|Zimbabwe and Zambia’s man-made, colonial legacy electricity crisis|
It was always going to be a man made crisis. That is the power shortages being experienced by Zimbabwe and Zambia due to the sharp drop in water levels at the worlds largest man-made water reservoir, Kariba Dam. By Takura Zhangazha The government of Zimbabwe and its electricity supplier (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 04/10/2015
|Zambia: Families Evicted|
[Times of Zambia] MORE than 72 families have finally been evicted by the new owners of the former African National Congress (ANC) flats in Lusaka's Villa Elizabetha area.
|Cessation of Rwandan refugee status: Two years on|
2015-09-29 - http://lusakavoice.com/2015/05/14/history-plight-challenges-of-rwandan-refugee-integration-in-zambia/Twenty-one years after the genocide, and despite a rosy picture created internationally of a healing nation, many Rwandan refugees are reluctant to return home for fear of (...)
[Pambazuka News] 02/10/2015
Zambia to keep free floating exchange rate
Zambia's government is committed to keeping a free floating exchange rate, Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda said on Friday, after the central bank intervened repeatedly this week to support the battered currency.
[Africa Report] 02/10/2015
African and European farm machinery distributors join forces to support AGCO brands
LUSAKA, Zambia, 1 October 2015/ — AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO) (http://www.AGCOcorp.com), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, reports that a new Joint Venture company formed between South Africa’s Barloworld and Germany’s BayWa has been appointed as (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 02/10/2015
Zambia: PF Govt Withdraws Fuel From Barotseland, Police Surround Mongu
[Zambian Watchdog] The PF government has ordered filling stations in Western province not to sell fuel so that people do not travel to a controversial rally scheduled for today, Friday October 2, 2015, in Mongu. Filling stations stopped selling fuel yesterday afternoon but are lying to (...)
Kenya: Taken for a Ride - By an Over-priced Wheelbarrow
[Africa Check] The governor of Bungoma county said he had ordered a market survey of the price of stainless steel wheelbarrows after the county bought 10 for more than KSh1 million. Not to worry, governor Ken Lusaka, Africa Check did it for (...)
My free legal advice to President Lungu
2015-09-23 On September 13, 2015, President Edgar Lungu announced that he had drawn battle lines with Post Newspapers editor-in-chief Fred M’membe and vowed to ‘take him on’ using his powers as Head of State. In most jurisdictions, including Zambia, what President Lungu issued against the (...)
[Pambazuka News] 28/09/2015
Zambia: Kaiser Zulu Has Bigger Problems With President Lungu
[Zambian Watchdog] Arrested Special Assistant to the President for Political Affairs Kaizer Zulu has been on President Lungu's watch list since early August when he insulted Defense Minister Richwell Siamunene. A State House Source has disclosed that early August, President Edgar Lungu's had (...)
Mw, Mozambique, Zambia Set For Shire-Zambezi Waterway Project Takeoff
Transport Ministers from Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia have expressed a mutual feeling of seeing the taking off, of the long awaited Shire-Zambezi Waterway Project. Following a three day 6th Joint Consultative Committee meeting of Ministers, the leaders of delegations from the three countries (...)
[Malawi Voice] 23/09/2015
Benedict Oramah sworn-in as new Afreximbank president
Nigerian banker Dr Benedict Oramah on Monday in Cairo took over the leadership of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) as the third president of the continental trade finance institution. The colourful ceremony was presided over by Alexander Chikwanda, Minister of Finance of Zambia and (...)
[Nigerian Pilot] 21/09/2015
Zambia: Lungu Creates Five More Ministries
[Zambian Watchdog] President Edgar Lungu has created five more ministries adding more costs to his already bloated cabinet. This is all part of his plans to appease more cadres by giving them political jobs.
OVYtv Coming To Malawi
One of the world-class Telecoms and Media Broadcast provider Ovy Network is bringing its OVYtv in Malawi and Zambia with number of exciting tv channels. George Kavwenje, the Group CEO for Ovy Network said Ovy Network which is gearing itself to become the best TV beaming channel Operator in the (...)
[Malawi Voice] 21/09/2015
Zimbabwe: Mliswa Falls On Hard Times
[The Herald] Daniel Nemukuyu -Former Zanu-PF chairman for Mashonaland West Temba Mliswa has fallen on hard times, as he is failing pay to $3 462 for air tickets bought on credit for trips to Tanzania and Zambia. Mliswa also failed to pay levy arrears for an Avondale property that he occupied to (...)
Zambia to start exporting electricity in 2016
Zambia's government is taking measures to ease power shortages and the southern African nation will be a net exporter of electricity within 12 to 13 months, President Edgar Lungu said on Friday.
[Africa Report] 18/09/2015
Zambia: State of the economy is challenging - Finance Minister
Zambia's economy is likely to grow by less than 5 percent in 2015 due to a power crunch that has hit output from mining companies already grappling with a slide in global copper prices, Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda said.
[Africa Report] 16/09/2015
Zambia: Women Pay the Price for Mining Expansion
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Shinengene, Zambia -The women sat quietly in a village church in northwest Zambia, the sun slanting down on their colourful Sunday outfits as they told how life had changed since their chief sold a tract of land to a foreign firm for a new copper mine, displacing (...)
Bowling team off to Zambia
The bowling national team left the country for Lusaka, Zambia early Wednesday morning ahead of the 2015 African States Tournament (AST) which starts on Saturday until 19th September. AST is an annual bowling tournament held under the auspices of Zone Six. The Wood Peckers, as the bowling (...)
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Bans Zambian Opposition Leader
[New Zimbabwe] THE opposition MDC Renewal Team led by former Finance Minister Tendai Biti has accused government of "blocking" its choice of guest-of-honour at the party's inaugural congress set to begin in Harare on Thursday.
Kenya/Zambia: Chipolopolo Out to Dim Stars
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Zambia Team Manager, Lusekelo Kamwambi has stressed the importance of avoiding defeat when they visit Harambee Stars in the 2017 Nations Cup qualifier at Nairobi's Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday.
Zambia: ZICTA begins 2015 ICT national survey
The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) is in the process of conducting data collection for the 2015 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) survey. The data collection drive, which began in the first week of August, 2015, is expected to be completed at the (...)
[IT News Africa] 03/09/2015
Riding Zebras Aim Higher
The Botswana Motocross team did the country proud at the FIM Motocross of Africa Nations Championships at the Donnybrook track in Harare Zimbabwe. The Riding Zebras were 4th overall in the competition which also featured Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia, Uganda and the hosts Zimbabwe. South (...)
Malawians Being Trafficked To Zambia: Forced Into Criminal Gangs, Sex-workers
There have been increased incidences of Malawians being trafficked to Zambia where they are promised good jobs but end up being exploited and forced into criminal gangs or prostitutes. Many incidences reported at the Mchinji District Social Welfare Office show the human traffickers get these (...)
[Malawi Voice] 01/09/2015
Zambia: Stop Political Yapping
[Times of Zambia] Anything coming from the Office of the President and the Government can be politicised with gross distortions deliberately meant to damage the image of these two institutions.
Brenda to celebrates 26 Music Anniversary
Brenda Taukobong will later today (Friday) celebrate her over two decade’s music experience at the pavilion restaurant. Brenda’s career in music took off back in 1989, which saw her in 1990 collaborating with Broadway band from Zambia and has also played alongside South African Linda Mpale and (...)