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Zambian Development Agency (ZDA) Shortlists Eight for Zamtel Stake Sale

The Zambian Development Agency (ZDA) has revealed that it has shortlisted eight companies interested in acquiring a stake in fixed line monopoly operator Zambia Telecommunications Company (Zamtel). Those operators understood to have made the shortlist include South Africa’s Telkom, Indian state-owned pair Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) and Portugal Telecom. [...]

Far From Gone

The 13th Annual DocuWeeks Theatrical Documentary Showcase is ongoing now at the Arclight Theater , and there are quite a few notables and strong showings. Topics range from North Korean defectors to the music of the Civil Rights Movement to rock photographer Robert Knight, but this 40-minute documentary about two refugees and close friends from the Congo brings us closer to the plight and resilience of a people far-removed from our society. Far From Gone , filmed and produced by British docume

Milo names Zambia squad: Appiah is back

Of note in this line-up is the recall of: Sulley Muntari, Stephen Appiah, Eric Bekoe and Laryea Kingston. All of them did not play in any of Ghana’s qualifying games in June. Eric Bekoe hasn’t played in national colours for one whole year and Stephen Appiah, due to his clubless issues, has also not been around since last featuring for Ghana against Benin in Kumasi. Samuel Inkoom has been named in the side but with the Black Satellites on duty in Switzerland ahead of the World Youth Champions

AUDIO: Tracking Africa’s people smugglers – BBC

Tracking Africa’s people smugglers By Brian Hungwe BBCHarare Listen to African Perspective Human smugglers are running a complex multi-million dollar network, fleecing distressed Somalis seeking a way out of their war-torn country and desperate Ethiopians caught up in vicious cycles of hunger, floods and political repression. The migrants have to walk for thousands of miles Thousands of people leave their countries every year, trekking thousands of miles through eight countries from the Horn

Married people are agents of change – Nyirongo

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Representative Macleod Nyirongo has advised married people to be agents of behavioural change in the era of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.Mr Nyirongo said married people should live on the principle of trust and faith for society to change for the better. He said it was only love, trust and loyalty and not engaging in extra marital affairs that could help build society.He was speaking at the wedding ceremony of former Miss Zambia Precious Mumbi who mar

Top Ten Traveling Locations in Southern Africa

by Annette Hendley Cruising on a boat at sunset while sipping champagne or driving down a winding road while majestic mountains protect the massive waves caressing the cliffs are all things witnessed and experienced when you arrive in the Southern most point of South Africa. The best places you won’t want to miss are Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Hermanus. Some history, magical forests and a lonely roaming elephant will lead you to the fairytale Garden Route area in the Southern parts of South

Atlantic-Congo ports to reopen as strike ends

Trade union leaders in Democratic Republic of Congo have called off a port strike which crippled shipments in the west of the vast central African nation and said the country’s sea ports would reopen on Monday. Workers at state-owned national transport firm ONATRA, who have been in a dispute over pay and management of the company since June, began striking at the Atlantic sea ports of Matadi, Boma and Banana on July 20, bringing activity there to a halt. Congo has a small slice of Atlantic

For the Peace of our Nation

Heritage Party President Brigadier General Godfrey Miyanda stated in the Post recently that Zambia is headed for destruction. He said, “President Rupiah Banda has opened wide the door to Zambian bedroom for a few pieces of silver and that at this rate there would soon be no Zambia.” Another political leader, Edith Nawakwi, President of FDD said in the Post, “President Rupiah Banda has set himself on a path self-destruction which will have devastating consequences on the nation.” Both the le

Zambia: $20 Million Spent on Connecting Provincial Centres to Optic Fibre Network

THE Zambia Telecommunication Company (Zamtel) has spent about US$20 million connecting provincial centres to the optic fibre network. Read

04 August 2009 Scholarships!

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The Amsterdam offices of an organizer for the upcoming World Congress of Families were defaced with paint and vandalized with obscenities and anti-Christian slogans

Anti-Christian vandals target World Congress of Families meetingAmsterdam, Netherlands, Aug 4, 2009 / 03:07 am (CNA).- The Amsterdam offices of an organizer for the upcoming World Congress of Families were defaced with paint and vandalized with obscenities and anti-Christian slogans last Thursday, prompting the pro-family conference’s leaders to pledge they will not be intimidated by “radical opposition.”The World Congress of Families V (WCF V) is to take place in Amsterdam on August 10-12 at th

Zimbabwe: African Destiny, Club Shanga Off to Music Crossroads Finals

ZIMBABWE'S hopes of making yet another impression at the 2009 Music Crossroads Interregional finals are pinned on African Destiny and Club Shanga representing the country in this year's edition beginning tomorrow in Livingstone, Zambia.

Cabinet to decide on Mhunga buses

Transport Minister Nicholas Goche By Our Correspondent HARARE – Cabinet is expected to sit today, Tuesday, and consider revoking the Mhunga Bus Company licence after the Commissioner of Roads made representations to the Transport Minister to ban the buses after a string of fatal accidents. Government has however been sternly warned against revoking the licence for the only fleet of buses that services the busy Harare-Masvingo route. The decision to ban the buses from the roads would be “t

Lusaka man kills Chinese employer

A CHINESE national was yesterday killed when one of his employees struck him on the forehead with a pistol butt.Police said the suspected killer, who used his employer’s pistol, was on the run and police were looking for him.The Chinese, who owned a company located on Lumumba Road in Lusaka, was killed after a fracas with his employee over the salary increment.Lusaka Province police chief, Greenwell Ng’uni said the employer, whom he just referred to as a foreign national, was killed at the compa

Shikapwasha advises journalists not to march to Statehouse

INFORMATION and Broadcasting Services Minister Ronnie, Shikapwasha has appealed to media bodies not to demonstrate against the harassment of journalists by MMD cadres, as some politicians may take advantage and disturb the country’s peace.The spokesperson for the media bodies Henry Kabwe, however, said journalists would proceed with their plan to petition President Rupiah Banda and would ensure that peace was not disrupted.Lieutenant-General Shikapwasha said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday t

Chiluba warns foul-mouthed young politicians

Former President FTJ ChilubaFORMER president, Frederick Chiluba has warned young politicians who are insulting President Rupiah Banda that they are cursing themselves and risk ruining their political careers. Dr Chiluba said in Kitwe that young people who were insulting President Banda were going against the teachings of the Bible on respecting old people and would reap what they were sowing.Speaking on Sunday at Living Water Global Ministries Church in Kitwe, Dr Chiluba said those who were insu

Zamtel sale plans decision are final says Lungwangwa (Zambia) Zambia’s communications and transport minister Geoffrey Lungwangwa has reportedly stated that the government’s decision to sell Zambia Telecommunications Company (Zamtel) will not be overturned. This affirmation comes after calls from opposition parties that the state should rethink plans to sell a 75% stake in the operator, with Patriotic Front (PF) President Michael Sata claiming [...]

From bush to bike – a bamboo revolution

BBC News, July 1, 2009, By Kieron Humphrey . On the outskirts of Lusaka, Zambia, next year’s crop of bicycles is being watered by Benjamin Banda. “We planted this bamboo last year,” he says, “and now the stems are taller than me. When it’s ready we’ll cut it, cure it and then turn it into frames.” Mr Banda, is the caretaker for Zambikes, a company set up by two Californians and two Zambians which aimed to build bikes tough enough to handle the local terrain. ( Full story ) Posted in Bikes