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Zambia heeds IMF advice … Reins in ‘appetite’ for borrowing
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Zambia heeds IMF advice … Reins in ‘appetite’ for borrowing

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka – Zambia has heeded the cautionary note raised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to arrest escalating debt by taking drastic steps to redress…

DRC in turmoil …As UNHCR, Zambia cry out for help to deal with refugee influx
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DRC in turmoil …As UNHCR, Zambia cry out for help to deal with refugee influx

Editor Southern Times - Nov 13, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka - The humanitarian crisis buffeting Zambia, as a result of the escalating influx of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is…

World leaders congratulate Zambia on its 53rd independence anniversary
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World leaders congratulate Zambia on its 53rd independence anniversary

Editor Southern Times - Oct 27, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka – World leaders have congratulated President Edgar Lungu and the people of Zambia on the country's 53rd Independence anniversary on October 24. The…

Zambia, DRC forge ahead with Lupala hydro project
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Zambia, DRC forge ahead with Lupala hydro project

Editor Southern Times - Oct 27, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka – The belated construction and subsequent commissioning of the 1,000 MW Luapula Hydro Power Project, is now in sight after Zambia secured a consultant…

Zambia mulls land reform policy
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Zambia mulls land reform policy

Editor Southern Times - Oct 13, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa LUSAKA - Zambia is reviewing the land policy to ensure effective management of the national asset is applied so as to avert the displacement…

Southern African World Cup jinx continues
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Southern African World Cup jinx continues

Editor Southern Times - Oct 13, 2017

By Andrew Bonani Kamanga Watching the FIFA World Cup qualification match between Nigeria and Zambia on 7 October 2017, gave me that sinking feeling and confirmed my…

Zambia, SA in second Joint Commission Cooperation meeting
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Zambia, SA in second Joint Commission Cooperation meeting

Editor Southern Times - Oct 11, 2017

LUSAKA - The South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, arrived in Lusaka, Zambia, on Wednesday to co-chair the Second Session of the Joint Commission for…

President Lungu, his fierce political rival Hichilema agree to resolve difference
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President Lungu, his fierce political rival Hichilema agree to resolve difference

Staff Reporter - Aug 09, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka - Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu and opposition leader, Hakainde  Hichilema, detained on treason charges, have resolved to put their differences aside and devise a…

World Bank avail $600m to fund Zambia’s agriculture and energy
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World Bank avail $600m to fund Zambia’s agriculture and energy

Staff Reporter - Aug 07, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa LUSAKA – The World Bank has set aside $600 million for Zambia to invest in agriculture, energy, rural roads and budget support over the…

Zambia agree to sell 100,000 tonnes of maize to East Africa
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Zambia agree to sell 100,000 tonnes of maize to East Africa

Staff Reporter - Jul 31, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa LUSAKA - Zambia has set aside 100,000 tonnes of maize for export to East Africa and other countries in the Great Lakes region, with the…

Russia to help Zambia develop nuclear powerplant
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Russia to help Zambia develop nuclear powerplant

Staff Reporter - Jul 17, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa LUSAKA – Overwhelmed by the need to bolster energy in the Southern African and continent’s second leading copper producer, Zambia has inked a deal…

Zambia wary of ebola outbreak in DRC
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Zambia wary of ebola outbreak in DRC

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka - Zambia has installed 14 thermography scanners at major entry points, including airports and border posts, as a precaution against possible infections of…

Zambia fighting to save Mukula tree from savvy smugglers
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Zambia fighting to save Mukula tree from savvy smugglers

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka - The Southern African Development Community is losing an estimated $16-million per month through the rampant smuggling of the Pterocarpus Chrysothrix trees, used…

Unpacking Maimane’s misadventure in Zambia
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Unpacking Maimane’s misadventure in Zambia

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire There is a story that undeservedly got scant publicity from most regional media outlets. This is the story about Mmusi Maimane, South Africa’s…

World Bank funds lead clean-up in Kabwe
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World Bank funds lead clean-up in Kabwe

Staff Reporter - Jun 05, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa LUSAKA- Zambia and the World Bank have formalised a $66 million loan financing to mitigate and reduce lead pollution in the former mining town…

Zambia and others scrambling for China’s $60 billion pledge
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Zambia and others scrambling for China’s $60 billion pledge

Staff Reporter - Jun 05, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa LUSAKA – Zambia has joined several African countries seeking loans and grants from the $60 billion three-year funding from China under the Forum on…

Zambia reforms mining laws
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Zambia reforms mining laws

Staff Reporter - May 29, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa LUSAKA – Africa’s second leading copper producer Zambia is confident it will leapfrog the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the number one spot. This…

Zambia stuck with $100m ivory …. wants CITES trade ban lifted
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Zambia stuck with $100m ivory …. wants CITES trade ban lifted

Staff Reporter - May 08, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka -The worldwide ban on the trade of both legal and illegally acquired ivory has left Zambia stuck with more than 52 tonnes of both…

Zambia upbeat about IMF deal
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Zambia upbeat about IMF deal

Staff Reporter - May 02, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa LUSAKA – Despite current political tension following the arrest of opposition leaders earlier this month, Zambia is optimistic that it will secure over  $1…

Remembering Zambia’s air crash tragedy . . . and the passing of the voice of their national game
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Remembering Zambia’s air crash tragedy . . . and the passing of the voice of their national game

Staff Reporter - Apr 28, 2017

By Robson Sharuko HARARE  – By sheer coincidence, fate ensured that Zambia would lose the voice of its national game in the same month the country was plunged…