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Over 2,000 vaccinated against Covid-19 in 5 days
The Ministry of Health will this week start distributing the Covid-19 vaccines to all provincial centres for the targeted priority population to access them. In a press statement issued to the media in Lusaka today, Minister of Health Jonas Chanda said the vaccines will be deployed to districts and administered to people identified as being […]

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 17:38:56 +0000


Police IG warns politicians against alarming the public
Inspector General (IG) of Police Kakoma Kanganja has advised politicians to be responsible as they conduct their political activities and avoid engaging in misconduct that may cause public disorder. Mr. Kanganja has warned that his command will not tolerate irresponsible conduct which may bring about public disorder. He said it must be understood that giving […]

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 16:54:21 +0000


Zambia Rugby Union Slams Diggers and KPF For Abandoned Game
The Zambia Rugby Union has condemned the exchange of punches by players during the abandoned league match between Kitwe rivals Diggers and KPF at the weekend. Diggers were leading 15-12 with about 35 minutes remaining when Kabwe referee Ben Phiri discontinued the game after players from both teams exchanged punches on the pitch. ZRU Communications […]

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 16:13:56 +0000


PF adopts UPND MP Geoffrey Lungwangwa to contest on party ticket as they unveil candidates for Western Province
The Patriotic Front (PF) has announced its adopted candidates for parliamentary, mayoral, and council chairperson positions in Western Province during the forthcoming August 12 polls. Among the notable adopted candidates is Geoffrey Lungwangwa from UPND who will contest the Nalikwanda constituency, Iris Kaingu for Mwandi constituency, Poniso Njeulu for Sinjembela constituency, and Independent MP Subulwa […]

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 12:06:12 +0000


Magistrate Court has set April 22 as Judgement day for former Minister of Community Development Emerine Kabanshi
The Lusaka Magistrate Court has set April 22, 2021, as the date for judgement in a case where former Minister of Community Development Emerine Kabanshi is accused of two counts of willful failure to comply with the procedure in relation to the execution of the Social Cash Transfer programme. The judgment was initially scheduled to […]

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 12:00:43 +0000


Chief Mukuni has reduced himself to a political cadre, he wont be allowed to incite violence-Kennedy Kamba
Patriotic Front (PF) Lusaka Province Chairperson Kennedy Kamba has said that chief Mukuni has reduced himself to a political cadre but he will not be allowed to incite violence or to propagate tribalism and divisions in the run up to the August general elections. Mr Kamba said that it was very disappointing that a traditional […]

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:49:04 +0000
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The European Union, UNICEF and UNHCR join efforts to protect children on the move in Central America, Mexico and Southern Africa
BRUSSELS/JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI – The European Union (EU), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency have announced today the launch of the new EU Global Promotion of Best...

Tue, 2 Feb 2021 00:00:01 GMT


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
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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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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


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 +0000


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 18:23:35 +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.

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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.