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Amid Economic Collapse, Zambians Head to the Polls

[ISS] Zambians head to the polls on 12 August amid mounting economic challenges, reports of election-related political violence and COVID-19. The country is reeling from colossal debt, corruption, runaway inflation and a weakening currency. Compounding matters is the government's spending indiscipline and tight squeeze on the social development budget, which is concerning in the face of a deadly pandemic. (AllAfrica)

Sustaining Employee Welfare in Inflationary, Turbulent Economies

[Times of Zambia] THE rising prices of essential goods and services are making it difficult for employees to survive. (AllAfrica)

African Union Deploys Election Observation Mission to the Republic of Zambia's 2021 General Elections

[African Union] Following an invitation from the Government of the Republic of Zambia, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, has approved the deployment of an African Union (AU) Short-Term Election Observation (STO) Mission to the Republic of Zambia to observe the country's general elections scheduled to take place on 12 August 2021. (AllAfrica)

In Pursuit of Inclusive, Credible Polls

[Times of Zambia] SINCE Zambia got independence from Britain in 1964, the country has followed a western-style of parliamentary democracy. (AllAfrica)

ZUSD's Late Salary, No Paye Policy

[Times of Zambia] EMPLOYERS, are you aware of this? After next week's general elections, you will forfeit the right to deduct Pay As You Earn (PAYE) from your employees if you pay their salaries late! (AllAfrica)

More Needs to Be Done for Ex-Cons

[Times of Zambia] It is said that prison is like a hospital; anyone might find themselves in one at anytime. (AllAfrica)

Going Commercial With Cassava

[Times of Zambia] CASSAVA has in the recent past witnessed growing demand due to the increase in its industrial use and wide value chain. (AllAfrica)

Remain On Guard Against Covid-19

[Times of Zambia] IT is comforting to learn that Zambia has posted the lowest number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths in this latest wave of the pandemic. (AllAfrica)

Buffaloes Rampage Towards Cosafa Glory

[Namibian] TURA Magic Ladies' opponents Green Buffaloes of Zambia are reportedly looking beyond the Cosafa qualifier, towards the CAF Women's Champions League finals. (AllAfrica)

Dismay Over Possibility of Internet Blackout During Zambia's August General Election

[Daily Maverick] Cellular providers MTN and Airtel cannot promise that they won't shut down services during the Zambian elections. (AllAfrica)

Zambia Goes to Polls Amid Rising Public Debt

[Nation] The Covid-19 pandemic has only worsened things in Zambia. The pandemic, having sent the global economy into deep recession in 2020, continues to ravage developing nations, and Zambia has been hit hard. (AllAfrica)

Women and Youth Movements Present Manifestos to August 2021 Elections Presidential Candidates

[Democracy Works] As political parties and candidates step up their election campaigns to canvas votes, Zambian Women and Youth Movements are also set to launch and present their respective Women and Youth Manifestos to the Presidential Candidates. The women and youth manifestos reflect the collective voice of Zambia's women and youth, the manifestos are therefore truly the . (AllAfrica)

The Work Begins!

[Times of Zambia] "Why didn't we see this earlier?" Was the reaction of many after the final whistle blew to signal the end of what was an exciting match between Zambia and Brazil at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (AllAfrica)

'Ndola International Airport Ready'

[Times of Zambia] - THE new international airport in Ndola. (AllAfrica)

Youth and Women Manifesto

[Democracy Works] Within the framework of the Southern Africa Political Parties and Dialogue (SAPP&D) Programme, Democracy Works Foundation (DWF) in Zambia in partnership with the Zambia National Women's Lobby (ZNWL) and the Centre for Young Leaders in Africa (CYLA) embarked on a Youth and Women Manifesto initiative in October last year. The initiative was meant to collate and aggregate the aspirations of the youth and women groups in Zambia on a wide range of development and policy priorities for presentation to politi (AllAfrica)

Warning Signs Appear Ahead of Zambian Elections

[CFR] The backdrop to the current Zambian election cycle is far from an environment conducive to debating solutions for the serious challenges Zambians face. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Joins Senegal, Zambia in Dropping 'Unfair' Tax Treaty After Mauritius Leaks

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Officials in Lesotho had joined a chorus of African authorities complaining that agreements with tax haven Mauritius were bleeding their governments of much-needed tax revenue.  (AllAfrica)

Finalists Announced for 2021 P3 Impact Award

[State Department] The Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, Concordia , and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society announce the finalists for the 2021 P3 Impact Award . The Award recognizes exemplary public-private partnerships (P3s) that provide solutions to pressing issues in areas such as promoting an equitable economic recovery from COVID-19, improving access to education and quality healthcare, and utilizing emerging technology to improve lives wh (AllAfrica)

Tackle Lead Poisoning at Former Mine

[HRW] Lusaka -- Zambia's next government should urgently clean up lead pollution that has affected the health of tens of thousands of children and adults in the city of Kabwe, six organizations said today, following the publication of a United Nations experts' letter on the issue. (AllAfrica)

Kwacha Gains Boost to Economy

[Times of Zambia] THE appreciation of the Zambian Kwacha experienced currently if sustained will help retain confidence in the local economy leading to an economic boost. (AllAfrica)

Lungu's Covid Fight in Markets Shouldn't Raise Dust

[Times of Zambia] WHAT is the hullabaloo all about? Why has the instruction by police against politicians abrogating Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations by handing out face masks in congregated spaces such as markets, been so politicised. (AllAfrica)

What Triggered Kwacha's Appreciation

[Times of Zambia] SINCE last week, I have been receiving a lot of correspondences from some followers of this column who wanted me to look at the current strengthening of the Kwacha against major convertible currencies like the United States (US) Dollar. (AllAfrica)

Tusker FC Skipper Sempala Leaves, Set to Join Zambian Club

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- With seven matches before the BetKing Premier League ends, Tusker FC's captain Hashim Sempala has left the club upon the expiry of his contract and is set to join a club in Zambia. (AllAfrica)

Azam Cancel Tour of Zambia, Zimbabwe

[Daily News] AZAM have cancelled out their pre-season tour scheduled in Southern Africa countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe as they will be participating in the Council of East Africa Football Association (CECAFA) tournament in Dar es Salaam next month. (AllAfrica)

Zambia Pre-Elections Bloodshed Escalating

[CAJ News] Lusaka -- TENSIONS are spiralling out of control slightly over a fortnight before Zambia holds elections projected to be the fiercest in the nation's history. (AllAfrica)

Sexual, Reproductive Health Rights for Women With Disabilities

[Times of Zambia] ONE hot Sunday morning in April, 24-year-old Masuzyo Bupe (not real name) was excited as she looked forward to receive her once in a life time visitors in form of representatives from the family of the man who had shown interest to marry her. (AllAfrica)

Govt's Desire to Make Zambia Food Secure Impressive

[Times of Zambia] Government must be commended for continuing to deliver agriculture inputs on time especially to farmers being supported through the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP). (AllAfrica)

Covid-19 - Ndola Morgues Overwhelmed

[Times of Zambia] Spiraling Covid-19 cases in the country have put immense pressure on many sectors, especially health. In this article, Features Chief Reporter MARTIN NYIRENDA looks at how the increased number of deaths has overstretched the capacity of mortuaries in Ndola. (AllAfrica)

Unions' Kapiri Glass Plan Welcome

[Times of Zambia] THERE is no suitable time than now for Zambia to grow her manufacturing industry and help contribute to protecting the economy from the devastating effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which has stirred global economic havoc. (AllAfrica)

Church's 1500 Poll Observers Welcome

[Times of Zambia] As the country approaches elections on August 12, various stakeholders are positioning themselves to play their respective roles in the process. (AllAfrica)

Namibia Out of CHAN but Zambia Keep Hopes Alive

[Cosafa] Namibia became the second COSAFA member to be eliminated from the African Nations Championship after being beaten 1-0 by Tanzania on Saturday but Zambia moved closer to advancing to the knockout stage. (AllAfrica)