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Here we go again! – Cholera outbreak looming at Misenshi market
A cholera outbreak is looming at Miseshi market in Kitwe due to lack of toilets and running water at the trading facility. A check by ZANIS revealed that the toilets have been closed due to unavailability of running water while marketeers and bar patrons are using toilets from nearby houses while others use packets of […]

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 02:32:12 +0000


Proflight suspends flights to Zimbabwe
Proflight Zambia has temporarily suspended its service between Lusaka and Harare with effect from 29th January 2019. Proflight’s Director of Government and Industry Affairs Captain Philip Lemba who announced the development said the airline expects to resume flights from March 1st. “We regret to announce that due to the current situation in Zimbabwe and ongoing […]

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 02:30:30 +0000


School goes without water for 2 years
Rodwell Mwepu secondary school in Solwezi district has been operating without water for two years now, authorities have revealed. This was after Northwestern Water Supply and Sewerage Company disconnected water supply to the school in 2017 due to a huge bill. School head teacher Kennedy Jaime said the school owes the water utility company over […]

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:00:23 +0000


SASU condemns the violent and criminal actions of the Zimbabwean government on its people and student leaders
SASU condemns the violent and criminal actions of the Zimbabwean government on its people and student leaders. The Southern African Student Union (SASU) is utterly disgusted and dismayed by the ongoing criminal behaviour being carried out by security forces in Zimbabwe. The corrupt Zimbabwean government continues to cripple its own economy and creates its own […]

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 23:45:14 +0000


Chambeshi names U23 AFCON qualifier provisional team
The Zambia Under-23 kicks of its 2019 U23 AFCON qualifiers preparations next week. Coach Beston Chambeshi has named a 31-member provisional team with the core of the side made up of the 2017 U20 AFCON winners. But Chambeshi has yet to name his foreign call-ups for the second round qualifier against Malawi in March. Goalkeeper […]

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:49:56 +0000


Dialogue process must be abandoned, Zambia is not in a political crisis
A Political Science lecturer at the University of Zambia says the dialogue process must be abandoned because the country is not in a political crisis. Dr. Chris Zumani Zimba says abandoning the process might not be a bad idea considering the confusion that has continued to characterise the process due to failure by both the […]

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:30:26 +0000
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New clinic and schools save lives and build futures in Zambia
Refugees and their hosts are sharing services as part of a new approach in Zambia.

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:01 GMT


New Zambia settlement gives refugees and hosts a chance to prosper
A new approach that lets refugees live alongside the local community in Mantapala Settlement is boosting livelihoods for all.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:01 GMT


UNHCR concerned over reports of forced return of Zimbabwean asylum-seeker
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is gravely concerned about reports of the forced return of a Zimbabwean asylum-seeker by Zambia to his country of origin. A senior Zimbabwean politician expressed the intention...

Thu, 9 Aug 2018 00:00:01 GMT
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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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In Remote Villages, Surprising New Measures Save Children With Malaria
Malaria quickly kills toddlers. But rapid diagnostic tests, a new suppository drug and bicycle ambulances can buy enough time to get stricken children to hospitals.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:54:52 GMT


Old Zimbabwe Is the New Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s constitutional court has upheld the election of Emmerson Mnangagwa as the president of the country.

Fri, 24 Aug 2018 19:00:03 GMT


Arrest of Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Raises Fears of Crackdown
Tendai Biti had sought asylum in Zambia after accusing Zimbabwean officials of manipulating the results of the presidential election.

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 17:03:21 GMT


Judge Reports Progress in Hammarskjold Crash Inquiry
The judge also may widen the inquiry net to more countries and seek access to corporate archives from the time of the crash 57 years ago.

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 18:17:27 GMT


U.S. Lifts Ban on Some Elephant and Lion Trophies
The federal Fish and Wildlife Service will consider allowing some hunters to bring home tusks and hides from certain African countries, overturning an Obama-era prohibition.

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 23:49:46 GMT


Hunt Elephants to Save Them? Some Countries See No Other Choice
In some African nations, trophy hunting has provided funds needed to preserve endangered species. In other countries, the business has decimated animal populations.

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 19:39:10 GMT


Trump Halted These Hunt Trophies. Elephant Lovers Will Never Forget It.
Just why the president shelved his own administration’s rule on bringing hunt trophies into the country — a weighty query — is the elephant in the room.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:26:52 GMT


Trump Administration to Lift Ban on ‘Trophy’ Elephant Imports
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it planned to reverse a ban on the imports from Zimbabwe, following its earlier move to allow them from Zambia.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:52:07 GMT


‘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 17:47:10 GMT
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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.