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Posts published in August 2019

Lead in the Blood – the Poisoning of a Generation

[Daily Maverick] A study by University of Zambia researchers published in 2015 in the journal 'Chemosphere' found that each of the 246 children under the age of seven it screened had enough lead in their blood to cause neurological impairments.

Zambia Warns Truck Drivers Not to Travel to South Africa

[Times of Zambia] Zambian truckers driving to or working in South Africa from September 2 will be risking their lives, the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria and the Truck Drivers Association of Zambia (TDAZ) have warned.

Kambwili’s Political Party Deregistered

[Times of Zambia] The Chishimba Kambwili led National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been deregistered by the Registrar of Societies, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced yesterday.

Cops Warned About Aiding, Abetting Smuggling

[Times of Zambia] Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has warned police officers deployed to stop the smuggling of mealie-meal into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) against accepting bribes.

Govt, Zambia Explore ‘Deeper’ Economic Ties

[The Herald] Kariba -ZIMBABWE and northern neighbours Zambia are working on a joint industrialisation programme that seeks to put the two countries on a better footing to compete favourably as the continent moves towards a free trade area.

‘Good Corporate Governance Key to Economic Progress’

[Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu has said the Government is committed to enhancing ethical and responsible corporate governance among directors in both public and private corporations as a pillar in economic development.

Mighty Warriors Boycott Camp Ahead of Olympic Qualifiers

[New Zimbabwe] The Mighty Warriors' preparations for their opening qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is in shambles after they failed to report for camp at the Zifa Village ahead of their opening qualifying match against Zambia this week due to a s...

Children With Lead Poisoning Need Doctors – HRW

[RFI] A new study out by rights watchdog Human Rights Watch on Friday shows that half the children in the area around Kabwe, in the center of Zambia, have elevated levels of lead in their blood and need to be treated by medical professionals.

What Govt Should Do to Clean Up Poisonous Soil, Dust in Kabwe

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Thousands of children in Kabwe are developing lead poisoning because of growing up in contaminated neighborhoods due to exposure around a former lead and zinc mine. Twenty-five years after the mine's closure, children living i...

Playing in Poisoned Dust

[HRW] Thousands of children in Kabwe, Zambia, risk lead poisoning just by playing outside because the earth and dust are so contaminated. The source is a lead and zinc mine that shut down in 1994 but was never properly cleaned up or sealed off. Lead po...

Lungu Will Not Meet Vedanta Chairman

[Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu will not meet Vedanta Resources chairperson Anil Agarwal while on his three-day State visit to India, State House has said.

Cotton Body Calls for Value Addition Industries

[Times of Zambia] There is need to advocate for both local and international investors to establish industries that will promote value addition and job creation in the cotton subsector.