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Farming in Zambia

This report attempts to examine the efficacy of the agricultural sector reforms that have been implemented in Zambia since 1991/92 when the MMD government of Fred Chiluba was elected to office.

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Rethinking African Politics: A History of Opposition in Zambia

Rethinking African Politics: A History of Opposition in Zambia (Empire and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-2000)

Zambia’s economy not good for business so far

There is no money in circulation, and this has led to a continuous decline in business activity even in January 2019, says Stanbic Bank Zambia limited. According to Stanbic Bank Zambia’s current Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) Survey, business activity remains subdued due to low consumer sales and little money in circulation.

“A weaker fall in new orders was registered in January, with the rate of contraction easing for the third consecutive month to the lowest since last September. Some panellists reported a continued lack of customers, although others indicated that they had been able to secure new clients. Slow sales and a lack of money in circulation were reportedly behind the latest reduction in business activity – the sixth in as many months. Output fell at a solid pace, albeit one that was weaker than in December, in line with a softer decline in new orders,” the report revealed. “Companies in Zambia continued to reduce their outstanding business in January amid a further reducti…

Provincial expos: Marketing tool for Zambia

ATTRACTING foreign direct investment through business incentives to enhance competitiveness and increase economic development are essential aims and objectives of every government, with no exception of the Zambian government. The government has thus; put measures such as economic diversification, to create a business environment that promotes value addition by way of having a manufacturing type of economy.
Different initiatives are in place to help in this direction such as provincial expos like the Luapula Expo and Investment Conference in 2017. The event showcased the range of products produced by small and medium scale industries from all different regions. It was also used to address several shortcomings or constraints that had been identified by local entrepreneurs and exhibited products that fulfilled the criteria of good quality, packaging, branding, labelling and production technology.

Expos are an excellent response to the demands of attracting significant foreig…

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 across Africa are under growing p…

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 demand and any shorta…

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The Kenyan 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 Akida and goalkeeper Vivian Akinyi, who are injured. The St…

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

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.

The last meeting between the Super Falcons and France was a group stage fixture at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany which Nigeria lost 1-0.

37 Zambian athletes to compete at Gold Coast 2018

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.

The Zambian government is reported to have set aside a total of 1.6 million kwacha for the participation of athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. These are important g…

The Queen's Baton visits Zambia


Some of Zambia's reps at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

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My Review of DotComZambia

By In'utu J. Mubanga

I decided to try out the shipping service that is offered by DotComZambia (DCZ). I uploaded 2 videos on youtube (check the bottom of the page for links) that explain my experience. 
I had no idea what to expect as this is new to me using other shipping services that are non-traditional. I was pleasantly surprised that all of my packages got to Lusaka.

You get a call from DCZ when your package reaches Lusaka and you are asked to pick it up or delivered (delivery is at a fee, I was asked for K55).  Pick up is straight forward, you have to pay what I am calling a "processing fee" of K100 or more depending on your package size. Note these charges are not explicit on their website. 
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