|WorldRemit extends mobile money service to MTN subscribers|
WorldRemit and MTN Group have announced that its customers can now send money instantly to MTN Mobile Money wallets in Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. The launch follows the signing of a global partnership agreement earlier this year, to enable WorldRemit customers all over the world to send (...)
[The Nation] 03/02/2016
|Africa: Chan 2016 - Mali and Guinea Through to the Semi-Finals|
[RFI] Mali and Guinea qualified for semi-finals of the African Nations Championship on Sunday, after beating Tunisia and Zambia. The Eagles prepare to face Ivory Coast on Thursday, a day after Guinea go head-to-head with the Democratic Republic of (...)
WorldRemit join MTN to expand money transfers
KAMPALA, Uganda - WorldRemit and MTN Group today last week announced their customers can now send money instantly to MTN Mobile Money wallets in Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.
[East African Business Week] 31/01/2016
Joyce Mhango Chavula’s ‘Lilongwe’ Movie Scooped Best Actress Award
‘Lilongwe’, a movie that entails a story of a 13-year old girl, who later grows into a beautiful young woman who is still haunted by her past, scooped the Best Actress Award at the Shungu Namutitima Film Festival in Zambia last year. However, actress Joyce Mhango Chavula became aware of the good (...)
[Malawi Voice] 29/01/2016
Zambia: Govt Acts On Chaos in Mining Sector
[Zambia Reports] Government has quietly acted on the chaos in the mining sector by having commissioned a team of experts to probe the problems in the country's biggest money spinner.
MTN & WorldRemit ink Mobile Money partnership in Africa
WorldRemit has revealed that its customers can now send money instantly to MTN Mobile Money wallets in Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. The launch follows the signing of a global partnership agreement earlier this year, to enable WorldRemit customers all over the world to send international (...)
[IT News Africa] 28/01/2016
Zambia: We Write By Ethics, Professionalism
[Times of Zambia] We hail Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Godfrey Malama for affirming that Zambia's three public media institutions are all free of Government interference.
Pasuwa under the spotlight; knifes out
WARRIORS coach Kallisto Pasuwa is under the spotlight after the national team’s disastrous show at the ongoing African Nations Championship in Rwanda. Yesterday’s 0-1 loss to Mali condemned Zimbabwe to an early flight back home. After falling by the same score line to neighbours Zambia in the (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 24/01/2016
Zimbabwe’s Kariba dam level sinks to 12% as drought scorches
LUSAKA — Water level in southern Africa’s Lake Kariba have dropped to 12% of capacity, the authority in charge said on Tuesday, raising concerns about severe power rationing in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Both countries rely heavily on the Kariba dam for electricity. The levels were 477.25m above sea (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 20/01/2016
Zambia: Voice Out Against Tribalism
[Times of Zambia] We are humbled by President Edgar Lungu's call for Zambians to refrain from tribal talk and hate speech which has characterised the political landscape.
Zambia: Mudenda Stays Put, As Kanyanta 'Quits'
[Times of Zambia] FORMER national boxing assistant coach Wisdom Mudenda has said he does not align himself with illegalities and that his resignation is final despite the Zambia Boxing Federation (ZBF) yesterday stating that none of the three coaches had (...)
Zambia/Egypt: Mayuka Signs for Zamalek
[Times of Zambia] CHIPOLOPOLO striker Emmanuel Mayuka has left his French Ligue-Two side Metz and signed a three-year deal with Egyptian giants Zamalek.
Zambia asks South Africa for 300 MW of emergency power
Zambia asked South Africa on Thursday for up to 300 megawatts (MW) of emergency power to ease an electricity crunch that has hit mining companies already grappling with a slide in global copper prices, its embassy said.
[Africa Report] 14/01/2016
Zambia: El Niño Pushes Farmers to Question Maize Habit
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Lusaka -Forward-thinking farmers in drought-hit Zambia are planning to trim the amount of maize they plant, switching to faster-growing crops such as beans that can better survive erratic weather.
Amazing Opportunity for Youth to Be Global Health Corps Fellows
The Global Health Corps (GHC) is looking for outstanding young leaders from varied backgrounds and skillsets to be Global Health Corps fellows. GHC is a non-profit organization headquartered in the United States of America, and operates in Malawi, Zambia, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda. The (...)
[Malawi Voice] 13/01/2016
Tanzania vows on TAZARA
DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA - The newly appointed Tanzania Minister for Transport, Works and Communications, Professor Makame Mbarawa last week assured workers of the Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) its continued survival is (...)
[East African Business Week] 10/01/2016
Zambia: We're Not Afraid of 50+1 Vote - Ruling Party
[Times of Zambia] THE Patriotic Front (PF) has said that it is not afraid to go to the general elections under the amended Constitution that stipulates that a presidential candidate should win the poll by 50 per cent plus one of the votes (...)
Zambia: Lungu Signs Constitution Amendment Bill
[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu walked the talk on the constitution making process by signing the Constitution Amendment bill at a grand ceremony that included two former Heads of State in Dr Kenneth Kaunda and Rupiah (...)
Zambian President reverses decision to hike electricity tariffs
Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has reversed a sharp increase in electricity tariffs aimed at generating revenue for investment in additional supply. He said the hike had ended up hurting the poor, a presidential spokesman said on Monday. Zambia’s state power utility — Zesco Ltd — had on Dec. 3 (...)
[Nigerian Pilot] 04/01/2016
Zambia holds general election August 11
Zambia will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on August 11 under a new constitution, a government spokesman said on Monday. The elections are expected to be tight contest between President Edgar Lungu’s ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party and Hakainde Hichilema’s opposition United Party (...)
Zambia: Special Report - Economy Down but Still Falling
[Zambian Watchdog] Whatever could have possibly gone wrong with the Zambian economy in 2015 did surely go wrong. Regardless of the glasses one wants to use to relook 2015, though I actually think you don't need any glasses at all, you will see that not a single sector was spared by the (...)
Re-export trade shows remarkable increase
Tanzania’s re-export trade has risen by 108.5 per cent in a year, thanks to some of the land-locked neighbouring countries. The country’s re-exports to Zambia, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Comoros has increased as traders from these nations find it cheap to buy from Tanzania (...)
Katongo handed Chan captaincy
Christopher Katongo will captain Zambia at the 2016 African Nations Championship (Chan) in Rwanda. Katongo has received a surprise Zambia recall this week after a 14-month exile. The 2012 Africa Cup-winning captain is one of two veteran players from that team called to bolster a Zambia side (...)
Zambia: What Miyanda Told Lungu On Dual Citizenship and Other Issues
[Zambian Watchdog] This is the letter that has made PF president Edgar Lungu postpone signing the defective amended constitution. Miyanda explains to him that dual citizenship is a danger to Zambia's security, Christian national declaration not assured, indigenous tribes not recognised, (...)
Zambia: Lungu Agrees to Free Murderer for Campaign Funding - Report
[Zambian Watchdog] President Edgar Lungu is planning to free former Inktec Managing Director and Murder convict Mathew Mohan on instruction from former President Rupiah Banda because Mohan helped finance Lungu's 2015 presidential campaign and has promised to fund the 2016 campaigns through his (...)
Zambia: Lungu 'Embarrasses' Soldiers With Dancing
[Zambian Watchdog] SENANGA UPND member of parliament Likando Mufalali says President Edgar Lungu should tame his excitement and stop dancing around because there are serious issues that need his attention.
Zambia plunged into second nationwide blackout
LUSAKA — Zambia was plunged into a blackout on Tuesday, affecting almost the whole of the country, state power utility Zesco said. “Almost the whole country except for Southern and Western province has experienced a power failure but we are yet to establish what has caused it,” Zesco spokeswoman (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 23/12/2015
Rising chess star
The Botswana’s youngest Woman Candidate Master Naledi Marape won silver medal in Africa Youth Chess Championships which were held in Lusaka Zambia. The African Youth Championships brings together the toughest youth chess players from all over Africa ranging from ages of 6 up to 17years. The (...)
Zambia: Govt Names Convicted Rapist as Ambassador to Fight Gender Violence
[Zambian Watchdog] Geneva -Two UN human rights experts have urged the Zambian Government to show it is serious in its efforts to tackle gender-based violence and sexual violence against women and girls by ending the impunity of Zambian singer Clifford Dimba, who was convicted in 2014 for the (...)
RIVALRY RELOADED: Orange Telkom lock horns with Ghana’s GRA
There will be no love lost when bitter rivals Telkom Orange and Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) square it out in the women’s semi-final match of the ongoing Africa Cup of Club Championships. The two antagonists will turn Lusaka’s Olympic Youth Development Centre into a war zone as they battle for a (...)
Conned Woman Suffers Stroke
A Lesoma woman suffered a stroke at the Kazungula border on the Zambian side after realising that she had been conned of her hard earned money. 50-year old Sylvia Sefanele allegedly crossed to Zambia on Sunday last week to sell dry fish and made about 21 500 Zambian Kwacha. Upon her return on (...)