Tag Archives: Lusaka

17Feb/17

UK and Zambian teachers forge professional partnerships

EIN News (press release)- Speaking at the Professional Partnership Conference for teachers under the connecting classrooms project in Lusaka today, British High Commissioner to Zambia, Fergus Cochrane-Dyet, said: Access to the right kind of education is very important in ensuring our children are able to thrive in today’s globalised world. Continue reading

18Jan/17

Vedanta’s Zambia mine to pay first instalment of $100 mln fine by month-end

LUSAKA Jan 17 (Reuters) – Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), owned by global conglomerate Vedanta Resources PLC, will pay the first tranche of a $100 million fine to the Zambian government by the end of month, the country’s investment firm said on Tuesday.
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12Jan/17

Zambians worried at soaring costs as economy struggles

Zambia’s economy has been growing at a sluggish rate averaging three percent per annum since copper prices dipped two years ago. The cost of living and doing business has been soaring in the process as the country faces economic challenges after the government cut fuel subsides last year causing a 39 percent price hike in petrol, analysts say.

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09Sep/16

Prostitution ‘easiest way out’ for Zambia’s drought-stricken farmers

LUSAKA, Sept 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Repeated failed crops caused by worsening drought have forced Christine Mwenda, a small-scale farmer in Zambia’s central Mumbwa region, to do what was previously unthinkable.
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05Sep/16

Zambia’s Lungu to be sworn on Sept. 13 following election win

LUSAKA, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Zambia’s incumbent President Edgar Lungu will be sworn into office for a new five-year term on Tuesday next week, a government official said on Monday.
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05Sep/16

Zambia to prep Lungu inauguration as court missed deadline-govt source

LUSAKA, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Zambia’s government will proceed with plans to inaugurate President Edgar Lungu as the Constitutional Court’s extension beyond a 14-day deadline of the opposition’s legal challenge to the vote is illegal, a government source said on Sunday.
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01Sep/16

Zambia to cut subsidies, in talks with the IMF – presidential spokesman

JOHANNESBURG Aug 30 (Reuters) – Zambia plans to cut subsidies as agreed with the International monetary Fund, with talks on an aid package at an advanced stage, a presidential spokesman said on Tuesday.
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25Aug/16
Zambia IMF Programme

Fitch: Zambia IMF Programme Still Likely But Timing Uncertain

HONG KONG/LONDON, August 25 (Fitch) – The opposition’s decision to challenge the result of Zambia’s recent presidential elections will delay agreement on IMF support, although we think a programme is still likely after groundwork was laid earlier this year, Fitch Ratings says.
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25Aug/16
Downtown Lusaka

Zambians feel pinch as election row delays moves to revive economy

Copper slide, unemployment heightens economic pressure.
Pre-election violence, court challenge could delay aid.
Zambia wary of conditions linked to Chinese investment.

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23Aug/16

Zambia’s disputed poll threatens to divide the country, analyst.

Zambia has reported pockets of violence that analysts say could spiral as the country awaits the outcome of a court petition filed by opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema saying the vote was rigged. Some analysts say both sides should consider an all inclusive leadership approach to avoid dividing the country, but some want focus to turn back towards repairing the economy.
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