[The Conversation Africa] The use of herbicides - substances that control unwanted plants - is on the rise across Africa. This trend has been referred to by some researchers as the "herbicide revolution". This trend is driven by cheap herbicides flooding into the continent from Asia and global agrochemical companies discovering Africa's emerging markets. Also, rural wages have risen due to rural-urban migration and structural transformation.
[Daily Maverick] Investors are buying President Hakainde Hichelema's narrative of 'New Dawn' change, but remain sceptical about South Africa's vague promises to break bureaucratic logjams in its mining sector.
[Times of Zambia] THE Bank of Zambia (BoZ) has issued an alert to the financial sector urging it to be vigilant on cyber security threat after it experienced a partial disruption to some of its Information Communication Technology (ICT) applications.
[New Dawn] LONDON, United Kingdom, 10 May 2022 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Amnesty International and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) have applied to intervene in an unprecedented class action lawsuit in a case brought by a group of Zambian children and women against the mining giant Anglo American in South Africa, the organizations have announced after filing papers today. The claimants are seeking compensation for the long-term impacts of lead mining in Kabwe, Zambia.
[The Herald] FOUR Zimbabwean riders, including the iconic Nyamupfukudza siblings, Victor and Tadiwanashe, reminded the continent just how good they are when they pulled up classy performances in the fourth round of the 2022 Zambian Motocross Championships at the Eureka Moto Park in Lusaka, Zambia, on Sunday.
[CAF] Red Arrows have been crowned the Super League champions in Zambia. This is their second title of the league following their triumph in the 2004 season. Arrows bagged the season with a match to go in the league.
[State Department] Under Secretary of State Jose W. Fernandez will travel to Cape Town, South Africa, May 9-11, and Lusaka, Zambia, May 12-13, to engage with government officials, business, and members of civil society to support our shared objectives regarding trade and investment, public health and environment programs, and pandemic relief.
[DW] In places such as Cameroon, Guinea Bissau, Rwanda or post-coup Mali, the media's vigilance extends well beyond issues that matter to the public. Journalists are forced to watch their own backs -- and data, too.
[The Herald] NYAMUPFUKUDZA siblings, Tadiwanashe and Victors, are set to spread their footprints in the motocross circles across the region when they take part in the Eureka Championships scheduled for Lusaka, Zambia, next week.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Kenya Lionesses have been drawn with neighbors Uganda and Zambia ahead of this weekend's Africa 7s, which will also double up as a qualifier for the Women's Rugby Sevens World Cup.
[Times of Zambia] President Hakainde Hichilema is today expected to launch the Public Private Dialogue (PPD) Forum, which seeks to strengthen private sector engagement in Zambia's economic development.
[Times of Zambia] The United States (US)'s 2021 Zambia Human Rights report has highlighted massive human right violations and criminalities in the run up to the August, 12, 2021 general elections under the Patriotic Front (PF) administration.
[TechCrunch] Zambian card issuing fintech Union54 has raised $12 million in a seed extension round led by Tiger Global. Other participating investors in this financing round include existing ones such as Vibe VC and new investors Earl Grey Capital and Packy Mccormick's Not Boring Capital.
[CPJ] Lusaka -- Zambian authorities must investigate an alleged police assault of community reporter Eric Chiyuka and immediately drop the charges of assault against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday.
[The Conversation Africa] In developing countries, and the sub-Saharan region especially, the scale of unmet basic needs is enormous. It is estimated that 3 billion people in the developing world subsist on less than US$2 a day per person.
[UNEP] Located in Zambia's North-Western Province, the greater Kafue National Park and West Lunga ecosystem complex was once home to an abundance of ancient rosewood trees and a host of other endemic and endangered species.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Zambian husband and wife crew of Leroy and Urshlla Gomes will be looking to conquer the demanding Kenyan terrain when the second round of the FIA African Rally Championship (ARC) gets underway in Naivasha this weekend.
[Times of Zambia] AS the world increasingly looks toward an energy transition, Zambia can take advantage of the appetite for electric vehicles to be in the queue of prospects as a key supplier of the green revolution.
[Egypt Online] Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar on Sunday discussed at a meeting with Zambian Ambassador in Cairo Topply M Lubaya means of boosting cooperation in scientific, research and health fields.
[New Era] President Hage Geingob yesterday paid homage to former Zambian president Rupiah Banda, saying his death is a monumental loss to the people of Namibia, both as a staunch advocate for the democracy the country enjoys today and as having been a "true, dependable friend".
[The Herald] The State funeral for former Zambian President Rupiah Banda has started at Lusaka Showgrounds, with President Mnangagwa among heads of state and governments and former leaders from the region who are attending the event.
[World Bank] Members of the World Bank Group Board of Directors* completed a three-day visit to the Republic of Zambia, where they experienced firsthand some of the work being implemented with World Bank support. The delegation reaffirmed the Bank's partnership and support to the government and people of Zambia as the country addresses its development challenges.
[New Dawn] A recent report released by the EJS Center has highlighted the chronic underreporting of women candidates in the run-up to the general and presidential elections held in Zambia in 2021. The report analyzed 1,344 articles across 8 Zambian news outlets and found that only 18.15% mentioned women candidates. The report also uncovered the use of toxic and derogatory language targeted at women candidates.
[Shabelle] Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema on Monday held talks with Somalia's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations Abdisaid Muse Ali where they pledged to enhance the bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa has on behalf of government and the people of Republic of South Africa conveyed heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Republic Zambia following the passing of former President Rupiah Bwezani Banda.
[Times of Zambia] In this era of rapid development, the sustainability of the earth remains of paramount importance. Stories of developmental waste, especially from mining activities sipping into water bodies and later into homes is well-documented.