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Zambia won't nationalise crisis-hit mines
Zambia won't nationalise crisis-hit mines
Zambia does not plan to take over mines that have shed jobs after a sharp fall in global copper prices, President Edgar Lungu said on Thursday, backtracking from a warning earlier this month that the state would take over such (...)
[Africa Report] 26/11/2015

- Reflections on internet rights and net neutrality in Africa after the IGF
MISA’s Advocacy Officer in Zambia, Kamufisa Manchishi, recently attended the 10th annual global Internet Governance Forum in João Pessoa, Brazil. In this post he shares his thoughts on net neutrality, internet rights and zero-rating in (...)
[IFEX] 25/11/2015

Zambia ‘running out of money’
Lusaka – Zambia should access emergency funding from the International Monetary Fund to prevent further deterioration in the economy, according to Situmbeko Musokotwane, a former finance minister in Africa’s second-largest copper-producing country. A team from the Washington-based lender visited (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 25/11/2015

Zambia ‘running out of money’
Lusaka – Zambia should access emergency funding from the International Monetary Fund to prevent further deterioration in the economy, according to Situmbeko Musokotwane, a former finance minister in Africa’s second-largest copper-producing country. A team from the Washington-based lender visited (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 25/11/2015

Africa: Are Young People the Answer to Food Security?
[IPS] Lusaka -Are you young, energetic, creative, ambitious and need a job? Africa's agriculture sector needs you!
[AllAfrica] 25/11/2015

Zambia: 'Even Ministers Not Paid November Salaries'
[Zambian Watchdog] Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Chief Government Spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili has confirmed that civil servants have not yet been paid their November salaries'
[AllAfrica] 25/11/2015

TAZARA must not die!
Editor, My eye caught the report of TAZARA receiving new locomotives and other equipment. This is reassuring. It would be a terrible thing for Tanzania and Zambia to allow this symbol of self-reliance to completely collapse.
[East African Business Week] 24/11/2015

Zambia: Dove Delivers Letter to Chinsali Police Station
[Zambian Watchdog] Chinsali residents on Sunday witnessed a black dove which delivered a letter at Chinsali police station addressed to a Mr. Kabuswe.
[AllAfrica] 24/11/2015

Glencore's Zambia copper mining unit lays off 4,300 workers
Glencore's Zambia copper mining unit lays off 4,300 workers
Glencore's Zambian unit has laid off 4,300 workers, union and company sources said on Tuesday, as the mining and trading company deepens cuts in copper output to support flagging prices.
[Africa Report] 24/11/2015

Zambia and Zimbabwe ‘milked’ world’s biggest dam dry, led to crisis – former VP Scott says
ZAMBIA’S overuse of the world’s biggest man- made reservoir to generate electricity has depleted its water levels, according to Guy Scott, a former vice president who led the country for three months until January this year. His comments contradict government assertions that drought is to blame (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 23/11/2015

Zambia: Salaries for Civil Servants Delayed, Again
[Zambian Watchdog] Civil servants who are normally supposed to be paid between 15th and 20th have gone into this weekend without salaries as sources at Zambia national commercial bank reveal that there were no signs that salaries will be pushed in (...)
[AllAfrica] 23/11/2015

Zambia: Muteteshi Basic School Pupils Learning Under Tree
[Zambian Watchdog] While someone is busy hiring private jets at more than $300, 000 to carry dancers to New York and spend more than $80 000 a day in shopping while in USA, these pupils at Muteteshi basic school located right behind Mulungushi University in the outskirts of Kabwe have (...)
[AllAfrica] 23/11/2015

Zambia: Zambia's Need to Diversify Urgent
[Times of Zambia] While this is not news for us in the media, what is news is that it is coming from a working Government that has several projects to show for it.
[AllAfrica] 23/11/2015

French military aircraft crash-lands in Zimbabwe
A French military aircraft believed to be laden with amour, en-route to Zambia, crash-landed at the Masvingo Airport on Saturday night after developing a technical fault, NewsDay established. By Tatenda Chitagu The 10 military personnel from France — including one woman — aboard the flight, were (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 23/11/2015

Zambia: Mopani Cuts 4, 300 Jobs Starting Saturday
[Zambia Reports] Mining giant Mopani Copper Mines has finally confirmed the worst guarded secret in the troubled mining sector saying it will from this Saturday retrench 4, 300 miners.
[AllAfrica] 23/11/2015

Youths advised on seeking local opportunities
While most local young people here would rather fly to the United States, England or South Africa in search for greener pastures, others see Tanzania as the ideal destination. This was said by the Minister for Higher Education in Zambia, Dr Michael Kaingu, who pointed out that elsewhere on the (...)
[In2EastAfrica] 23/11/2015

Zambia: Where Technology and Medicine Meet in Rural Zambia
[IPS] Lusaka -When health officer Kennedy Mulenga was faced with a male patient developing breasts at the remote Ngwerere Clinic 30km north of the Zambian capital, Lusaka, he logged onto Virtual Doctors to get help solving the medical (...)
[AllAfrica] 20/11/2015

African peace bloc pulls out of troubled Burundi
ICGLR headquarters now temporarily relocating to the Zambian capital Lusaka.
[East Africa News Post] 20/11/2015

Africa: Zambia, DRC and Uganda In With Chance to Reach World Cup
[RFI] Five nations will represent Africa at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Zambia, Uganda and Gabon and DRC have made it through to the group stages following victories over the weekend.
[AllAfrica] 18/11/2015

CRDB Bank plans to open branches in DRC, Zambia
CRDB Bank plans to open branches in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia, Managing Director, Dr Charles Kimei, said at the weekend. “Plans are underway to venture in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. We are already operating in Burundi,” Dr Kimei said during the bank’s (...)
[In2EastAfrica] 17/11/2015

New locomotives for TAZARA
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) has received four new diesel-electric mainline locomotives and 18 passenger coaches valued at $22.4 million.
[East African Business Week] 17/11/2015

CHAN: Uganda drawn with Zambia, Mali
Uganda was placed in a tough group when the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) draw was made in Kigali on Sunday. Uganda will have to negotiate past top seeds in Group D, Zimbabwe alongside Mali and Zambia in their quest for a maiden CHAN championship, for the January 16-February 7 2016 (...)
[In2EastAfrica] 16/11/2015

Zambia: Copper price slide sees overnight lending rate hikes to defend kwacha
Zambia: Copper price slide sees overnight lending rate hikes to defend kwacha
Zambia's central bank raised its overnight lending rate to 25.5 percent on Friday, a fresh effort to combat the turmoil unleashed by a collapse in the price of copper, the country's economic mainstay.
[Africa Report] 13/11/2015

Rural dwellers to benefit from US$17.6mil initiative
Rural dwellers stand to benefit from a six-year 17.6 million US dollars initiative launched by Canada-based MasterCard Foundation and Oxford Policy Management to increase the range of financial services available to poor and rural populations in Tanzania, Ghana and Zambia. The ‘Savings at the (...)
[In2EastAfrica] 12/11/2015

Zambia: Power Tariff Hike Inevitable
[Times of Zambia] Truly, there is a huge need for investments into the hydro-electricity production as well as in the provision of the alternative sources of energy.
[AllAfrica] 12/11/2015

IMF team in Zambia to review economy as kwacha slides
LUSAKA (Reuters) – An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission arrived in Zambia on Wednesday to meet officials for a scheduled review of the economy as it grapples with a sliding currency tracking falling copper prices. Zambia’s kwacha fell to a low on Tuesday but recovered slightly to trade up (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 11/11/2015

CECAFA: Uganda drawn to face Kenya
Record CECAFA champions Uganda will face neighbours and defending champions Kenya in Group B of the 2015 CECEFA Senior Challenge Cup. Also drawn in the group are Burundi and Djibouti in the regional event that will feature Zambia as the guest team. The 38th edition of the annual tournament will (...)
[In2EastAfrica] 09/11/2015

Zambia: Chinese firms to invest in Zambia industrial park
Zambia: Chinese firms to invest in Zambia industrial park
Chinese companies plan to establish a new industrial park on the outskirts of the Zambian capital Lusaka with an initial investment of $300 million, a visiting company executive said.
[Africa Report] 09/11/2015

TFF picks three for coaching clinic in Zambia
Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has selected three coaches to participate in the CASTLE Lager FC Barcelona coaching clinic. Coaches from one of the world’s most successful soccer team – FC Barcelona’s FCBEscola, are in Zambia to impart their expertise to the coaches to help raise the quality of (...)
[In2EastAfrica] 08/11/2015

Zambia: Chinese Investors Launch Mega Project
[Times of Zambia] A TWENTY-MAN top Chinese investor delegation has arrived in the country ahead of today's launch of the US$1 billion 'One Belt and One Road' Industrial Park at Lusaka's Mulungushi International Conference Centre.
[AllAfrica] 08/11/2015

COMESA signs up Microsoft for Cloud protection
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA - The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft Corporation which sets out how they will work together the areas of access to technology, development of relevant (...)
[East African Business Week] 08/11/2015

Zambia: Elephant Tramples Man to Death
[Times of Zambia] A THIRTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD man of Chisamamamba Village of Chief Kakumbi's area in Mambwe District has been trampled to death by an elephant.
[AllAfrica] 06/11/2015

Zambia: Lungu Orders Reopening of Luanshya Mine
[Times of Zambia] PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has ordered the reopening of Luanshya Copper Mines (LCM)'s Shaft-three whose closure resulted in the retrenchments of more than 1,000 miners.
[AllAfrica] 04/11/2015

Zambia: Exams in Blackout
[Times of Zambia] GRADE Nine pupils in public schools sitting for practical final examinations in computer studies were on Monday forced to write in the night while others only sat for the paper yesterday morning due to power outages and inadequate (...)
[AllAfrica] 04/11/2015

Nigeria: How Jonathan's Campaign Chief, Others Divert Crude Oil Money to 'Corrupt Zambian Officials'
[Premium Times] PREMIUM TIMES has uncovered one of the most fraudulent crude oil deals executed by the Goodluck Jonathan administration, which saw a campaign official and some other suspected cronies of the ex-president smiling to the banks with up to 50 per cent commission from the proceeds of (...)
[AllAfrica] 03/11/2015

Zambia: Pres Lungu to Meet Mining Executives to Halt Job Losses
[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has laid out meetings with three major mining firms on the Copperbelt to halt job losses in the country's largest money spinner industry.
[AllAfrica] 02/11/2015

Congo-Kinshasa: Govt Suggests Four-Year Poll Delay
[Zambia Reports] Popular Katanga businessman Moise Katumbi says the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo have rejected attempts for the country to have a life president.
[AllAfrica] 02/11/2015

Zambia: How Climate Change Threatens Already Fragile Nutrition Record
[IPS] Pemba -It is slightly after 10 o'clock in the morning and 48-year-old Felix Muchimba of Siamuleya village in Pemba district has just finished having breakfast - a traditional drink called Chibwantu, made of maize meal and (...)
[AllAfrica] 02/11/2015

Zambia: Mongu Man Found Guilty of Having Sex 'Against Order of Narure'
[Zambian Watchdog] Female hair-dresser who had been posing as a woman now faces 15 years in prison after a Mongu magistrate's court convicted him of sodomy.
[AllAfrica] 31/10/2015

Zambia: Power-Cut Blues in Zambia
[Al Jazeera] Bauleni, Zambia -An eerie silence pervades along a street of empty welding, carpentry, and auto shops mid-afternoon on the outskirts of the capital, Lusaka.
[AllAfrica] 27/10/2015

Kimani calls out boxers for title defence
One year since he won the coveted World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF) Youth Super featherweight title in Kitwe, Zambia, Francis Kimani is yet to land a challenger for the title. All the boxer has been having are non-title bouts, the recent being Saturday’s knock-out win over Tanzania’s (...)
[In2EastAfrica] 27/10/2015

- Radio Phoenix could have licence revoked over alleged "anti-government" agenda
Zambia's Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Chishimba Kambwili, on October 22, 2015, threatened to revoke the operating licence of Radio Phoenix, the country's oldest private broadcasting station, if it allegedly continues to be influenced by the (...)
[IFEX] 26/10/2015

Support President Lunga, urges King
Lusaka – His Majesty King Mswati III has called upon the Zambian people to support efforts of their president to develop the country.
[The Swazi Observer] 26/10/2015

TAZARA gets $3.4m bailout
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - The government last week released Tsh6 billion (about $3.4 million) towards bailing out the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA).
[East African Business Week] 25/10/2015

Zambia quarry to boost TAZARA fortunes
MWANZA, TANZANIA - Mununga Quarry in Mpika, Zambia is to be revamped and put back in full production writes ANDREW ZABLON.
[East African Business Week] 25/10/2015

Dar Leopards tackle challenges face on
Although Sashi Perera’s country of residents is Australia, where she started playing rugby, five years back, she is originally from Sri Lanka. However, it was there in “Down Under” that she was introduced to the game by her housemate, a Zambian. Now, as an employee of the International (...)
[In2EastAfrica] 25/10/2015

Zambia: Central bank wont compromise growth with interest rates decisions
Zambia: Central bank wont compromise growth with interest rates decisions
Zambia's central bank will not compromise economic growth as it tries to address inflationary pressures arising from this year's sharp depreciation of the kwacha, governor Denny Kalyalya said on Friday.
[Africa Report] 23/10/2015

Century of the woman
2015-10-22 The head of the African Union is a woman. The Prime Minister of Jamaica is female. Brazil and Chile have female presidents. The Vice-President of Zambia is female. Female ministers and powerful officials abound everywhere. Women are rising in (...)
[Pambazuka News] 22/10/2015

Zambian President Lungu's labours
Zambian President Lungu's labours
Battling economic challenges and troublesome allies, Zambia's President Edgar Lungu's focus on reorganising the ruling party is unsettling some of its members, especially those seen to be close allies of late President Michael (...)
[Africa Report] 20/10/2015

Govt promises 6bn/- to bail out TAZARA
The government has promised to release 6.0bn/- within two weeks to bailout the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA). TAZARA Head of Public Relations, Mr Conrad Simuchile, said in a statement that the government has also confirmed that all employees of the Authority were now effectively on (...)
[In2EastAfrica] 20/10/2015 all news from Africa. Africa news & newspapers online
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