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Government pledges to partner with Malawi, Mozambique to improve cross-border SRH services
The government has pledged its commitment to forge a strong partnership with Malawi and Mozambique aimed at improving the provision of cross-border sexual reproductive health services for migrants, young vulnerable people and other interest groups. Eastern Province Permanent Secretary, Paul Thole made the pledge when he opened a three-day tripartite meeting on Sexual-Reproductive Health Rights-HIV […]

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 03:30:51 +0000

Luapula Province Minister Derrick Chilundika has been attacked at his home in Chingola
Luapula Province Minister Derrick Chilundika has been attacked at his home in Chingola in the Copperbelt Province by unknown criminals armed with a machete and stones. Mr. Chilundika, the Nchanga Member of Parliament, was at home with his family when the criminals besieged the premises after jumping the perimeter fence. Copperbelt Police Commanding Officer Sharon […]

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 03:28:50 +0000

LCC calls on businesses to acquire health permits
The Lusaka City Council (LCC) is calling on all business entities in the city to acquire Health Permits for 2023 during this year’s licensing period which is from August to December, 2022. In a statement issued, Lusaka City Council Public Relations Manager Chola Mwamba explained that the acquiring of the health permits will be conducted […]

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 03:25:10 +0000

Public order act, not bad – clergy
Caritas Solwezi Director, Fr. Noel Haaninga says the current Public Order Act (PAO) is not an entirely bad document. Speaking in an exclusive interview in Solwezi yesterday, Fr. Haaninga said the biggest problem has been the implementation of the Public Order Act by the police. Fr. Haaninga said from his observations the people that are […]

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 03:23:48 +0000

President Hichilema heads to DRC for 42nd SADC Ordinary Summit
President Hakainde Hichilema is this week expected to attend the 42nd Ordinary Summit of Southern African Development Community(SADC) Heads of State and Government scheduled for August 17th to 18th, 2022 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC). President Hichilema will be attending the annual regional Summit for the first time since assuming office in August 2021. […]

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 03:13:25 +0000

Barbara Banda In Shepolopolo 2022 COSAFA Women’s Cup Squad
Shepolopolo Zambia coach Bruce Mwape has announced a 33-member provisional squad for the 2022 COSAFA Women’s Championship to be held in South Africa from August 31-September 11. Captain Barbara Banda has bounced back in the squad after controversially missing the Africa Cup in Morocco. 19 players from the Africa Cup squad have made it into […]

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 20:35:23 +0000
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Thousands of DR Congo refugees in Zambia opt to head home
Nearly 5,000 refugees who fled violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) four years ago are opting to head home voluntarily from Zambia in coming months, with the first 100 people setting...

Tue, 21 Dec 2021 00:00:01 GMT

The European Union, UNICEF and UNHCR join efforts to protect children on the move in Central America, Mexico and Southern Africa
BRUSSELS/JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI – The European Union (EU), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency have announced today the launch of the new EU Global Promotion of Best...

Tue, 2 Feb 2021 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR chief applauds Zambia's openness to refugees
Filippo Grandi commends the African nation for its generosity towards refugees and calls for additional humanitarian and development support during a two-day visit.

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 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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Dentist Found Guilty of Murdering His Wife on a Hunting Trip
The jury in a federal court also found the dentist, Lawrence Rudolph, guilty of defrauding multiple life insurance companies when he collected nearly $4.9 million in benefits.

Wed, 03 Aug 2022 21:04:01 +0000

Where China Is Changing Its Diplomatic Ways (at Least a Little)
As relations with the U.S. and Europe plummet, Beijing is beginning a new wave of diplomacy in Africa, where it dominates trade with resource-rich nations.

Tue, 26 Jul 2022 06:44:25 +0000

‘La chica salvaje’, el libro que despierta dudas sobre un asesinato
Un filme basado en la exitosa novela hizo resurgir los cuestionamientos sobre Delia Owens, la autora, el tiempo que vivió en Zambia y la muerte de un supuesto cazador furtivo.

Sun, 24 Jul 2022 11:00:05 +0000

Why ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Author Delia Owens Is Wanted for Questioning
The release of a movie based on the best-selling novel renewed questions about the author, Delia Owens, her time in Zambia and the shooting of a suspected poacher there.

Tue, 19 Jul 2022 18:48:43 +0000

The Incredible Journey of Three African Wild Dogs
Three sisters braved lions, crocodiles, poachers, raging rivers and other dangers on a 1,300-mile transnational effort to forge a new dynasty.

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 02:26:41 +0000

Malawi and 4 Nearby Countries to Begin Polio Vaccination Drives
The spread of the coronavirus interrupted routine childhood vaccinations globally, opening a door to diseases and compounding the health challenges on the African continent.

Sat, 19 Mar 2022 16:03:52 +0000

The U.S. Increases Vaccine Aid to 11 African Countries
The U.S. government said it would provide “intensive financial, technical and diplomatic support” to African countries that have recently shown the capacity to hasten vaccine uptake.

Fri, 18 Feb 2022 14:35:56 +0000

An 8-Year-Old Street Child Is Killed, and a World Opens Up
In “Walking the Bowl,” Chris Lockhart and Daniel Mulilo Chama stumble upon a real-life murder mystery in a dump in Zambia.

Sun, 13 Feb 2022 10:00:03 +0000

Rich Countries Lure Health Workers From Low-Income Nations to Fight Shortages
Huge pay incentives and immigration fast-tracks are leading many to leave countries whose health systems urgently need their expertise.

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 19:33:30 +0000
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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.