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Zambian’s new mobile phone network company is linked to Africa’s richest woman
Zambia awarded licenses to start a fourth mobile-network operator to a company part-owned by Isabel Dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s former president whose influence is waning in her home country. Unitel International Holdings BV, in which Dos Santos owns a 25 percent stake, pledged to invest more than $350 million through a local unit […]

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 03:35:09 +0000

Amos Chanda’s Full Sunday Interview

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 02:24:36 +0000

Zambia start 4-Nations countdown
Zambia on Monday began their final preparations for Wednesday’s opening semifinal of the Four-Nations Cup that they will host from March 21-24 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola. The team is camped in Kitwe and training from Arthur Davies Stadium where coach Wedson Nyirenda had 11 out of his 30 players for first session on […]

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:57:18 +0000

GBFC toast bright start to 2018 season
Green Buffaloes coach Bilton Musonda has hailed his side’s perfect start to the 2018 FAZ Super Division season. Buffaloes on Sunday thumped Kitwe United 2-0 in their league opener away at Garden Park Stadium in Kitwe. Musonda believes winning the Week One match will raise his player’s confidence as the league advances. “It’s good to […]

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:54:42 +0000

FAZ and MTN sign improved deal
FAZ and MTN have signed an improved US$4.5 million deal for the sponsorship of the FAZ Super Division. The two parties extended their relationship on March 19 in Lusaka that saw the new three-year deal increased from the previous US$3 million package. FAZ president Andrew Kamanga said the league champions will now received K500, 000 […]

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:53:54 +0000

ZICTA awards a fourth mobile license to UZI Mobile Zambia
ZICTA has awarded a fourth mobile license to UZI Mobile Zambia. The company has once made a US$350 million investment pledge into its business in Zambia. The company hopes to create 450 direct jobs. UZI Mobile Zambia is majority owned by Unitel International Holdings B.V which is registered in the Netherlands with a ten year […]

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:13:12 +0000
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As 12,000+ Congolese flee to Zambia, aid funds slow to trickle
The number of refugees fleeing militia violence in south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and arriving in Zambia has crossed the 12,000 mark – with more than 8,400 arrivals in the last three...

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 00:00:01 GMT

Unaccompanied and separated Congolese children - a worry for UNHCR
As the number of refugees in Zambia's Kenani transit centre exceeds 5,000 individuals, unaccompanied and separated children make up an alarming 60 per cent

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:01 GMT

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

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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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

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 16:20:40 GMT

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 12:36:39 GMT

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 18:39:57 GMT

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.

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 01:16:00 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.