|Zambia: New Poverty Mapping Report Helps Govt Reach the Poorest|
[World Bank] Lusaka -New joint report by the World Bank and the Central Statistical Office (CSO) recommends that using poverty statistics at ward and constituency levels could be more effective in determining allocation of resources to reduce poverty in the country, compared to using other (...)
RwandAir, Proflight Zambia sign codeshare deal on Jo’burg route
Rwandair has signed a codeshare agreement with Proflight Zambia on the Lusaka-Johannesburg route. A codeshare deal is an arrangement where two or more airlines share the same flight. Under the deal, RwandAir will operate as the main carrier on the route, while Proflight Zambia will operate as (...)
Twiga Stars ready for Shepolopolo
National women soccer team, Twiga Stars, jet off to Zambia on Friday for the All-Africa Games qualifiers second round, first leg match against Shepolopolo set for Sunday in Lusaka. Twiga Stars will leave with a contingent of 25 people — 18 players and seven officials – under chef de mission (...)
Zambia: Lungu Orders Probe in Fuel Crisis
[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has stepped in to give direction and resolve the fuel crisis in some parts of the country. His leadership is also seeking a process to enact a new constitution by introducing a Referendum (...)
Zambia: Lungu Declared Fit
[Times of Zambia] PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu was yesterday discharged from a Pretoria hospital where he underwent a successful medical procedure on Friday.
Kenyans to benefit from new regional training plan
Kenya: Twenty Third Century Systems ( TTCS), the Pan-African business solutions provider, has launched its information and communications technology ( ICT) graduate trainee programme to develop a skills base and drive the growth of the continent. TTCS has presence in Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia, (...)
Zambia: Lungu, Chama Disjoined From Hichilema Case
[Times of Zambia] THE Lusaka High Court has disjoined from the defamation proceedings President Edgar Lungu and PF secretary general Davies Chama in the matter in which UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema had sued the two with Bishop Edward (...)
Zambia: Nchito Tribunal to Sit
[Zambia Reports] The Lusaka High Court has discharged an interim injunction granted to embattled Director of Public Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito.
Lungu discharged after operation
Zambian President Edgar Lungu was discharged from a Pretoria hospital after surgery on Friday, and is “fit to resume full duties”.
Zambia: President Lungu Undergoes Surgery
[Zambia Reports] Attached is the most recent Medical Bulletin from the media team of President Edgar Lungu, reporting that the head of state underwent a successful procedure at a Pretoria hospital, and will be discharged tomorrow, 14 March, to return home to (...)
President Lungu’s Surgery Successful, Discharge Today
Pretoria, (FRIDAY, 13th March 2015) — His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia has undergone a medical procedure in theatre today and the specialists have managed the condition accordingly. Doctors have said the results of the procedure were good. As such, the (...)
[Malawi Voice] 14/03/2015
Zambia: Help, Zambia Is Dying!
[Fahamu] Zambia's new President Edgar Lungu, elected less than two months ago, collapsed last weekend and was flown out of the country for specialized treatment. In a country that has lost three presidents in ten years, why did the voters ignore reports about Lungu's poor (...)
Help, Zambia is dying!
2015-03-12 Zambia’s new President Edgar Lungu, elected less than two months ago, collapsed last weekend and was flown out of the country for specialized treatment. In a country that has lost three presidents in ten years, why did the voters ignore reports about Lungu’s poor (...)
[Pambazuka News] 12/03/2015
SABC crew robbed while reporting live
Cape Town - A video showing SABC contributing Editor Vuyo Mvoko and his crew being robbed while reporting live has gone viral. The crew were robbed in full view of the SABC’s cameras outside Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, where Mvoko was reporting on Zambian President Edgar Lungu's (...)
Twiga Stars step up Shepolopolo preps
While Zambia’s Shepolopolo have failed to regroup, their opponents Tanzania’s Twiga Stars have intensified training at the Karume Memorial Stadium in Dar es Salaam ahead of their All-Africa Games qualifiers. The last round of qualifiers against Zambia will take place on March 21 in Lusaka, with a (...)
Zambian nabbed with elephant tusks
A Zambian national, who was recently found in possession of four illegal elephant tusks, has been remanded in custody in Maun while awaiting trial.
Zambian president to receive treatment abroad
LUSAKAKA – Zambian President Edgar Lungu’s doctors have recommended he seek specialised treatment abroad after he collapsed at a Women’s Day event in Lusaka, the presidency said Monday. “Doctors have recommended that President Lungu undergoes a high-tech medical procedure which is currently (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 10/03/2015
Spotlight on Zambia's President Edgar Lungu
With the tightest presidential vote in the country's history behind him, Zambia's new president is seeking to continue the populist policies of his predecessor while maintaining investor interest at a tough moment.
[Africa Report] 09/03/2015
4 countries to meet in Nairobi over power deficits
NAIROBI, Kenya - Ministers and senior representatives from Kenya, Zambia, Rwanda and Uganda recently agreed to support in solving East Africa’s crippling power deficit.
[East African Business Week] 08/03/2015
Zambian president treated for malaria, told to rest
LUSAKA (Reuters) – Newly-elected Zambian President Edgar Lungu is being treated for malaria and doctors have advised him to rest, the presidency said on Sunday. “I am feeling much better and I have been told I have high levels of fatigue and should take some rest. There is nothing to worry (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 08/03/2015
Zambia: Health Scare for President Lungu
[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu is reportedly receiving treatment for malaria symptoms today, cutting short his public appearance at the International Women's Day event at Heroes Stadium.
No time to drop TAZARA
Editor, The Presidents of Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia, recently officially inaugurated the rehabilitate the 1,344 km Bengulea Railway between the port of Lobito and the DRC border. Zambia is planning to connect with this line (...)
[East African Business Week] 08/03/2015
Zambia: President Lungu Needs to Tolerate Dissent
[Fahamu] Just over a month after being elected president on Jan 20, Zambia's new head of state has said he will crush members of the ruling party who will not be happy with his decisions. A Zambian commentator finds this threat (...)
President Lungu needs to tolerate dissent
2015-03-05 Just over a month after being elected president on Jan 20, Zambia's new head of state has said he will crush members of the ruling party who will not be happy with his decisions. A Zambian commentator finds this threat (...)
[Pambazuka News] 05/03/2015
Zambia: Civil Society to Step Up Action On HIV Treatment
[Key Correspondents] Although the cost of HIV treatment has significantly declined over the last decade, access to comprehensive HIV services remains low especially in Africa, as compared to the rest of the world. Civil society must step up its game to change (...)
Africa: Kenya Is Africa's Worst in Global Mining Survey
[The Star]KENYA is ranked third least attractive country in the world and worst in Africa for mineral investments, trailing Zimbabwe and Zambia which recently locked horns with multinational mining firms over higher rates.
Zambia: Ex-Convict Jailed for Killing Baby
[Times of Zambia]A MURDER convict who was pardoned and later integrated into society has again been sentenced to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of killing his stepson.
Zambia: PF Condemns UPND Funeral Conduct
[Times of Zambia]THE Patriotic Front (PF) has condemned the manner in which the UPND handled the funeral of its Munali Constituency chairperson, Grazier Matapa on Friday.