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WHO concerned about Africa as COVID-19 cases accelerate across the continent

With more than 6000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent. Infections are increasingly spreading not only between African countries but within different localities in the hardest-hit countries. For instance, in the...

Tight Fiscal Space has Constrained COVID-19 Response-CTPD

By Bright Chizonde Senior Researcher-CTPD Zambia has been negatively hit by the global spread of the 2019 coronavirus through both external and domestic shocks attributed to falling copper prices, lower tourism earnings, and the implementation of local and regional preventive...

PF Government is hiding information, the identities of the Government officials under Quarantine must be disclosed

By: Anthony Bwalya - UPND Member At this moment, the Zambian public is entitled to treat with the highest contempt and distrust the infection figures thus far given by the PF administration - the culture of lying and deceit under...

Mr Hichilema’s Immediate Lockdown Prescription would Hurt the Masses

By Sunday Chanda We are very disappointed with Mr. Hakainde Hichilema's insensitivity to the realities of the Covid-19, all in his quest to sound relevant. At a time when everyone is putting their differences aside and coming together to fight a...

Effects of COVID-19 Disease on the Zambian Mining Industry

By Webby Banda CTPD-Senior Researcher (Extractives) The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) has observed that Mineral commodity prices have plummeted in recent days due to a growing global social panic over the coronavirus disease. In the case of copper,...

Sangwa urges President Lungu to declare state of emergency over Covid-19

Prominent Lusaka lawyer John Sangwa,S.C has urged President Edgar Lungu to declare a State of Public Emergency to combat the coronavirus. In a letter dated March 26, 2020 to President Edgar Lungu and copied to the Law Association of Zambia,...

African Development Bank launches record breaking $3 billion “Fight COVID-19” Social Bond

The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies. The Fight Covid-19 Social...

Will Africa see an exponential rise in Covid 19 cases during the winter season

As countries in the northern hemisphere hard hit by the novel corona virus cling to the hope that warmer weather will bring about a relief and a slowing down of the pandemic , what do the coming winter months...

When Covid-19 and OPEC Price War strikes Africa’s Oil & Gas Sector

African governments set to see decline in revenues; Exploration projects put on hold; Thousands of local jobs at risk if nothing is done. While the short-term effects of Covid-19 on world economies are already being felt and put millions in...

The COVID-19 Shock: Managing the Mining Sector in Zambia in a Period of Crisis

By Charlie B. Chilufya, S.J Faced with rising debt, a depreciating currency and a quickly eroding international reserve, Zambia is limited in ways to keep mining businesses, sole forex earner, operational. In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, BMO Capital...

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2020 Labour Day gatherings cancelled

The government has announced the cancellation of gatherings for Labour Day events at national, provincial and district levels. Minister of Labour and Social Security Joyce...

Let’s support Lungu in fighting COVID-19-Lusambo

Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has called on Zambians to continue rallying behind President Edgar Lungu as the country intensifies its battle against the...

WHO concerned about Africa as COVID-19 cases accelerate across the continent

With more than 6000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent. Infections are increasingly spreading not...

Barotse Royal Establishment appeals to people in Western Province to adhere to the preventive measures outlined against COVID-19

The Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) has appealed to the people in Western Province to be deliberate and adhere to the preventive measures outlined...
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