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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…

Zambian under pressure over the arrest of opposition leader
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Zambian under pressure over the arrest of opposition leader

Staff Reporter - Apr 24, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka - Zambia has once again come under the spotlight from the international community following the arrest and detention of one of the opposition…

Zambia, Malawi sign tax deal
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Zambia, Malawi sign tax deal

Staff Reporter - Apr 24, 2017

By  Jeff Kapembwa LUSAKA – Zambia and Malawi have resolved to harmonise trade barriers that affect trade between the two neighbours through the signing of the Double…

Lacklustre mineral laws costing Zambia dearly
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Lacklustre mineral laws costing Zambia dearly

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka - Zambia, like other countries endowed with mineral resources, is losing an estimated US$1 trillion in revenue annually due to investors harbouring corrupt…

Batoka to boost SADC power supply
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Batoka to boost SADC power supply

Staff Reporter - Apr 10, 2017

By Rumbidzayi Zinyuke SOUTHERN African countries are set to benefit immensely from the development of the proposed Batoka Gorge Hydro-Electric Scheme (BGHES) which is expected to boost…

Investors shun Zambia’s energy sector . . . Want to know true cost of producing electricity
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Investors shun Zambia’s energy sector . . . Want to know true cost of producing electricity

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa LUSAKA - Mining companies are not ready to invest in the Zambian power sector until its true cost is established to ensure investors make…

Zambezi River Authority spends US$1m projects  in Zimbabwe, Zambia
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Zambezi River Authority spends US$1m projects in Zimbabwe, Zambia

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Tichaona Kurewa Harare - The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) says it has spent over US$1 million on implementing various community development projects in Zimbabwe and Zambia…

Zambia bans trucks, buses at night
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Zambia bans trucks, buses at night

Staff Reporter - Nov 07, 2016

By Lenin Ndebele ON the night of Friday, September 16, a bus carrying 70 people careered off the road after the driver failed to negotiate a curve in…

Zambia, DRC start work on new hydro project
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Zambia, DRC start work on new hydro project

Staff Reporter - Nov 07, 2016

By Tichaona Kurewa VICTORIA FALLS- ZAMBIA’S ZESCO Limited and SNEL of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have started work to construct a new 1,000 megawatt hydro…

When a song tells you that you’re winning
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When a song tells you that you’re winning

Staff Reporter - Aug 22, 2016

By Kelara Khumalo LUSAKA – WHEN Zambia votes, it does so to a soundtrack – and you can usually tell who is winning or losing by the popularity…

Classy Hospitality
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Classy Hospitality

Staff Reporter - Aug 08, 2016

By Mark Musutu Are you visiting Zambia, Lusaka in particular? Are you on the go? If yes, Radisson Blu is the place for you. Especially if your visit…

Border Timbers resumes timber exports to Zambia
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Border Timbers resumes timber exports to Zambia

Staff Reporter - Jul 15, 2016

By Tichaona Kurewa Harare – Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed group, Rift Valley Corporation’s subsidiary, Border Timbers Limited (BTL) has resumed export of treated poles to Zambia, as the company…