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Zambia hippo cull a 'money-grabbing' deal with trophy hunters, charity claims  New York Post

The Zambian government stands to make millions by resurrecting a proposal to let trophy hunters slaughter thousands of hippos along the Luangwa River, ...

New York Post
ZAMBIA ARMY HAS ENOUGH MANPOWER  NewsDay

by ZNBC. Zambia Army Commander, Lieutenant General William Siakzwe says the Zambia Army has enough manpower to do construction works in the country.

NewsDay
BBC World Service - Newsday, Why Zambia supports job requests from Gulf States  BBC News

The government of Zambia is encouraging a recruitment drive set by two Gulf States looking for maids and drivers. The World Bank says Zambia has nearly 8 ...

BBC News
SA deports 25 Zambians  Zambia Daily Mail

NANCY SIAME, Lusaka TWENTY-FIVE Zambians have been deported from South Africa for various immigration offences. They were deported back to Zambia ...

Zambia Daily Mail
Chambeshi Metals puts workers on forced leave  Zambia Reports

Chambeshi Metals has sent its workers on forced leave but on full pay following the suspension of operations. Mineworkers Unions of Zambia President Joseph ...

Zambia Reports
Zambia’s Vincent Kabaso and his historic journey to PGA Membership  PGA.com

Vincent Kabaso's quest to become a PGA Professional in many ways mirrors the history of his homeland of Zambia, a landlocked nation in south-central Africa ...

PGA.com
Zambia's former air force chief arrested over corruption - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

LUSAKA, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Zambia's security agencies arrested on Wednesday a former air force commander over criminal activities. Eric Chimese, who was ...

Xinhua
Zambian Mission Protests UK Times' Assassination Story  Zambia Reports

The Zambian High Commission in London has written to the Sunday Times protesting a story that claimed that President Edgar Lungu had moved to kill UPND ...

Zambia Reports
Ex-ZAF Boss Arrested  Zambia Reports

The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested former Zambia Air Force commander Lt General Eric Chimese for abuse of office, among other charges.

Zambia Reports
Reducing poverty, improving food security for farmers in Zambia - Zambia  ReliefWeb

Landmark UNDP-backed initiative launched to strengthen climate-resilient food security and reduce poverty for 3 million smallholder farmers in Zambia.

ReliefWeb
Nuclear technology to boost agricultural development in Zambia  Citizen

Gamma irradiation technology, according to Rosatom, decontaminates chemicals and pesticides, increasing the shelf life of products. Zambia's agriculture sector ...

Citizen
LAZ Calls For Chitotela's Dismissal  Zambia Reports

The Law Association of Zambia has said housing and infrastructure minister Ronald Chitotela must resign from public office or President Edgar Lungu should ...

Zambia Reports
Zambia Plans $500 Million Bond to Pay Power Bills, Supplier Says  Bloomberg

Zambia and its state-owned power company are planning a $500 million bond program in part to settle arrears to independent electricity providers, according to ...

Bloomberg
Over 20 people feared dead in Zambia boat accident - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

LUSAKA, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Over 20 people are feared dead in Zambia's Nchelenge district after a boat capsized on a lake, the state-run news agency reported ...

Xinhua
Mining minister: 'Zambia is open for business' | News | Africa  Mail and Guardian

'When looking at the mining taxation rates in other parts of the world, it seems strange that Zambia is criticised for introducing reforms that would see a maximum ...

Mail and Guardian
Zambia - Rugby : National Youth Teams Announced  africanews

Africanews provides *content* from APO Group as a *service* to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Related articles. In 2019, Food and Agriculture ...

africanews
Pinnacle Mall project in Zambia to receive multi-million dollar loan facility  Construction Review

Stanbic Bank Zambia, has signed a multi-million dollar loan facility with Vertigo Properties for the completion of the Pinnacle Mall in Lusaka.

Construction Review
39 Cops Prosecuted for Corruption Since 2015  Zambia Reports

Acting Home Affairs Minister Given Lubinda has disclosed that 39 police officers have been prosecuted for corruption between January 2015 and August 2018.

Zambia Reports
Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema claims President E...  Daily Maverick

Zambia's police chief has vowed to investigate a violent political rally where opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema says police sent by President Edgar Lungu ...

Daily Maverick
Zambia : Zambia has embraced the digital revolution and is promoting a smart Zambia  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: President Edgar Lungu says Zambia has embraced the digital revolution and is promoting a smart Zambia in recognition that information and ...

Lusaka Times
Is Zambia Quietly Becoming Southern Africa’s Leading Anti-Corruption Fighter?  International Policy Digest

Institutional corruption makes doing business nearly impossible and Zambia is no different.

International Policy Digest
Zambia signs African CFTA  Zambia Reports

Zambia has joined other African Countries to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). President Edgar Lungu signed the protocol which was ...

Zambia Reports
Kind-hearted Scots high school pupils to raise cash for Zambia kids in Mary’s Meals charity drive over V  The Scottish Sun

PUPILS and staff at Hillpark High School are using the celebrations to support school feeding charity Mary's Meals and the UK gov will match donations up to ...

The Scottish Sun
Zambia investigates former VP Guy Scott over controversial book  IOL

Johannesburg – The Zambian government has launched an investigation into former vice president Guy Scott over his recently published memoir which ...

IOL
Zambia Mine Marginalization Case Highlights Africa-Wide Issue  VOA News

Mineral-rich communities across Africa left to live in shantytowns as others reap profits.

VOA News
Zambia proposes a review of its carbon tax to promote cleaner vehicles  UN Environment

A national dissemination workshop to discuss the key findings of a fuel economy study in Zambia took place in November 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia.

UN Environment
South Africa deports 25 Zambians – Zambia  diggers.news

About 25 Zambians have been deported from South Africa back to the country for various immigration offences. And Zambia's High Commissioner to South ...

diggers.news
Two economic zones create 8000 jobs in Zambia | HRM Asia  HRM Asia

Two economic zones set up by Chinese enterprises in Zambia have paved the way for the creation of over 8,000 jobs in the African nation. According to Steven ...

HRM Asia
Zambia : Zambia will not ratify the recently signed Africa Free Trade Area Agreement-Yaluma  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Christopher Yaluma says Government will not ratify the recently signed Africa Continental Free Trade ...

Lusaka Times
Chimese paying for fraction of his thefts  Zambian Watchdog

From 2012, we have been documenting former ZAF commander Eric Chimese's theft, embezzlement and corruption despite being insulted and threatened by ...

Zambian Watchdog
Zambia lacks data on forestry sub-sector – Chiteme  diggers.news

National Development and Planning Minister Alexander Chiteme says there are still inherent weaknesses in the agricultural statistical information system in ...

diggers.news
ZAMBIA, CHINA TIES TO CONTINUE  ZNBC

Northern Province Minister Brian Mundubile says government will continue to strengthen cooperation with China as a strategic partner in delivering ...

ZNBC
Ex-ZAF boss chimese arrested  Times of Zambia

Published On February 14, 2019 » 327 Views» By Times Reporter » HOME SLIDE SHOW, SHOWCASE. 0 stars. Register to vote! . Gen Chimese. By JAMES ...

Times of Zambia
Police boss threatens ‘disaster’ at TV station  Zambian Watchdog

By Wells Chifunda. A Prime TV News Analyst, Mark Simuwe, has become the latest victim to be threatened by a high ranking Zambia Police official, Kakoma ...

Zambian Watchdog
Zambian villagers await outcome of UK mining firm's pollution case appeal  The Guardian

Vedanta Resources in *fresh* appeal to have water contamination claim brought by 1800 people heard in Zambia.

The Guardian
Israeli tours company ponders move to start flying tourists directly to Zambia  diggers.news

An Israeli travel and tours management company has expressed interest to start charter flights to bring tourists directly to Zambia from Israel. In a statement ...

diggers.news
Zambia : Zambia plans a $500 million Bond to pay ZESCO debt  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: The Zambian government and ZESCO are planning a $500 million bond program in part to settle arrears to independent electricity providers, ...

Lusaka Times
Zambia : $20 Million four-star Hotel and Shopping Mall to be build in Kasama  Lusaka Times

Mikalile Investments has completed and submitted its Architectural Designs for the development of a close to US$20 Million four-star Hotel and Shopping Mall at ...

Lusaka Times
Zambia : A Zambian specialised business advisory and capital raising firm scoops two International awards.  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: Lyco Business Solutions, a Zambian specialised business advisory and capital raising firm has scooped two International Finance's Financial ...

Lusaka Times
N/Western to Host Investment Expo  Zambia Reports

North Western Province minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu has announced the hosting of an investment expo aimed at attracting investments in various economic ...

Zambia Reports
Zambia : Zambia has enough electoral laws to address issues of violence-President Lungu  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: President Edgar Lungu has called on Zambians to change their mindset towards prevailing high levels of violence. President Lungu said that ...

Lusaka Times
Mopani suspends Mindola shaft operations in Zambia after fire accident  Mining Technology

Mopani Copper Mines has suspended operations at its Mindola north shaft in Kitwe following an underground fire accident that killed three workers.

Mining Technology
Zambia : The Zambia Airways Conundrum  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: BY NDALAMA LWANDO In 2018 alone, Zambia was visited by the likes of Will smith, Brian McKnight, Joe Thomas, Jack Ma and Prince Harry, ...

Lusaka Times
Zambia : Cashew Infrastructure Development Project has received 725 applications from Zambians  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: The Matching Grant Facility of the Cashew Infrastructure Development Project has received 725 applications from citizens wishing to ...

Lusaka Times
Cabinet Approves Mental Health Bill, 2 Others  Zambia Reports

Cabinet has approved three bills scheduled for tabling in Parliament during the current session. In a statement released this afternoon by the Ministry of ...

Zambia Reports
Zambian artists, Hilton Hotel sculpt landmark deal  Zambia Daily Mail

MOSES WALUBITA, Lusaka “FOR us, the hotel is a baby who has hit the ground running,” stated Minister of Tourism and Arts Charles Banda. Dr Banda said this ...

Zambia Daily Mail
Zambia to restart US $12m Pave Zambia road projects  Construction Review

The government of Zambia is set to restart the US $12m Pave Zambia road projects road projects on selected township gravel of Bwana Mkubwa Constituency.

Construction Review
ZAMBIA TO HOST REGIONAL CDC  ZNBC

Zambia has signed the host agreement for the regional collaborating Centre for Southern Africa under the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention ...

ZNBC
Zambia suspends controversial reality show  The Punch

Zambia's broadcasting regulator on Tuesday ordered Africa's biggest television operator, Multichoice, to suspend a reality show for allegedly promo...

The Punch
Zambia needs stronger industrial capability after signing African free trade pact: expert - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

LUSAKA, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Zambia needs productive alliances and necessary capabilities so that its industries can compete effectively as the nation signed ...

Xinhua
Dreams of the daughters: how a school in Zambia is tackling education for girls  New Statesman

George Mumbi lives in rural northern Zambia, where umbrella-like trees cast shadows on the red earth and there are few roads. The unusual thing about George ...

New Statesman
ZAMBIA ARMY BOSS COMMITS TO DUTY  ZNBC

Zambia Army Commander Lieutenant General William Sikazwe says he is committed to ensuring the Army continues to play its role in maintaining peace in the ...

ZNBC
Vedanta tells top English court pollution case should be heard in Zambia  CNBC

LONDON, Jan 15- Lawyers for Vedanta Resources told England's Supreme Court on Tuesday that a case raised against the mining company by nearly 2000 ...

CNBC
IDC TO MAKE ZAMBIA CASHEW HUB  ZNBC

The Industrial Development Corporation -IDC- says it is committed to developing Zambia into a Cashew hub in Southern Africa. IDC Group Chief Executive ...

ZNBC
Former ZAF commander Chimense detained  Zambian Watchdog

Former Zambia Air force (ZAF) commander Eric Chimense has been arrested and detained at Woodlands police station, the Watchdog has been informed.

Zambian Watchdog
Letter to the Editor: Chinese Investment Helps Improve Zambia  Bloomberg

Dr. Lubinda Haabazoka, President of the Economics Association of Zambia.

Bloomberg
Police must review performance  Zambia Daily Mail

ZAMBIA is still trying to come to terms with the violence that erupted in Sesheke before and during the by-election. The wave of violence in Sesheke came hardly ...

Zambia Daily Mail
Zambia arrest its judiciary officers  African Daily Voice

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – Zambia recently jailed two of its judiciary officers to six months imprisonment with hard labour for corrupt practices, ...

African Daily Voice
China tops Zambia's jobs list  Zambia Daily Mail

CAROLINE KALOMBE, Lusaka CHINA was the largest contributor to employment in Zambia in 2017 with 18,525 workers, Bank of Zambia Governor Denny ...

Zambia Daily Mail
First Quantum Could Be Close To Resolving Issues In Zambia  Seeking Alpha

First Quantum is reportedly trying to buy the remaining 20% of Kansanshi for $700 million. Under the deal, Zambia would drop a $1.4 billion legal claim against.

Seeking Alpha
Court Adjourns Siwale's Defamation Case  Zambia Reports

Trial in the case where New Labour Party leader Fresher Siwale who is charged with defamation of the President failed to take place on Monday. In this matter ...

Zambia Reports
UNZA Security Chief Recounts Events that led to Vespers' Death  Zambia Reports

University of Zambia Chief Security Officer at the University of Zambia Bwalya Kabelaila has testified before an inquiry into the death of student Verspers ...

Zambia Reports
US-China talks stabilise copper price  Zambia Daily Mail

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka ZAMBIA'S major source of foreign exchange, copper, has continued trading above US$6,000 per tonne on the global market due to ...

Zambia Daily Mail
Zambia : Xtract Resources signs exploration deal for Zambia Copper project  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: Xtract Resources PLC says it has concluded a memorandum of agreement with a consortium to jointly undertake exploration works on licence ...

Lusaka Times
How China joined Tanzania and Zambia, by Anne-Cécile Robert  Le Monde Diplomatique

'The Tanzania-Zambia railway is a monument to Chinese-African friendship. It must continue to exist,' said Du Jian (1), a Chinese engineer who 50 years ago ...

Le Monde Diplomatique
'Lack of burial sites no longer grave issue'  Times of Zambia

Published On February 14, 2019 » 324 Views» By Times Reporter » HOME SLIDE SHOW, SHOWCASE. 0 stars. Register to vote! . Mwale. By CHILA NAMAIKO ...

Times of Zambia
Barrick swims against rising tide of resource nationalism in Zambia  Business Day

Barrick Gold has warned that Zambia's proposed tax changes will put the company's Lumwana copper mining operations in peril. And while Lumwana is not for ...

Business Day
Former Zambia VP dies at 68 in South Africa after illness  Premium Times

Former Zambian Vice-President, Lupando Mwape, 68, died in South Africa where he was evacuated for specialised treatment, the Zambia Daily Mail reported on ...

Premium Times
TURKISH ENERGY FIRM KEEN TO INVEST IN ZAMBIA  ZNBC

A Turkish energy company has expressed interest to invest in the energy sector in Zambia. Bendis Holdings board chairman, Mehmet Ensari said his company ...

ZNBC
We revealed the value of Zambia's wild yam. Why it matters  Phys.Org

Wild harvested crops are a vital source of food in much of the world. Some common wild edible plants in southern Africa include wild mushrooms, such as ...

Phys.Org
Katongo Quits FAZ Job  Zambia Reports

Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) spokesperson Desmond Katongo has resigned his position. Katongo confirmed his resignation that comes in the wake of a ...

Zambia Reports
Lungu invites Tshisekedi  Zambia Reports

President Edgar Lungu has invited newly elected leader of the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo Felix Tshisekedi for a state visit to Zambia.

Zambia Reports
Zambia Unveils Provisional Olympic Squad  Zambia Reports

Under-23 national team coach Beston Chambeshi has summoned 30 players for a local camp ahead of the March 20 first leg Olympic qualifier against Malawi in ...

Zambia Reports
Zambian Churches unite in call for an end to the “persecution of Zimbabwean citizens”  Anglicannews

The Council of Churches in Zambia has joined other NGOs and Christian groups to express their “deep concern” about the crisis in Zimbabwe.

Anglicannews
Zambia : It's embarrassing to see how some Zambians have resorted to denting the country's image-RB  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: Former Republican President Rupiah Banda has urged Zambians to protect the image of the country by not issuing reckless statements which ...

Lusaka Times
Sesheke By-Election Results to Delay  Zambia Reports

The Electoral Commission of Zambia has announced a delay in declaration of results for today's Sesheke parliamentary by-election because “seven polling ...

Zambia Reports
ZAMBIA OPEN GOLF TOURNEY PRIZE UPPED  ZNBC

The 2019 Zambia Golf Open Championship Organizing committee has increased the prize money for the prestigious tournament to 2-hundred and 25 thousand ...

ZNBC
Zambia : UNDP praise Zambia for maintaining peace  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has commended Zambia for her political stability in the Southern African region which ...

Lusaka Times
Zambia : Prof. Ndulo to advise UN. Chief on civil society matters  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: Zambian born human rights expert Professor Muna Ndulo, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law, Cornell ...

Lusaka Times
ZAMBIA HOSTS 76,000 REFUGEES  ZNBC

Foreign Affairs Minister Joe Malanji says Zambia has maintained an open-door asylum policy that allows refuges to live among citizens. Mr. Malanji says Zambia ...

ZNBC
Vedanta tells top British court pollution case should be heard in Zambia  Business Day

India-listed Vedanta appeals against rulng that Zambian villagers' pollution case could be heard in the UK.

Business Day
Help revive Zampost  Zambia Daily Mail

Dear editor, WE HAVE observed that some parastatals are failing to survive with the current economic situation. Zambia Postal Services Corporation is a ...

Zambia Daily Mail
Zambia Finally Gets Some Zoom as its Eurobond Returns Top 10%  Bloomberg

Zambia's eurobonds are proving a great trade for investors who like extreme outcomes.

Bloomberg
'People will end up dying': Trump's cuts devastate clinics in Zambia  The Guardian

It is under-fives week at Zambia's Nyangwena health centre and, outside in the morning sunshine, women are taking turns to weigh their babies. A noisy toddler ...

The Guardian
Abebe is Zambia Airways CEO  Zambia Reports

The Zambia Airways Board has appointed Bruk Endeshaw Abebe as the airline's chief executive officer. The decision was made yesterday during the Airline's ...

Zambia Reports
Zambia : HH toasts Sesheke victory, says Electorates embraced the ballot and rejected bullets  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has thanked voters in Sesheke for voting for the party's candidate Romeo Kango'mbe in Tuesday's by ...

Lusaka Times
Kuwait, UAE jobs good but…  Zambia Daily Mail

Analysis: BENEDICT TEMBO BY NOW, the Patriotic Front secretariat is probably flooded with thousands of letters from people intending to work in Kuwait and ...

Zambia Daily Mail
Zambia : President Edgar Lungu invites DRC President Tshisekedi to visit Zambia  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: President Edgar Lungu has met President of the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) His Excellency Felix Thsiskedi on the sidelines of the ...

Lusaka Times
 

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Zambia (), officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country in south-central Africa (although some sources consider it part of East Africa). It neighbours the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique to the southeast, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south, Namibia to the southwest, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, and it is located in the south-central part of Zambia. The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the northwest, the core economic hubs of the country.Originally inhabited by Khoisan peoples, the region was affected by the Bantu expansion of the thirteenth century. After visits by European explorers in the eighteenth century, the region became the British protectorates of Barotziland-North-Western Rhodesia and North-Eastern Rhodesia towards the end of the nineteenth century. These were merged in 1911 to form Northern Rhodesia. For most of the colonial period, Zambia was governed by an administration appointed from London with the advice of the British South Africa Company.On 24 October 1964, Zambia became independent of the United Kingdom and prime minister Kenneth Kaunda became the inaugural president. Kaunda's socialist United National Independence Party (UNIP) maintained power from 1964 until 1991. Kaunda played a key role in regional diplomacy, cooperating closely with the United States in search of solutions to conflicts in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), Angola, and Namibia. From 1972 to 1991 Zambia was a one-party state with the UNIP as the sole legal political party under the motto "One Zambia, One Nation". Kaunda was succeeded by Frederick Chiluba of the social-democratic Movement for Multi-Party Democracy in 1991, beginning a period of social-economic growth and government decentralisation. Levy Mwanawasa, Chiluba's chosen successor, presided over Zambia from January 2002 until his death in August 2008, and is credited with campaigns to reduce corruption and increase the standard of living. After Mwanawasa's death, Rupiah Banda presided as Acting President before being elected President in 2008. Holding office for only three years, Banda stepped down after his defeat in the 2011 elections by Patriotic Front party leader Michael Sata. Sata died on 28 October 2014, making him the second Zambian president to die in office. Guy Scott served briefly as interim president until new elections were held on 20 January 2015, in which Edgar Lungu was elected as the sixth President.In 2010, the World Bank named Zambia one of the world's fastest economically reformed countries. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is headquartered in Lusaka.