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Chiyangi Names Team for eSwatini CHAN Clash
Kabwe Warriors striker Akakulubelwa Mwachiyaba is set for his international debut after making the final cut for Chipolopolo’s 2020 CHAN qualifier away to eSwatini. The ex-Zesco United striker takes the place of Zanaco attacker Chitiya Mususu. Chitiya will miss the first leg date in Manzini on September 21 due to an injury he sustained on […]

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:37:20 +0000


Government confirms Veep Wina is in India but not on a medical trip
Government has confirmed that Vice President Inonge Wina is in India. This follows revelations by Lusaka Times quoting highly placed government sources that Mrs Wina left Zambia on Friday for a scheduled medical review in India. But Zambian Mission in India says Mrs Wina is in that country to promote foreign investment into Zambia. According […]

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:30:20 +0000


Zambia today : No water, no electricity ,no money
Dear President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, I woke up this morning with no running water, no electricity or enough Kwacha to afford my daily food needs. I threw on my bathroom robe (the white one) and went outside. After asking a few of my neighbors it was clear that all of us had no water, electricity […]

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:51:22 +0000


Emission of harmful chemicals in Zambia detrimental to the enviroment
Eastern Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Josephat Lombe has raised concern over the use of chemicals that are harmful to the ozone layer. Mr Lombe notes that the use of man-made chemicals such as hydro-Chloro-Floro-Carbon (HFCs) has been leading to a decline in the stratospheric ozone layer, and stressed the need to eliminate the use of […]

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:41:38 +0000


Zambian found dead in Durban guest house
A 50 year old Zambian national has died in Durban, South Africa after he was found unconscious in his room at a guest house. The deceased has been identified as Boniface Mbewe, an employee of a named giant mining company in Zambia. According to the information made available to the Zambian Mission in Pretoria, the […]

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:22:02 +0000


Government approves 156 dual citizenship applications
The Zambian government has approved 156 dual citizenship applications as a move to support and encourage Zambians living in the diaspora. Government says the diaspora are a great partner in economic development whose relocation from Zambia should cease to be seen as a brain drain or loss. Zambia’s ambassador to the USA, Dr Ngosa Simbyakula […]

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 08:57:47 +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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Poachers Are Invading Botswana, Last Refuge of African Elephants
New data leave little doubt that the illegal ivory trade has reached the country, scientists say.

Mon, 01 Jul 2019 13:00:08 GMT


Online Classrooms Look to Improve Higher Education Across Africa, but Face Skepticism
New ventures hope to fill a need as the number of African high school graduates grows, along with demand for a more highly skilled work force.

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 04:00:07 GMT


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 19:00:04 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
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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.