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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...
Covid

Zambia’s copper exports to China affected by regional COVID-19 lockdowns

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Zambia's copper exports to China have been affected by COVID-19 lockdowns imposed by some countries in the southern African region, an industry body said...
Covid

Zambia suspends payment of fines for flouting COVID-19 guidelines

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The Zambian government on Tuesday suspended the collection of fines from citizens flouting COVID-19 preventive guidelines due to reports of corruption among police...
Local people participate in a march to mark the International Labor Day in Lusaka, Zambia, May 1, 2018. Zambia on Tuesday joined the rest of the world in commemorating Labor Day with a grand ceremony held in Lusaka, the country's capital. (Xinhua/Peng Lijun) (srb)

Zambian government may suspend public gatherings to curtail spread of COVID-19

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The Zambian government on Sunday said it may suspend public gatherings if people continue to disregard COVID-19 preventive guidelines in order to halt the...
Covid

Class segregation in Zambia’s main COVID-19 isolation main center sparks rile

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Revelations by health authorities in Zambia that patients in wards at the country's biggest COVID-19 isolation center in Lusaka, the country's capital, have been...
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Ward segmentation in Zambia’s main COVID-19 isolation center sparks rile

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Revelations by health authorities in Zambia that wards at the country's biggest COVID-19 isolation center in Lusaka, the country's capital, have been segmented and...

Zambia’s COVID-19 cases surpass 7,000

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Zambia's cumulative COVID-19 cases have surpassed 7,000 as 229 more cases were reported in the last 24 hours, its health ministry said on...
Covid

African governments urged to provide relief to SMEs amid COVID-19

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African small-scale traders are the backbone of economies in Africa and should be provided with some form of relief during this period in order...
Hunger and Malnutrition

Malnutrition may worsen COVID-19 pandemic – CSO-SUN

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An organisation advocating for good nutrition on Sunday expressed fears that malnutrition among citizens may cause the COVID-19 pandemic to further spread in Zambia. ...

Zambia records highest daily rise in COVID-19 cases

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Zambia has recorded 472 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest daily increase recorded since the country recorded its first two...
multiple fatality accident

Future of Zambia’s mining industry bright

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The future of Zambia's mining industry is bright and the country could hit the one million tons per annum production target in the coming...
Plastic recycling

UNDP launches initiative to support innovative waste management in Zambia

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The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on Wednesday launched an initiative aimed at supporting start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises to improve waste management...
accident

332 die in Zambia’s road traffic accidents in second quarter

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A total of 332 people died and 1,016 others were seriously injured in road traffic accidents in the second quarter of this year in...
Black young woman doing shopping in a store

Zambia consumer body calls for revision of debt management law

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The legal framework guiding debt management levels in Zambia needs to be revised as it has gaps and weaknesses, the Consumer Unity and Trust...
Zambian Parliament

Zambian parliament forced to adjourn due to COVID-19

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The Zambian parliament on Tuesday adjourned following a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. The adjourn was unanimously supported by all...
Covid Test

Zambian lawmakers to undergo COVID-19 testing

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Zambian lawmakers will undergo COVID-19 testing following the increase in COVID-19 cases both in the country and at the National Assembly, the country's health...
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Relaxation of adherence to COVID-19 guidelines fuels spike in cases, deaths in Zambia

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Stakeholders in Zambia have expressed worry that people's laxity in adhering to preventive guidelines against the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the cold weather, has...
Mapping Africa

African countries urged to seize growth opportunities amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Industrialization could be sped up and more foreign direct investment may come in Zambia amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a Zambian traders' body said on...
COVID-19

Engaging the youth in COVID-19 interventions in Zambia

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It has been noted the world over that there is a need to fully engage young people in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic...
Covid Positive

Zambia sees surge in COVID-19 cases, deaths

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Zambia reported 324 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths in the last 11 days, its health ministry said on Tuesday. This brings...

Zambia launches initiative to boost entrepreneurship

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An initiative aimed at enhancing wealth creation through entrepreneurship was launched here Wednesday by an association of economists. The initiative dubbed "Zambia...
Zambia Congo Border Market

COVID-19 pushes Zambia’s private sector into worst constriction in 5 years

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The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed Zambia's private sector into the worst constriction in five years, a survey released on Tuesday showed. The...
World Bank building at Washington

World Bank agrees to extend budget support to Zambia

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The World Bank has agreed to extend its budget support to Zambia once the country gets on a program path with the International Monetary...
Maize

Maize price differences to mar Zambia’s bumper harvest

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Differences in the price at which maize could be bought at in the 2019-2020 crop marketing season are likely to dent Zambia's good crop...
IMF

IMF to hold video conference sessions on Zambia

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will conduct a virtual consultative and information exchange for Zambia from June 22 to July 1, a senior government...
Minerals

Zambia gets tough on mineral export declarations

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The Zambian government said on Wednesday that it will not accept mineral samples from exporters of minerals from July 1 in order to address...
Tourism, Beach, Africa,

Zambian government upbeat on tourism recovery due to easing of COVID-19 restrictions

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A senior Zambian government on Monday expressed optimism that the tourism industry will bounce back following the easing of restrictions due to the COVID-19...
tv rights 2020

TopStar seals deal with local Zambian TV company

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China's TopStar Communications Company Limited on Thursday signed a contract with Power TV, a local Zambian television to expand the coverage of the television...
retirement

Zambia to start paying retirement benefits next Monday

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Former government workers, who have been waiting for their benefits for years, will start receiving money next week, a senior Zambian government official said...