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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]

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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.

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BUY Lusaka, Zambia Full-time Contract type: National employment contract Company Description SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development. For more information, please refer to our website:  The Chambeshi Lukanga Sanitation & Hygiene Project SNV Zambia is implementing the multi-country, Dutch funded Chambeshi-Lukanga Sanitation & Hygiene project in partnership with Chambeshi and Lukanga Water and Sanitation Companies as well as the respective L

It’s not Dress Code but a National Dress - Sumaili

BUY   The PF government says it is not considering introducing a National Dress Code. In a statement, National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister Reverend Godfridah Sumaili says the reported in the Daily Mail was a misrepresentation. Reverend Sumaili said what is being considered is a National Dress which will be introduced after extensive consultations with stakeholders. She said her Ministry cannot impose a National Dress on the citizenry. Reverend Sumaili said the debate in the Dress Code is out of context and premature to be a topic currently in the midst of other national challenges such as the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. [ LUSAKA TIMES ]

Zambia’s cabinet approves cybersecurity blueprint

                                                Buy African Women in Cybersecurity Zambia’s cabinet has approved the establishment of a national cybersecurity policy to ensure responsible use of social media and to protect users of social media, a statement released on Tuesday said. The National Cyber Security Policy will also ensure effective mechanisms are put in place for a well-coordinated governance framework on cybersecurity in order to foster the creation of a secure, reliable and trustworthy cyber environment that increases confidence. “The government, through this policy, will take responsibility of ensuring that the public sector, private sector, and civil society are not only aware of the dangers of cyberspace, but also that the respective sectors take necessary measures of securing themselves,” the statement said. The policy will also assist in inculcating a culture of cybersecurity and protect victims against cybercrimes, guide the mechanism of coordinating cybersecurity

SA shuts down 20 land port entries

B UY SOUTH Africa has announced the closure of 20 land port of entries until February 15, 2021, as part of the ongoing alert level three measures to fight increasing numbers of Coronavirus infections in that country. According to a statement availed by First Secretary Press and Public Relations Officer Naomi Nyawali, Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Jackson Miti confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the border closures in a televised address to the nation. “President Ramaphosa mentioned that based on recommendations of the National Coronavirus Command Council, Cabinet decided to maintain the country on adjusted alert level three in addition to new restrictions to reduce the high risk of transmission,” read the statement. High Commissioner Miti advised Zambians intending to enter or depart South Africa to ensure that they were among categories of people that were exempted from travel restrictions. He disclosed that the announced categories of people that wou

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Matilda Mwaba dies

Matilda Mwaba-Lucas, daughter to Ms Mwaba announced the sad development. Matilda Mwaba  Ms Mwaba started her career in the corporate sector , however, after training in martial arts she was elected Chairperson of the Zambia Police Judo Club from 1997-1998. She was then elected president of the Zambian National Judo Federation and served for 7 years. Ms. Mwaba also served on the National Olympic Committee of Zambia Board. She was the first female Judo Association President and later founded and became Chief Executive Director of the National Organisation for Women in Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation (NOWSPAR), a sports NGO. NOWSPAR’s mission is to advocate for the equal participation of women and girls in sport at all levels, through research, policy analysis, awareness-raising and capacity development of women in sport and organisations to enhance the delivery of sport for the benefit of women. May Her Soul Rest In Eternal Peace Our heartfelt condolences to her family and the NO

Zambian president dismisses health minister, no reason given

Edgar Lungu Zambian President Edgar Lungu has dismissed Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya with immediate effect, the president’s office said on Sunday, without giving a reason for the move. Once seen as a potential presidential replacement for Lungu, Chilufya’s political ambitions have faded amid growing calls for his dismissal from opposition parties and health workers. “The President has thanked Dr Chilufya for the services rendered to government and wished him well in his future endeavours,” the office said in a statement. Chilufya, health minister since his appointment in 2016, was not immediately available for comment. - [ REUTERS ] Fellow Citizens, I have terminated the appointment of Hon. Dr Chitalu Chilufya as Minister of Health with immediate effect. To this effect, I have transferred Hon Dr. Jonas Kamima Chanda, MP Bwana Mkubwa, to the Ministry of Health. — Edgar Chagwa Lungu (@EdgarCLungu) January 10, 2021

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                                                     Granddady's Shoka Nyama located in Lusaka, Zambia Lusaka’s popular chilling spot Grandaddy’s Shoka  Nyama has been closed for a week due to the new strain of COVID-19 whose cases are on the upswing. It wrote in a notice: “Due to the rising number of cases & the new strain in Zambia, we will be closing for our 1-week break, starting today. The rumour making its way around is unfounded, nevertheless- at Grandaddy’s we do care and we will monitor the situation before making a decision on reopening.” - [Zambia Reports Website]

Zach Chavula, CEO of Hot FM Zambia dies

Mr Chavula is said to have died in Lusaka .