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Tourism: Prince Harry to help restock elephants in Zambia

Britain’s Prince Harry paid last weekend a two-day trip to Zambia, where he visited the capital city of Lusaka and its Burma Barracks. On Monday, the Duke of Sussex offered to support the Zambian government’s efforts to boost tourism by facilitating a deal with Botswana to move some elephants to the Zambia. The commitment was […]

Zambia to deport Zimbabwe fleeing ex-finance minister

Zambia’s Foreign Minister Joe Malanji on Wednesday said they have refused to offer asylum to Zimbabwe’s opposition leader and former Finance Minister Tendai Biti. Zimbabwe opposition politician Tendai Biti has been denied asylum in Zambia, after authorities in Zimbabwe briefly detained him as he tried to cross the border. Earlier reports quoting his lawyer Nqobizitha […]

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Exiled DRC tycoon to try entry via Zambia to contest key election

Exiled opposition leader and multimillionaire Moise Katumbi will not attempt to land in DR. Congo after his private jet has been barred from landing on Friday in Lubumbashi, capital of Katanga Province. The political heavyweight will instead try to enter via Zambia, his party said Friday. The 53-year-old former governor of the mineral-rich province has […]

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Zambia: opposition rejects government-proposed cyber laws

Zambia’s main opposition party in the parliament has opposed government plans to introduce new cybercrime laws saying the move will clampdown on social media in the southern African nation. In 2017, the government announced plans to table the country’s Cyber Security and Cyber Crime Bill, the Data Protection Bill and the E-commence Bill. Communications Minister […]

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Zambia aims to eradicate malaria by 2021

The Zambian government on Wednesday said it aims to eradicate malaria within three years after deaths from the disease halved last year from 2014. In Zambia, malaria is the biggest cause of attendance at health facilities, and every family in the Southern African nation has lost someone to disease. However, the country had recorded a […]

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South African firms urged to invest in public projects in Zambia

Zambia’s finance minister has urged South African firms to invest in roads and power plants in the Southern African nation after it suspended borrowing indefinitely. Zambia was expecting to secure a $1.3-billion loan from the International Monetary Fund this year, but the Washington-based lender is unhappy with the country’s borrowing plans. The IMF has rejected […]

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Bilateral agreements top Angolan President’s visit to Zambia

Angolan President Joao Lourenco arrived in Zambia on Wednesday to witness the signing of bilateral agreements to strengthen trade and upgrade cooperation between the two southern African nations. Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu, held bilateral talks with the visiting Angolan President Joao Lourenco. Lungu has called for strengthening of ties between Zambia and Angola in order […]

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Africa: Swedfund Commits $14.7 million to Evolution II Energy Fund

Swedfund, Sweden’s development finance institution that supports companies in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, has invested SEK 126m in the Evolution II Fund, which is focused on clean energy supply and resource efficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa. Evolution II invests in affordable, least-cost, low-carbon clean energy infrastructure projects and promotes growth in resource efficiency […]

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Zambian economic growth to exceed 4% in 2018

The Zambian government expects economy to grow by more than 4 percent this year helped by the mining, agriculture and construction sectors, Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe said. The southern African nation had initially targeted at least 5 percent growth this year, helped in part by higher commodity prices. Africa’s second-largest copper producer expects copper output […]

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Zambia sacks Cuban Ambassador for backing new opposition party

The Zambian government has declared the Cuban Ambassador to the country personae non grata. On Saturday, Cuban Ambassador to Zambia, Nelson Pages Vilas, openly supported the newly launched opposition Socialist Party in Zambia. In what he described as revolutionary greetings, the Ambassador said his government was wishing the Socialist Party in Zambia all the best. […]

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