|Zambia: Inflation Rises 0.1 Percent|
[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA's annual inflation rate for July has gone up by 0.1 per cent to eight per cent from 7.9 per cent recorded in June 2014.
|Facebook launches new App in Zambia|
Facebook has launched a new mobile app that allows users in Zambia to gain free access to a handful of online services on their mobile devices. The app is intended to boost Internet usage in underdeveloped countries. According to the company, over 85% of the world’s population lives in areas (...)
[IT News Africa] 31/07/2014
|KLM to stop flights to Harare|
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will stop flights to Harare and Lusaka from the 28th of October, two years after the resumption of flights to Zimbabwe. The international airline, which resumed Zimbabwe flights in 2012 after a 13 year break, has once again announced the discontinuation of flights to (...)
[The Zimbabwe Guardian] 31/07/2014
Zambia: Sata Makes Surprise Public Appearance
[Zambia Reports]After having scheduled and then cancelled three different swearing in ceremonies to appoint Zambia's Attorney General and Solicitor General, today President Michael Sata finally appeared to officiate the event.
Zambia: Sata Sickness Opens Up Can of Worms
[African Arguments]The health of the 77-year old Zambian President Michael Sata currently ranks among the most sensitive of issues in the country and has come to be discussed only in hushed tones. His most recent public appearance and pictures released by his office, intended to stem increasing (...)
Zambia: The Trials and Tribulations of a Zambian Spin-Doctor
[African Arguments]I came across Dickson Jere at a lunch I got a late invite to as a replacement for a much better-known journalist. Still, beggars can't be choosers, and I sat next to a man who introduced himself as having 'floated Zambeef.' We've also been stepping up our Zambia coverage of (...)
Troubled Tazara to get $80m boost
Tanzania and Zambia have agreed to inject $80 million into their loss-making railway company, which is suffering from decades of under-investment.
[East Africa News Post] 26/07/2014
Interactive Alliance advocates creation of call centre association in Nigeria
– Such associations have already been set up in Zambia and Zimbabwe, and plans are underway to set one up in Kenya – LAGOS, Nigeria, July 22, 2014/ — Christopher Bell, Interactive Intelligence’s Channel Manager for Africa (http://www.inin.com), has recently… Read more (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 24/07/2014
Fastjet go for more routes despite loss report
FastJet, the budget airline, which reportedly suffered over 80 million US dollars loss last year, will go on with its expansion programme that includes increasing the number of flights on Dar es Salaam to Mwanza, and Dar es Salaam to Lusaka routes. The airline also announced on Tuesday that (...)
Chaynes extends lead in ARC standings
Ivorian Gary Chyanes extended his lead in the Africa Rally Championship (ARC) standings despite finishing second in the 2014 Rwanda Mt. Gorilla Rally which climaxed over the weekend in Kigali. Zambian rally ace Essa Mohammad won the Mt. Gorilla Rally of Rwanda to move within a point of reigning (...)
Zambia: Deaf, and Shut Out from HIV Information
[HRW]Faith learned she was HIV positive two years ago, after giving birth to her daughter. The Zambian government prides itself on its HIV prevention outreach, and every pregnant woman is supposed to be tested for the virus, to prevent passing it on to their babies. But Faith, now 25, is deaf, (...)
Zambia: VP Guy Scott Replaced - Report
[Zambia Reports]An unconfirmed source has told Zambia Reports that President Michael Sata has replaced Vice President Guy Scott with Local Government Minister Emmanuel Chenda.
Zambia: Changala Will Resubmit Sata Medical Board Application
[Zambia Reports]Civil Rights activist Brebner Changala says he will resubmit his writ of mandamus for judicial review to seek relief on the decision or indecision by Cabinet to consider the question of the physical and mental capacity of President Michael (...)
Zambia: CEC Liquid Telecom appoints new MD
Liquid Telecom and Copperbelt Energy Corporation have revealed the appointment of Andrew Kapula as managing director of CEC Liquid Telecom in Zambia. CEC Liquid Telecom Zambia is said to be growing rapidly by the company, and Mr Kapula will direct the company’s continued expansion of its fibre (...)
[IT News Africa] 14/07/2014
Africa: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa'
[African Arguments]When, midway through the American journalist Howard French's new book, a Zambian politician tells him dejectedly that "we are not a poor people but we have crowned ourselves with poverty," the phrase resonates with the experience of many countries is modern-day (...)
Zambia: Two Ex-Fra Officials Nabbed
[Times of Zambia]THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Mansa has arrested two former Food Reserve Agency (FRA) employees for corrupt practices involving more than K7,000.
Zambia: Kaloko's Pregnant 10-Yr-Old Relocated
[Times of Zambia]THE Ndola District Child Protection Committee has relocated the 10-year-old pregnant girl from Kaloko Township to a secure and conducive institution of care to protect her from the unnecessary attention she has (...)
Zambia: Court Dismisses Bid to Probe Sata's Health
[Times of Zambia]THE Lusaka High Court has refused to grant leave for judicial review to Civil Rights activist Brebner Changala in the matter he is asking the court to constitute a medical board to examine the health of President Michael (...)
Zambia: Opposition Awaiting Outcome of President Sata Health Court Case
[RFI]A Zambian court is examining a request to have doctors assess the health of Zambian President Michael Sata. There has been increasing speculation about the 77-year-old's health and treatment he reportedly received in Israel. RFI spoke to Nevers Mumba, president of the opposition Movement (...)
Dreaming of a golden era
Can we do more to better Zambia? 2014-07-10 In a few months, Zambia will turn 50. A sober assessment of how the country has fared since independence would show that some notable progress has been achieved. But serious challenges still persist. Zambia now needs new blood, new formulae and new (...)
[Pambazuka News] 10/07/2014