Zambia

Podcast: Young Advocate Bolsters Epilepsy Awareness In Zambia

Since his 2016 epilepsy diagnosis, Bright M. Bwalya has shared information about epilepsy through radio and TV interviews, education sessions, and a mobile app. He works to correct misinformation and to remind people that "you are not your epilepsy."
Related topics: Podcasts, Epilepsy

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Thursday Assorted Links

1. In Austin, Caplan and Razib Khan will comment on Hanania.  I am telling them to put it on YouTube. 2. Pushing Zambia to become a start-up hub? 3. Can software identify your chess-playing style? 4. Support for the child tax credit is waning...
Related topics: Taxes

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American Dentist Charged With Plotting His Wife's Safari Death

The husband of a woman who died during a 2016 safari has been charged with plotting her death. The man, Lawrence Rudolph, is a 67-year-old from Pennsylvania. Rudolph is a dentist and big-game hunter, and he accompanied his wife to a trip to Zambia...

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Journalists Who Faced Relentless, Targeted Attacks: 293 Imprisoned In 2021

Journalists in Zambia protest against attacks on the media. Credit: Kelvin Kachingwe/IPSBy Gypsy Guillén KaiserNEW YORK, Jan 4 2022 (IPS) This past year, uncertainty blanketed our world. The COVID-19 pandemic, the rapidly advancing climate crisis,...
Related topics: Protests

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Thousands Head Home Voluntarily From Zambia To Dr Congo  

Nearly 5,000 refugees who fled violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) four years ago, are opting to head home voluntarily from Zambia over the coming months, with the first 100 people setting out on Tuesday. 
Related topics: Democratic Republic Of Congo

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What Is The Omicron Coronavirus Variant?

Trevor Filseth Coronavirus, Africa The variant’s apparent risks have led the United States and the European Union to impose temporary travel restrictions on much of southern Africa, including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Zambia—each...
Related topics: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana

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Gliricidia Intercropping In Zambia Shows Promising Results

The species Gliricidiasepium is a deciduous tree, cultivated and used for a variety of purposes in tropical regions. In Zambia, it is used for timber, firewood, medicine, charcoal, living fences, and plantation shading. Additionally, both soil...

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More African Countries Dive Into A Cashless Future With New Mtn, Flutterwave Deal

MTN’s new deal with payments technology firm, Flutterwave is set to deliver cash to mobile wallets of more Africans via MTN Mobile Money (MoMo) with the planned expansion in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia.This digital move...
Related topics: Cameroon, Rwanda, Uganda

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Zambia’s “calculator Boy” President Is Going To Have To Disappoint Many Of His Voters

Casting the dice for the sixth time, Hakainde Hichilema—fondly referred to as HH—was last week sworn in as  Zambia’s seventh president. A few days into the role, he is already making sweeping reforms in leadership with a new team of economic...

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Zambians Cheer Inauguration Of New Leader Hakainde Hichilema

Zambia’s new president, longtime opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, has been sworn into power on Tuesday, raising hopes in the southern African country that in recent years has swung from prosperity and stability to massive debt, recession and...

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Western Investors Salivate At Future Imf Deal After Businessman Hichilema Wins Zambia Elections

Zambia’s first president, Kenneth Kaunda, who died in June, was an avid believer in African socialism and used the independent Zambian state to help the nation recover from nearly 80 years of British colonial rule. However, many of his policies...

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Veteran Opposition Leader Wins Zambia's Presidential Race

Zambia’s veteran opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has won the southern African country’s presidency after taking more than 50% of the vote

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Geography 101: Uk Politician Mixes Up African Countries' Names At Zambia’s First President’s...

The verbal gaffe occurred at the ceremony in the Zambian capital of Lusaka.
Related topics: United Kingdom

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Zambians Give Handkerchief Salute To Fallen Statesman Kaunda

Mourners waving white handkerchiefs, Kenneth Kaunda's trademark symbol, paid tribute Friday at a memorial service for Zambia's first president, who died last month aged 97, as VIPs hailed him as one of southern Africa's great statesmen.Neatly...
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Zimbabwe Imposes 12-hour Curfew On Districts On Zambian Border

Zimbabwe has announced stricter coronavirus measures along its northern border with Zambia after a spike in confirmed infections. The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights says the strict regulations should be followed by efforts to...
Related topics: Zimbabwe, Human Rights

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Leicester City Rival Liverpool And Chelsea For Transfer Of Young Goal Machine

Leicester City are reportedly the latest club to show an interest in a potential transfer deal for Red Bull Salzburg striker Patson Daka. The Zambia international is one of the most exciting young... Click Story Headline Above To Read/Watch/Comment...

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Reducing Poverty Can Actually Lower Energy Demand, Finds Research

Ethiopians carrying jerrycans of water. (credit: UNICEF Ethiopia/2011/Lemma) As people around the world escape poverty, you might expect their energy use to increase. But my research in Nepal, Vietnam, and Zambia found the opposite: lower levels...
Related topics: Ethiopia, Vietnam

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Plantwise Plant Clinics Help Promote Sustainable Crop Pest Management In Rwanda And Zambia

CABI-led Plantwise plant clinics can help promote more sustainable ways to fight crop pests and diseases in Rwanda and Zambia—such as the fall armyworm—with the judicial use of pesticides within Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plans.
Related topics: Rwanda

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What It's Really Worth To Pipe Water To Homes In Rural Zambia

Access to safe water is central to human health and economic development, yet most rural households in sub-Saharan Africa don't have water piped to their home.

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Covid-19 Has Not Spared Africa: Study Finds Massive Under-reporting In Zambia

The study's authors were frank in their assessment of the “Africa paradox” of apparent low COVID-19 rates in the densely-populated and poverty-afflicted continent — simply putting it down to a failure to test patients even when they showed...
Related topics: Medical Research

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