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Rapid spread of Omicron COVID-19 variant in Zambia raises concern

Sylvia Masebo

The rapid spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in Zambia has raised concerns in the health sector, with positivity getting as high as over 50 per cent in some provinces. Zambian Health Minister, Sylvia Masebo The Health Minister, Sylvia Masebo, said on Friday, January 7, 2022. “The situation is worrying as all 10 provinces in the country had continued to ...

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Zambia signs deal for strengthening implementation of UN devpt goals

Trevor Kaunda

The Zambian government on Friday, April 9, 2021 signed a memorandum of understanding with the Sustainable Development Goals Centre for Africa (SDGC/A) aimed at strengthening collaboration in the implementation of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National Development Planning in Zambia, Trevor Kaunda The agreement was signed after a meeting held to showcase the ...

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From Zambia to Nigeria, how food basket outreach catalyses youth-led enterprises

Youth in Agribusiness Compact

 The Youth in Agribusiness Compact of Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is leading the way in developing approaches aimed at stimulating youth-led agribusiness enterprises along agricultural commodity value chains. G1 Enterprises’ saled of birds from the Imo agribusiness park 2 One of its recent approaches is the food basket outreach. Through this mechanism, the compact links with its partner ...

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AfDB’s climate resilient project in Zambia wins water award

Indie Dinala

A climate resilient project in Zambia supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has won the Water ChangeMaker People’s Choice Award-Africa. Indie Dinala, SCRiKA’s Project Manager The Strengthening Climate Resilience in the Kafue Sub-basin Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (SCRiKA) reportedly beat two other finalists identified by an expert jury to win first prize with roughly 7,000 votes, ...

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Zambian president calls for technology to harvest rainwater

Edgar Lungu

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday, January 11, 2021 called on technocrats in the water sector to come up with technologies that will help in harvesting rainwater. Zambian President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Photo credit: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa While acknowledging the good rains the country continues enjoying during the rainy season, the Zambian leader expressed concern that the country lacked technology ...

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Zambia launches programme for sustainable use of natural resources

Edgar Lungu

Zambia on Thursday, November 5, 2020 launched three technical reports aimed at promoting sustainable development by ensuring that natural resources were mainstreamed in development planning. Zambian President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Photo credit: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa The programme, a World Bank-led Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES), was formed to enhance sustainable utilisation of natural resources for development, planning ...

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Zambia inaugurates water, sanitation blueprint

Jonas Chanda

The Zambian government on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 launched the water and sanitation policy aimed at facilitating effective and efficient water supply and sanitation services in the southern African nation. Jonas Chanda, Zambian Minister for Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Jonas Chanda, Minister for Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection, said that the policy also provided a framework for ...

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14 Zambian lawmakers, 11 parliamentary staff test positive to COVID-19


Fourteen lawmakers and 11 members of staff at the Zambian parliament have tested positive for COVID-19, an official said on Friday, July 24, 2020. Coronavirus This is coming days after the assembly suspended sittings because a lawmaker had died of the respiratory disease. Speaking during a COVID-19 update, the Health Minister, Chitalu Chilufya, said none of the lawmakers was in ...

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Zambia, DR Congo strike deal to manage Luapula River


Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are in the process of establishing the Luapula River Authority (LRA) in order to manage shared water resources between the two countries. Zambia’s Minister of Energy, David Mabumba, said the riparian states are discussing the establishment of an authority to manage the Luapula River joint resource. “The Luapula River, which is shared ...

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New water project launched in Zambia


Member of Parliament (MP) representing Nyimba in Zambia, Olipa Mwansa, has commended Eastern Water and Sewerage Company (EWSC) and Devolution Trust Fund (DTF) for remaining committed to improve the lives of the people through the provision of quality water. Ms Mwansa was launching the K2.5 million water supply project financed by the DTF in Nyimba. She noted that lack of ...

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