German State Minister Kills Self as Coronavirus Hits Economy

German State Minister Kills Self as Coronavirus Hits Economy

State premier Volker Bouffier said on Sunday that Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus. Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday. The Wiesbaden prosecution’s office said they believe he […]

Italy’s Coronavirus Deaths Rie by 756 in One Day

Italy’s Coronavirus Deaths Rie by 756 in One Day

Italy reported 756 new coronavirus deaths on Sunday taking the total number of fatalities to 10,779 as it continues to pay the heaviest price in the world from the contagion. Spain’s health ministry announced 838 new coronavirus deaths, marking the country’s highest daily jump in fatalities and bringing its total to 6,528. In New York, […]

Govt Saddened With The Non-Adherence To Banning Of Drinking Places

Govt Saddened With The Non-Adherence To Banning Of Drinking Places

Government says it is not happy with the non-adherence and compliance levels in communities in Lusaka defying the ban on drinking places , a measure instituted by government in the fight against COVID-19. Local Government Minister Charles Banda says he is saddened that some drinking places in the Capital City were secretly selling beer to […]

UPND Calls For Lockdown Amid Covid-19 Threat

UPND Calls For Lockdown Amid Covid-19 Threat

United Part for National Development – UPND Chairperson, Finance and Economics Situmbiko Musokotwane has called for an immediate national lockdown to curb the spread of the Coronavirus disease. Mr Musokotwane states that government should not wait for the situation to worsen, before imposing a lockdown. He says the country must pick lessons from other countries […]

TAZARA Passenger Trains Suspend Movement

TAZARA Passenger Trains Suspend Movement

The Tanzania Zambia Railways Authority TAZARA says it will cancel all passenger trains from 30th March 2020 till further notice. TAZARA Head of Public Relations Conrad Simuchile explains the cancellation of the two passenger trains Mukuba and Kilimanjaro respectively, is until further notice in a bid to prevent and control coronavirus. The TAZARA Head of […]

Wealthy Nations Inject Trillions Into Global Economy

Wealthy Nations Inject Trillions Into Global Economy

Leaders of the G20 countries have promised they’ll do whatever it takes to minimise the damage from the coronavirus pandemic, saying $5 trillion (£4.1tn) is being injected into the global economy. In a statement following a virtual summit, they also promised robust support for vulnerable nations, particularly in Africa, and to boost access to medical […]

Coronavirus: South Africa Begins 3-week Lockdown

Coronavirus: South Africa Begins 3-week Lockdown

South African security forces have begun enforcing a three-week nationwide lockdown in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus. All but essential movement is forbidden and both the army and the police are enforcing the measures. Ahead of the midnight deadline there were long queues outside supermarkets as people stocked up on essentials. […]

KBF’s Son Arrested For Robbery In The USA

KBF’s Son Arrested For Robbery In The USA

Sheriff Richard J. Behnke reports that on 03/03/2020 at 23:50 hours, his office was called to investigate an armed robbery / home invasion that occurred in the 63000 block of Day Lake Rd, in Calvin Twp, Cass County Michigan. Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Day Lake Rd after a call to dispatch indicated […]

3 Mealie Meal Smugglers Nabbed

3 Mealie Meal Smugglers Nabbed

Government has apprehended 3 people and seized a truck that was loaded with maize and mealie meal believed to be smuggled into the Democratic Republic of Congo. The trio includes two Zambians and a Congolese woman while the truck is reportedly owned by Gurock Investment. Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Felix Phiri says he is concerned […]