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@TheKondwani ft Blaq Bowy Umufiishi - FOR YOU (Official Music Video)

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Watch @yvonnemwale & @slapdee | Uka Ukalilele?

Yvonne Mwale & Slapdee | Uka Ukalilele? For More SUBSCRIBE .

Star of the week in Zambia Music Industry | Watch Trina South Performing on Sikile

Star of the week in Zambia Music Industry | Watch Trina South Performing on Sikile For more SUBSCRIBE Download SIKILE 

Watch: Swish - Emoji Imozi [Official Music Video]

Swish - Emoji Imozi [Official Music Video]

Shimika Conmigo! S2 Ep3 with Henry Sokoni Simfukwe

 Shimika Conmigo! S2 Ep3 with Henry Sokoni Simfukwe  You can listen to this podcast episode (and others) on the following platforms Google Podcasts Anchor Podcasts Spotify  Watch the interview on YouTube 

Celebrating Our Music | Trina South Sikile Reaction Video

Celebrating Our Music | Trina South Sikile Reaction Video 

Celebrating Our Music | Wezi Buy My Love Reaction Video

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Turkey, Zambia have mutually beneficial relations: Zambian consul

BUY Zambia's honorary consul in Istanbul on Sunday said Zambia and Turkey have established mutually beneficial relations that have continued to grow in recent years. Bülent Göktuna said Turkey regards Zambia as a strategic partner both in the Southern African region and the continent as a whole, according to a statement by the Zambian Embassy in Ankara. He was speaking at the Zambian Chancery in the Turkish capital before handing over a consignment of 12 computers and a laptop worth TL 166,000 ($23,000) to Zambia's Ambassador to Turkey Joseph Chilengi. [Full Story via Daily Sabah ]

Angola and Nigeria prove that being endowed with oil is not always a boon

BUY In countries with weak governance institutions, natural resource wealth tends to be a curse instead of a blessing. Where citizens are relatively powerless to hold ruling elites to account, resource wealth undermines development prospects. On the contrary, where citizens are able to exert constraints on executive power, resource wealth can generate development that benefits ordinary citizens. Development scholar Richard Auty first coined the term ‘resource curse’ in the early 1990s. He used the phrase to describe the puzzling phenomenon of resource wealthy countries failing to industrialise. Manifestations of the ‘curse’ now range from widespread corruption to civil war to deepening authoritarian rule. [Full story via IOL.CO.ZA ]

Has Zambia finally found its fourth mobile operator?

BUY Zambian communications regulator , the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA), has awarded the nation’s fourth mobile operator licence to Beeline Telecoms. The Lusaka Times says that Beeline Telecoms, which is a wholly Zambian-owned company, has to start operations within the next six months. If it doesn’t it risks its licence being revoked, which would be an unfortunate development given that the previous award-winner, UZI Zambia, had its license withdrawn in June 2020. UZI Zambia lost the licence – over two years after the original award was made – because the company failed to launch in time. ZICTA twice postponed the deadline before revoking the licence. [Full story via developing telecoms ]

The goats helping Zambians to reach economic independence

BUY In Zambia , where the climate crisis is making it increasingly difficult to earn a living, goat-rearing is being seen as a possible route to a better livelihood, and economic resilience. When Sylvia Chiinda’s husband died, she was left to raise seven children on her own. As extreme weather hit more frequently, her farm became less productive, forcing her to look for other ways to make money. [Full story via ]

Five Zambian Podcasts You Should Listen to on Spotify

BUY Five Zambian Podcasts you should listen to on Spotify. What is a podcast and what is Podcasting?  According to  Berry, R., (2006) " ‘Podcasting’ allows anyone with a PC to create a ‘radio’ programme and distribute it freely, through the internet to the portable MP3 players of subscribers around the world. Podcasting not only removes global barriers to reception but, at a stroke, removes key factors impeding the growth of internet radio: its portability, its intimacy and its accessibility. This is a scenario where audiences are producers, where the technology we already have assumes new roles and where audiences, cut off from traditional media, rediscover their voices."  Check out our list below (click on each link to find out more and subscribe to the listed podcasts).  1. Bulela Podcast   Bulela is a Podcast dedicated to providing an open platform for creatives and audiences alike. We intend to inspire and enrich one another through interactions that allow us to share ou

Ghana Plans to Relax Telecom Licensing Rules to Lower Data Costs

BUY Ghana plans to broaden the scope of its telecommunications licenses so mobile operators can have more spectrum available for internet use, lowering data costs for consumers. Ghana currently sells licenses that are spectrum-specific “and the technology is tied to the spectrum that you can use,” said Communications Minister-Designate Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, who took questions from lawmakers Monday as part of her  reappointment  process. After the change, it won’t “matter whether its 2G, 3G or 4G spectrum that you have, you can use whatever available technology there is on (your available spectrum) to deliver the service that you want,” she said, referring to the technologies used for voice calls and Internet services.  Full story via BLOOMBERG.COM

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Namibia's national airline to go into liquidation

  DOWNLOAD/BUY Namibia's national airline, Air Namibia has folded up, after 75 years of service. It will go into liquidation. — Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) February 12, 2021

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Musk's Tesla electrifies bitcoin with $1.5 billion bet, car payments pledge

Bitcoin took another large stride toward mainstream acceptance on Monday after billionaire Elon Musk’s electric vehicle company Tesla Inc revealed it had purchased $1.5 billion of the cryptocurrency and would soon accept it as a form of payment.  Full story on  Reuters BUY

Top 5 Zambian news stories this week

This is for the week  - 1st - 6th February 2021 1. Zambia Is Done for Now With Taking Over Mining Companies :  Zambia isn’t looking to take over more mining companies, nor is the government planning to nationalize the industry, according to Finance Minister Bwalya Ng’andu. The government has acquired  Glencore Plc ’s and Vedanta Ltd.’s local operations in the past two years. Remarks by President Edgar Lungu in December that Africa’s second-biggest copper producer wanted to take “significant stakes” in unspecified mines led to fears of a fresh wave of nationalization. [ Bloomberg ]   2.  Zambia asks for debt restructuring under G20 suspension deal :  Zambia announced on Friday that it had officially applied for restructuring under the G20 debt suspension initiative for the world’s poorest countries. Zambia, the first African country to default on its debt during the pandemic, saw its external debt bulge to nearly $12 billion in 2020. The copper-rich country missed two interest payments

Police seize $60 million of bitcoin! Now, where's the password?

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German prosecutors have confiscated more than 50 million euros ($60 million) worth of bitcoin from a fraudster. There’s only one problem: they can’t unlock the money because he won’t give them the password. The man was sentenced to jail and has since served his term, maintaining his silence throughout while police made repeated failed efforts to crack the code to access more than 1,700 bitcoin, said a prosecutor in the Bavarian town of Kempten. “We asked him but he didn’t say,” prosecutor Sebastian Murer told Reuters on Friday. “Perhaps he doesn’t know.” Bitcoin is stored on software known as a digital wallet that is secured through encryption. A password is used as a decryption key to open the wallet and access the bitcoin. When a password is lost the user cannot open the wallet. The fraudster had been sentenced to more than two years in jail for covertly installing software on other computers to harness their power to “mine” or produce bitcoin. When he went beh

Copyright Claims on YouTube Videos 2020 | Vlogmas Day 2 | Lazambiana ✰

YouTube has developed a system that tells you as a content creator (musician, artist, painter, etc), when your content (some of it or all of it) is being used by another channel/creator.  See the video above. I have a few videos on my channel that were also uploaded by other creators. As I do not mind and I am not the sole owner of the content I did not take action.  However, this is not always the case. Especially for music content.  As a creator (musician), you must make sure your content is only uploaded by you on your channel, nowhere else. No one else apart from you should upload, the video content or audio files or visualiser. You can then monetise the content if you own it. Also, should it happen that someone else tries to upload your work or part of it YouTube will notify you (as my video shows) and you can start the process of having it taken down. Normally this is a long winding process. And not so straight forward. So most musicians and their management must make sure the

Are you an SME looking for finance to grow your business?

  BUY Are you an SME looking for finance to grow your business?Join our Impact Investing Virtual Roadshow on 11 February 2021 You'll learn about impact investing, attracting investors & gain skills to become investment-ready. Register today @UKinZambia #Zambia — Prospero Zambia (@prosperozm) January 31, 2021

Zambia Skips 2027 Eurobond Coupon Payment, Finance Ministry Says

BUY Zambia skipped a $56.1 million coupon payment on Jan. 30 on its Eurobond maturing in 2027, the Finance Ministry confirmed Sunday. The southern African nation became Africa’s first pandemic-era sovereign to default after it missed a $42.5 million Eurobond coupon payment in November. Zambia warned in October that it wouldn’t be able to meet obligations on foreign commercial debt unless creditors provided it with relief while the government worked to restructure its loans. [ Bloomber g]

Download Killa Instinct (Deluxe) [Explicit] by @Killa_SoGood

Download Killa Instinct (Deluxe) [Explicit] by @Killa_SoGood                                                                                                 DOWNLOAD/BUY

Business growth in Africa depends on ‘big tech’: Kenyan entrepreneur

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made headlines in March when he  opted out  of plans for a months-long stay in Africa amid the onset of  COVID-19 . His plans to go to Africa reflect a trend in recent years of  major tech CEOs traveling to the continent , including Dorsey himself, who  visited several African countries  months before his change of heart. Those trips have coincided with efforts undertaken by the tech giants to help  bolster the continent’s internet infrastructure , contributing to buzz that Africa and its more than 1 billion people may prove to be the industry’s next big growth market. In a new interview, Kenyan tech entrepreneur Mubarak Muyika tells Yahoo Finance that aspiring business leaders on the continent understand the immense role that big tech companies will play in its economic development, saying that the acceleration of Africa’s digital commerce amid COVID-19 owes to steps taken by tech giants in the U.S. “What's really driving growth in Africa isn't really C

MTN announces US$25 million donation to the AU's COVID-19 vaccination programme.

BUY In a unique public/private partnership, MTN, Africa’s leading mobile network, has announced a donation of US$25 million to support the African Union’s COVID-19 vaccination programme. The donation will help secure up to seven million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for health workers across the continent, which will contribute to the vaccination initiative of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). “ The devastating impact of COVID-19 has been unprecedented and profound.  Public and private partnerships are needed if we are to succeed in the fight against the pandemic and restore social and economic norms for our continent and our communities, ” says Ralph Mupita, President and Chief Executive Officer of MTN Group. On 14 January 2021, President Cyril Ramaphosa, Chairperson of the African Union, announced that the African Union had secured a provisional 270 million COVID-19 vaccine doses on behalf of its Member States, through advance procurement commitment

AfDB set to mobilize $25 billion to scale up African climate adaptation

BUY The African Development Bank (AfDB) has formally launched the Africa Adaptation.  Acceleration Program (AAAP) that would mobilize $25 billion to scale up and accelerate climate change adaptation actions across Africa. This  disclosure  was made by the  President of AfDB, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina,  during the Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021, hosted by the government of the Netherlands and the Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA). According to Dr. Adesina, “ Our ambition is bold: to galvanize climate resilience actions; support countries to accelerate and scale up climate adaptation and resilience, and mobilize financing at scale for climate adaptation in Africa ” “Our Youth Adaptation flagship will unlock $3 billion for the youth, support 10,000 youth-led SMEs in climate resilience, and build capacity for one million youth on climate adaptation” Dr. Adesina thanked Ban Ki-Moon for his role in the establishment of GCA’s regional office for Africa in Abidjan in 2020, which was hosted b

Zambia COVID-19 cases surpass 50,000 mark

BUY Zambia’s COVID-19 cases passed the 50,000 mark as the country continues to see a surge in cases during the second wave, its health ministry said on Thursday. The cases reached 50,319 following 1,408 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours out of 13,524 tests done, representing a 10.4 percent positivity rate. According to the figures, 1,489 patients were discharged during the same period, bringing the total recoveries to 42,771 while 17 people died, bringing the total deaths to 705. Meanwhile, Health Minister Jonas Chanda said schools will go ahead and reopen next month despite the cases not subsidizing. He said during a COVID-19 update press briefing that this, however, will call for increased surveillance on schools by the education authorities. [ CGTN ]

Zambia allocated 8.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

                                                                        BUY ZAMBIA has been allocated 8.7million doses of Covid-19 vaccines under a facility being pioneered by the Africa Union. Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union, His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba announced the development. He said the initiative is being done under the COVID-19 African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) a platform which has been created to ensure that upto 60% of Africa’s population were vaccinated against the Coronavirus by December 2021. He said AVATT was created by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Chairperson of the African Union, in November 2020. He said  AVATT has been mandated to secure the necessary vaccines and blended financing resources for achieving Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination strategy which targets vaccinating a minimum of 60 per cent of Africa’s population.                                                                                 BUY Mr.