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.
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.
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.
Five months after going live in Kampala, Uganda, Kenyan taxi-hailing firm Little has announced that it has launched in Lusaka, Zambia.
GTR Ventures, the world's first investment and venture-building platform specialized in trade and supply chain, has announced an investment in Orbitt -- an African-focused fintech deals platform.
About 70 stakeholders comprising executives and planning experts, statistics executives and experts, members of the civil society and representatives from the private sector will converge in Yaounde to review and validate two ECA studies on accountability and statistics in development planning in Cameroon.
Liquid Telecom has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50 per cent stake in its Zambian subsidiary, CEC Liquid Telecom, from Copperbelt Energy Corporation PLC.
Operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications Intelsat, and Q-KON announced that Q-KON will introduce new, multiple high-speed broadband services powered by the IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise platform.
Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Wellington Makamure as the new Regional CEO of Southern Africa, placing him in charge of four key markets in the region.
Starschema Ltd., a big data company in Hungary, and PATH, a global organisation that works to accelerate health equity, have launched a software integration that will enable health workers to easily and securely access data visualizations.
The Dar es Salaam Corridor Group (DCG) and the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) have entered into a partnership agreement for the development of a Dry Port at the terminal end of TAZARA in New Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia.
Global professional services company Accenture is helping AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer, better manage its sales and distribution operations in Africa with the Accenture NewsPage Distributor Management System.
THE USAID funded Fostering Accountability and Transparency (FACT) programme has launched a project aimed at increasing citizen awareness and engagement on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) mechanism in Zambia.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a $1.15 million grant to Globeleq Zambia Wind Limited (Globeleq) for a feasibility study for an estimated 100-megawatt wind power plant in the Muchinga Province of Zambia.
The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa has added a sub-regional center of excellence to support countries in the Southern African region in achieving the SDGs and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.
The renewed partnership between Astria Learning, a global e-learning solutions provider and Zambia’s telecommunications company, MTN Zambia has seen a larger percentage of Zambia’s economically challenged young adults obtain a college level education online.
The International Trade Centre (ITC) and Huawei Technologies have launched a new study, ‘Faster Customs, Faster Trade Using Technology for Trade Facilitation’ which explores the interplay between international trade in information and communication technology solutions.
Despite an economic slowdown, most African countries are reported to have a positive economic outlook. This is according The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, ICAEW.
Pay-go energy company Fenix International, part of global utility Engie, has reached 30,000 Zambian households just 9 months after expanding into the country in partnership with telecom MTN.
The Enel Group’s global renewable energies division Enel Green Power (EGP) has started the construction of the 34 MW1 Ngonye solar PV plant, which is the Group’s first power plant in Zambia.
Leading pay-go energy company Fenix International has reached 30,000 Zambian households just 9 months after expanding into the country.
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) are delighted to announce the signing of a cooperation agreement in London.
Software technology company BanQu has developed the first-ever, blockchain economic-identity technology solution that enables a secure, immutable platform and creates economic opportunities for small-scale farmers in Africa.
The Angolan and Zambian have held a launch of the visa-free agreement in ordinary passports, in a simultaneous act in both countries.
Zambia expects to raise $22 million annually in new tax on internet phone calls. The cabinet approved on Monday, a 30 ngwee (0.3 kwacha; $0.03) daily tariff charged on online phone calls.
Canadian-based diversified industries corporation Maxtech Ventures Inc. has announced that Maxtech Mining Zambia's two large scale exploration licenses filed in Zambia have been validated by Zambia Minister of Mines.
Kazang Solar, Azuri Technologies’ official distribution partner in Zambia, has been awarded $1.6 million from the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) under its Renewable Energy and Climate Adaptation Technologies (REACT) window.
The designing process of the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MWS) Digital Platform for women entrepreneurs has commenced following the kick-off workshop held at the COMESA Secretariat in Lusaka, Zambia.
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Southern Africa Office has launched the Zambia STEPS Profile and the Country Profiles (CPs) for Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe in Lusaka.
American internet retailer Overstock has announced that it has partnered with Zambia’s lands ministry to build a blockchain land titling program. The program will be built by Overstock’s blockchain-property rights subsidiary, Medici Land Governance.
Global hospitality group Hilton has opened Hilton Inn in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. The hotel is the second Hilton Garden Inn property to open in Sub-Saharan Africa this year, and joins 42 existing Hilton properties in Africa.
58,500 smallholders in Ghana, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia will benefit from outgrower programmes backed by AgDevCo's Smallholder Development Unit , with farmer incomes set to collectively increase by $8.8 million per year.
UAE Exchange, a global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, has announced the rebranding of its Africa operations as “Unimoni”.
ProVia, the safety-focused and reliable budget parts aftermarket brand for commercial vehicle braking systems has announced its launch in 10 countries across the Southern African region.
Pan-African explorer Oranto Petroleum is farming into two exploration blocks located onshore Zambia. Blocks 17 and 27 represent Oranto’s first investment in the country.
Pan-African explorer Oranto Petroleum is farming into two exploration blocks located onshore Zambia. Blocks 17 and 27 represent Oranto’s first investment in the country.
International Finance Corporation and the Government of Canada are providing approximately $25 million in financing for the second Scaling Solar project under development in Zambia.
The Lusaka City Council has launched a Social Inclusion and Gender Policy aimed at ensuring that Council promotes a conducive and enabling working environment and ensures that its services reach all intended beneficiaries.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Zambian counterpart Edgar Lungu have held bilateral talks focusing on ways to enhance economic and security cooperation between Kenya and the Southern Africa nation.
Ingenico Group, a provider of seamless payment, has been supporting the roll-out of a secure biometric solution in Zambia in partnership with Paycode.
Avoiding or limiting job losses when companies merge has become a major priority for competition authorities throughout East and Southern Africa.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in support of Power Africa has developed a geospatial tool to guide the advancement of the Zambia energy sector.
Rosatom and Zambia sign general contract for construction of Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology
State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom and the Republic of Zambia signed a general contract for the construction of a Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology.
The Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology in Zambia will ensure wide application of radiation technologies in medicine, industry, and agriculture.
Global technology giants, Dimension Data and Cisco, are expanding their anti-poaching Connected Conservation programme into Zambia, Kenya, and Mozambique to continue protecting rhino.
Poor rainfall in parts of Africa has triggered the largest insurance pay-out to date for vulnerable farmers under an innovative climate risk management scheme known as the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative, R4.