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Zambia admits serious financial difficulties due to Covid 19 pandemic

Having failed to meet a $42.5 million payment due to its Western creditors in October, Zambia acknowledges that it has serious cash flow problems, but says it is not in default. Lusaka explains that it “All creditors must be treated fairly,” according to Zambian Central Bank Governor Christopher Mvunga. Zambia had only $36 million available […]

Sahara: Zambia, Eswatini Open Consulates in Laayoune

The Republic of Zambia opened on Tuesday a Consulate General in the Southern Moroccan city of Laayoune. It is the 8th African diplomatic mission installed in the capital of the Moroccan Sahara in less than a year. The inauguration ceremony of this consulate was co-chaired by Moroccan foreign minister Nasser Bourita and Secretary General of […]

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Felix Tshisekedi pays visit to Congolese counterpart Denis Sassou-Nguesso

Upon his arrival on July 15, Felix Tshisekedi had a series of talks with his Congolese counterpart Denis Sassou-Nguesso. These talks will continue today before the return to Kinshasa of the president of the DRC. Felix Tshisekedi travelled alone, without his Minister of Foreign Affairs or any other member of the government. And all Wednesday’s […]

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Air borders start reopening in Côte d’Ivoire & Zambia

International flights, which have been suspended since March due to the health crisis, will be able to resume from 1 July, the Ivorian authorities announced on June 25. But travelers arriving on Ivorian soil will be subject to “control on arrival and monitoring during their stay through a geolocation system,” Health Minister Eugene Aka Aoulé […]

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Sahara: Morocco’s Autonomy Plan, the Only Solution to this Regional Conflict (Zambian Official)

The autonomy plan offered by Morocco for a lasting resolution to the Sahara issue is the only workable solution to this regional conflict, said Mrs. Grace Njapau, Zambia’s former Home Affairs Deputy minister. In an address made on the occasion of Africa’s World Day, Mrs. Njapau, who is a MP, said the Moroccan plan is […]

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Glencore to shut Zambia copper mines

A copper mine in Zambia is shutting on Wednesday because of disruption brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Glencore’s Zambian subsidiary Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) will shutter its mining operations today but continue to process material it has on site in its smelter and refinery until further notice, the firm said in a statement. “In […]

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Zambia inks over $824 mln deal with China Railway

Zambia has signed a contract of more than $824 million with a subsidiary of China Railway Construction Corporation to upgrade a rail line, the company said on Wednesday. China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation will rehabilitate the railway line in southern Zambia over a period of eight years, China Railway said in a statement. Infrastructure development […]

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Zambia gets $389 million grant from the US for AIDS relief

Zambia gets $389 million grant from the US for AIDS relief

The United States will give Zambia a new one-year bilateral grant of $389 million for AIDS relief starting in October after congressional approval, Zambia’s ministry of health said in a statement. Washington’s grant under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) follows a meeting on Zambia held last week in Johannesburg, South Africa. […]

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Ebola vaccine approved in 4 African countries

Four African countries – the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Ghana and Zambia – have licensed an Ebola vaccine that can now be distributed. “The approval of the Ebola vaccine by these countries is another milestone in the fight against this unforgiving disease,” said WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “Africa has rallied to cement […]

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Zambia, US Ambassador Persona Non-Grata

Zambia, US Ambassador Persona Non-Grata

The president of Zambia Edgar Lungu has asked the United States to withdraw its ambassador, after the diplomat criticized the jailing of two men for being in a gay relationship. Last month, the US ambassador to Zambia, Daniel Foote, said he was “horrified” when a judge sentenced the men to 15 years in prison. He […]

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