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Posts published in June 2022

Is Maize a ‘Political’ Crop?

[Times of Zambia] FOR many years now maize has continued to occupy a central position in Zambia's agricultural political-economy as both the national staple food and primary smallholder crop.

Man Arrested in Zambia After Racist Video of Children

[Nyasa Times] The Zambian Department of Immigration has arrested errant racist Chinese national, Lu Ke, who is being implicated in racism allegations on children and women in Lilongwe.

Rejected Boyfriend Killed My Niece, Says Lusaka Woman

[Times of Zambia] THE family of a woman who died after allegedly being beaten by a suitor whose advances she spurned says it wants justice to prevail and see her attacker jailed.

‘IMF Deal On Course’

[Times of Zambia] THE Ministry of Finance and National Planning says the Government is expecting the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout package to be agreed by the end of this month.

Eliminating Harmful Practices Affecting Children

[Times of Zambia] The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) has called on African member states to conduct a national study or assessment on harmful practices affecting children on the continent.

A Sewage Plant, Surveillance and Polio Fight in Zambia

[WHO-AFRO] Lusaka -- Environmental surveillance teams across Zambia are instrumental to the country's polio eradication programme. Since the outbreak of wild poliovirus in Malawi in February 2022, they have stepped up efforts for early detection as fiv...

High Maize Output Should Trigger Positive Trends

[Times of Zambia] SOMEWHERE in May 2014, I stated that in an economy where market forces are sensitive and swiftly responsive to any major economic statement and positive occurrence, the prices of mealie-meal could have that week started coming down.

Maize Moisture Content Drops – Millers

[Times of Zambia] Millers have this year witnessed a drop in the maize moisture content, a situation that has delayed the opening of the marketing season.

Zambia’s Cycling City

[Africa Renewal] In Chipata, now nicknamed 'Amsterdam', cycling is transit and livelihood

LGBTQIA+ Activists Battle Softly-Softly

[New Frame] The country's discriminatory laws and societal attitudes towards queer people mean each bit of help they do receive requires caution, patience and a network of sympathetic friends.