Tag : Zambia

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Zambia national response to HIV

IOM and the Government of Zambia have launched HIV investment strategic plans for three border districts in the country aimed at guiding the national response to “A Nation Free from the Threat of HIV”. The three districts (Sesheke, Kazungula and…

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Lusaka hosts workshop on ending child marriage

Lusaka Hosts Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Capacity Building Workshop on Ending Child Marriage and other Harmful Traditional Practices in Africa A five-day workshop to build the capacity of African Union Member States to end Child Marriage kicked off today…

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Making Sub-Saharan Africa more resilient

At the first annual Presidential Lecture Series of the institute on March 3, Mauritian President Rajkeswur Purryag and IMF African Department Director Antoinette Sayeh emphasized the importance of economic policies that would make sub-Saharan Africa countries more resilient to external…

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East African countries address power sector

Ministers and senior representatives from four East African countries have recently pledged their support in solving East Africa’s crippling power deficit, as detailed in a statement released on March 4th. Hon. Joseph Njoroge, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Kenya, H.E….

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The new Zambian head of state President Edgar Lungu attends the opening ceremony of the 24th Ordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) at the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 30, 2015. (Tiksa Negeri / Courtesy Reuters)

Zambia’s Uncertain Future

Last January, Zambian President Edgar Lungu of the Patriotic Front (PF) party was elected to replace late President Michael by a small margin of 28,000 votes over his opponent, United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema. With only…

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Law enforcement agencies meet to tackle illicit trade in tobacco products

Members of global, regional and local law enforcement, revenue and customs agencies will meet in Cape Town at the end of November to collaborate on efforts to address the scourge of illicit tobacco trade in sub-Saharan Africa, it was announced…

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Zambian business: a role player in Africa’s transformation?

With an average GDP growth of 7.1 percent and as one of the most politically stable countries in Africa, it’s not surprising that Zambia is stepping forward as a worthy contender for potential investors looking to enter and/or expand operations…

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World Panel Zambia, Ltd. Launches of Solar Chargers 

World Panel Zambia Ltd. launched the durable World Panel solar panels that charge mobile phones as fast as a wall plug.   Held on 28th August at Lusaka’s Taj Pamodzi Hotel, the launch was attended by senior Zambian government officials,…

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