade for which I am very keen.”

“We are the land of scaling solar, with the program going into its next phase, we are a transparent Government and would like to showcase this as well, we would also like you to visit our projects and enjoy the warm hospitality of the Zambian people under the embrace of the African sun,” stated Mrs. Mwanakatwe.

And Head of International Financial Institutions at the United Kingdom Department for International Development Richard Teuten backed Zambia and said the United Kingdom was happy that the country becomes the first in the Southern African Region to host the High-Level IDA Mid-Term Review Meeting and further stated that the choice of Livingstone as the host City was a great one.

And Africa Group 2 Constituency Alternate Executive Director at the World Bank Group Jean-Claude Tchatchouang of Cameroon, said Zambia deserved to host the High-Level event because of her good credentials in implementing World Bank Programmes, adding that, “many countries have a lot to learn from Zambia, especially in handling energy reforms and in the implementation of scaling-up solar projects.”

Mrs. Mwanakatwe was accompanied to Washington by her National Development Planning counterpart Alexander Chiteme, MP, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Finance and Economic Development) Christopher Mvunga, Secretary to the Treasury Fredson Yamba, Special Assistant to the President for (Economic Affairs) Hibeene Mwiinga, Bank of Zambia Governor Dr. Denny Kalyalya, Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary for Economic Management Mukuli Chikuba, Permanent Secretary for National Development Planning Chola Chabala, ZRA Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda, and Deputy Governor Administration Bank of Zambia, Dr. Tukiya Mabula Kankasa.

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Zambia has been picked as the host of the World bank’s International Development Association [IDA] 18 high-level mid-term review. The event will be held in november, 2018.   The announcement was made, Sunday 22nd April, 2018, by World Bank Vice President Axel Van Trotsenburg during the IDA
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MCDONALD CHIPENZI BLAMES ECZ FOR VIOLENCE DURING 2016 POLLS

Governance, Elections, Advocacy and Research Services (GEARS) Initiative Executive Director McDonald Chipenzi has noted that some of the governance and political conflicts in the country are as a result of the ineffectiveness of the Electoral Code of Conduct.

Chipenzi says political parties are not entirely to blame for the political violence in the country saying the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) shares the b...lame for its failure to enforce the Electoral Code of Conduct.

He states that during elections, the Electoral Code of Conduct comes into effect meaning that the ECZ should ensure that it enforces the Code of Conduct by ensuring the security of all participating political players.

Chipenzi says for as long as the Electoral Code of Conduct is ineffective, political conflict will arise during the election period.

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Governance, Elections, Advocacy and Research Services (GEARS) Initiative Executive Director McDonald Chipenzi has noted that some of the governance and political conflicts in the country are as a result of the ineffectiveness of the Electoral Code of Conduct. Chipenzi says political parties are not
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