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SCIENCE AND NATURE

AUGUST 2005

ZAMBIA GETS FOURTH SCIENCE MINISTER SO FAR THIS YEAR (AUG 4)
http://www.scidev.net/content/news/eng/zambia-gets-fourth-science-minister-so-far-this-year.cfm
Zambia's president Levy Mwanawasa announced yesterday (3 August) that for the third time this year he had removed the country's science minister from office.

THE POLITICS OF HIV/AIDS HEALTHCARE (AUG 4)
http://www.journalism.co.za/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=2716&CAMSSID=bd7c1247ece07425f2d63694e7d9d94e
The aim of course to equip journalists with the ability to understand, analyse and report professionally on issues relating to the anti-retroviral roll-out. ...

ZAMBIA WILL NOT MEET WHO AIDS-TREATMENT TARGET (AUG 1)
http://www.mg.co.za/articledirect.aspx?articleid=246936&%3barea=%2fbreaking_news%2fbreaking_news__africa%2f
Zambia will not meet the World Health Organisation (WHO) target to put 100000 HIV/Aids-infected people on anti-retroviral (ARV) therapy...

JULY 2005

ZAMBIA TO ELIMINATE DISEASES BY 2015 (JULY 29)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507290143.html
Zambia is capable of meeting its target in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis and other diseases by 2015 under the Millennium Development Goals ...

AIDS IN ZAMBIA (JULY 14)
http://www.economist.com/World/africa/displayStory.cfm?story_id=4174692 All over Zambia, not just in the capital, similar workshops may be under way. They are regular events, especially in places like the Victoria Falls.

PAEDIATRIC AIDS TREATMENT NUMBERS STILL LOW (JULY 5)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507051522.html
The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) expressed concern this week over the poor availability of anti-AIDS medication for HIV-positive children in Zambia.

JUNE 2005

ZAMBIA LAUNCHES BILHARZIA CONTROL PROGRAMME (JUNE 22)
http://www.zana.gov.zm/news/viewnews.cgi?category=1&id=1119459130
Lusaka — Zambia has finally launched her Bilharzia Control Programme (ZBCP) in which school going children and people living in swampy areas among others will be vaccinated twice a year.

ZAMBIA LAUNCHES FIRST SURVEY ON HIV/AIDS SERVICE PROVISION (JUNE 21)
http://english.people.com.cn/200506/21/eng20050621_191430.html
Zambia launched on Monday its first ever survey on HIV/AIDS service provision in the country by opening a training course for those field staff who will...

MOVES TO STEM THE MEDICAL SKILLS EXODUS (JUNE 7)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/7092500a9a752a0317b3368d6ce9feb7.htm
Lusaka — A critical shortage of medical staff in Zambia is compromising the quality of public healthcare as doctors and nurses continue to leave...

"WHO DECIDES? GM CROPS IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD" (JUNE 3)
http://www.checkbiotech.org/root/index.cfm?fuseaction=news&doc_id=10481&start=1&control=229&page_start=1&page_nr=101&pg=1
A new Panos report, The GM Debate—Who Decides?, asks who has access to the people with the power to decide, who is being left out of the GM debate...

MAY 2005

ZAMBIA'S KAUNDA URGES ABSTINENCE EFFORTS AGAINST AIDS (MAY 30)
http://www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=37455
Zambia's former President Kenneth Kaunda has thrown his support behind Church efforts to stem the spread of AIDS by encouraging sexual...

COMMUNITY GROUP PROJECT FUNDS ARVS (MAY 30)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/7eaee7c7b095e2256351cc8d15d11f1d.htm
Lusaka — A group of HIV positive people in Solwezi, the administrative capital of Zambia's Northwestern province, is helping its members access ...

PROVINCES LEFT BEHIND IN ARV ROLLOUT (MAY 26)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/5a9f54df6c2ed4654f8398165890138d.htm
In the remote district of Zambezi, near the Zambian border with Angola, getting hold of anti-AIDS drugs is a major struggle...

DEVELOPING WORLD MEDIA 'LACKS CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF GM' (MAY 25)
http://www.scidev.net/gateways/index.cfm?fuseaction=readitem&rgwid=4&item=News&itemid=2111&language=1
In four of the countries studied—Brazil, India, Kenya and Zambia—the media tended to follow the government line on GM crops while in Thailand the media...

ZAMBIA TO WAGE 'SCIENTIFIC' WAR ON MALARIA (MAY 25)
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/doc_WTX025603.html
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced that it is to provide $35 million to provide sophisticated data management systems and extensive scientific trials to support malaria control efforts in Zambia. (Related articles: New Partnership Launched to Accelerate and Evaluate National Malaria Control Program in Africa)

AFRICAN FIRST LADIES VOW TO GET BOLDER ON HIV/AIDS (MAY 25)
http://medilinkz.org/news/news2.asp?NewsID=10864
The Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) vowed this week to intensify their fight against the disease on the continent. ...

ZAMBIA VOWS TO CUT MALARIA DEATHS (MAY 20)
http://www.nature.com/news/2005/050516/full/050516-12.html
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is backing an ambitious project with the Zambian government to reduce deaths from malaria...

ZAMBIA NEEDS CLEAR-CUT SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY POLICY (MAY 9)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505091601.html
An academician in Central Province Albert Chifita has said there is need to invest more in science and technology...

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GM DEBATE IN ZAMBIA (MAY 3)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505031015.html
In 2002 the Zambian government shocked many by returning emergency food aid just when million of Zambians faced starvation.

CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENT

AUGUST 2005

UNICEF ATTRIBUTES ONE-FIFTH OF CHILD DEATHS TO POOR NUTRITION (AUG 4)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200508040405.html
Around 5,500 children die everyday from inadequate breastfeeding and lack of good nutrition...

JULY 2005

'A GREENER ZAMBIA BEGINS WITH YOU' (JULY 28)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507280172.html
Zambia has over the years grappled with the problem of solid waste management which has caused the country to lose the greening scenario that it once boasted of...

FEWS SOUTHERN AFRICA FOOD SECURITY BRIEF JUN/JUL 2005 (JULY 20)
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/RMOI-6EH3HG?OpenDocument
A number of Southern African countries are facing reduced crop harvests this season...

URGENT NEED TO COVER FOOD GAPS (JULY 18)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/d4893289733be03bb2cc455f854afc3b.htm Unless efforts are made to close the gaps in Zambia's maize-deficit areas, the price of mealie-meal will keep on rising, an...

NEW PARTNERSHIP TO CLEAR LANDMINES FOR AFRICAN ELEPHANTS (JULY 5)
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-07/ci-npt070505.php
Luanda — A region made impassable by civil war in recent decades will be cleared of landmines to allow huge elephant herds to resume their normal spread in southern Africa...

JUNE 2005

EASTERN ZAMBIA SHOULD EXPECT RAINS—KANYANGA (JUNE 22)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506220202.html
Eastern Zambia should brace for drizzles next month, Zambia Meteorological Department (ZMD) meteorologist Joseph Kanyanga has said.

MAY 2005

SOUTHERN AFRICA MUST MOVE ON FROM STAPLE MAIZE CROP (MAY 31)
http://www.lexpress.mu/display_article_sup.php?news_id=43107
Southern African farmers must diversify away from their staple maize crop to more nutritious and drought resistant plants if they are to avoid further food shortages...

ZAMBIA TO REINTRODUCE ELEPHANT HUNTING (MAY 23)
http://www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20050523-010347-8882r
Lusaka — Zambia is expected to re-introduce elephant sport hunting soon in two of its top national parks, after it was suspended over twenty years ago...

ZAMBIA GETS US$7M FOR ENDANGERED WILDLIFE SPECIES PROTECTION (MAY 10)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505100052.html
The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have given Zambia US$7 million for the protection of endangered wildlife species...

DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION

AUG 2005

ZAMBIA WILL BE WORSE THAN HELL IF LEVY IS RE-ELECTED—MIYANDA (AUG 2)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200508020140.html
Zambia will be worse than hell if President Mwanawasa is re-elected in 2006...

DRC UNIVERSITY DON LAUDS ZAMBIA'S PEACE EFFORTS (AUG 1)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200508011200.html
A Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) university lecturer has said his country has potential to contribute to the economic development of the region...

ZAMBIA SHOULD FOCUS ON ECONOMIC EMANCIPATION—DINGISWAYO BANDA (AUG 1)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200508010223.html
Zambia should focus on economic emancipation, veteran politician Dingiswayo Banda has said.

POHAMBA CALLS FOR MORE EFFORTS IN DEVELOPING AFRICA (AUG 1)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200508010164.html
There is need to redouble the efforts in developing the African continent, Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has said.

LEVY'S COSTLY ARROGANCE AND LACK OF CIVILITY (AUG 1)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200508010214.html
There is need for President Levy Mwanawasa to realise and appreciate the fact that Zambia is not an absolute monarchy.

JULY 2005

PASSING THE BUCK ON THE PRESIDENT (JULY 28)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507280168.html
The President of Zambia is a man who today is recognised as having power to interfere in any situation and tomorrow a president who has no power to interfere.

REFUGEES AND HOST COMMUNITIES BENEFIT FROM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (JULY 28)
http://www.irinnews.org/report.asp?ReportID=48329&SelectRegion=Southern_Africa&SelectCountry=ZAMBIA
A rural development project encouraging refugees and host communities to work together to improve conditions in their areas is set to expand in Zambia. ...

TAKATOSHI KATO TO VISIT MOZAMBIQUE AND ZAMBIA (JULY 21)
http://www.harolddoan.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=4622
Takatoshi Kato, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will travel to Maputo, Mozambique (July 24-26) and Lusaka, Zambia (July 27-29 ...

DE-LINK LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FROM POLITICAL PATRONAGE—LUNGU (JULY 20)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507200091.html
There is need to de-link law enforcement officers from political patronage, Transparency International Zambia executive director Goodwell Lungu has said. ...

LEVY SEEKS CONSOLIDATED RELATIONS WITH EGYPT (JULY 20)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507200675.html
President Levy Mwanawasa has said there is need to consolidate economic and technical relations between Zambia and Egypt.

AMERICA TO GIVE ZAMBIA GRANTS, NOT LOANS (JULY 18)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507180137.html
America's future assistance to Zambia will be in form of grants and not loans to prevent the accumulation of debt, out-going American Ambassador to Zambia...

ZAMBIA'S FORMER 1ST LADY WINS POLITICAL ROLE (JULY 19)
http://www.angolapress-angop.ao/noticia-e.asp?ID=358209 Kabwe — Zambia's former first lady, Vera Chiluba, on Sunday thrust herself back into the national limelight following her election...

IRAN, CHINA BANKS TO FUND ZAMBIA PROJECTS (JULY 19)
http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=Business_News&subsection=market+news&month=July2005&file=Business_News200507201332.xml Lusaka — Chinese and Iranian banks will finance two Zambia power projects with an estimated total cost of $720m, a senior industry official said yesterday. (Related articles: Iran, China Banks To Fund Zambia Projects)

HAVE A SENSE OF URGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT—DUTCH ENVOY URGES (JULY 19)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507190601.html Dutch Ambassador to Zambia Peter Schonherr has urged Zambians to have a sense of urgency for development.

RELATIVES AND CORRUPT PEOPLE SURROUND LEVY, CHARGES SATA (JULY 19)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507190599.html Relatives and corrupt people surround Levy Mwanawasa, charged Patriotic Front president...

POLITICAL PARTIES IN ZAMBIA ARE THE MOST CORRUPT, SAYS MWANSA (JULY 19)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507190574.html Political parties in Zambia are the most corrupt and dishonest organisations, home affairs minister Kalombo Mwansa has said.

STATES MEET TO DISCUSS PEACE IN GREAT LAKES (JULY 18)
http://www.eastandard.net/hm_news/news.php?articleid=25475 Zambia this week hosts the second meeting of the Inter-ministerial Committee of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region.

COUNTRY DESERVES BETTER LEADERSHIP THAN WHAT IS THERE NOW—MPUNDU (JULY 17)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507180958.html ZAMBIA deserves better leadership than what is there now, Catholic Co-adjutor Archbishop of Lusaka Telesphore Mpundu has said.

AMERICA TO GIVE ZAMBIA GRANTS, NOT LOANS (JULY 18)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507180137.html America's future assistance to Zambia will be in form of grants and not loans to prevent the accumulation of debt, out-going American Ambassador to Zambia...

ZAMBIA LEADER TIGHTENS GRIP ON PARTY AMID FRAUD ROW (JULY 17)
http://za.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2005-07-17T125632Z_01_BAN746549_RTRIDST_0_OZATP-ZAMBIA-POLITICS-20050717.XML Mulungushi Rock — Allies of Zambia's President Levy Mwanawasa swept to victory on Sunday in party elections, strengthening Mwanawasa's hold ...

TASK FORCE ON CORRUPTION IS AN ENORMOUS ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR ZAMBIA —BRENNAN (JULY 15)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507150075.html The Task Force on Corruption is an enormous accomplishment for Zambia, outgoing United States Ambassador to Zambia Martin Brennan has said.

ZAMBIA'S MWANAWASA WINS BIG TO HEAD RULING PARTY (JULY 15)
http://za.today.reuters.com/news/NewsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2005-07-15T064502Z_01_BAN524232_RTRIDST_0_OZATP-ZAMBIA-PRESIDENT-20050715.XML President Levy Mwanawasa on Friday scored a landslide win to head the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy...

ZIMBABWE: IN THE FACE OF HOPELESSNESS (JULY 14)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/075ec3aeb1fd401f1e35aa34a5cfa320.htm Bulawayo — With a child tied on her back and a plate in her right hand, Florence Chilufya joins a winding food queue...

TRADITIONAL LEADERS, PEOPLE WILL JOIN FORCES TO DEFEAT KUNDA —NALUBAMBA (JULY 14)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507140684.html Traditional leaders will join forces with the people to defeat Kunda over Sokoni's letter...

GORDON'S ZAMBIA LINK VIA MACCLESFIELD (JULY 13)
http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/men/business/s/165/165823_gordons_zambia_link_via_macclesfield.html A North West company has brought global leaders and African citizens together in face-to-face discussions about poverty in the country.

CHINA, ZAMBIA TO FURTHER ECONOMIC, TRADE COOPERATION (JULY 9)
http://english.people.com.cn/200507/09/eng20050709_195193.html
Chinese top legislator Wu Bangguo said Friday in Beijng that China treasures its sincere friendship with Zambia, and is ready to further enhance Sino-Zambian economic and trade cooperation.

ZAMBIA WILL HAVE NO HEROES IN FUTURE—MAMA KANKASA (JULY 5)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507050112.html
Zambia will have no heroes in the future because politicians are selfish, veteran politician and freedom fighter Mama Chibesa Kankasa said yesterday.

THE G-8 AND ZAMBIA'S NEW CONSTITUTION (JULY 5)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507050097.html
Release of Zambia's draft Constitution and the G-8 meeting in Edinburgh - how are these two events connected?

MIGRATION IMPEDES DEVELOPMENT IN ZAMBIA, ANGOLA (JULY 5)
http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-07-05-voa29.cfm
As the G-8 summit gets under way, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says poverty and development in Africa cannot be addressed effectively without considering the effects of migration. (Related article: Geneva — Migration and Development: Angola and Zambia Case Studies)

JUNE 2005

PRE-HONG KONG LDC CIVIL SOCIETY CONSULTATIVE FORUM (JUNE 23)
http://www.cuts-international.org/forthcoming-events.htm#hong23jun05 Zambia is chairing the least developed group of countries and in preparation for the sixth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), which will be held in Hong Kong in December...

LEVY CRITICISES US'S INERTIA TO INVEST IN ZAMBIA (JUNE 23)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506230774.html
President Levy Mwanawasa yesterday criticised America's inertia to invest in Zambia despite the fact that he has been attending the US-Africa Business Summit ...

ZAMBIA'S RULING PARTY REFUSES TO BAN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER (JUNE 23)
http://english.people.com.cn/200506/23/eng20050623_191778.html
Zambia's ruling party, Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD), has distanced itself from calls of banning private The Post newspaper for allegedly insulting ...

ZAMBIA, CONGO DR REPATRIATE 12 CHILDREN (JUNE 22)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506220307.html
The governments of Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo have managed to repatriate 12 of the 14 children who were intercepted at the Chirundu boarder a few ...

ITALY TO CANCEL ZAMBIA'S $17M DEBT—RONNIE (JUNE 22)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506220193.html
Italy has promised to write off Zambia's debt of US $17 million, foreign affairs minister Lt Gen Ronnie Shikapwasha has disclosed. ...

ZAMBIA WOULD EXTEND THE ELECTRICITY GRID TO RWANDA—SHIKAPWASHA (JUNE 20)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506200423.html
Rwanda and Zambia have agreed on a mutual cooperation to help improve their peoples' standards of living. Recently, Joan Wangui...

MORE THAN A MILLION IN NEED OF FOOD AID (JUNE 20)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/76e11574d9b573f4764953b2b2e8fd18.htm
More than 1.2 million Zambians will require food assistance for the next eight months...

ZAMBIA TO PUT DEBT RELIEF INTO AIDS FIGHT (JUNE 20)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L20359585.htm
Lusaka — Zambia will use millions of dollars freed up by debt relief to provide AIDS drugs for 100,000 people by the end of the year...
(Related articles: Zambia to put debt relief into aids fight, Zambia to use debt relief money to fight aids)

ZAMBIA CHARGES KEY PRESIDENT'S ALLY OVER GRAFT (JUNE 21)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L20574404.htm
Lusaka — An ally of Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa was hit with fresh charges of corruption relating to supplies of AIDS drugs...

MAY 2005

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SITTING AND FORMER PRESIDENTS OF AFRICAN STATES (MAY 27)
http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=82385
The heated debates over the utterances of the former president of Ghana have now simmered down.

DEBT RELIEF PUTS ZAMBIA ON THE THRESHOLD TO MOVE FORWARD (MAY 27)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505260489.html
One country that has received some good news on debt recently is Zambia, where successive presidents have campaigned to have funds redirected to health care ...

ZAMBIAN OPPOSITIONS MULL COALITION FOR ELECTION (MAY 26)
http://english.people.com.cn/200505/26/eng20050526_186956.html
Five opposition parties in Zambia are discussing the possibility of forming a coalition and floating a single candidate to challenge the ruling Movement for ...

COUNTRY ON THE BRINK, SAYS UN ENVOY (MAY 25)
http://www.irinnews.org/print.asp?ReportID=47280
After two years of surplus agricultural production, Zambia has experienced a dramatic downturn and will need significant international assistance, said James ...

UN CONFIRMS ZAMBIA'S DIRE STATE OF AFFAIRS (MAY 25)
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=84&art_id=qw1116994322295B251
Lusaka — Thousands of people were being affected by a drought in Zambia—a country already reeling under the impact of HIV and Aids, United Nations envoy for...

COUNTRY ON THE BRINK, SAYS UN ENVOY (MAY 24)
http://www.irinnews.org/report.asp?ReportID=47280&SelectRegion=Southern_Africa&SelectCountry=ZAMBIA
Johannesburg — After two years of surplus agricultural production, Zambia has experienced a dramatic downturn...

ZAMBIA LEADER HOLDS TALKS WITH DE BEERS (MAY 24)
http://www.forbes.com/business/energy/feeds/ap/2005/05/24/ap2052005.html
President Levy Mwanawasa on Tuesday held talks with senior executives from De Beers about proposals for the diamond giant to start emerald mining...
(Related article: Zambia Ready to Polish Up Its Gemstone Industry)

ZAMBIA HAS FAILED TO ATTRACT SUFFICIENT FDI, SAYS DAKA (MAY 20)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505200559.html
Zambia has so far failed to benefit fully from preferential trade arrangements because of government-imposed impediments...

ZAMBIA STILL NEEDS AID—SAUDUBRAY (MAY 16)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505170518.html
Zambia needs development aid to sustain its economy, French Ambassador to Zambia Francis Saudubray has said.

ZAMBIA SUGAR STARTS SHIPPING RAW SUGAR TO EU (MAY 16)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505170506.html
Zambia Sugar Plc will today commence the shipping of 18,500 metric tonnes of raw sugar to the European Union.

PARIS CLUB WRITES OFF US$1.4BN OF ZAMBIA'S DEBT (MAY 14)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505130064.html
The Paris Club of nation creditors has agreed to cancel US$1.4 billion of Zambia's debt.

ZAMBIA CAN BECOME MINING GIANT (MAY 5)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505050070.html
Zambia has the mineral wealth to once again become one of the world's leading mining countries

"PERFECT ACHIEVER" ZAMBIA WINS $100 MLN WORLD BANK SUPPORT (MAY 5)
http://www.fairbairncapital.com/apps/news/newsarticle.asp?FCNTArticle=34202
Lusaka — Zambia will receive up to $100 million from the World Bank in 2005/06 to fight poverty after qualifying for a major debt relief...

BUSINESS AND CULTURE

AUGUST 2005

ZESCO TO EXTEND FIBRE OPTIC NETWORK (AUG 4)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200508040412.html
ZESCO Limited managing director Rhodnie Sisala has said ZESCO intends to extend its proposed fibre optic network...

JULY 2005

ZAMBIA SEEKS MINING DIVERSIFICATION AND COPPERBELT RENAISSANCE (JUL 31)
http://metalsplace.com/metalsnews/?a=1827
Zambia, a landlocked, independent republic situated in south-central Africa, covers an area of approximately 750,000 km2...

ZAMBIA'S OIL SHORTAGE TO EASE (JULY 28)
http://www.angolapress-angop.ao/noticia-e.asp?ID=360917
Lusaka — Zambia`s oil shortage experienced over the past few days is expected to be cushioned after BP-Zambia has imported 10 million liters of fuel, the ...

TAKE IT ON THE CHIN! (JULY 20)
http://www.journalism.co.za/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=2666&CAMSSID=52b9b238a234be7fcc7bf92271a7ebd7 The media should be open to criticism of their work, writes Zambia's post in an editorial. We welcome the efforts being made by

ZAMBIA JAN-JUNE '05 COPPER OUTPUT DOWN 5.7 PCT VS '04 (JULY 18)
http://za.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=businessNews&storyID=2005-07-18T101735Z_01_BAN837005_RTRIDST_0_OZABS-MINERALS-ZAMBIA-COPPER-20050718.XML Lusaka — Zambia's finished copper output for the six months to June 2005 declined 5.7 percent to 187,068 tonnes compared to the same period last year...

STRIKING ZAMBIAN COPPER MINERS RIOT, LOOT BUILDINGS (JULY 16)
http://za.today.reuters.com/news/NewsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2005-07-16T125111Z_01_BAN646241_RTRIDST_0_OZATP-ZAMBIA-RIOT-20050716.XML Lusaka — Striking Zambian copper miners rioted, looted company property and stoned a top executive

ZAMBIA MINING CRIPPLED AS THIRD MINE JOINS STRIKE (JULY 15)
http://za.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=businessNews&storyID=2005-07-15T084025Z_01_BAN531152_RTRIDST_0_OZABS-MINERALS-ZAMBIA-STRIKE-20050715.XML
Workers at a third Zambian mine have joined a strike that has crippled copper production

SIBETTA SUES AKA, TIMES OF ZAMBIA (JULY 14)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507140685.html Luena UPND member of parliament Crispin Sibetta has sued MMD spokesperson Akashambatwa Mbikusita-Lewanika and the Times of Zambia for defamation.

VEDANTA PLANS TO DOUBLE ZAMBIA UNIT CAPACITY (JULY 6)
http://specials.rediff.com/money/2005/jul/06ved.htm
The Anil Agarwal-promoted Vedanta Resources, a London-listed metals and mining group, plans to double its copper smelting capacity...

JUNE 2005

MTN ENTERS PACT TO ACQUIRE CONTROLLING STAKE IN TELECEL (Z) (JUNE 23)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506230769.html
The MTN Group has now entered into an agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Telecel Zambia, subject to regulatory and competition approval from the ...

ZAMBIAN DRIVER TO LEAD AFRICAN CHALLENGE IN SAFARI RALLY (JUNE 22)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506220078.html
Zambia's Muna Singh leads the drivers' championship in the African Rally Championship series ahead of next month's KCB Safari Rally.

ZAMBIA HOLDS REGIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOP ON POSTAL SECTOR (JUNE 22)
http://www.blackenterprise.com/yb/ybopen.asp?section=ybng&story_id=74126077&ID=blackenterprise
Lusaka — Postal managers from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have gathered in Zambia's capital Lusaka for a week ...

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT HAS ELUDED ZAMBIA—SAMUKONGA (JUNE 22)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506220203.html
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has eluded Zambia due to a lack of focus, commerce deputy minister Geoffrey Samukonga has said.

MTN TAKES CONTROLLING INTEREST IN IVORY COAST AND ZAMBIA OPERATORS (JUNE 22)
http://www.telecoms.com/marlin/30000000461/ARTICLEVIEW/mp_articleid/20017305094/mp_pubcode/MTEl
South African operator MTN announced today it has closed agreements to acquire Zambian GSM operator Telecel Zambia, and also a 51% stake in Ivory Coast GSM ...

CHINESE ZTE CONSIDERS BUILDING MOBILE PHONE ASSEMBLY PLANT IN ZAMBIA (JUNE 7)
http://english.people.com.cn/200506/07/eng20050607_188846.html
Chinese leading telecom equipment manufacturer ZTE Corporation is planning to establish a mobile phone assembly plant...

MAY 2005

OPPENHEIMERS MAY INVEST IN ZAMBIAN GEMSTONE MINING (MAY 25)
http://www.reuters.co.za/locales/c_newsArticle.jsp;:4294977c:777f478f5813dfe?type=businessNews&localeKey=en_ZA&storyID=8602588 Lusaka — South Africa's Oppenheimer family, major shareholders in diamond giant De Beers, want to help develop Zambia's gemstones sector, Zambian ...

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August 2005

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JULY 2005

BRITISH AIRWAYS CANCELS CARGO FLIGHTS FROM EXORBITANT JET FUEL PRICE(JULY 30)
http://www.luchtzak.be/article9526.html
SN30952 writes "British Airways (BA) has announced cancellation of its freight services from Zambia to Europe due to the exorbitant jet fuel price in the ...

SUN INTERNATIONAL HOTELS SPEND US $3 MILLION ON MARKETING ZAMBIA'S TOURISM POTENTIAL (JULY 30)
http://www.zana.gov.zm/news/viewnews.cgi?category=5&id=1122733962
Livingstone — Sun International hotels in Livingstone has spent US$3 million on marketing Zambia' tourism potential abroad...

BRITISH AIRWAYS CANCELS FREIGHTS FROM ZAMBIA ON BOEING 747 (JULY 28)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200507280162.html
British Airways country commercial manager for Zambia Nilanthi Manatunga announced the decision last night during a briefing at Lusaka's Holiday Inn Hotel. ...

JUNE 2005

FRAGMENTATION HAS CONTRIBUTED TO STAGNATION IN TOURISM SECTOR (JUNE 20)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200506200924.html
It has without doubt taken too long for stakeholders to realise that fragmentation in tourism marketing and promotion has been the underlying factor behind the sector's stagnation.

MAY 2005

DOVER MAN VOLUNTEERS IN ZAMBIA (MAY 27)
http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050527/COMMUNITY01/105260082
This is the life Gregg Hayward will live for more than two years as a US Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia, Africa. He is the son of Cathy and Richard Hayward. ...

TOURISM AND POVERTY REDUCTION IN ZAMBIA (MAY 8)
http://allafrica.com/stories/200505090625.html
Zambia's economy has become increasingly diversified from the traditional copper mining to tourism, which is poised to become one of the major creators of wealth in the country.


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