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$511m drought relief support flows in – Veep

By JAMES KUNDA – VICE-PRESIDENT W.K Mutale-Nalumango says cooperating partners have so far provided Zambia with US$511 million in drought relief support of the estimated US$940 million.Ms Mutale-Nalumango said this was both in pledges and actual disbursements, with the support coming from institutions such as the World Bank and United Nations (UN) as well as […]

Dry spell: UN to mobilise $30m to support Zambia

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE United Nations (UN) system in Zambia says it will mobilise US$30 million for humanitarian assistance, in response to President Hakainde Hichilema’s declaration of the current drought as a national disaster and emergency.In response to the Presidential declaration of the drought as a national disaster and emergency, the UN is working […]

UNFPA scales up reproductive health services amid cholera outbreak

ZAMBIA has continued on its path of recovery from the cholera outbreak that hit various parts of the country since October, 2023, with a remarkable drop in new cases and a significant number of patients being discharged countrywide, as per the daily updates by the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI).The positive trend can be […]

HH tips Africa to be global industrial powerhouse

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says Africa can be a global industrial powerhouse if the continent pivotes towards value addition through production and manufacturing.President Hichilema said Africa hosted minerals that were critical in industrial application.According to a posting on his Facebook page yesterday, Mr Hichilema joined other African leaders at the Africa Green […]

HH to address Dubai climate meet

By JOSEPH BANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema is today expected to address the United Nations Framework Convention on ClimateChange (UNFCCC) High-Level Segment for Heads of State and Government in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.President Hichilema’s attendance to the COP 28 is at the invitation of UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.Chief Communications Specialist at […]

UK injects £7m in SCT

By JULIUS PHIRI – THE United Kingdom (UK) has announced an injection of £7 million (K207 million) into the Social Cash Transfer (SCT) to help Zambia’s poorest citizens to adapt to climate shocks.Community Development and Social Services Minister Doreen Mwamba also said the Government intended to increase the number of beneficiaries on SCT from 1.3 […]

Kakubo addresses UNGA

By CHUSA SICHONE – FOREIGN Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Stanley Kakubo has addressed the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with a call to international financial institutions and development banks to upscale concessional financing to least developed countries.Mr Kakubo said yesterday that the financing from the international financial institutions and development […]

Zambia is UNGA Veep

By JAMES KUNDA – ZAMBIA has become one of the 21 vice-presidents of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) which officially opened at the UN headquarters in New York, United States yesterday.A statement issued by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at Zambia’s Permanent Mission to the UN Namatama Njekwa […]

Govt partners FAO, UNIDO to boost soya production

By KETRA KALUNGATHE Government in partnership with the Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) is working at increasing soya beans production to 1,000,000 metric tonnes through the implementation of the ASTA Soybean Up-grading Strategy.This is being done in partnership with Agrifood Systems Transformation Accelerator (ASTA), a joint initiative between FAO […]

Hichilema tips prosecutors

By KELVIN MUDENDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has implored prosecutors to be innovative and resilient in prosecution of criminals who are using sophisticated technology in their illicit activities.Mr Hichilema also said that economic and financial crimes severely affected the vulnerable members of society.Mr Hichilema said this in a speech read for him by Justice Minister […]

HH condemns Niger coup

By JAMES KUNDA – STATE House says President Hakainde Hichilema stands in solidarity with other world leaders, the United Nations, continental bodies, and regional economic communities in strongly condemning the coup d’état and the illegal d...

UN hails Zambia over peace keeping missions

By SHARON KALIMBULA –THE United Nations (UN) has commended Zambia for being among the top 20 countries around the globe that are offering peace keeping missions.And President Hakainde Hichilema reaffirmed the country’s commitment to ensure there was peace and stability in the global community through peacekeeping missions. Read more

3 Army officers testify against Tayali

By PERPETUAL SICHIKWENKWE-THREE Zambia Army soldiers have told court that a Facebook post by Economic and Equity Party leader, Chilufya Tayali on United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations caused disorder on a WhatsApp group of 270 Army personnel and...

Top Zambian general to lead UN’s CAR mission

By FELIX NKINKE-THE United Nations has appointed Major General Humphrey Nyone as the Force Commander of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). UN Secretary-General António Guterres said the Zam...

HH rallies LDCs to tap into full potential

By MARTIN MUSHUMBA – WHEN the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) came to a close recently, it was without doubt that Zambia and indeed the conference had made their position clear on the need to mobilise international assistance to accelerate development and build prosperity for the people.Mr Hichilema did the […]

Improved sanitation for Kitwe’s Kwacha residents

Rapid urban population growth has created unprecedented challenges, among which water and sanitation provision have been the most pressing and painfully felt when lacking.Two main challenges related to water are affecting the sustainability of human urban settlements; the lack of access to safe water and sanitary facilities.These problems have enormous consequences on human health and […]

‘Help countries hosting refugees, with finances’

By JAMES KUNDA-PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has urged the United Nations (UN) system to assist countries hosting refugees and asylum seekers with finance and logistics in the wake of various economic challenges that are affecting them. Read more