Archive | July, 2004

.COMs in Zambia

.COMs in Zambia

The Taipei Times is reporting on Zambia‘s new interest in ‘dotcomms’ – the term commonly associated with the free cars that people can apply for. According to Peter Mwale, who bought his car for only $250, the major cost is the freight cost of shipping the car from Japan to South Africa. For more information […]

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Be Zambian, Buy Zambian

Be Zambian, Buy Zambian

How many times have you walked into Shoprite and bought a carton of fruit knowing that it was imported from South Africa? I’m sure that each of us are fully aware of this yet still fail to demand more local produce. The United States is going through a similar dilemma with the outsourcing wave – […]

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Bill, Melinda and Zambia

We’d like to say thank you to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for selecting Zambia as one of the three countries to benefit from $44.7 million toward the fight against TB and HIV/ AIDS. Whoever played a part in this has definitely brought further attention to the pandemic. Furthermore, support and attention in any form […]

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Agricultural Gains in Zambia

A recent article in The Economist (June 24th 2004) caught our attention, and for the viewing pleasure of the rest of our visitors, below are some key points: More than 300 Zimbabwean farmers have been welcomed by President Mwanawasa More than 150 farms are now leased from the Zambian government One such farmer has invested […]

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Lusaka Stock Exchange

Did you know that Zambia has a stock exchange? Did you know that several incentives have been put in place to promote rapid development of the capital market in Zambia. These include the following: No exchange controls No restrictions on shareholding levels No restrictions on foreign ownership No capital gains tax Corporate income tax reduced by 2% […]

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