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Zambia to start hippo cull in May despite protests

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia will begin a planned cull of around 2,000 hippos in May, a senior government official said on Friday, reviving a measure put on hold two years earlier amid protests from animal rights activists.  Zambia says its population of 12,200 hippos is too large for the water levels in the Luangwa river, where most of them live. The authorities say the river can only support around 5,000 of the animals and that relocating them would be too costly. “The hippo culling will be done once the hunting season opens in May,” Tourism Permanent Secretary Howard Sikwela told Reuters by phone.  A contract for the cull was signed in 2015 but was put on hold for further discussion until the cabinet decided last October to revive it, Sikwela said.   British wildlife charity Born Free, which led the campaign against the cull in 2016, says Zambia’s hippo population was far smaller than estimated.   “The return of the cull is devastating news. Wild hippo numbers

Tourism PS closes Ndola Casino

The Ministry of Tourism has closed Jacaranda Royal Casino in Ndola for operating illegally. Tourism and arts permanent secretary Reverend Howard Sikwela has warned that his Ministry would not hesitate to close Casinos operating illegally in the country. Speaking at his office on Thursday, Rev. Sikwela told Journalists that the Casino was served with the notice and purpose of closure prior to the operation. And Rev Sikwela said the 20 per cent monthly service charge that casinos were paying to the tourism department will now be paid to the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA), according to a statement issued by tourism and arts public relations officer Sakabilo Kalembwe. He urged casino operators to be in touch with the revenue authority for any clarifications on how to go about the payments at ZRA.

Zambia Cuts Power From World's Biggest Man-Made Reservoir

Zambia has reduced hydropower production at the Kariba Dam because of rapidly declining water levels at the world’s biggest man-made reservoir that straddles the border with Zimbabwe, the energy minister said. “We have noted the poor water situation for the Zambezi system necessitating reduction in generation at Kariba,” Matthew Nkhuwa said, without providing further details. Water outflows through the turbines at Kariba, which shows how much power they’re producing, has been cut by 27 percent this month. The dam has dropped to 43 percent of capacity from 85 percent in October, as inflows from the Zambezi River that feeds it dwindle. Flows at Victoria Falls about 120 kilometers (75 miles) upstream are less than half of what they were a year ago, and near a record low for this time of the year, according to data from the Zambezi River Authority, which manages the dam. Mines in Zambia, Africa’s second-biggest copper producer, account for more than half of electricity

The Kenyan women's national football team

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Kenya Women's National football team   The Kenyan women's national football team, the Harambee Starlets will now focus on their main match against Uganda on April 8 after finishing their international friendly matches. The Kenyan team, which returned home on Tuesday morning from Lusaka, Zambia, are in high spirits after they crushed their hosts 3-0 on Sunday. "You must appreciate the high standard of football in Zambia. They pushed us to the limit through the results don't reflect it. They have developed and made strides in women's football so this match was quite significant to us," said head coach Richard Kanyi. "But I must thank my defence and whole team for playing as a unit. Their conviction is back and we want to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations again," Kanyi added. Coach Kanyi used the Zambia tie to gauge some of the new blood he was drafted into the team, including Wincate Kaari and Vivian Nasaka who came in for striker Esse

France Vs Nigeria international friendly on Friday, April 6 at the Stade MMArena, Le Mans.

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Super Falcons - Pic credit  sportsration.com The French women team has called up  Bayern Munich, Barcelona, and Paris Saint-Germain stars for their friendly against the Super Falcons of Nigeria. France will host the Super Falcons of Nigeria in an international friendly on Friday, April 6 at the Stade MMArena, Le Mans. Head Coach has Corinne Diacre has called up 23 players to prosecute the friendly against the Falcons and later against Canada on Monday, April 9. Diacre retains the 23 players that participated at the She Believes Cup and won a bronze medal. A statement of the French Football Federation (FFF) website said, “coach Corinne Deacon summoned twenty-three players to play two international matches at the beginning of April in France. They will be gathered from April 2nd at CNF Clairefontaine.” France is currently ranked fifth in the world while the Super Falcons are ranked 38th . France Women's Team - Pic credit   clintgist.com The la

37 Zambian athletes to compete at Gold Coast 2018

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Photo Credit - www.embracing2018.com Although Zambia joined the Commonwealth in 1964, it had already made its first appearance at the Commonwealth Games in 1954.  Zambia’s first gold medal came at the Christchurch 1974 Commonwealth Games when Lotti Mwale won the men’s light middleweight division in boxing. Zambia won two bronze medals at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, in boxing and judo.  The Zambia National Olympic Committee was formed in 1964 and is responsible for Zambia’s participation in the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games. A total of 37 athletes will represent Zambia at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. According to a final list released by the National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ), the athletes will compete in eight disciplines – swimming , badminton, table tennis, athletics, boxing, squash, rugby and bowling. Team Zambia has a total of 10 female athletes out its 39* representatives  - Source  results.gc2018.com The

The Queen's Baton visits Zambia

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Some of Zambia's reps at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

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Tilka PALJK - Swimming [Photo Credit -  amazonaws.com ] Rugby Sevens Team [Photo Credit -  Zambia Sevens Twitter Account Boxing - [Photo Credit -  oydc.org.zm ] Benny Muziyo - Boxing [Photo Credit -  cloudfront.net ] Ogar (left) and Evelyn SIAMUPANGILA - Badminton [Photo Credit -  times.co.zm ]  Chongo Mulenga - Badminton [Photo Credit -  www.badzine.net ] Sydney Siame - Athletics [Photo Credit -  konbini.com ] Want to know more about Zambia at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games? Click here

Germany and Spain qualify for Uruguay 2018

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Germany and Spain qualify for Uruguay 2018 European duo won berths to FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018 Germany and Spain will contest European final England or Finland will win final berth from the continent Germany and Spain are the first two European nations to win berths to the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018 after both countries advanced to the UEFA Women's U-17 Championship final in Lithuania. Germany routed England 8-0 in the first semi-final, with Shekiera Martinez leading the way in the goals category with a hat-trick. Spain edged Finland 1-0 in the day's other semi-final thanks to Eva Maria Navarro's strike in the 52nd minute. Hallo ihr #Finalistinnen - Ghanasoccernet.com Read More Women in Sports Posts from our BLOG  

A Zambian specialised business advisory and capital raising firm scoops two International awards.

Lyco Business Solutions , a Zambian specialised business advisory and capital raising firm has scooped two International Finance’s Financial awards. The International Finance Publication Limited awarded Lyco Business Solutions as 2018 “Best New Business Advisory firm” and “Best New Capital Raising firm” respectively for Zambia. Lyco has a growing footprint in Zambia , South Africa, Dubai and the United States of America (USA) and has been providing business consultancy services to local and international entrepreneurs’ across the range of business discipline. The company offers business management, marketing, business development and capital raising for existing businesses seeking to expand their operations and as well provide start-ups with viable business plans. Lyco Business Solutions Managing Director – Africa, Steven Raelly said it was a great honour to be recognised by the International Finance for its efforts, dedication and contribution to the growth of businesses in Z