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Zambia: Chikwanda says 2015 budget deficit balloons to K20 billion, will borrow more to plug the hole

Story from the Lusaka Times Website
Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda has disclosed that the 2015 budget deficit has ballooned from a projected K 8.5 billion to a staggering K 20 billion in the first six months of the year.

……….He also revealed that Government has since revised the targeted end year GDP growth rates of at least seven percent to 5.8 percent.
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South Africa: 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards Nominees

MTV_Africa_Music_AwardsMTV MAMA 2015 nominations were unveiled Thursday, June 11 at a star studded reception at Harem, Johannesburg, South Africa

A total of 70 nominees were revealed at the event, across 13 different categories.

MAMA 2015 FULL NOMINEES List:

Best Male

*AKA (South Africa)
*Davido (Nigeria)
*Diamond (Tanzania)
*Sarkodie (Ghana)
*Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Female

*Bucie (South Africa)
*Busiswa (South Africa)
*Seyi Shay (Nigeria)
*Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)
*Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best Group

*B4 (Angola)
*Beatenberg (South Africa)
*Black Motion (South Africa)
*P-Square (Nigeria)
*Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Best New Act

*Anna Joyce (Angola)
*Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
*Duncan (South Africa)
*Patoranking (Nigeria)
*Stonebwoy (Ghana)

Best Hip Hop

*Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
*K.O. (South Africa)
*Phyno (Nigeria)
*Olamide (Nigeria)
*Youssoupha (DRC)

Best Collaboration

*AKA, Burna Boy, Da LES & JR: “All Eyes On Me” (SA/Nigeria)
*Davido featuring Uhuru & DJ Buckz: “The Sound” (Nigeria/SA)
*Diamond & Iyanya: “Bum Bum” (Kenya/Nigeria)
*Toofan & DJ Arafat: “Apero Remix” (Togo/Ivory Coast)
*Stanley Enow & Sarkodie: “Njama Njama Cow Remix” (Cameroon/Ghana)

Song of the Year

*Cassper Nyovest: “Doc Shebeleza”. (South Africa)
*Euphonik featuring Mpumi:“Busa”. (South Africa)
*DJ Fisherman & NaakMusiQ featuring DJ Tira, Danger & Dream Team: “Call Out” (South Africa)
*K.O featuring Kid X: “Caracara”(South Africa)
*Lil Kesh Featuring Olamide & Davido: “Shoki Remix” (Nigeria)
*Mavins: “Dorobucci” (Nigeria)
*Sauti Sol: “Sura Yako” (Kenya)
*Toofan: “Gweta” (Togo)
*Wizkid: “Show You The Money”. (Nigeria)
*Yemi Alade: “Johnny” (Nigeria)

Best Live

*Big Nuz (South Africa)
*Diamond (Tanzania)
*Flavour (Nigeria)
*Mi Casa (South Africa)
*Toofan (Togo)

Video of the Year
*“Crazy” – Seyi Shay Featuring Wizkid; Director: Meji Alabi
*“Doors” – Prime Circle; Director: Ryan Kruger
*“Love You Everyday” – Bebe Cool; Director: Clarence Peters
*“Nafukwa” – Riky Rick; Director: Adriaan Louw
*“The Sound” – Davido Featuring Uhuru & DJ Buckz; Director: Sesan

Best Pop & Alternative

*Fuse ODG (Ghana)
*Jeremy Loops (South Africa)
*Jimmy Nevis (South Africa)
*Nneka (Nigeria)
*Prime Circle (South Africa)

Best Francophone

*DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast)
*Jovi (Cameroon)
*Laurette Le Pearle (DRC)
*Tour 2 Garde (Ivory Coast)
*Toofan (Togo)

Best Lusophone

*Ary (Angola)
*B4 (Angola)
*Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)
*NGA (Angola)
*Yuri Da Cunha (Angola)

Personality of the Year

*Basketmouth (Nigeria)
*Bonang Matheba (South Africa)
*OC Ukeje (Nigeria)
*Trevor Noah (South Africa)
*Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast)

Nominees for additional categories, including the MTV Base Leadership Award and Best International Act, will be revealed at a later date.

Zambia: Chipolopolo Boys Still Have Chance at AFCON-Phiri

Story from the Independent Observer
Former Zambia National Football Team Coach Patrick Phiri says the Chipolopolo Boys still have a chance to qualify to the quarter Finals of the ongoing 2015 Equatorial Guinea African Cup of Nations.Read More

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Zambia: Govt Approves K32Milion Budget For Chipolopolo AFCON Outing

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GOVERNMENT has approved a K32 million budget for the Chipolopolo’s outing to Equatorial Guinea for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals. Read More

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Zambia: Katongo thrown out of Zambia squad

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Chris Katongo

Story from the Independent Observer
Zambia captain Chris Katongo has been thrown out of the Chipolopolo squad that is preparing to take on Niger in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations tie on Wednesday. He has left the squad after a falling out with the Zambian coaching staff. Read More

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Zambia: Chisamba joins Zambia camp

Story from the Lusaka Times Website
Chisamba Lungu has joined the Zambia camp ahead of next weeks 2015 Africa Cup Group F qualifiers against Niger. The midfielder from Russian club FC Ural joined his home-based counterparts in training at the teams Lusaka camp on Thursday. Read More

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