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Mayors have failed to grasp Constitutional terms of reference -Dr Mwanawasa
Former first Lady Maureen Mwanawasa has said the current Executive Mayors in Zambia have not understood the Constitutional terms of reference for their offices. Speaking recently during the Panos Media workshop held at the Lusaka’s Cresta Hotel, Dr. Mwanawasa wondered why Executive Mayors have continued using the old constitutional terms of reference in their offices. […]

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:43:31 +0000

Kaunda, Rupiah are partisan can’t resolve political tension in Zambia-Chipenzi
Electoral Expert MacDonald Chipenzi has said the two former heads of states Dr. Kenneth Kaunda and Rupiah Bwedzani Banda may not advocate for peace indaba to curb political tension in Zambia between the ruling PF and opposition UPND because the duo have partisan stances. In an interview, Chipenzi said the involvement of Dr. Kaunda and […]

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:35:35 +0000

HRC expresses worry over the shooting of a bus driver
The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has described the shooting of a Lusaka based bus driver by a suspected Police Officer in Kamwala area of Lusaka as worrying and frightening.   HRC  Spokesperson Mweelwa Muleya  said  it is extremely worrying that a criminal act of a suspected police officer, fully clad in a uniform, blocked a […]

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:22:29 +0000

HH wanted to declare himself President in Mongu claims State in its fresh charges
  The Zambian government has submitted a fresh indictment that United Party for National Development (UPND) Hakainde Hichilema (HH) and others wanted to declare himself as President in Mongu The state has been allowed to amend the indictment on the treason charge against UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema after the  the Lusaka Magistrate ruled that the […]

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:55:46 +0000

Amnesty International demands for HH’s release
Amnesty International has demanded that UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema be released immediately. The organisation is also demanding that Mr Hichilema’s ‘trumped-up treason charges be dropped. It said the Zambian authorities must drop trumped-up treason charges against Mr. Hichilema and his five employees and release them unconditionally. Amnesty International said this in a statement today ahead […]

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:43:58 +0000

Roberto unleashes his first official single from his 5th studio album , Contolola
The latest offering from the highly anticipated forthcoming album ‘SUPESTAR’, by Pan African artist of the year Winner, ROBERTO and proves once again why he is Southern Africa’s top Afro-Pop artist. Roberto offloads the first official single from his 5th Studio album, Contolola, which is a street slang term meaning CONTROL. It is a melodic […]

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:59:02 +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.

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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.