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Zambian Community in RSA participates in the National Day of Prayer and Fasting

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THE Zambian community in South Africa today participated in the commemoration of the National Day of Prayer and Fasting.

First Secretary for Press and Public Relations Naomi Nyawali said the commemoration was held at the Zambian Chancery in Pretoria and was presided over by Zambian clergymen from different denominations based in that country.

She said Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti led Diplomatic staff together with their families and the Zambian community in prayer and fasting

And General Miti said Zambia will continue fostering peace, unity and prosperity among its leaders and the general citizenry.

He said forgiveness and reconciliation is cardinal for the country to enhance development.

And General Miti called on Zambians to always seek God’s intervention in all situations more so that government.

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Ambassador Mukwita advices Zambian’s to have low key 2020 independence celebrations due to COVID-19 in Germany

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ZAMBIAN’S Ambassador to Germany, His Excellency Mr. Anthony Mukwita has called on Zambians in Germany to observe this year’s 56th Independence Anniversary within their homes or in much smaller groups in line with the public health guidelines set by the German government in response to the continued rise in coronavirus cases.
Ambassador Mukwita said both the Zambian and German governments prioritized human life above anything else hence the decision to scale down on public gatherings and the number of people that can meet even for private functions.
“As an Embassy, we continue to collaborate with the German authorities and implementing their policy advice and, in the same spirit, we advise Zambians living and working in this country to do the same”, Ambassador Mukwita advised.
The senior diplomat said it was in the same spirit that this year’s National Day of Prayer, Fasting, Repentance and Reconciliation was not held in the same way that it has been held in the past, but instead individuals and families observed the day privately.
He said while it is always a wonderful experience to celebrate these important days by gathering and fellowshipping with others, family gatherings provide an opportunity for intimacy and reflection on what both the day of prayer and independence truly means.
“In the private confines of your homes, pray with your family and explain to your children and family members what independence means: you will be surprised how pleasant such an engagement could turn out to be”, the Ambassador said.
The theme for this year’s 56th independence anniversary is:24th October 2020, Zambia at 56: One Land, One Nation – Building Our Future Proud and Free.
In the last few days, coronavirus cases in Germany have suddenly risen with 6000 new cases reported in the past 72hours raising concerns that the gains made agains

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Zambians traveling to Dubai urged to check their travel documents

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THE Zambian Consulate in Dubai says it is concerned with the increased number of nationals travelling to other countries via Dubai being denied passage due to lack of Travel Permits.

And the Consulate has has advised all Zambian travelers wishing to transit through Dubai to ensure that they carry with them all the necessary travel documents in the country of destination such as travel Visa, valid passports, COVID-19 negative tests and pre-approval Travel Permits.

In a statement, Consulate second Secretary for Accounts Musonda Chella said cautioned that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most countries around the world have introduced special permits which need approval before one travels. Sometimes this application has to be submitted 24 hours to 14 days prior to the date of travel.

He observed that some Zambians have travelled without special travel permits via Dubai where the airlines from the United Arab Emirates prevented them from proceeding further to the countries of destination.

“This has caused panic and inconvenience as the nationals have incurred extra costs on tickets, spent nights in the airports, and in other cases sent back to Zambia,” Chella said.

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Beirut explosion kills New Horizons Printing Director 

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THE massive explosion that ripped through a port in Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday has killed a Director of Zambia’s New Horizons Printing Press(NHPP)based in Lusaka.

A source close to the family has confirmed that his brother, Nehme was killed in the explosion as he lived near the area where it occurred.

A large blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has killed at least 70 people and injured more than 2,700 others.

Shawky and Nehme are Directors of NHPP and
Shawky represents Zambia as Honorary Consul General in Beirut.

NHPP was founded in February 2000. It employs over 300 people.

The business started commercial printing such as catalogues, magazines, brochures and books and since then we have been re-investing into this industry in various diversified sectors.

NHPP also introduced state-of-the-art machineries to print paper bags packaging for application like sugar, flour and mealie meal as well as other industries.

Videos showing smoke billowing from a fire, then a mushroom cloud following the blast at the city’s port have emerged.

Officials are blaming highly explosive materials stored in a warehouse for six years as the cause of the massive explosion.

 

 

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

31 Oct 2020, 10:55 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

16,432 Total Cases
349 Deaths
15,680 Recovered

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