In Zambia’s Serenje district, young Zambians are being offered a ray of hope in the form of an agriculture project that is both an alternative to copper mining as a path out of poverty.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a donation of $10 million from Germany to assist over 104,000 smallholder farmers impacted by drought in Zambia.
The Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted €11.2 million to 4-year higher education partnerships to develop the capacity of distance learning at higher education institutions.
First Aid Africa and Renovagen Ltd have announced the success of a rapid response project to support testing operations in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia.
An initiative, which involves a $40 million fertilizer-revolving facility and another $170 million for value addition is to be implemented in the Eastern, Northern, Western, Central, Lusaka and Copperbelt provinces.
The Zambia Digital Economy Diagnostic, a new report developed by the World Bank, finds that Zambia is making significant strides towards the use of digital tools to achieve the social and economic transformation goals set forth in its Vision 2030.
From Sudan to Mali, Senegal to Mozambique, and Zambia to Mauritania, women are changing the face of agriculture, adapting and innovating to tackle the challenges of climate change, and feeding the continent’s growing population.
Malawi and Zambia recorded reduced trade flows in March and April according to the latest report from the COMESA Statistics on COVID 19 Impacts on Trade.
ZESCO and Power China have signed three contracts worth $548 million to develop 600MW (AC) grid connected Solar PV Power Plants to be located in Chibombo, Chirundu, and Siavonga Districts.
Convergence Partners announced that it has completed the 100 per cent acquisition of Vodacom Business Africa’s operations in Nigeria, Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire.
The World Bank announced 20-month debarment of China-based Liaoning-EFACEC Electrical Equipment Company in connection with fraudulent practices as part of the Lusaka Transmission and Distribution Rehabilitation Project in Zambia.
Liquid Telecom Zambia is supporting the Ministry of Health with free internet connectivity at COVID-19 quarantine centres.
Liquid Telecom has appointed Mark Townsend as CEO of Liquid Telecom Zambia.
The United Nations Volunteer Programme (UNV) and COMESA Secretariat have revived the partnership to operationalize the Youth Internship and Volunteer Project.
MusicTime®, the world’s first time based music streaming application has revealed its new corporate identity.
The average rural farmer in Zambia lives several kilometres from areas where services, such as agency banking and mobile money booths, would be located.
MTN Zambia has introduced a wide range of new and digital products and services for its customers in Zambia.
ENGIE Africa has successfully accelerated the Access to Energy (A2E) strategy that it launched in 2018 through the development of its three A2E off-grid energy solution companies: Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol, and ENGIE PowerCorner.
Facebook is partnering with nine non-profit organizations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa to raise awareness about Internet safety and security.
Absa Group Limited’s Barclays-branded subsidiaries in seven African countries - Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania and Zambia were renamed ‘Absa’, completing the name change across the continent.
Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has redefined video streaming experience for its subscribers by launching Airtel TV.
The Zambia Cooperative Federation (ZCF) has entered into an equity partnership with Kasama Milling to own 70 per cent shares in the milling company in bid to reduce the mealie meal prices.
Mobe Sugar Company has initiated talks with Luanshya Municipal Council, North-Central Zambia on opening a sugar refinery and auxiliary factories in the district worth over $166 million.
Opportunity2030: The Standard Chartered SDG Investment Map reveals a $197 billion opportunity for private-sector investors in five high-growth markets in Africa.
The Governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe with support from the COMESA Secretariat are planning a joint industrialization programme which will build on the experiences and lessons learned from the existing joint ventures.
Nestlé Zimbabwe has appointed Eunice Ganyawu-Magwali as its new Managing Director for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi.
The International Trade Secretary announced at the UK-Africa Investment Summit that UK Export Finance (UKEF) has provided financing worth £620 million to support UK exports to Ghana, Zambia, Gabon and Uganda.
MTN Zambia has launched a new range of non-expiry mobile data bundles dubbed Freedom bundles.
Southern Africa in throes of climate emergency, 45 million people facing hunger across the region, WFP
A record 45 million people, mostly women and children in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community are gravely food insecure following repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$3.39 million contribution from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to help meet the immediate food needs of drought-affected people in Zambia.
The EU has announced additional €30 million for the project “AfricaConnect”, that will provide affordable, high-capacity Internet for research and education networks across Africa.
Dutch headquartered social impact investor Oikocredit has exited its investment in Zambian fish farm, Yalelo Limited.
Zambia’s vice-president has recently called to reduce maize dominance and increase crop and diet diversification in his country.
Paratus, a leading telecoms operator with operational offices in six African countries, has now implemented additional routes for redundancy and is in the process of an aggressive rollout plan.
Kassim Massi and Joyce Makawa have learned how conservation agriculture nurtures the soil of their 2.5-acres farm in Lemu, Malawi, and helps them to better cope with regular dry spells and storm rains.
COMESA has provided $13,000 worth of assorted state of the art Information Technology (IT) equipment to the Zambia Statistics Agency (ZAMSTATS) to support data collection for small scale cross border traders.
The European Union and COMESA signed 8.8 million Euros Contribution Agreement to increase private sector participation in sustainable regional and global value chains.
AgDevCo has announced its latest investment in Zambia's agribusiness sector.
Absa Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) claimed top honours at the 12th EMEA Finance African Banking Awards, 2019 where it was awarded Best Investment Bank in Africa.
Informal food markets offer diverse food products and crucial livelihood opportunities in Zambia, study
A new study by IIED shows that informal markets play a critical role in providing affordable, accessible and diverse food for the urban poor, while at the same time supporting the livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers, traders and vendors.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are working together to support a USD 154.0 million renewable energy financing framework in Zambia.
South African Airways (SAA) announces its intention to resume flights to six destinations on the African continent, namely Accra, Lagos, Lusaka, Maputo, Windhoek and Harare, with effect from Tuesday, 19 November 2019.
In a market first, fintech company Zazu Africa Limited has announced a partnership with Mastercard to issue prepaid cards linked to the Zazu app in a move that will help to reduce cash dependence and increase financial inclusion in Zambia.
David Mbuta is the founder of Ubuntu Meal Delivery Services Ltd, a Zambian startup that is riding on a burgeoning working class conscious about their health and looking for convenience.
Zambia Industrial Commercial Bank Limited (ZICB) has announced a partnership with global payments technology company Mastercard to issue Mastercard prepaid and debit business cards,
African Union Development Agency-NEPAD is supporting the Government of Zambia to fully operationalise the Centre of Excellence at the Institute for Occupational Health.
A record 45 million people across the 16-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) will be severely food insecure in the next six months, United Nations food agencies have warned.
The agricultural sector contributed only 6.7% to Zambia's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017, but it is the most important to the country from a socio-economic point of view.
Paratus Zambia has agreed to refurbish the computer lab at Musonda Community School in Kitwe. This project will be done in partnership with Partners for Life Advancement and Education Promotion.
The Ndola Public Library has received a shot in the arm through a donation from Airtel Networks Zambia Plc of assorted educational books and a router to connect internet worth K21, 000.
Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has launched the 077 network code to add to its existing 097 numbering.
Asikana Network has launched eZibo Digital Literacy program in Zambia, in partnership with Facebook.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) country office in Zambia and the UN Nutrition Network have agreed to lead multi-agency commitments aimed at effective implementation of the country’s national food and nutrition agenda.
MTN Group has announced that current MTN Zambia CEO, Philip van Dalsen will be leaving MTN at the end of September. Philip joined MTN in 2012 as CEO of MTN Cyprus.
State-owned Zambia Telecommunications Company Limited (Zamtel) has commissioned two communication towers in Eastern Zambia.
Corteva Agriscience leads fight against fall armyworm with insect control solutions for African maize farmers
Corteva Agriscience has been introducing insect control solutions to Africa’s maize farmers to in maize in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
A UNDP-GEF partnership is promoting energy-saving stoves in rural communities in support of the government’s efforts to cut forest loss, clean up cooking, save lives and curb climate change.
The South African Acting High Commissioner to Zambia, Mr Marx Cameron said that South Africa and Zambia have tried and tested relations that boasts economic opportunities for the future of both countries.
With its sand dunes and abundant birdlife, Walvis Bay is already an important centre of tourism activity in Namibia.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGC/A) Sub-Regional Center for Africa has been launched in Zambia.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a loan to Protea Hotels Zambia, a subsidiary of conglomerate Union Gold Zambia, to build and operate a hotel and conference center in the outskirts of Lusaka.
Liquid Telecom Zambia, part of the pan-African Telecom Group Liquid Telecom, has announced that its retail arm, Hai Telecommunications Limited (Hai Zambia), is now part of Liquid Telecom Zambia.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced a 200 million Zambian Kwacha (approximately $15 million) loan to Stanbic Bank Zambia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Bank Group.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (The Exchange or NSE) is pleased to announce the Cross Border Secondary Listing of 3,758,151,504 ordinary shares of Airtel Africa Plc on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.
[Zambia] UNEP, partners bet on NEAT+ app to interpret environmental data for improved humanitarian planning
For decades, the UNEP has been working with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and partners to make sense of environmental data for improved humanitarian planning.
Established to provide concessional buffer to needy economies on the continent, ADF is not only facilitating rapid roll-out of development projects, but its investments continue to transform and sustain lives, beneficiaries say.
Standard Chartered has announced yet another multi-market launch of its digital bank in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe as part of its digital transformation strategy in Africa.
Azuri Technologies has launched its 24-inch solar satellite television and home lighting system in Zambia at the British High Commission in Lusaka.
Vodacom sells its enterprise focused operations in Nigeria, Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire to Synergy Communications
Vodacom Group has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Synergy Communications, who will acquire 100% of Vodacom Business Africa’s (VBA) operations in Nigeria, Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire.
Kenyan headquartered Equity Bank has set up a Commercial Representative Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as it prepares to commence operations come July this year.
The future of cash in Zambia is shifting from physical to digital, driven by investment in digital financial solutions coupled with access to mobile phones.
MTN Zambia, Barclays Zambia and JUMO have announced the commercial launch of KASAKA – a unique, short term mobile saving product for all MTN Mobile Money users through Barclays Zambia.
The World Bank has announced the 20-month debarment of China-based Jiangsu Zhongtian Technology Co., Ltd. for fraudulent practices under the Lusaka Transmission and Distribution Rehabilitation Project in Zambia.
In a continued effort to provide a unique customer experience, Airtel Money has introduced third-party deposits Confirmation Service for its customers.
The African Development Fund approved $11.1 million to support Zambia’s public finance and economic management as part of efforts to restore fiscal stability and improve livelihoods in the middle-income Southern African nation.
Andersen Global grows African foothold by partnering with Mulenga Mundashi Kasonde Legal Practitioners in Zambia
Andersen Global has signed a collaboration agreement with Mulenga Mundashi Kasonde Legal Practitioners, MMKLP, a law firm in Zambia.
Saudi Arabia’s largest mining company, Ma’aden, will make its first international acquisition with the purchase of an African Fertilizer distribution company.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has admitted Vehicle and Equipment Leasing Limited (VAELL) onto its premium incubation and acceleration program, Ibuka.
French multinational utility company ENGIE has inaugurated its first PowerCorner in the Zambian village of Chitandika.
RADWIN has announced that the Paratus Group deployed the revolutionary JET DUO PtMP dual-band solution in Zambia to boost wireless connectivity for SMEs and large corporations.
The COMESA Secretariat has offered to host the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) offices in Zambia.
Zambian traders bringing molasses into Botswana on the Kazungula Ferry on 1 December 2016 were surprised when border officials asked for a fumigation certificate.
Bank of Zambia, FSD Africa and FSD Zambia partner for second phase of Credit Market Monitoring Programme
The Bank of Zambia partnered with FSD Africa and FSD Zambia to implement the second phase of its Credit Market Monitoring Programme (CMMP).
The National Savings Bank (NatSave) and Mastercard have signed an agreement which will see the bank rollout Mastercard Chip and PIN prepaid and debit cards.
Vivo Energy has announced its conclusion with Engen Holdings transaction, leading to expansion of its service station network to 8 new countries in Africa.
Paratus Africa has announced that it has activated additional capacity between West Africa Undersea Cable System (WACS) and Lusaka, Zambia.
On Track Innovations Ltd. has partnered with Puma Energy in Namibia and Botswana, launching the iFUELGUARD B2B solution
The Angolan and Zambian customs authorities have signed in Luanda an agreement for the implementation of the Joint Action Plan to adopt strategies aimed at greater control of the common border.
Mbuyoti Chola is the Managing Director of DigitalBlue Media Limited, a Zambian-based new media startup with a global outlook.
Angolan and Zambian officials are working to sign an agreement this year to end double taxation that allows for stability in business between the two countries.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Susan M’kandawire Mulikita as CEO of Liquid Telecom Zambia.
Barrick Gold Corporation, owners of the Lumwana copper mine, says it is continuing to engage with the Zambian government and community stakeholders about a mutually-beneficial way forward for the operation.
Scenes of traders, travelers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries, rickshaw boats, and canoes will soon come to an end.
In 2018, WorldVentures™, the direct seller of travel and leisure club memberships, embarked on unprecedented global expansion.
Although e-commerce is snowballing in Africa, with more than 21 million Africans shop online, countries are at very different stages of development.
The Government of Norway has announced its contribution to the Farm to Market Alliance, a global private-sector led initiative with the aim to make markets work better for smallholder farmers.
A new access to medicine index has noted increasing interest from multinational pharmaceutical companies in doing business in Africa.
Since launching a year ago, the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) has signed agreements with five countries.
NASCU and Mastercard today announced a landmark agreement to drive financial inclusion by extending formal financial products and services to undeserved members of cooperatives.
Despite spirited efforts to provide affordable education to all in Zambia, more than 80,000 children of school going age are out of school.