The World Food Programme (WFP) has raised concern about food security in southern Africa where an estimated 14 million people are facing hunger following prolonged dry spells that led to a poor harvest last year. The weather condition is said to have been worsened by El Nino, a pattern which typically brings drier conditions to Southern Africa and wetter ones to East Africa.
* 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)
LUSAKA Jan 4 (Reuters) – Zambia will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on Aug. 11 under a new constitution, a government spokesman said on Monday.
Maiko Zulu with Sister D
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African growth was at its weakest in six years and analysts warned that things could get worse if the global economy continues to struggle. The IMF reported that the continent was likely to grow 3.75 percent this year and 4.25 percent next, a big drop from the years before and after the 2008/2009 financial crisis. China’s investment slowdown, and low commodity prices affected support to growth.
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.
Zambia has introduced a new construction programme that uses green technologies to help improve the lives of impoverished communities. The houses are made using locally sourced materials like wood and soil to make bricks.
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.
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.
LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambia’s kwacha fell 3 percent against the dollar on Friday, reaching a record low, as it feels the effects of a drop in copper prices.