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Female Condoms Shunned In Zambia

Female Condoms Shunned In Zambia

“I tried out the female condom once and it felt so uncomfortable especially with the lubricant’s unpleasant scent; I couldn’t even enjoy the act at all said,” says Margaret Mbewe of Lusaka’s Chunga Township when asked about why women shun using the female condom.. Ms Mbewe, 34, has since vowed never to use the female […]

Zambia Suspends 48 Opposition MPs For Snubbing President’s Speech

Zambia Suspends 48 Opposition MPs For Snubbing President’s Speech

Zambia’s parliament suspended 48 opposition lawmakers on Tuesday for boycotting a speech by the president, widening a political rift that has alarmed rights groups. Parliament’s speaker barred the United Party for National Development (UPND) politicians from taking their seats for 30 days, a move that banned them from the building and stopped their pay. Their […]

IMF to Return to Zambia in May to Continue Loan Talks

IMF to Return to Zambia in May to Continue Loan Talks

  The International Monetary Fund will send a mission to Zambia in May to continue talks over as much as $1.6 billion in aid the government is seeking after they failed to reach a deal in Washington this month. “Progress was made but program discussions have not yet been concluded,” Alfredo Baldini, the fund’s representative […]

Zambia Seeks IMF Deal of as Much as $1.6 Billion This Month

Zambia Seeks IMF Deal of as Much as $1.6 Billion This Month

Zambia, Africa’s second-largest copper producer, plans to reach an aid deal for as much as $1.6 billion with the International Monetary Fund by the end of April, Finance Minister Felix Mutati said. Bond yields fell. “At the moment we know that we can get up to $1.6 billion — if you ask me, I’d go […]

Zambia Women Contribute To Cassava Growing Boom

Zambia Women Contribute To Cassava Growing Boom

 Born in a small town of Mufulira, on the Copper Belt province of Zambia in 1960, Winnie Nachivula, is making a mark in the cassava production in Zambia which currently stands at over 1 million metric tonnes per year, making it the most important crop grown in Zambia after maize. Cassava is grown by 35 […]

Zambia: One Dead As Police Teargas, Brutalize Kanyama Residents

Zambia: One Dead As Police Teargas, Brutalize Kanyama Residents

Zambia Police yesterday brutally beat hundreds of Kanyama residents who attempted to turn up for the UPND rally in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. One person died in the fracas. Sources say 300 people were detained and loaded in police trucks to various police stations. The heavily armed State Police sealed off Twashuka grounds […]

IMF Holds Talks With Zambia Over Possible Aid Programme

IMF Holds Talks With Zambia Over Possible Aid Programme

  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday it held talks with Zambian authorities over the possibility of an aid programme, and said there was a range of facilities available for the southern African country. Zambia began talks with the IMF in March 2016 about a potential aid package after agreeing the budget deficit […]

Zambia: Schools Closed Down As Cholera Breaks Out In Chiengi

Zambia: Schools Closed Down As Cholera Breaks Out In Chiengi

Government has closed down three Primary Schools and all fishing camps along the Luapula River and Lake Mweru in Chiengi District of Luapula Province after cholera breakout. Chienge District Commissioner Davis Kasongole has named the closed institutions as Kefulwe, Chiba and Kabwe primary schools. Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya says the closure of the schools […]

Woman Engineer Lights Up Zambia’s Rural Community

Woman Engineer Lights Up Zambia’s Rural Community

Born in 1979 in Kaoma district in the western part of Zambia, Likonge Makai, an energy systems expert, did not know that one day she would be a source of light to many families in Zambia. Today Likonge prides herself in providing the most efficient and affordable source of energy to households under her nongovernmental […]

Zambia: Nakonde Man Rapes Woman (75)

Zambia: Nakonde Man Rapes Woman (75)

A SEVENTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD woman who brews a traditional beer in a village in Nakonde has been raped by one of her patrons and is nursing injuries at the district hospital. Muchinga Provice police commissioner Auxensio Daka identified the woman as Elizabeth Nachamba while her alleged rapist has been identified only as Simukoko, who is on the […]

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