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Zambia launches blueprints to enhance access to information

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The Zambian government on Monday launched two communication policies aimed at resolving and widening access to information and promoting a diverse media landscape. The...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

China delivers more COVID-19 preventive supplies to Zambia

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China on Friday delivered more COVID-19 preventative materials to Zambia. Li Jie, Chinese Ambassador to Zambia, said the international community still...
inflation

Zambia’s inflation edges up in September

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Zambia's year-on-year annual inflation rose to 15.7 percent in September, the country's statistics agency said on Thursday. The annual inflation rate...
NAIROBI, June 19, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A swarm of desert locusts invade parts of Mwingi Town in Kitui County, Kenya, Feb. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Yu)

Zambia to conduct survey on outbreak of African migratory locusts

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Zambia's cabinet has called for the undertaking of a comprehensive surveillance exercise to establish the extent of the infestation of the African migratory locusts,...
Photo provided by Orlando Police Department shows police cars and fire trucks gather outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the United States, June 12, 2016. About 20 people were killed and 42 others wounded early Sunday morning in a shooting incident at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida said local police. (Xinhua/Orlando Police Department) (djj)

Bar, nightclub owners in Zambia relieved amid eased COVID-19 restrictions

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"The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic indeed affected our operations as bars and night club owners. I had six workers who depended on me...
Burmese employees operate equipment in a production line of Letpadaung copper mine. (Photo by Sun Guangyong/People’s Daily)

Zambia should cash in on Chinese economic expansion by producing more copper: expert

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The expansion of the Chinese economy in the wake of the contraction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity for Zambia to increase...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Zambia acquires new COVID-19 treatment drug

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The Zambian government has acquired a new drug for the treatment of COVID-19 patients who are severely ill, a health official said on Thursday. ...
Zambian President Edgar Lungu

Zambia leader praises China-funded TV broadcasting migration project

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Friday praised the country's migration from analogue to digital television broadcasting, saying it has improved access to television to...
Photo shows the exhibition hall of the 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo: CFP)

Zambia sees surge in active mobile network subscription

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Zambia recorded an increase in active mobile network subscriptions during the first half of this year compared to the same period last year, its...
mining

Chinese firm leaves footmarks in Zambia’s Chingola mining district

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A Chinese enterprise has left footmarks in Chingola district in the Copperbelt province of Zambia, following the roads works that was constructed in...
Zambia - China Flag

Zambia says Africa’s economic transformation lies in enhancing value addition to products

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The Zambian government said on Wednesday that Africa's economic transformation lies in the ability to increase value addition and strengthening the participation of...

Chinese training program helps reduce poverty in Zambia

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Andrew Mwewa, a 23-year-old Zambian youth, had a dream to become a teacher after completing his secondary education, unluckily his dream has not...
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Zambia rolls out major water, sanitation project

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Zambia has embarked on a 20 million U.S. dollar project aimed at enhancing access to water and sanitation services in the northern part of...
The World Bank

Zambia rebuts reports of World Bank withholding budget support

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The Zambian government has refuted reports that the World Bank has halted budget support to the country, a finance ministry spokesperson said on...
State Owned Enterprises (SOEs)

Stakeholders in Zambia call for evaluation of privatization program

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Stakeholders in Zambia on Tuesday called for the evaluation of the privatization of state-owned enterprises as they feel the country got a raw deal. ...
budget

Zambia conducts fourth survey on access to financial services

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Players in Zambia's financial sector have embarked on a survey aimed at establishing the access to financial services in the country, the central bank...
Covid-19

Zambia expands COVID-19 testing facilities

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The Zambian government said on Tuesday that it is expanding the number of testing centers across the country in order to determine the...
Covid-19

Zambia health minister says COVID-19 to worsen non-communicable diseases, urges healthier lifestyle

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Zambian health minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Monday the COVID-19 pandemic will worsen non-communicable diseases, calling for a healthier lifestyle to lessen the impact. ...
Vulnerable

Saudi Arabia gives Zambia 100 tons of dates to support vulnerable families

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Saudi Arabia has given Zambia 100 tons of dates aimed at helping the country meet the nutritional needs of vulnerable families, a ministry of...
Milling Plant

Zambia government’s support hailed in milling plant project

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A Chinese firm in Zambia's Chongwe district on Friday thanked the Zambian government for supporting the company in its milling plant construction project. ...
Cyber Security

Zambia launches online child protection strategy

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Zambia on Thursday launched an online children protection strategy aimed at protecting children from online abuse and cyberbullying. The National Child...
Iom Staff

Zambia enhances preventive measures to curb COVID-19 spike

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The Zambian government on Wednesday announced tough COVID-19 measures on public transporters as part of efforts to curb the spike in cases. ...
World Food Programme (WFP)

EU, 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...

Zambia sees reduction in gender-based violence in second quarter

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Zambia recorded a reduction in gender-based violence cases in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in the previous year,...
LUSAKA, March 18, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Chitalu Chilufya (C), Zambian Minister of Health addresses the press in Lusaka, capital of Zambia, March 17, 2020. The Zambian government announced Tuesday that it was closing all schools in view of the COVID-19 outbreak. Although Zambia has not recorded any COVID-19 case, the government has heightened its preparedness and surveillance against the COVID-19. (Xinhua)

Zambia calls for strong regulations against counterfeit medicines

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African countries need to implement strong regulatory frameworks against illicit, fake and counterfeit medicines that have flooded the continent, a Zambian government official...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South African president reprimands finance minister for interfering in Zambia’s internal affairs

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has "strongly reprimanded" Finance Minister Tito Mboweni for criticising the removal of Zambia's Central Bank Governor Denny Kalyalya, the Presidency said...
Zambia - China Flag

Industry group lauds Chinese maintaining business operations in Zambia during COVID-19

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The Business Association of Luanshya is happy with the Asian entrepreneurs particularly the Chinese ones that have continued conducting business amidst the COVID-19, an...
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...
Zambian students under Chinese Government Scholarship programme perform a dance during a ceremony at the National Museum in Lusaka, Zambia, Aug. 25, 2017. The Chinese Embassy in Zambia held a grand ceremony to welcome back as well as bid farewell to students who have received scholarships to study in China. (Xinhua/Peng Lijun)

Zambian youths hail China, Zambia partnership on agriculture

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Zambian youths hailed the Jiangsu University of China for partnering with the University of Zambia to improve skills of small scale farmers, especially...