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Collaboration with the Zambia Army has always existed in bringing law and order- Zambia Police
The Zambia Police Service Spokesperson, Esther Katongo says police collaboration with the Zambia Army has always existed in bringing law and order in the country. Mrs Katongo said that the deployment of the army is not something new, adding that their presence in communities should not worry members of the public. She said that police […]

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 16:14:24 +0000

New Heritage Party condemns the political violence that has characterized campaigns in various parts of the country
The New Heritage Party has promised to put an end to political violence in the country by reforming the status of cadres in the country once elected into office on August 12, 2021. Condemning the political violence that has characterised campaigns in various parts of the country, New Heritage Party vice president Samuel Kasankha stated […]

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 16:11:02 +0000

PF administration pays more attention to their carders than it pays to professionals, school-going children and ordinary Zambians
THE UPND Lusaka Province chairperson, Obvious Mwaliteta has charged that the Patriotic Front (PF) administration pays more attention to the ruling party carders than it pays to professionals, school-going children and ordinary Zambians. And Champion Tembo has tipped the people of Chilanga ward that this year’s elections are about rejecting poverty. Speaking at a campaign […]

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 16:05:28 +0000

13 Ethiopian nationals apprehended
The Department of Immigration in Nakonde district, Muchinga Province, has apprehended 13 Ethiopian nationals for illegal entry into the country, contrary to section 11 of the Immigration and Deportation Act number 18 of 2010 of the Laws of Zambia. The group was detained on July 11, 2021 aboard a stationary Noah motor vehicle registration number […]

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 15:57:05 +0000

PF urges international media not to fan instability but propagate a peaceful electoral process
The PF has urged the international media not to fan instability but propagate a peaceful electoral process ahead of Zambia’s general elections next week. Zambia’s ruling party, the Patriotic Front (PF), cautioned the international media and election obsevers to clearly state what they wanted if peace and stability were not their agenda. PF Political and […]

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 15:54:30 +0000

Petroleum Transporters Association of Zambia has appealed to Government to prosecute Oil Marketing Companies
Petroleum Transporters Association of Zambia (PTAZ) has appealed to Government to prosecute Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) for abrogating provisions of Statutory Instrument number 35 of 2021. Association secretary general Benson Tembo says recently Government directed that 50 percent of the fuel must be transported by locals but this has not come to pass. He told […]

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 13:02:22 +0000
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Statement from a Zambian photographer. MJoTA2016 v10n2p0810 

I met Mr Mandela when I was in Zambia in March 2016. He is everywhere, he sees everything, good and bad, and he believes in Zambia.

"My Names are Jean Serge Mandela I am Zambian resident, Zambians are peace lovers and Zambia as a nation has been labeled a "haven of peace" therefore I wish to my brothers and sister, citizens of Zambia, Peaceful Elections.

I challenge you consider Zambia the only place you can call a home, for the next few hours to post this message as you replace my name with yours. This is the only wish, you and I, could afford to express as the zambians citizens do use their power to deliver Peaceful Election ‪#‎One‬ Zambia."

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‘We Intend to Cause Havoc’ Review: Zambia Rock, Rediscovered
This new documentary takes its title from the acronym of WITCH, a once-popular Zambian combo.

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 11:00:05 +0000

Kenneth Kaunda, Patriarch of African Independence, Is Dead at 97
As Zambia’s first president, he dominated his country, outliving many of the other frontline leaders who had sponsored southern Africa’s guerrilla wars.

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 22:13:09 +0000

Learning From the Kariba Dam
Climate change and neglect have brought the mammoth structure at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe to the brink of calamity — a crisis prefigured in the dam’s troubling colonial history.

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 01:52:11 +0000

Poachers Are Invading Botswana, Last Refuge of African Elephants
New data leave little doubt that the illegal ivory trade has reached the country, scientists say.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 21:12:41 +0000

How Much Do You Know About Zambia?
Can you find Zambia on a map? What else do you know about this African nation with a population of about 17 million people?

Mon, 13 Apr 2020 09:30:00 +0000

Speaking Out on Gay Rights and Corruption Costs Ambassador His Job
Zambia’s president wanted U.S. Ambassador Daniel Foote gone after he criticized the government for corruption and for sending a gay couple to prison.

Wed, 25 Dec 2019 09:37:28 +0000

New TB Vaccine Could Save Millions of Lives, Study Suggests
There are 10 million new cases each year of tuberculosis, now the leading infectious cause of death worldwide. Even a partly effective vaccine could help turn the tide.

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 14:30:49 +0000

Online Classrooms Look to Improve Higher Education Across Africa, but Face Skepticism
New ventures hope to fill a need as the number of African high school graduates grows, along with demand for a more highly skilled work force.

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 04:00:06 +0000

In Remote Villages, Surprising New Measures Save Children With Malaria
Malaria quickly kills toddlers. But rapid diagnostic tests, a new suppository drug and bicycle ambulances can buy enough time to get stricken children to hospitals.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:54:52 +0000
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Zambia: a kind country in southern Africa. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2016 v10n1 p0402

When I first prepared this page, my Quaker friend Chris Roberts and South African leader Nelson Mandela were both alive, and I had recently returned from my first visit to South Africa, where I interviewed 20 good men imprisoned because of a net that was supposed to sweep up opposition to President Kabila of DR Congo.  Nelson Mandela was ailing, and not expected to last long, which I hoped would cast light on the 20 men, detained in the  same Pretoria jail as Nelson Mandela decades previously. 

Chris Roberts was a Welsh civil engineer, who married a young New Jersey Quaker, and their 2 children were born in Zambia. He always said good things about the country, and his time there. That should have been a clue.

Chris Roberts died in Dec 2013, 2 days after Nelson Mandela, a day after posting a tweet calling for more civic engagement by women. This is a theme of the current government, and president, of Zambia. President Lungu called for 50% of elected politicians being women by 2030. I like that.

From the first minute I stepped onto Zambian soil, I was treated with kindness, and before too long, I realized that Zambia is by nature a kind country.

From 7 in the morning to 8 at night, I saw children in school uniform, schools do not have enough seats for children to all be in school at the same time, so classes are given in shifts. This seems to me a kind solution to a problem, and this gives children a chance at education.

Not every child goes to school in Zambia, for some, grinding poverty makes modest school fees completely out of reach; these children probably included the young boys I saw standing by the road with bodies of small animals on sticks, selling them as fresh meat to passersby.

During March 2016, I was the guest of the Greater Lakes Women Refugee Association of Zambia aka GWRAZ, an extraordinary group of women which started when Veronica, refugee from Burundi by way of Rwanda, Congo and Tanzania, was inspired by Nelson Mandela. She joined with 3 other women and they formed a company registered in Zambia in 2008 which is run without jealousy, without anger, without violence, without favoritism. The need for peaceful co-existence is deep in the DNA of these women, they have created a peaceful collective that looks to me, as a Quaker, to be a prototype Quaker community.

GWRAZ are kind women, all refugees from war, about half are widows, most left their homes with nothing other than their babies in their arms. Kind women in a kind country, whose main drive is to make sure that Zambia stays kind.

They have organized a peace seminar with 100 women coming together to ensure the national elections are peaceful this year, and every year.

I broke my leg to maintain peace in southern Africa click here

The oldest university in West Africa, Fourah Bay College is on a steep hill overlooking Freetown. Mr Melbourne Garber grew up there, and then went to the UK to train as an engineer for service to his country. But his country's economy collapsed when he was away, and then his country was sucked into the civil war of its neighbor Liberia. Mr Garber works with a team of engineers in Manhattan; one of their projects was the African Burial Ground. Mr Garber told his story at Fordham University on the 50th Anniversary of Sierra Leonean independence. Read his story, click here.