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ZAF Donates To Cheshire Homes Society

ZAF Donates To Cheshire Homes Society

THE Zambia Air Force (ZAF) yesterday celebrated the New Year by donating food hampers to the Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia Chawama Township branch, with the deputy acting Air Commander Kapotwe Chintu urging the officers not to tire in assisting the needy. Brigadier-General Chintu said the ZAF Commander Eric Chimese was for the idea of […]

She’s A Survivor

She’s A Survivor

 IT looked good as the procession moved on the Great East Road to the Lusaka Showgrounds to officially launch the 16-Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. It must have been the same for Musenge Musumali, 36, when growing up. But it was not. It was ugly. Musenge’s narration of her childhood during the launch […]

Zambia’s Central Bank Cuts Lending Rate To 10.25 Percent

Zambia’s Central Bank Cuts Lending Rate To 10.25 Percent

Zambia’s central bank cut its benchmark lending rate by 75 basis points to 10.25 percent on Wednesday, citing declining consumer inflation, the high cost of credit and low growth. “Inflation has continued to decline over the last 10 months. We also noted that the cost of credit has been high and growth has been sluggish,” […]

Dr. Mumba Chalwe Becomes Zambia’s First Female Urologist

Dr. Mumba Chalwe Becomes Zambia’s First Female Urologist

Dr. Mumba Chalwe Zambia’s first woman in urology wants her accomplishments to inspire other women and girls, “Like I always say “iron sharpens iron” if women and girls can see fellow women as achievers outside the domestic sphere they can aim higher.” Mumba Chalwe-Kaja is a Medical Doctor, health advocate and co-founder of Stiletto Ink, […]

IMF Sees No ‘Substantive’ Zambian Aid-Deal Talks This Month

IMF Sees No ‘Substantive’ Zambian Aid-Deal Talks This Month

The Zambian government and the International Monetary Fund won’t be holding meaningful discussions on a proposed $1.3-billion aid program at the Washington-based lender’s annual meetings this month after talks were put on hold in August. The nation’s Eurobond yields climbed. “IMF staff will be meeting the Zambian delegation at the IMF-World Bank annual meetings to […]

Nigeria First African Side To Book World Cup Place

Nigeria First African Side To Book World Cup Place

Alex Iwobi scored a second-half winner as Nigeria became the first African nation to qualify for the 2018 World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Zambia in Uyo on Saturday. The win moved Nigeria to 13 points and an unassailable lead at the top of Group B with one round of qualification matches to be […]

Standard Chartered Lends Zambia $134 Million To Finance Roads

Standard Chartered Lends Zambia $134 Million To Finance Roads

Zambia borrowed $134 million from Standard Chartered Plc to help fund the road sector, according to a finance ministry official.  The borrowing plan was included in the 2017 budget, Mukuli Chikuba, permanent secretary at the finance ministry, said in a text message on Tuesday. The loan is the second that Standard Chartered has arranged for the government […]

Twitter Outrage As 29 Year Old Zambian Journalist, Dies After Giving Birth

Twitter Outrage As 29 Year Old Zambian Journalist, Dies After Giving Birth

News of the death of a Zambian journalist Sithembile Zulu, who died after giving birth at a local hospital has led to a public outcry, with fellow journalists highlighting the issue of maternal deaths in the southern African country, a report says. According to BBC live, health ministry spokesperson Dr Maximilian Bweupe said that Zulu […]

Zambian President Tells Glencore Unit To Accept New Power Prices

Zambian President Tells Glencore Unit To Accept New Power Prices

  Zambian President Edgar Lungu has told Glencore’s Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) unit to accept higher electricity prices caused by the removal of state energy subsidies, his spokesman said on Saturday. Copperbelt Energy Corp. (CEC), which buys power from the state-owned electricity company and sells it to mines, slashed the supply to Mopani to 94 […]

Graça Machel Visits Zambia

Graça Machel Visits Zambia

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Zambia announces the visit of one of the world’s leading advocates for women and children’s rights, Mrs. Graça Machel, to Zambia from the 20th to the 22nd June, 2017. During her three-day visit, Mrs. Machel is scheduled to meet with top Government officials, Members of Zambia’s National Assembly, […]

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