Tag Archives: Lusaka

19Jan/16

Zambia and Zimbabwe’s Kariba dam levels sink to 12 percent as drought scorches

LUSAKA, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Water levels in southern Africa’s Lake Kariba have dropped to 12 percent of capacity, the authority in charge said on Tuesday, raising concerns about severe power rationing in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Both countries rely heavily on the Kariba dam for electricity.
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04Jan/16

UPDATE – Zambia sets 2016 election date, scraps power price hike

* President to ratify election date on Tuesday

* Orders reversal of power price hike

* Winning candidate needs more than half of vote (Adds power price hike reversal, analyst)
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04Jan/16

Zambia to hold presidential, parliamentary elections on Aug. 11 -government spokesman

LUSAKA Jan 4 (Reuters) – Zambia will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on Aug. 11 under a new constitution, a government spokesman said on Monday.
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26Dec/15

Zambian consumers tighten belts for Christmas

A struggling currency, power shortages and rising food prices are all the things Zambians did not ask for this Christmas. The festivities are expected to be more moderate this year as consumers spend less in the face of economic woes.

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27Nov/15

Number of African child brides to soar by 2050 as population grows: U.N.

In a new report released by U.N. Children’s Agency (UNICEF), the organisation warns that the number of child brides in Africa could more than double to 310 million by 2050, if current practices continue. Just over one in three African girls marry before the age of 18, most commonly in poor, rural families which often receive a bride price or dowry in exchange for their daughter.

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26Nov/15

Glencore’s Zambia copper mining unit lays off 4,300 workers – company and union sources

Lusaka, Zambia (Reuters) – Glencore’s Zambian unit has laid off 4,300 workers, union and company sources said on Tuesday, as the mining and trading company deepens cuts in copper output to support flagging prices.
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24Oct/15

Zambian fashion designers dazzle in local Fashion Week

Zambia’s fashion industry showcased some of its best works at the annual Fashion Week in Lusaka which attracted 50 designers including some from neighbouring countries in the region. But there is no textile industry to support young designers in the country.
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