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condoms

Zambian government urged to do more on health ministry scandal

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While the recent scandal in Zambia's health ministry where unsafe condoms and other essential medicines were distributed to health facilities has resulted in the...
COMESA

Zambia ratifies tripartite free trade area agreement

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Zambia has become the latest country to ratify the Tripartite Free Trade Area, a release from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa...
Zambian President Edgar Lungu delivers a speech at the launch of blueberry export to China in Chongwe, Zambia, on Nov. 13, 2020. Zambia on Friday flagged off its inaugural export of fresh blueberries to China, becoming the first country in southern Africa to enter the huge Chinese market. (Photo by Martin Mbangweta/Xinhua)

Zambian government denies reports of planning to introduce national dress code

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The Zambian government on Thursday refuted reports that it plans to introduce a national dress code. Ministry of National Guidance and Religious...
condoms

Zambian anti-graft agency starts probe into contracts on unsafe drugs, condoms

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Zambia's anti-corruption agency said on Wednesday that it has instituted investigations into how a contract was awarded to a company that supplied unsafe condoms...
vaccine

Zambian government to avail report on procurement, administration of COVID-19 vaccine

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Zambia's health ministry said on Wednesday that a detailed report over the procurement and administration of the COVID-19 vaccine will be made available next...
New measles vaccine

Zambia establishes roadmap on administration of COVID-19 vaccine

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The Zambian government said on Monday that it has put in place an implementation pathway for the smooth administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. ...
Edgar Lungu

Zambian president replaces health minister

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Sunday replaced the country's Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya. In a statement released by his office, the Zambian...
Spare-parts

Zambia concludes talks with Glencore on mine operations

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Friday said the government has concluded talks with Glencore, the Anglo-Swiss multinational commodity trading and mining company, regarding its...
condoms

Distribution of unsafe condoms stir rile in Zambia

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Revelations of a Zambia government agency distributing condoms and gloves to the public that did not meet the required standards has stirred consternation among...
A cook serves her food at the monthly Lusaka food market in Lusaka, Zambia, on Sept. 26, 2020. The Lusaka food market is held on the last Saturday of each month, with COVID-19 preventive guidelines observed during the event. (Xinhua/Martin Mbangweta)

Zambian bars, nightclubs to start operating on “take away” basis

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Authorities in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, on Wednesday directed bars and nightclubs to start operating on "take away" basis to avert the escalating COVID-19...
Covid

Zambian minister tests positive for COVID-19

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A Zambian government minister on Wednesday confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Minister for Copperbelt Province Japhen Mwakalombe said he...
Fuel

Zambian government says VAT zero-rating averts fuel price increase

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The Zambian government said on Tuesday that the decision to zero-rate value-added tax on fuel has averted a price increase of the commodity. ...
Edgar Lungu

Zambian president hold talks with African diplomats

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday held talks with African diplomats accredited to the country where they discussed wide-ranging issues. The Zambian...
accident

28 killed in Zambia New Year road traffic accidents

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At least 28 people were killed while 31 others were seriously injured during road traffic accidents that occurred in Zambia during the New Year...
Zambian President Edgar Lungu

Zambian president reiterates commitment to peaceful elections

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday reiterated his government's commitment to free, fair and peaceful elections next year. The Zambian leader has therefore urged stakeholders...
HIV -AIDS

Zambia HIV-positive mothers deliver HIV-free babies

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It has been two years since 22-year-old Judith Chitala gave birth to a bouncy baby boy, Nathan at a named health facility in Zambia's...
Street Children

Zambia government embarks on program to help street children

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Jackson Fumbe is a 12-year-old boy who is usually found at one busy road junction in Lusaka, the country's capital. Jackson and...
United Party for National Development (UPND)

Zambia police confirm death of two people

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Police in Zambia on Wednesday confirmed the death of two people when the police were attempting to disperse supporters of the country's main opposition...
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Two killed in Zambian capital as opposition leader appears before police for questioning

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Two people were on Wednesday killed while others injured as the police tried to disperse supporters of the country's main opposition leader who had...
FILE PHOTO: Men walk past electricity pylons as they return from work in Orlando, Soweto township, South Africa March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

Zambia’s power utility says to reduce load shedding during festive season

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Zambia's power utility said on Tuesday that it will reduce load shedding hours during the festive season. Zesco Limited Public Relations Manager...
Zambian President Edgar Lungu delivers a speech at the launch of blueberry export to China in Chongwe, Zambia, on Nov. 13, 2020. Zambia on Friday flagged off its inaugural export of fresh blueberries to China, becoming the first country in southern Africa to enter the huge Chinese market. (Photo by Martin Mbangweta/Xinhua)

Zambia mulls additional stakes in mines

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Thursday that there was a deliberate strategy to acquire additional stakes in some selected mines in the country. ...
Fuel

Zambia revenue agency busts fuel smuggling scam

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Zambia's revenue agency has unearthed a scam in which the country would have lost millions of money through smuggling of fuel, a senior official...
Votebox

Only 8.4 million people eligible to vote in Zambia – Agency

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The Zambia Statistics Agency said on Sunday that only 8.4 million people of the country's population were eligible to vote in next year's general...
arrested

Ex-Zambian vice president dismisses report of arrest in DRC

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Former Zambian Vice-President Nevers Mumba on Sunday denied reports that he has been arrested by authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on...
Multichoice

Africa’s biggest pay-TV firm marks 25 years in Zambia with launch of book

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Africa's biggest pay-TV group, Multichoice, on Friday commemorated its 25 years of existence in Zambia with a launch of a book highlighting stories of...
Person voting

Zambia electoral body extends voter registration exercise

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Zambia's electoral body on Saturday announced the extension of a voter registration exercise in order to capture more voters. The voter registration exercise ahead of...
cosmetics

Zambian youth turns skin challenge into cosmetic making company

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After years of experimenting with different kinds of convectional hair and skin products, Mwansa Kawesha, a young woman in Zambia's capital Lusaka decided to...
Edgar Lungu

Zambian leader hold talks with IMF official

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday held talks with a top official from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Zambian leader met...
Food Criss

EU and WFP support food insecure Zambians amid COVID-19

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The European Union (EU) has given the World Food Programme (WFP) 5 million Euros to provide cash assistance to 655,000 food-insecure people, in urban...
tuberculosis

TREATS TB study launches COVID-19 study in Zambia

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A major TB study currently underway and aimed at investigating methods to reduce TB prevalence and infection in Zambia and South Africa will soon...