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01 июня, 14:54

Salzburg's Patson Daka: 'There'll only be one Haaland and only one Patson'

Zambia striker has blazed a trail from Kafue to Mozart’s hometown in Austria and is about to resume a prolific season Patson Daka has just spent half an hour recounting the journey that led from school playing fields in Zambia to the spearhead of Red Bull Salzburg’s attack, so it seems cheap to follow up with the kind of question that speaks of football’s maddening impatience levels. But he is about to resume a season whose success can be measured by a strike rate of a goal every 74 minutes in Austria’s Bundesliga, so here goes: would it be fair to say he is the next Erling Braut Haaland?There is laughter at one end of the line and some relief at the other. “I’m not the next anything,” Daka says. “There’ll only be one Haaland and there’ll only be one Patson. I just want to become the best vision of myself.” Continue reading...

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10 мая, 09:15

'You are still a soldier to me': The forgotten African hero of Britain's colonial army

Jaston Khosa was one of 600,000 men from African countries who fought for Britain. He was quietly buried on VE Day after a life of abject povertyIn a crowded, Zambian slum on VE Day, a family gathered to bury one of the last veterans of Britain’s colonial army. Jaston Khosa of the Northern Rhodesia Regiment was laid to rest on the day the world commemorated the end of the war in which he fought.The 95-year-old great-grandfather was among 600,000 Africans who fought for the British during World War Two, on battlefields across their own continent as well as Asia and the Middle East. Although their service has largely been forgotten, the mobilisation of this huge army from Britain’s colonies triggered the largest single movement of African men overseas since the slave trade. Continue reading...

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31 марта, 12:00

In Search of Zambia’s Stunning Wildlife: A Virtual Safari

Join us on a virtual safari in Zambia, which boasts some of Africa’s best national parks, mainly those along the hippo-infested Luangwa River.

25 марта, 21:12

‘None of Us Saw It Ending This Way’: Peace Corps Volunteers Evacuate Abruptly

When the agency suspended all operations for the first time in its history, more than 7,000 volunteers in about 60 countries packed their bags, said their goodbyes and rushed to get home.

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12 марта, 13:00

Zambians brace for water shortage despite recent rainfall

World’s largest artificial lake drops by six metres in three years after lengthy droughtZambia is facing severe water and electricity shortages after a lengthy drought, with reservoir levels remaining worryingly low despite recent rains.Water levels in Lake Kariba, the world’s largest artificial lake at more than 5,500 sq km, have dropped by six metres in the past three years. Continue reading...

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11 марта, 21:00

Zambia: boy arrested for allegedly defaming president on Facebook

Teenager’s arrest adds to fears Edgar Lungu is becoming increasingly authoritarianA 15-year-old boy has been arrested in Zambia for allegedly defaming the country’s president in Facebook posts, as critics accuse the administration of turning increasingly authoritarian.The unnamed teenager, based in the small central town of Kapiri Mposhi, was arrested on Monday and charged with three counts of libel against Edgar Lungu. He will appear in court soon, police said. Continue reading...

28 января, 12:58

Africa is humanitarian 'blind spot': the world's top 10 forgotten crises – report

Climate emergency is fuelling drought, food poverty and disaster in the global south but humanitarian crises under-reportedThe African continent is a “blind spot” for coverage of the humanitarian crises that are being fuelled by the climate emergency, according to a new analysis [pdf].Madagascar’s chronic food crisis, where 2.6 million people were affected by drought in 2019, came top of the list of 10 of the most under-reported crises last year, Care International’s annual survey found. Continue reading...

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25 декабря 2019, 12:37

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.

11 декабря 2019, 13:39

China steps in as Zambia runs out of loan options

Southern Africa’s third largest economy is a textbook example of the increasing debt facing a fast-growing continentZambia’s capital, Lusaka, was having a power cut, so the only light in the restaurant was from Fumba Chama’s mobile phone. The rapper, better known as PilAto, had just finished uploading a new track to Twitter. The bitter-sweet lyrics (in Bemba) of Yama Chinese describe the concerns of many Zambians: “They put on smart suits and fly to China to sell our country. The roads belong to China. The hotels are for the Chinese. The chicken farms are Chinese. Even the brickworks are Chinese.” Continue reading...

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07 декабря 2019, 04:53

Victoria Falls dries to a trickle after worst drought in a century

One of southern Africa’s biggest tourist attractions has seen an unprecedented decline this dry season, fuelling climate change fearsFor decades Victoria Falls, where southern Africa’s Zambezi river cascades down 100 metres into a gash in the earth, have drawn millions of holidaymakers to Zimbabwe and Zambia for their stunning views.But the worst drought in a century has slowed the waterfalls to a trickle, fuelling fears that climate change could kill one of the region’s biggest tourist attractions. Continue reading...

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04 декабря 2019, 09:00

The 'qualifications passport' scheme breaking down barriers for migrants

Having their skills recognised is one of the main obstacles to employment faced by refugees in developed countriesThe armed rebels had first ransacked the hospital where Timothée* worked as a doctor. Then, they went door to door with machetes, hunting down those seen as the wealthiest – the most educated first. When the house next door was burned down with his neighbours still inside, Timothée fled.Without a chance to grab his passport or phone, Timothée ran through the darkness of the bush of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, knowing he might never see his family or his fiancee again. Continue reading...

29 октября 2019, 07:30

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.

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26 октября 2019, 10:08

Тезис о развитии сотрудничества между Республикой Замбия и Российской Федерацией

"Россия является важным стратегическим партнером Замбии. Вместе мы работаем над инициативами, направленными на продвижение устойчивого роста, углубление взаимодействия на дипломатическом и культурном уровнях, продвижение совместных промышленных проектов, а также уделяем особое внимание развитию сотрудничества на финансовых рынках. Существующий уровень торгово-экономического сотрудничества в настоящее время имеет значительный потенциал для развития торгово-инвестиционного сотрудничества.

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17 сентября 2019, 09:00

Honey project brings sweet success for families in Zambia

Beehives built out of scrap wood in the country’s virgin forests have reaped rewards for 10,000 local families A former hedge fund manager has become one of Africa’s most prolific single-source honey producers through a social enterprise that impacts thousands of families.The Zambia-based organisation, Mama Buci – meaning “Mother Honey” in Bemba, the local language – was started 10 years ago by former trader Martin Zuch and has since grown to provide more than 10,000 families with income. Continue reading...

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09 сентября 2019, 10:54

Sampa the Great: 'I went back to Zambia and people said, you’re different'

Raised in Zambia, the rapper moved to the US and made her name in Australia. Returning to her roots – and carrying the weight of representation – terrified herSampa the Great was terrified before she stepped on stage to play her first ever show in Africa earlier this year. The show was in the Zambian capital of Lusaka – and the artist, MC and poet’s cousins were in the front row.“I’m based in Australia and all the monumental moments in my career have happened there,” says Sampa (born Sampa Tembo). “But I’m from Zambia. My fear was that they wouldn’t get it – and their opinion matters most.” She sums up her concerns: “A person coming out of Africa and playing globally while still being themselves and pushing for their own culture – to go home and not be understood.” Continue reading...

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16 августа 2019, 03:44

Juvin Stainless Steel Cooking unit from Arnold Nyendwa @arnoldnyendwa1

From SASSDAThe ability of Sassda to boost entrepreneurial development in the African stainless steel market is clearly illustrated by the success of Zambian Inventor Arnold Nyendwa who as a result of his win at the 2018 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards, is now poised to open his first production facility thanks to a R1.4-million grant from the Zambian Ministry of Youth and Sport. This stems from his invention of the Juvin Stainless Steel Cooking unit that is able to perform seven cooking functions – cooking, baking, frying, roasting, drying and warming – and provides clean energy by minimising the amount of firewood and charcoal required for these processes. “My win at last year’s Sassda awards opened up huge opportunities as it was the first time I had been acknowledged on the international stage which really put my product on the map, by giving more weight and credibility to my endeavours.”...[more]

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05 августа 2019, 02:01

Zambia seeks to expel copper miner Vedanta Resources

Move comes amid row over alleged underinvestment and underpayment of taxesThe government of Zambia has defended its efforts to kick London-based copper miner Vedanta Resources out of the country, in an escalating row over tax and alleged underinvestment.The southern African nation’s national mining vehicle, ZCCM, is seeking to have Vedanta subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), its partner in the country’s largest copper mine, placed into liquidation. Continue reading...

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01 июля 2019, 18:04

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.

26 июня 2019, 08:00

Lift 'unfair' ban on ivory trade, southern African leaders urge summit

Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Angola and Namibia call for embargo suspension to allow sale of hugely valuable stockpilesSouthern African leaders have renewed calls for a lifting of the ban on the ivory trade as debate over the “unfair” embargo escalates.At a wildlife economic summit in Zimbabwe, leaders of the five countries that make up the Kavango-Zambezi conservation area – Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Angola and Namibia – raised the issue ahead of the August conference of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) in Geneva, Switzerland. Continue reading...

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11 мая 2019, 20:55

Mary Mphande Lubemba, founder of Gramirage Mining is blazing a trail for women miners in #Zambia via @lionessesA

Lionesses of Africa highlights Mary Mphande Lubemba, founder of Gramirage Mining: