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Posts published in April 2012

State Acts to Halt Luapula Illicit Mining

[Times of Zambia]

GOVERNMENT will soon involve state Police to curb illegal manganse mining and exports in Luapula Province where it is losing millions of Kwacha in revenue every year.

Nation Records Trade Surplus

[Times of Zambia]

ZAMBIA has recorded a trade surplus for March 2012 valued at K79.6 billion representing an increase of about 68.1 per cent from K47.4 billion recorded the previous month.

Mighty Warriors Ready for Zambians

[The Herald]

MIGHTY Warriors captain Onai Chingawo has declared that they are ready for tomorrow's international friendly against Zambia at Hwange Colliery Stadium.

UBA May Merge Zambian Unit With Rivals

[The Moment]

UNITED Bank for Africa (UBA) is considering merging its Zambian unit with one or more other local lenders to meet a new regulatory minimum capital of $100 million, its group chief executive said on Tuesday.

Taifa Queens Coach Bemoans Zambia Friendly Match Cancelation

[Daily News]

THE international trial matches earlier planned for the national netball team, Taifa Queens in Zambia went up in smokes and instead, the side will now play three friendly matches against men side in Zanzi...

The Problem With the World Bank’s Debarment of Alstom Units


While the year-long allegations of misconduct against the Alstom Group (ALO) have led to some significant consequences for the company - US$ 9.5 million worth of them - a lot of questions about what happened remain.

Sata Arrives On Three-Day State Visit

[The Herald]

ZAMBIAN President Michael Sata arrived in Harare yesterday for a three-day State visit during which he will officially open the 53rd edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair tomorrow.

Mainstreaming and Ending Gender Based Violence

[Gender Links]

Participants at the just ended Gender Justice and Local Government summit have described this year's summit as a good training and learning ground for local authorities.

Better Flu Surveillance for Sub-Saharan Africa


Influenza surveillance in Sub-Saharan Africa could be improved and sustained if national health authorities actively participated in the process - starting with a small number of sentinel sites or hospita...

Mighty Warriors Date Zambia in Hwange

[The Herald]

THE Mighty Warriors will play Zambia in an international friendly match at the Colliery this Saturday, as the team begins preparing for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Zimbabwe women's national ...

Women Pushed Into ‘Tight Corner’ By Climate Change

[Gender Links]

Women are likely to bear the heaviest brunt of the impacts of climate change due to their dependence on agriculture for their livelihoods, gender roles that increase their responsibilities for providing...

Male Involvement in HIV Initiatives Still Low

[Gender Links]

The non-involvement of men in HIV and AIDS initiatives in the region is one of the impediments to progress in addressing the effects of the pandemic.

Sata Appoints New ZSIC Chief

[Times of Zambia]

PRESIDENT Michael Sata has appointed chartered insurer, George Silutongwe, as managing director for the Zambia State Insurance Corporation (ZSIC).

U.S Firm Keen to Upgrade NRDC

[Times of Zambia]

A UNITED States of America (US)-based investor will provide about US$360 million in a partnership project aimed at upgrading the Natural Resources Development College (NRDC) in Lusaka.

Sata Appoints New NAPSA, Compensation Bosses

[Times of Zambia]

PRESIDENT Michael Sata has appointed Charles Mpundu as director general of the National Pensions Scheme Authority (NAPSA) and Elizabeth Lungu-Nkumbula as commissioner for the Workers' Compensation Fu...