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Zambia Health Minister Says Nation Experiencing 'Drastic Reduction' In New Cholera Cases

Associated Press: Zambia says new cases dropping in deadly cholera outbreak "...Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya this week said there has been a 'drastic reduction' in the number of new cases in the outbreak which has killed more than 70 people in the southern African nation since October, most of

KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION - 2018-01-18 15:17:49

Climate insurance scheme targets women farmers in Africa, Asia

ROME, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A major insurance scheme launched on Thursday aims to help up to 4 million poor people in Africa and Asia rebuild their lives after climate disasters, its backers said. The insurance programme - covering droughts in Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Zambia and Cambodi

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 17:20:19

Wedding Announcement: Pienaar - Altherr

Heather Altherr and Jacques Pienaar were married Dec. 30, 2017 at the historic Northwards Mansion in Johannesburg, South Africa. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Michele Altherr of Los Alamos. The groom is the son of Alwyn and Elsabe Pienaar of Hartbeespoort, South Africa. The wedding was of

LADAILYPOST.COM - 2018-01-18 18:35:00

Zambia Says New Cases Dropping in Deadly Cholera Outbreak

JOHANNESBURG - Zambia says it has made progress in containing a cholera outbreak that has killed about 70 people in the southern African nation since October. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya this week said there had been a "drastic reduction" in the number of new cases in the outbreak, which has mo

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-18 11:00:30

WEEKAHEAD-AFRICA-FX-Tanzania, Zambia currencies seen bearish, others stable

DAR ES SALAAM, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The Tanzanian and Zambian currencies are likely to come under pressure next week, but other African currencies should remain stable. The Tanzanian shilling may be weighed down by demand from oil and merchandise importers. Commercial banks quoted the shilling at 2,

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 12:13:58

Africa's bright prospects for 2018-

Copyrights: Annie Spratt In recent years, as the world has focused on the message from African leaders in government, business and civil society that Africa is rising, the price of grid connected renewable energy has plummeted. At the same time, business models for using decentralised renewable tech

MEDIUM - 2018-01-18 13:41:16

Has Desabre delay hamstrung Uganda's CHAN hopes?

Despite the quality they boast, Uganda's African Nations Championship campaign is threatening to unravel prematurely, with the Cranes facing an uphill struggle to progress from the group after losing their opening fixture against Zambia. Defeat against Chipolopolo in Marrakech in their opener means

ESPNFC.COM - 2018-01-17 20:21:00

Israeli medical team works to treat cholera in Zambia

Cholera may seem like a disease of the past to the developed world, but in Africa, the cholera epidemic continues to rage on. The infectious, and potentially deadly, disease affects millions in sub-Saharan Africa. According to Zambian health minister Chitalu Chilufya, in his country alone, 3260 peo

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-01-17 13:25:00

Congo armed groups uniting against President Kabila: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Militias in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are uniting in opposition to President Joseph Kabila, a senior U.N. official there told a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday. In 2017, a brutal conflict in Congo's southwestern Kasai region drew international attention and cond

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 17:23:00

Experience underpins Chipolopolo's CHAN challenge

Several fresh Zambian faces caught the eye in the Chipolopolo's African Nations Championship opener on Sunday, with Lazarous Kambole notably marking his debut with a Man of the Match display. As well as winning the CAF award, the ZESCO United forward also opened the scoring for Wedson Nyirenda's sid

ESPNFC.COM - 2018-01-17 16:00:00

Tourism website: "Visit ****hole Zambia"

A tourism website in Zambia, one of the "shithole countries" demeaned by Donald Trump, is using the slur as a marketing prop. The Facebook post for Zambiatourism.com invites tourists to "Visit ****hole Zambia." The post, mantled by an attractive sunset scene, also takes some thinly-veiled swipes at


Angola Is Wasting No Time to Prove It's Serious About Reforms

Angola is on a roll. In just three hours, it updated plans for a Eurobond sale, said it will pay back arrears of $5 billion and allowed its currency to plummet, again. "The signal is quite strong from the Angolans that they're willing to do the right thing," said Samantha Singh, a Johannesburg-based

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-17 11:11:39

Namibia turned Donald Trump's 'shithole' slur into a spoof sales pitch for a safari tour

Kieran Corcoran, provided by Gondawa Collection/YouTube A tour agency in Namibia has returned fire on Donald Trump with a parody video talking up its credentials as "Africa's number one shithole country." The spoof short video was published on YouTube in the wake of a political backlash against Trum

CONNECTICUT POST - 2018-01-17 11:09:59

Ugandan coach vows to stop Namibia in Chan match

Ugandan coach Sebastien Desabre has rallied his troops to get a win against Namibia in their second match of Chan 2018. The Cranes started the tournament on a wrong footing after going down 3-1 to Zambia in the opening match and the French coach is now demanding for a quick response when they take o


Ethiopian Airlines to re-launch Zambia’s national carrier

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - Ethiopian Airlines says it has finalized an agreement with Zambia to re-launch the southern African country's national carrier. The partnership with Zambia comes as Ethiopian Airlines is opening new routes and hubs and is acquiring new aircraft. In a statement Tuesday, t


3 companies helping to feed thousands of kids a day across the world

INDIANAPOLIS -- Three companies in Indianapolis are helping to feed thousands of kids a day for every day of the year. As one in seven people worldwide go hungry, they're trying to do their part to battle the world hunger crisis. Monday afternoon, volunteers at the Fed Ex hub bagged food for childre


Trump's 'sh*thole' comments inspire Zambia tourism ad

A prominent Zambiatourism website appears to have been inspired by President Donald Trump, launching an ad that invites tourists to "visit ****hole Zambia." The ad, posted on the Zambiatourism.com's ... A prominent Zambiatourism website appears to have been inspired by President Donald Trump, launch


On the path to freedom

MARYSVILLE - Abandoned bicycles tend to pile up in the evidence lockers at the Marysville Police Department. So over coffee one day, officer Joseph Belleme mentioned them to Kelly Huckaby, an old friend from church. Police had been struggling to find local takers for the bikes. But maybe Huckaby, a


Zambia police tear gas traders angered by anti-cholera ban

Police in Zambia's capital Lusaka on Monday fired tear gas at angry traders marching to the president's office in protest over a ban on street commerce aimed at curbing a deadly cholera outbreak. Load Error The 500-strong crowd was trying to deliver a petition to President Edgar Lungu who has become


Donald Trump is running out of countries to alienate

Donald Trump's first meaningful interaction with leaders of African nations came in September, when the American president spoke at a United Nations luncheon. Reading from a prepared text, Trump boasted about U.S. health partnerships in Africa, boasting, "Nambia's health system is increasingly self-