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Posts published in August 2020

Ken Lusaka – From District Officer to Speaker of the Senate

[Nation] Kenneth Lusaka, the Speaker of the Senate, resigned as a Permanent Secretary in 2012 to get into elective politics. He contested for the Bungoma gubernatorial seat during the 2013 General Election and won.

Is Central Bank Independence Worth Fighting For?

[ISS] South Africa's Finance Minister Tito Mboweni sparked a diplomatic incident by his vehement defence of the principle of central bank independence last weekend. Mboweni, himself a former governor of the South African Reserve Bank, fired off a volle...

CNBM Holds Open Day Event At Zambia Industrial Park

[PR Newswire] Lusaka, Zambia -- China National Building Material Group Co., Ltd. (CNBM) held its first online open day event focusing on appropriate use of resources at the Zambia Industrial Park in Lusaka, capital of Zambia on Aug 26.

A Lesson Unlearnt – Zambia On Path to Zimbabwe-Like Ruin

[New Zimbabwe] Despite the example of neighbouring Zimbabwe's economic collapse over the last 25 years, Zambian President Edgar Lungu is apparently intent on his country relearning this maths lesson.

Community Members Beat Chief Mlonyeni, Officials Over Land

[Nyasa Times] Community members in Mchinji allegedly beat up Senior Chief Mlonyeni and four Mchinji District Council officials at Mchinji/Zambia border over plans to allocate land for a border market.

Ramaphosa Reprimands Minister Mboweni for Inappropriate Comment

[Govt of SA] The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, has strongly reprimanded the Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, following comments made by the Minister on social media regarding the removal of Zambia's Cen...

Zambia’s President Fires Central Bank Governor

[Namibian] THE president of Zambia, Edgar Lungu, on Saturday dismissed Bank of Zambia governor Denny Kalyalya without giving a reason for the surprise move.

Covid-19, Human Rights and Zambia’s ‘New Normal’

[Daily Maverick] The Southern Africa Human Rights Roundup is a weekly column aimed at highlighting important human rights news in Southern Africa. It integrates efforts of human rights defenders and facilitates evidence-based engagement with key stakeh...

Zambia’s Covid – 19 Home-Based Care Relieves Health Facilities

[WHO] Lusaka -- Shortly after Zambia reported its first cases of COVID-19 in March 2020, the country's National Public Health Institute launched intensive, targeted screenings for cases in high-risk populations and locations. In Nakonde, a town on the ...