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Nchanga wins Shamujompa’s case in 5 club mess
The FAZ Player Status Committee has ruled in favour of Nchanga Rangers in the controversial transfer of Zambia defender Isaac Shamujompa. The FAZ Players Status committee chaired by Steven Lungu on September 17, 2017 declared valid Shamujompa’s outright purchase from amateur side Intersport of Kabwe despite the entire episode fraught with irregularities. Shamujompa’s ownership has […]

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:09:12 +0000

Malawian artist Suffix releases new single “Cholinga”
Cholinga (translates The Reason) is Suffix’s second official single of 2017. Suffix is simply communicating that the reason he does all things as an artist is that one day he should gladly see Jesus. “Suffix is a Malawian afro-rap artist who has two critically acclaimed bodies of work under his name; Dethrone EP and D.O.S mixtape. He has shared stages […]

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:48:01 +0000

Kalusha Bwalya to vet coaches for Uganda job
The BBC Sports reprots that Uganda’s football federation (Fufa) has turned to Zambian football legend Kalusha Bwalya for help in finding a new national coach for the Cranes. Bwalya, who was crowned African Footballer of the Year in 1988, will lead Fufa’s five-man panel to select a coach to replace Serbian Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic. Fufa […]

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:09:32 +0000

Zamtel to install optic fibre network in Lusaka South MFEZ
Zamtel has been awarded a contract for the Supply, Delivery, Distribution and Maintenance of an Optic Fibre Cable Network (OFCN) to the Lusaka South Multi- Facility Economic Zone. The contract signed on Tuesday will see Zamtel provide voice, internet, data and value added services to all business houses in the Lusaka Multi-facility Economic Zone. The […]

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:06:50 +0000

Mpezeni vows never to step foot in State House
Paramount Chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni people in Chipata district has vowed not to visit State House again. The traditional leader told journalists at his palace on Wednesday that he has attempted to meet President Edgar Lungu for about four times, but that he has been denied access. He said his intention of meeting the […]

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:03:34 +0000

The Copperbelt to protest 42 Fire truck tender
The question is, why are we protesting the 42 firefighters tender? The purchase of the 42 firefighters at $42 million is an exhibition of pure greed and evil. How can a patriotic and well meaning Zambian official and government at large by the people, of the people and for the people vouch for such an […]

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:03:24 +0000
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DRC violence drives more than 3,300 Congolese into Zambia in a month
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about growing violence in parts of south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which has driven more than 3,360 refugees into northern Zambia since 30 August....

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 00:00:01 GMT

Zambia faces crisis as thousands flee violence in DRC
As thousands more flee violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia is now facing a growing humanitarian crisis.

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 00:00:01 GMT

One of the oldest refugee settlements in Africa gets new banking services for the first time
Mayukwayuka refugee settlement was established in Zambia in 1966 to host refugees fleeing from Angola's civil war. For the first time, banking services are now available in the camp thanks to the entrepreneurship of a former Angolan refugee.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:01 GMT

Statement from a Zambian photographer. MJoTA2016 v10n2p0810 

I met Mr Mandela when I was in Zambia in March 2016. He is everywhere, he sees everything, good and bad, and he believes in Zambia.

"My Names are Jean Serge Mandela I am Zambian resident, Zambians are peace lovers and Zambia as a nation has been labeled a "haven of peace" therefore I wish to my brothers and sister, citizens of Zambia, Peaceful Elections.

I challenge you consider Zambia the only place you can call a home, for the next few hours to post this message as you replace my name with yours. This is the only wish, you and I, could afford to express as the zambians citizens do use their power to deliver Peaceful Election ‪#‎One‬ Zambia."

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‘Architecture of Independence’ in Africa’s Fast-Growing Cities
A captivating study of the development of modernist building in five African countries comes to Manhattan.

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:47:10 -0500

President of Zambia, Edgar Lungu, Wins Narrow Victory as Rival Demands Recount
Mr. Lungu won another slim election victory over his main rival, Hakainde Hichilema, after an unusually violent campaign for the country.

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:20:40 -0500

Zambian Elections Underway Amid Violence
President Edgar Lungu is seeking a full term against a wealthy businessman, Hakainde Hichilema. The vote comes amid an economic downturn in Zambia, as well as killings and political violence.

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:13:35 -0500

Zambia Votes Amid Economic Slowdown and Political Violence
President Edgar Lungu, who won a special election last year, is seeking a full term in a country whose copper-reliant economy has been hurt by weaker demand from China.

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:36:39 -0500

Climate Change Hits Hard in Zambia, an African Success Story
Because of severe drought magnified by climate change, the Kariba Dam is generating so little juice that blackouts are hurting the nation’s businesses.

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:39:57 -0500

China’s Slowdown Tarnishes Economic Boom in Copper-Rich Zambia
For more than a decade, Zambia has offered evidence of Africa’s rise, but cooling demand for the country’s raw materials has caused its economy to tumble.

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 20:16:00 -0500

Panel Questions Whether West Tapped U.N. Chief's Communications
Before the plane crash that killed Dag Hammarskjold in 1961, were intelligence agencies bugging the encryption device he used to communicate?

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 04:56:16 -0500

U.N. Chief Calls for New Inquiry Into 1961 Plane Crash That Killed Dag Hammarskjold
A panel appointed by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reported new information suggesting that an attack had brought down the flight over southern Africa.

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:24:45 -0500

For Africa, a Pivotal Plane Crash
Students of modern Africa exploring the dramas of the postcolonial era might start their quest for pointers in the period surrounding the death of Dag Hammarskjold.

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:20:11 -0500
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Zambia: a kind country in southern Africa. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2016 v10n1 p0402

When I first prepared this page, my Quaker friend Chris Roberts and South African leader Nelson Mandela were both alive, and I had recently returned from my first visit to South Africa, where I interviewed 20 good men imprisoned because of a net that was supposed to sweep up opposition to President Kabila of DR Congo.  Nelson Mandela was ailing, and not expected to last long, which I hoped would cast light on the 20 men, detained in the  same Pretoria jail as Nelson Mandela decades previously. 

Chris Roberts was a Welsh civil engineer, who married a young New Jersey Quaker, and their 2 children were born in Zambia. He always said good things about the country, and his time there. That should have been a clue.

Chris Roberts died in Dec 2013, 2 days after Nelson Mandela, a day after posting a tweet calling for more civic engagement by women. This is a theme of the current government, and president, of Zambia. President Lungu called for 50% of elected politicians being women by 2030. I like that.

From the first minute I stepped onto Zambian soil, I was treated with kindness, and before too long, I realized that Zambia is by nature a kind country.

From 7 in the morning to 8 at night, I saw children in school uniform, schools do not have enough seats for children to all be in school at the same time, so classes are given in shifts. This seems to me a kind solution to a problem, and this gives children a chance at education.

Not every child goes to school in Zambia, for some, grinding poverty makes modest school fees completely out of reach; these children probably included the young boys I saw standing by the road with bodies of small animals on sticks, selling them as fresh meat to passersby.

During March 2016, I was the guest of the Greater Lakes Women Refugee Association of Zambia aka GWRAZ, an extraordinary group of women which started when Veronica, refugee from Burundi by way of Rwanda, Congo and Tanzania, was inspired by Nelson Mandela. She joined with 3 other women and they formed a company registered in Zambia in 2008 which is run without jealousy, without anger, without violence, without favoritism. The need for peaceful co-existence is deep in the DNA of these women, they have created a peaceful collective that looks to me, as a Quaker, to be a prototype Quaker community.

GWRAZ are kind women, all refugees from war, about half are widows, most left their homes with nothing other than their babies in their arms. Kind women in a kind country, whose main drive is to make sure that Zambia stays kind.

They have organized a peace seminar with 100 women coming together to ensure the national elections are peaceful this year, and every year.

I broke my leg to maintain peace in southern Africa click here

The oldest university in West Africa, Fourah Bay College is on a steep hill overlooking Freetown. Mr Melbourne Garber grew up there, and then went to the UK to train as an engineer for service to his country. But his country's economy collapsed when he was away, and then his country was sucked into the civil war of its neighbor Liberia. Mr Garber works with a team of engineers in Manhattan; one of their projects was the African Burial Ground. Mr Garber told his story at Fordham University on the 50th Anniversary of Sierra Leonean independence. Read his story, click here.