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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.
[AllAfrica] 03/10/2015

Cessation of Rwandan refugee status: Two years on
2015-09-29 - 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 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) (, 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 (...)
[AllAfrica] 02/10/2015

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 (...)
[AllAfrica] 01/10/2015

Africa: Harvesting the Economic Potential of Africa's Bumper Crop of Youth
[AGRA] This week hundreds of agriculture experts from the public and private sector will converge on Lusaka, Zambia for the 2015 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF).
[AllAfrica] 01/10/2015

Zambia's kwacha firms as central bank sells dollars for third straight day
Zambia's kwacha firms as central bank sells dollars for third straight day
Zambia's kwacha firmed nearly 4 percent against the dollar on Thursday, easing fears of job losses in mining companies after the central bank intervened to support the battered currency.
[Africa Report] 01/10/2015

Southern Africa: Improving Fish Post-Harvest Management and Marketing in Malawi and Zambia
[Cultivate Africa's Future Fund] Fishing communities are working alongside researchers in Malawi and Zambia to evaluate post-harvest fish processing practices to improve their effectiveness, reduce losses, and promote greater equity among the men and women who work in the fisheries (...)
[AllAfrica] 29/09/2015

Zambia Central Bank to review foreign exchange rules after currency slump
Zambia Central Bank to review foreign exchange rules after currency slump
Zambia will review rules governing its currency market after the kwacha's steep fall earlier this week and could counter inflationary pressures from the depreciation by tightening monetary policy, a central bank official said.
[Africa Report] 29/09/2015

Africa: Don't Just Make it Sexy, Walk the Talk on Women, Youth in Agriculture
[allAfrica] Lusaka -Melissa Britz is reporting from Zambia at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF 2015), and spoke with Sylvia Mwichuli, the convener, about her expectations and hopes for the conference running from 29 September to 2 October 2015 in Lusaka. This year's theme is Walking the (...)
[AllAfrica] 29/09/2015

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

Zambian kwacha slumps after 'unsolicited' Moody's downgrade
Zambian kwacha slumps after 'unsolicited' Moody's downgrade
Zambian assets slumped to record lows on Monday, hit by a ratings downgrade from credit agency Moody's that the country's government criticised as unsolicited.
[Africa Report] 28/09/2015

Zambia urges investors to ignore 'unsolicited' Moody's downgrade
Zambia urges investors to ignore 'unsolicited' Moody's downgrade
Zambia's government urged investors to ignore what it called an unsolicited credit downgrade from rating agency Moody's, adding it was mindful of the need to maintain its debt at sustainable levels.
[Africa Report] 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 (...)
[AllAfrica] 27/09/2015

Zambia: President Lungu's Political Advisor Arrested
[Zambia Reports] Police in Lusaka have arrested President Edgar Lungu's political advisor Kaizer Zulu and charged him for threatening violence.
[AllAfrica] 27/09/2015

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

Zambia: Chieftainess Stands Up Against Custom of Child Marriage
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mwenda -Sheltering from the midday heat in her yellow-painted bungalow, Chieftainess Mwenda speaks passionately about her mission to end child marriage in Zambia, starting first in her own chiefdom.
[AllAfrica] 22/09/2015

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.
[AllAfrica] 21/09/2015

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 (...)
[AllAfrica] 20/09/2015

Zambia to start exporting electricity in 2016
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

A decade after write-offs, Africa sliding back into debt trap
Fitch says African sovereign debt levels have risen to 44 per cent of GDP from 34 per cent five years ago, with Zambia and Kenya looking particularly vulnerable.
[East Africa News Post] 17/09/2015

Energy: Zambia seeks to triple power generation in 2 years with solar
Energy: Zambia seeks to triple power generation in 2 years with solar
Zambia expects to triple power output to 6,000 megawatts (MW) in 2 years through expansion of solar energy by foreign investors, the head of its investment agency said.
[Africa Report] 16/09/2015

Zambia: State of the economy is challenging - Finance Minister
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 (...)
[AllAfrica] 15/09/2015

Environment: Zambia orders Vedanta's Konkola to dispose of Chilean copper
Environment: Zambia orders Vedanta's Konkola to dispose of Chilean copper
Zambia's environmental management authority on Monday ordered Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) owned by Vedanta Resources to dispose of copper concentrates it imported from Chile because they had high levels of arsenic, a toxic substance.
[Africa Report] 15/09/2015

Mining: China's CNMC challenges Zambia after placing 1,600 miners on forced leave
Mining: China's CNMC challenges Zambia after placing 1,600 miners on forced leave
China's CNMC Luanshya Copper Mines claims it followed Zambian law when it closed the Baluba mine and sent more than 1,600 workers on forced leave after Zambia threatened to revoke Luanshya's mining licence if the company did not reinstate the (...)
[Africa Report] 14/09/2015

Zambia: Zambian Capital Can't Quench Thirst of Its Booming Population
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Lusaka -Dorothy Zulu's dream is to have a water tap and a small vegetable garden in her home in Ngombe, one of many slums in Zambia's capital Lusaka.
[AllAfrica] 14/09/2015

Kenya: Sale of Sh1 Million Wheelbarrows to be Audited
[The Star] Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka has said those involved in the purchase of Sh10 million wheelbarrows will carry their own cross.
[AllAfrica] 14/09/2015

Zambia: Presidential Motorcade Attacked
[Zambian Watchdog] Police in Solwezi have teargassed people to allow President Edgar Lungu to drive past from the airport.
[AllAfrica] 13/09/2015

17 killed in Zambia bus crash
At least 17 people died when a bus and lorry collided west of the Zambian capital Lusaka, police said.
[IOL] 12/09/2015

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 (...)
[The Voice] 11/09/2015

Mining: Glencore's Zambia unit to keep most workers despite suspension
Mining: Glencore's Zambia unit to keep most workers despite suspension
Glencore's Zambian subsidiary Mopani Copper Mines will retain most of its workers even after copper production is suspended following a drop on the metal's price, a source close to the company said on Friday.
[Africa Report] 11/09/2015

Mining: After Zambia, Glencore holds talks with Congo officials on Katanga mine
Mining: After Zambia, Glencore holds talks with Congo officials on Katanga mine
Glencore held talks with Congolese officials in Kinshasa on Thursday over the company's plans to suspend some copper output at its Katanga Mining unit for 18 months, an adviser to the prime minister said.
[Africa Report] 11/09/2015

Mining: Zambia gov't talking to Glencore's local unit over plan to halt mining
Mining: Zambia gov't talking to Glencore's local unit over plan to halt mining
Zambia is talking to Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) over its parent company Glencore's plan to suspend operations following a drop in the metal's price, the minister of mines said on Thursday.
[Africa Report] 10/09/2015

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.
[AllAfrica] 10/09/2015

Zambia: Better Sanitation Key to Save Girls from Early Marriage, Skipping School
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bunda Chunsu -When 15-year-old Mellan Chansa started menstruating, her biggest fears while venturing into the bush to change her sanitary towel were snakes and peeping boys.
[AllAfrica] 08/09/2015

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.
[AllAfrica] 06/09/2015

Zambia: Uth Issue About Allowances for Junior Doctors Resolved
[Zambia Reports] Health Deputy Minister Chitalu Chilufya says the misunderstanding over allowances which arose at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) involving junior doctors has been resolved.
[AllAfrica] 06/09/2015

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 (...)
[The Voice] 03/09/2015

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.
[AllAfrica] 31/08/2015

Zambia: Let There Be No Bloodshed - President Lungu
[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu says there should be no bloodbath in the upcoming Solwezi West by-election calling for peaceful and issue-based campaigns ahead of the September 24.
[AllAfrica] 29/08/2015

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 (...)
[The Voice] 28/08/2015

Zambia: Housing Deficit Not Insurmountable
[Times of Zambia] As a result of this housing deficit, more than half of the urban population live in crowded informal settlements with poor sanitary conditions.
[AllAfrica] 24/08/2015

Zambia: East Chiefs Fight Child Marriages
[Times of Zambia] TWO Chiefs in Eastern Province have pledged to eradicate child marriages and other forms of gender based violence in their chiefdoms.
[AllAfrica] 23/08/2015 all news from Africa. Africa news & newspapers online
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