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Zambia, officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked, or more recently referred to as land connected, country at the crossroads of Central, Southern and East Africa. Its neighbours are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique to the southeast, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south, Namibia to the southwest, and Angola to the west. The capital city of Zambia is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of Zambia. The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the north, the core economic hubs of the country.

 

Muthiya, Moore in bright Mopani Zambia Open start

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA At Nkana Golf Club – “I THINK I did a lot of things well. I executed my game plan well and made some good putts. I think I have one blemish where I had a double bogey but I’m happy with how I turned it round,” were the words of Zambia’s top […]

Grain traders look to Tanzania for maize

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Grain Traders Association of Zambia (GTAZ) intends to import 500 tonnes of maize from Tanzania to supplement Government efforts and cushion the impact of the maize deficit in the country.GTAZ spokesperson Yotam Mkandawire said the association was ready to help the Government import maize into the country to mitigate the […]

Zambia signs K350m mega water deal

By CHUSA SICHONE – ZAMBIA has signed a K350 million financing agreement with Germany and the European Union (EU) to improve the water and energy sectors in urban, peri-urban and rural areas across six provinces in the country.The project dubbed Nexus Energy and Water Programme for Zambia (NEWZA), targeted to benefit over 500, 000 people […]

Be tax compliant, mining firms told

By KETRA KALUNGA – THE Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) has urged mining companies to be tax compliant by declaring profits and paying the right amount of taxes to the Government.ZCSD has also commended Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) for paying K341 million in taxes since its takeover by Internal Resources Holdings (IRH) in March […]

Grant left perplexed

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – CHIPOLOPOLO coach Avram Grant says it is difficult to understand why Zambia is in the current position after four games of the FIFA 2026 World Cup qualifiers. Grant, however, is optimistic that being a promising and young side the team will do well in future assignments.Speaking in a post-match interview following […]

‘We care about Zambia’

By Godfrey Dube –FIFA president Gianni Infantino says the world football governing body is in the country because it cares about Zambian football.And Infantino saidhaving the two most expensive female players in the world, Rachael Kundananji and Barbra Banda should inspire many other young girls to take up football.The FIFA chief arrived in the country […]

Non-Traditional Exports increase to $4.23bn

By ANDREW MULENGA – NON-Traditional Exports (NTEs) have increased to US$4.23 billion recorded last year from US$3.52 billion in 2022.This represents a 20-per cent growth and 10.4-per cent increase in the NTE’s proportion of the country’s total exports.According to the 2023 Zambia Development Agency (ZDA’s) Exporter’s Survey released yesterday, the proportion of NTEs to total […]

EAZ lauds Govt on debt restructuring, attracting investments

ANDREW MULENGA – THE Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) has commended Government on its recent initiatives such as debt restructuring and attracting investments to revive the economy.EAZ states that sustained efforts, innovation and consistent policy implementation are essential for the Government to efficiently and successfully reach its desired objectives.EAZ president Oswald Mungule said during a […]

‘Zambia building on investment reputation’

By KETRA KALUNGA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says Zambia is building on its reputation as a strong investment destination and a hub for business in the region.He said this is evidenced by the increased investor confidence, foreign direct investment inflows and a rising Gross Domestic Product (GDP) even in the midst of a devastating drought.Speaking […]

‘It’s frustrating!’

By Shamaoma Musonda at Levy Mwananwasa Stadium –Zambia 0-1 TanzaniaZAMBIA coach Avram Grant says it is frustrating to play well and create the scoring chances but still end up on the losing side.Grant also admitted that Zambia’s World Cup qualification was in tatters after yesterday’s Group E defeat to Tanzania in the 2026 qualifying race.But […]

‘Thank you Canada!’

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has commended Canada for being instrumental in helping Zambia in many areas of cooperation such as mining, health and education among others over the years.President Hichilema said Canada had been magnanimous in ensuring that Zambia’s mining, health and education sectors were thriving through various strides such as the huge injection of resources […]

Energy sector opened up

By CHUSA SICHONE – CABINET has formally approved the Open Access Policy which will give more opportunities to private investors in the energy sector to generate and supply electricity to willing customers in Zambia and other countries.President Hakainde Hichilema, who chaired the Cabinet meeting at State House on Monday, said the Open Access Policy would […]

HH mourns Malawi veep

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT HAKAINDE HICHILEMA has conveyed condolences on behalf of the Zambian Government to the Government and people of Malawi on the death of Vice-President Saulos Chilima who perished in a tragic plane crash on Monday.In his message, Mr Hichilema said yesterday that Zambia joined the Malawian people in mourning the loss […]

Infantino visit to launch ‘next football cycle’ – Kamanga

By GODFREY DUBE – FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga says the visit by FIFA president Gianni Infantino comes at the right time when Zambian football is catching global attention.Infantino is expected to arrive in the country tomorrow for a two-day visit and will inspect some FIFA-funded projects and discuss various partnerships with […]

Bwalya wins Mopani Zambia Open Pre-Q

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – NCHANGA golfer Keagan Bwalya will be in the Mopani Zambia Golf Open main draw after yesterday finishing top of the tournament Pre- Qualifier by four shots at Nkana Golf Club.The little-known Bwalya blew away the field that included foreign golfers and was joined in the main draw by nine other players […]

ZITF attracts 700 exhibitors

By CHATULA KANGALI and MAPULANGA LIBINGA – THE Zambia International Trade Fair (ZITF) has so far attracted 700 exhibitors both local and foreign for this year’s show scheduled to start this month end.ZITF marketing manager Florence Asaile said in an interview that 700 exhibitors, among them 45 international, had confirmed participation for this year.The 58th […]

Saudi envoy woos Oman investors

By JULIUS PHIRI –ZAMBIAN Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Duncan Mulima has invited the Oman business houses to explore the vast business opportunities available in various sectors of the Zambian economy.According to a statement issued by the Embassy of the Republic of Zambia in Riyadh, Mr Mulima said this was for the mutual […]

‘Economy set to rebound’

By KETRA KALUNGA and ANDREW MULENGA – ECONOMISTS are optimistic that the country’s economy will soon rebound despite having declined from about 4.7 per cent in 2023 to 2.7 per cent this year, following Zambia’s successful completion of the debt restructuring process and the revamping of the mining sector.Mwiya Ikabonga and Chomba Chomba said in […]

Laws, processes hindering efficient service delivery will be amended – HH

By CHUSA SICHONE – LAWS and processes which hinder efficient service delivery to citizens will be amended, President Hakainde Hichilema has said.President Hichilema said while both laws and processes were important, he did not want them to stand in the way of the Government executing its mandate.The President said this when he swore in Princess […]