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Is Chiengi still the most haunted place in Zambia?

Great North Road, various places on the internet and one drinking spree with an old codger who had a fund of stories of colonial Zambia. He is the one who told me about the evil place Chiengi and about Chiengi Charlie. Chiengi is the only Boma closed down because of witchcraft or more accurately because […]

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Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund launches solar competition

Nairobi, 10th May 2017: The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) has launched a new household solar competition under its Renewable Energy and Climate Adaptation Technologies (REACT) window. The competition aims to drive innovation in companies that have the potential to build affordable off-grid stand-alone solar household systems (SHS) in the target countries of Malawi, Zambia, […]

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South Korea’s Moon Jae-in sworn in vowing to address North

South Korea’s new leader Moon Jae-in has been sworn in, vowing to address the economy and relations with the North in his first speech as president. He said that he would even be willing to visit Pyongyang under the right circumstances. Mr Moon took his oath of office in Seoul’s National Assembly building a day […]

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Salome Kapwepwe: Who is she and her role in Independence struggle

By Kapasa Makasa Kalulu Sad day in my homeland Chinsali. We have lost Ba mayo Ba Salome Kapwepwe the wife to the Late Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe. “Perhaps not much is known about the contribution she made to Zambia’s independence because she was possibly overshadowed by her more active husband, but Salome occupies a special place […]

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US$40 Million deal for construction of 150 housing units inked

Hawai Estate and Lamasat International Zambia Limited have signed a partnership agreement for the construction of more than 150 housing units in Lusaka at a cost of US$40 million. Speaking at the signing ceremony held at Radisson Blu Hotel on Saturday ,Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Ronald Chitotela stated that Govt is committed to securing […]

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Has my government run out of pro-poor ideas?

I shudder to think as to whether there are any economic experts advising and formulating policies. BANNING MINI BUSES The people who highly supported my President from their minibus campaigns are now facing the wrath of unfriendly policies. Look at this, there is an irrational move to ban all mini buses, citing congestion on the […]

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Zambian maize attracts Johannesburg Stock Exchange

DURBAN, South Africa – The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is setting up a contract for Zambian maize that will be denominated in U.S. dollars. The contract will add liquidity to the Zambian market and provide the South African grain industry with better access to Zambian grain. “We are in the process of launching a contract […]

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State insist HH’s treason case goes to High Court

The state has insisted that the case where opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and five others charged with treason immediately be taken to the High Court as instructed by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP). The defence team agues that the inquiry process that has commenced in the Magistrate court to determine whether the case […]

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Catholic Bishops, UNICEF form sanitation partnership

The Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) and the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enable ZCCB implement water, sanitation and hygiene relevant workshops. The workshops will be in collaborations with the various Catholic dioceses that target church-going populations with existing gaps in the knowledge, attitudes and […]

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Multi-pronged approach key for effectively defeating fall armyworm in Africa

Tackling the menace of the tenacious fall armyworm pest and avoiding economic hardship for smallholders across Africa requires quick and coordinated action, a massive awareness campaign, scientific innovation and multi-institutional collaboration, said scientists attending a the Stakeholders Consultation Meeting on the Fall Armyworm in Nairobi this week.   The fall armyworm, a recent interloper in […]

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