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Zambia Foreign Debt Surpasses $9 Billion, Finance Ministry Says

The fiscal deficit for the first quarter of 2018 was 3.7 billion kwacha ($361 million), compared with a target of 16.9 billion kwacha for the year, the ministry said in a report posted on its website.

BLOOMBERG - 2018-05-23 13:47:18

Zambia Chapter of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Regional Refugee Response Plan (January-December 2018}

As of 30 August 2017, Zambia began to receive refugees fleeing conflict in Pweto and Moba areas in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Delays in the electoral process and an increased polarization between the opposition and incumbent President Joseph Kabila have led to a tense climate in the DRC, pr

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Launch of the Zambia Country Chapter of the Regional Refugee Response Plan for the DRC Situation: Remarks of UNHCR Representative Ms. Pierrine Aylara given by OIC Ms. Giulia Ricciarelli-Ranawat

We are gathered here today to draw attention to the plight of refugees fleeing to Zambia from the unfolding conflict in the DRC and the collective efforts of the Government of the Republic of Zambia, UNHCR, UN agencies, NGOs and other partners to respond to their life-saving needs. To date, conflict

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Government of Zambia and partners appeal for over US$74.2m to address critical needs of Congolese refugees

Lusaka, Zambia - Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018- The Government of the Republic of Zambia, UN agencies and other partners require over US$74.2 million in 2018 to address critical needs of Congolese refugees in Zambia.

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-05-23 00:00:00

Park Inn by Radisson hotel to open new hotel in Lusaka, Zambia

© Provided by Independent MediaLocated in the Longacres suburb of Lusaka, the hotel will be situated in a prime location within the city’s concentration of embassies, diplomatic missions and United Nations (UN) offices. Picture: Supplied.


'We are facing a sanitation crisis': Zambia's uphill struggle against the deadly scourge of cholera

But the spring in the step of those walking through Mtendere, a bustling township in the northeast of the Zambian capital, this month probably has less to do with the weather or the flowers than the alcoholic possibilities afforded by the absence of bullying soldiers.


The Pain's Getting Worse for Zambia as Eurobond Yields Hit 10%

Yields on the southern African copper producer’s 2027 Eurobonds have risen to 10 percent for the first time in almost 18 months. That’s exacerbated the pain for holders: with losses of 11 percent this year, Zambia’s dollar securities are the worst-performing in the Bloomberg Barclays Emerging Market


CDC’s MMWR Publishes Reports On Pediatric HIV Treatment In Sub-Saharan Africa, Cholera Outbreaks In Zambia, Zimbabwe

CDC’s MMWR Publishes Reports On Pediatric HIV Treatment In Sub-Saharan Africa, Cholera Outbreaks In Zambia, Zimbabwe


Zambia Central-Bank Head Kalyalya Faces Another Tough Test

When he took leadership of the central bank in Africa’s second-biggest copper producer three years ago, the economy was on the brink of a crisis, with inflation rapidly accelerating to reach 22.9 percent. Now that he’s had his contract extended until for five years, a new set of problems are emergin


Zambia's Kalyalya Gets Another 5 Years as Central Bank Head

President Edgar Lungu renewed the contract effective February, the regulator said in an email on Thursday. This will see Kalyalya, who was first appointed in 2015, oversee the nation’s monetary policy until at least 2023. The only other governor to serve longer was Caleb Fundanga between 2002 and 20


WEEKAHEAD-AFRICA-FX-Ghana, Zambia currencies to weaken, others to...

ACCRA, May 17 (Reuters) - The Ghanaian Cedi and Zambian kwacha are forecast to extend losses against the dollar in the next week to Thursday, while Nigeria and other currencies are expected to hold steady, traders said.


Zambia musician ordered detained as he returns home

Chama Fumba, popularly known as Pilato, was picked up on Wednesday at Lusaka airport on his return from South Africa where he had spent four months.


As wells dry, Zambia regulates use of groundwater

There will be no monthly or annual fees for domestic water users, but those who consume more than 10,000 liters per day will be charged a commercial fee of 5 kwacha for each additional 30 cubic meters they extract, according to the government-run Water Resource Management Authority (WARMA).


The Almas Jiwani Foundation addresses digital financial inclusion, humanitarian response, and agriculture technologies at the ICT4D Conference in Lusaka, Zambia

LUSAKA, Zambia, May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Almas Jiwani Foundation, represented by its CEO, Almas Jiwani, delivered a keynote address titledEmpowering Women in Technology and ICT4D,specially in Africa at the 10th annual ICT4D Conference, at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in


Zambia - how to plan the perfect safari - Travel Africa Magazine

Your guide to everything you need to know about planning your Zambian adventure — from where to go, to how long to spend in each place, and how to tie it all together — whatever your budget and interest. Compiled by Phil Clisby. Picture credit Phil Jeffery, Jeffery & McKeith Safaris


WEEKAHEAD-AFRICA-FX-Most African currencies seen on back foot

LAGOS, May 24 (Reuters) - The currencies of Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia are expected to come under pressure against the dollar next week while those of Ghana and Tanzania are expected to be steady.

REUTERS - 2018-05-24 13:03:23

Punching patriarchy: Zambian boxer Catherine Phiri is taking on the world

Catherine Phiri, 32, is currently Zambia's fiercest boxer -- and she has the accolades to show it. Phiri was the first African woman to win a prestigious World Boxing Council Gold title in 2016.

CNN - 2018-05-24 08:35:57

Zambia honors Chinese medical team for exemplary work

Zambia's Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya (L) confers a honorary certificate to Qi Zuhong, team leader of the 19th Chinese Medical Team, in Lusaka, Zambia, on May 14, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]


Botswana to host Africa Women’s Sevens tournament

The teams are Zambia, Kenya, Mauritius, Madagascar, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Uganda and hosts Botswana.


Don't assume every market in Africa is the same warns Zoona co-founder – Ventureburn

Entrepreneurs looking to grow their business in Africa should not assume that the market in every country on the continent is the same. So, says Brett Magrath, the co-founder and chief product officer of domestic money transfer serviceZoona.