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Stanbic donates ventilators for COVID-19 fight

Stanbic donates ventilators for COVID-19 fight

550 ViewsStanbic Bank Zambia has donated three state-of-the-art ventilators worth US$31,500 (K504,000) to the Ministry of Health to assist in treating COVID-19 patients. Stanbic Bank Chief Executive Officer Leina Gabaraane says the unprecedented outbreak requires nothing less than full commitment from all stakeholders if the country was to have any chance of defeating the virus. […]

COVID-19 in Africa: a call for coordinated governance, improved health structures and better data

415 ViewsThe Mo Ibrahim Foundation today launches its report onCOVID-19 in Africa, calling for coordinated governance, improved health structures and better data to mitigate this crisis. In the publication, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation analyses Africa’s readiness and capacity to manage this pandemic. It draws on a wealth of data, statistics and information from the Ibrahim […]

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Kagem temporarily suspends principal operations

255 ViewsKagem Mining has suspended principal operations at its emerald mine in Lufwanyama to safeguard employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The wellbeing of Kagem’s employees and communities is our overriding priority. As a result, all but critical operations at the Kagem emerald mine have been suspended from 30 March 2020 for what is hoped to […]

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Crocodile industry saved by the skin of its teeth

545 ViewsThe Zambian Crocodile Farmers Association (ZaCFA) has commended government’s move to suspend export duty on crocodile skins as part of measures to support the economy amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. Minister of Finance Bwalya Ng’andu on Friday announced various measures that government is undertaking to cushion business from the economic impact posed by the […]

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Zimbabwe to deploy ruthless security forces to enforce COVID-19 lockdown for 21 days

1,160 Views Neighbouring Zimbabwe will go on a 21-day total shutdown starting on Monday 30 March in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the country’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced this past Friday. As a way to restrict movements, Mnangagwa said all public transport will be grounded, with only the state-owned Zimbabwe United […]

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Covid-19 and end of faith healing?

873 ViewsBy Leo Igwe Has the outbreak of the coronavirus marked an end to faith healing practices in Nigeria, Africa and the world? This question has become necessary because traditional, Christian and Islamic faith healing claims have been rampant. And they include claims of healing persons who are suffering from all sorts of illness, the […]

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UPND Youth leader warns ‘disciples of confusion’ in the party

1,414 ViewsUPND national youth secretary Trevor Mwiinde has revealed that some youths in the party have been funded to cause confusion and division as the party heads for its national convention and has since warned that those planning to do so will not be treated with kids gloves. The youth leader has charged that the […]

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As tragedies kick in, saving for a rainy day has never been more important

532 ViewsBy Chanda Katongo This year’s Financial Literacy Week, running from March 23-27, comes at an opportune time for Zambia to reflect on the need to better equip and empower all citizens with financial knowledge on crucial topics such as saving. This year’s activities, commemorated under the theme ‘Be money smart to live a better life’, marks […]

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Citizens urged to take coronavirus outbreak seriously

1,037 ViewsA Public Health Specialist has called on Zambians to be proactive in the fight against coronavirus. Dr Simapuka says coronavirus can infect anyone regardless of race or ethnicity, emphasising that any human being is at risk and Zambians should be alert and not fall prey to rumors. He adds that the most at risk […]

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Coronavirus pandemic and witchcraft imputations in Africa

1,238 ViewsBy Leo Igwe  The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AFAW) wishes to inform the African public especially those in regions and communities where allegations of witchcraft are pervasive that the spread of the coronavirus has no connection with witchcraft. People should be on alert and report any suspicion or ascription of witchcraft and occult harm […]

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