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UPND MPs Decline invitation to Attend President Lungu Events citing COVID-19 and Heavy Police Presence
United Party for National Development (UPND) Members of Parliament (MPs) invited to witness the handover of 70 houses to the Zambia Correctional Service and 50 others to the Zambia Police Service will not be doing so for fear of being harmed and contracting the COVID-19. In clarifying the reason for choosing to shy away from […]

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 11:28:43 +0000


MMD Elects Youth as Deputy National Secretary and launches Young Leaders Academy
The opposition New Hope Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) has elected Gregory Mofu, a 30 year old Youth, as it’s Deputy National Secretary. Unveiling Gregory during a Press Conference, Party President Dr. Nevers SEKWILA Mumba said that Gregory’s election is a testimony that the New Hope MMD believes in the Youths. “Over 2 weeks ago, […]

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 11:22:01 +0000


Clamp down on the Theft of Medicines, Dr Chilufya tells Medical Stores
Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya has encouraged the new Medical Stores Limited board of directors to clamp down pilferage of medicines. Dr. Chilufya said if the scourge is allowed it may deny many Zambians from accessing medicine, against the principals of the Patriotic Front Government which believes in Universal Health Care. “That woman from Shangombo […]

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 11:12:35 +0000


Pope appoints new Bishop of Ndola
Pope Francis names Bishop Benjamin Phiri as the Bishop of the Diocese of Ndola, Zambia. Pope Francis on Friday appointed Bishop Benjamin Phiri as the Bishop of the Diocese of Ndola, Zambia. Bishop Phiri has been serving as the Auxiliary Bishop of Chipata, Zambia since 2011, and Rector of St. Dominic’s Major Seminary in Lusaka, […]

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 09:14:36 +0000


Christians Fighting the Christians Clause in Bill 10 are Cowards
Mr. Chishala Chilufya a seasoned political consultant based in Chipata and a member of the Redeemed Methodist Church has strongly castigated Christians and church organizations who are fighting the Christian clause which is in Constitutional Amendment Bill 10. In a statement released to the media, Mr. Chishala has also condemned Christians to stop being gullible […]

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 07:00:54 +0000


To Alliance or Not to Alliance in 2021 General Elections
By: Anthony Bwalya – UPND Member I have to declare an interest from the onset: as a member of the United Party for National Development (UPND), my natural judgment informs me, on the balance of the political mood in the nation; as well as on the balance of all other available electoral data, any change […]

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 06:56:13 +0000
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UNHCR chief applauds Zambia's openness to refugees
Filippo Grandi commends the African nation for its generosity towards refugees and calls for additional humanitarian and development support during a two-day visit.

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 00:00:01 GMT


New clinic and schools save lives and build futures in Zambia
Refugees and their hosts are sharing services as part of a new approach in Zambia.

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:01 GMT


New Zambia settlement gives refugees and hosts a chance to prosper
A new approach that lets refugees live alongside the local community in Mantapala Settlement is boosting livelihoods for all.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:01 GMT
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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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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 GMT


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.

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 23:12:31 GMT


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 04:30:09 GMT


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, 01 Jul 2019 13:00:08 GMT


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 04:00:07 GMT


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 GMT


Old Zimbabwe Is the New Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s constitutional court has upheld the election of Emmerson Mnangagwa as the president of the country.

Fri, 24 Aug 2018 19:00:04 GMT


Arrest of Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Raises Fears of Crackdown
Tendai Biti had sought asylum in Zambia after accusing Zimbabwean officials of manipulating the results of the presidential election.

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 17:03:21 GMT


Judge Reports Progress in Hammarskjold Crash Inquiry
The judge also may widen the inquiry net to more countries and seek access to corporate archives from the time of the crash 57 years ago.

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 18:17:27 GMT
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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.