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Motorists bemoan state of roads in the ‘tourism capital’ of Zambia

3,268 ViewsThe town of Livingstone has become the ‘Tourism Capital of Zambia’, set just 11km from Victoria Falls, is a fantastic base for visiting the Zambian side of the natural world wonder. The town attracts travellers not only to experience the falls but also to tackle the thrilling adventure scene, and has taken on the […]

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Travel and tourism sectors heavily affected by coronavirus

1,839 ViewsThe Covid-19 pandemic has continued to affect key sectors of the country’s economy with the tourism sector losing about 460 million United States dollars in both consumption   and non-consumptive domestic tourism. The tourism industry which is one of the sectors considered to be vital to the economic development of the country as highlighted in […]

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Thousands attend N’cwala ceremony

3,329 ViewsThousands of people have joined the Ngoni people of east Zambia to celebrate their colourful traditional ceremony, the N’cwala, reports Asa Manda. N’cwala is an annual event that takes place end of February to thank God for the first harvest and pay homage to their ancestors for the war victories on the Ngonis journey […]

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Urban residents also benefit from hunting – the untold story

3,122 ViewsBy Emmanuel Koro Widely viewed as only benefiting poor rural residents of Africa, the hunting industry is stunningly benefiting urban residents as well. The benefits are far-reaching and crosscutting, demonstrating the importance of the hunting industry to Southern Africa’s wildlife economy. In rural Africa, hunting is known to bring wonderful mind-set-changing benefits that have […]

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How do become a smart traveller and never leave anything behind

2,763 ViewsBy Emmanuel Koro It feels good to learn from a new book that all of us can now become smart travellers, with a bit of guidance. The journey to “smartness” starts with learning how to remember to take key items with us to avoid discomfort, inconvenience and unnecessary expenditures. A newly published and eminently […]

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Rural communities’ first win-win meeting with hunters

1,947 ViewsBy Emmanuel Koro African rural communities and safari hunting companies are meeting in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe for the first time to explore win-win business partnerships at the African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF). While both hunting companies and African rural communities have finally found each other on the need for a mutually beneficial business partnership, […]

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US NGO hopes Africa will snatch wildlife leadership from harmful animal rights groups

2,780 ViewsBy Emmanuel Koro One of the USA’s most outspoken ivory experts has suggested a new approach for Africa to topple western animal rights groups from their harmful global leadership position in wildlife management. “Given the overall dismal experience of the sustainable use forces at CoP18 in Geneva, Switzerland, it’s time to consider doing something […]

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Proflight airlifts orphan elephant to safety

1,930 ViewsIn echoes of the newly released Hollywood blockbuster movie Holiday in the Wild, which is set in Zambia, Proflight, Game Rangers International (GRI) and Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) have rescued an orphaned baby elephant. The elephant was airlifted to safety in Proflight’s 56-seat Dash 8 aircraft, flying from Mfuwe to Lusaka with 40 […]

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RB joins calls to halt plans to open a mine in Lower Zambezi

2,433 ViewsZambia’s fourth president Rupiah Banda has added his voice to those opposed to the granting of a mining license to Australian company, Zambezi Resources Limited, to establish and develop a copper mine in the Lower Zambezi National Park. In a statement issued by his deputy administrative assistant Chibeza Mfuni, Banda says Zambians should put […]

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Chitotela to engage fellow ministers on Lower Zambezi National Park controversy

2,385 ViewsTourism and Arts Minister Ronald Chitotela says he will be engaging his counterparts at the Ministries responsible for Mines, Water Affairs and Environment as well as Ministry of Justice over the issue of the proposed mining in the Lower Zambezi National Park. Chitotela says although section 16 of the Zambia Wildlife Act permits any […]

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