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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...

What is the Science Behind Some of Zambia’s COVID 19 Half Measures?

By Parkie Mbozi Eight days ago, precisely on 18 March 2020, the inevitable hit the country: Zambia reported a twin case of the Coronavirus (code-named COVID-19) “pandemic”. On the same day a combined team of ministers, from what are...

A Call to Decisive Action: Zambia has opted for half measure responses to the deadly corona virus pandemic

By Dr. Nevers Mumba President I wish to start by thanking the government and the health workers in particular for the determined efforts being made to fight COVID-19. Every Zambian who washes his or her hands, every Zambian who respects...

COVID-19 Economic turbulence hits Zambia: What does this mean for Zambia and for International Cooperation?

Fr. Charlie Chilufya, S.J. Economic and financial turbulences worsened by the COVID-19 crisis are fast appearing for Zambia as prices soar and as the Kwacha goes into a fast-downward spiral and free fall. If not resolved by both Zambia and...

Hakainde Hichilema’s 14 Points on how Zambia has to deal with COVID-19

Introduction According to the World Health Organisation's (WHO), confirmed cases of COVID 19 are spreading rapidly across Africa. Therefore WHO advises African nations to immediately employ proactive mechanisms to stop it. In our case here, the Ministry of Health has confirmed...

Kanganja must update the Nation on important matters under investigation despite the COVID-19

By Harrison Chewe Kalosa We would like to commend the Inspector General of Police Mr Kakoma Kanganja for his instructions to his Officers to take steps to decongest police cells in view of the COVID-19 threat. That’s as it should...

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Lusambo warns Nutricom Food and Beverage Limited for claiming their Ginger Kombucha Energy drink can prevent Corona virus

Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has warned that government will not allow business entities in Zambia to produce misleading...

Government releases over K5.6 billion to finance developmental, service delivery programmes

The National Treasury released last month released a sum of K5.64 billion to finance various developmental and public service delivery programmes in the country. Of...

Germany organisations donate ambulance to Kaindu clinic

Zambia’s Ambassador to Germany Anthony Mukwita has applauded Amatheon Agri and the German Arbetheir-Samariter Bund (ASB) for investing in Zambia’s health and agriculture sectors. Mr....

Street Vending is still illegal in Zambia, says Local Government Minister

Local Government Minister Charles Banda has reiterated that street vending in the country is illegal unless when conducted in designated places as prescribed by...

COVID-19 could cost Africa a GDP loss of between $22.1 billion and $88.3 billion

By Akinwumi A. Adesina These are very difficult days, as the world faces one of its worst challenges ever: the novel coronavirus pandemic. And it...
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