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Posts published in “Day: April 8, 2023

Copper Queens lose in Korea

By SANDRA MWILA – South Korea 5-2 ZambiaZAMBIA women’s coach Bruce Mwape says he is disappointed with the performance of the team after surrendering a first half lead to suffer a beating at the hands of South Korea in an international friendly m...

All eyes on Absa Cup

By Shamaoma Musonda –

TWO-TIME champions Power Dynamos would on any other day have been walk­ing onto the pitch for the 2023 Absa Cup semi-final against Forest Rangers as overwhelming favourites but for one unwanted statistic.

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Embracing irrigation farming to counter climate change

By EUNICE MBEWE – ZAMBIA’s agricultural sector is mainly rain-fed with 70 per cent of farmers involved in small scale farming.The country has been experiencing adverse effects of climate change and increasing food insecurity.The change in rainfall patterns associated with climate change has negatively affected crop production.Extreme effects of climate change such as droughts and […]

Making farm blocs basis for agro sector growth

By HAPPY MULOLANI – THE agriculture sector accounts for over 60 per cent of the population engaged in the production of a vari­ety of crops in Zambia.To further catalyse agricultural development in the country, Government has come up with a programme to realise the development of farm blocs countrywide.The farm bloc approach means Government needs […]

Demystifying the vasectomy option

FOR many years now, the sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls have received increased attention from various stakeholders, particularly so, because they are the most vulnerable group in society.However, this tilt towards women has resulted in a considerable gap in the conversation around reproductive health for men.There is little discourse on […]

An emerging summit, a tradition of democracy

TODAY, we re-produce an article that was co-authored by President Hakainde Hichilema and Ford Foundation president Darren Walker. It was published by on March 29, 2023, the day on which Zambia and three other countries were co-hosting the second Summit for Democracy. By HAKAINDE HICHILEMA and DARREN WALKER – THE global community convened for […]

More IMF assurance on debt restructuring

By FELIX NKINKE – AS hope over a restructuring programme continues, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given fresh assurance that China will support a debt restructuring programme for Zambia.IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva told the AFP yesterday that on her recent high-level trip to China, she got assurances that China will respect its commitment […]

FRA offloads 170,000tn of maize

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has offloaded more than 168,000 tonnes of maize to cater for Lusaka and the Copperbelt provinces to counter the artificial shortage of mealie-meal in the two provinces. The re-distribution of maize comes in the wake of intermittent shortage of mealie-meal in some parts of the country […]

It’s immoral, Haimbe canes PF

By FELIX NKINKE – JUSTICE Minister Mulambo Haimbe has chastised the Patriotic Front (PF) for propagating a political narrative over a matter purely criminal, saying it is not even necessary for the PF to try to gain public sympathy on a legal process. Read more

Kwacha fights

By JAMES KUNDA – FINANCE and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane has projected a further improvement in the performance of the Kwacha as the country continues to make headways in the debt restructuring programme.

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Debt deal in fresh hope as Zambia meets targets

By JAMES KUNDA – ZAMBIA has scored a 100 per cent mark on the implementation of benchmarks set under the U$1.3billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) economic recovery support programme obtained in August, 2022. Read more