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FRA must stop swindling farmers-ZNFU
The Zambia National Farmers Union says the Food Reserve Agency Executive Director’s insistency on maintaining the K60 maize market price clearly demonstrates how farmers are being swindled in the worst conceivable way, by a Government institution. ZNFU President Jervis Zimba said the FRA is pegging the price of maize at below the cost of production […]

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:38:19 +0000

Luapula Province has a high rate of child negligence in Zambia-Machina
Luapula Province Social Welfare Officer Anita Machina says the Province has a high rate of child negligence in Zambia. Speaking during the Non-Governmental Organizations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC)’s workshop with civic leaders and stakeholders on policies and laws on child marriage recently in Mansa District, Machina appealed to the civil leaders in Luapula Province to collaborate […]

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:35:14 +0000

Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska launches the Cluster Advisory Groups
Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska has launched the Cluster Advisory Groups (CAGs) at Lusaka’s Mulungushi International Conference Centre yesterday to cover diverse aspects of the Seventh National Development Plan. In June this year, President Edgar Lungu launched the 7th National Development Plan (7NDP), which is the country’s blueprint for development. During that launch, President […]

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:30:24 +0000

Now Lusaka Mayor proposes Street Lighting Levy, says Lusaka is too dark
Lusaka Mayor Wilson Kalumba has proposed the introduction of a Street Lighting Levy that will help light out streets in the capital city. Mr. Kalumba who recently proposed the introduction of a Garbage Fee that he now plans to introduce Street lighting levy to be collected through ZESCO top ups. He said this levy will […]

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:26:45 +0000

China wants Zambians and Zimbabweans to copy Chinese work ethic
The Chinese Government is working with the Zambian Ministry of Labour and the Zimbabwean Government to introduce strategies that will result in a change of work altitude among Zambians. Labour and Social Security Minister Joyce Simukoko said Zambian employees need to improve their work ethics in terms of good faith, senses of responsibility, discipline, team […]

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:02:18 +0000

We are not enemies – Councilor Buumba Malambo
UPND ward councilor for Magoba , Buumba Malambo ( at 25 ,she is the youngest councilor in Zambia) shared the following on her official Facebook page: “we young people will move our Beautiful country Zambia to a legacy fit for our children and children’s children it is our responsibility to cut part of the national […]

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:22:20 +0000
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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

Refugees and former refugees have enormous potential to contribute to Zambia's economy
UNHCR Releases report on the economic impact of refugees hosted in Zambia

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:01 GMT

Over 300,000 Burundians have fled to stretched neighbouring countries
The number of people fleeing violence, threats, extrajudicial killings, abduction, torture and persecution in Burundi has passed the 300,000 mark some 18 months after the political crisis in the central...

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 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.