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via zm.usembassy.gov04/13/2021

United States Invests K6.2 Million to Empower Women and Youth Entrepreneurs - US Embassy in Zambia

LUSAKA – Nearly 800 women and youth entrepreneurs have completed an innovative U.S. government-funded entrepreneurship project that supports women’s empowerment and inclusive economic development in Zambia. The one-year Kuku Project, implemented by the Women’s Entrepreneurship Access Center (WEAC) through a K6.2 million ($280,000) grant from the U.S. government, provided training to 769 early-stage entrepreneurs from ...

via zm.usembassy.gov04/12/2021

FACT SHEET: US Government's Response to COVID-19 in Zambia - US Embassy in Zambia

LUSAKA — The United States has continued to demonstrate its global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, recently committing an additional K230 billion ($11 billion) to respond to the threat worldwide.  Since the start of the pandemic in Zambia, the U.S. government, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the ...

via schengenvisainfo04/08/2021

Spain Lifts Travel Measures for Mobile World Congress Participants - -

The Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) has reached an agreement with the Spanish authorities to lift the entry restrictions imposed on all persons entering from a country outside the European Union, attending the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona 2021. The MWC Barcelona 2021 event is scheduled to take place from June 28 to July […]


Police investigating soccer coach firing gun at Zambian game - Yahoo News Canada

LUSAKA, Zambia — Police in Zambia are investigating an incident where a soccer coach fired eight gunshots into the air at the end of a game after his team lost. Zesco Chipata FC's Esau Chalo Zulu fired three shots while standing on the field at the end of the match, and then five more near his team's vehicle, which was parked at the edge of the field. The incidents occurred after his third-tier team’s 1-0 loss to local rivals Prison Leopards Chipata FC in Zambia's Eastern Province on Saturday. Police say Zulu admitted firing the shots but he said it was in self-defence. He said he fired the shots in the air in an attempt to disperse opposition supporters who surrounded him after the game and then threatened to stone his team's vehicle, according to police. The Zambian soccer association said it is waiting for an official report of the incident from league officials before taking any action. Police have confiscated the gun, which they say had been obtained legally and was licensed. ___ More AP soccer: and The Associated Press

via news.yahoo04/05/2021

All of Your Questions About Filing Taxes During COVID-19, Answered - Yahoo News

Questions about your 2020 taxes?.We're here to help.Unemployment is usually taxable income, buttaxes are being waived on the first $10,200 inunemployment benefits for most people.The 2021 tax deadline has been extended toMay 17, meaning you have more time to paywithout incurring penalties or interest.Those who were affected by thepandemic and have retirementaccounts could withdraw upto $100,000 of their savingswithout early withdrawalpenalties all throughout 2020, Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub Analyst.If you received a stimulus payment, you willnot owe any taxes on it or have to pay it back.Unfortunately, full-time W-2 employeesworking from home cannot claim thehome office deduction.Talk with you tax professionalabout any other questions youhave about your 2020 taxes

via schengenvisainfo04/05/2021

Czechia Adds Belgium & Netherlands to High-Risk COVID-19 Category - -

The Czech Republic’s government has announced that from April 5, Belgium and the Netherlands will be included on the COVID-19 dark red list, in which are placed countries profoundly affected by the Coronavirus disease. At the same time, Ireland and Malta will be placed on the red list of countries, while Iceland will move to […]

via cajnewsafrica03/30/2021

DRC lawsuit against Uganda back in the courts - Caj News Africa

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) –THE International Court of Justice (ICJ) is to begin public hearings on the question of reparations concerning armed activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). DRC lodged a case with the ICJ, against eastern neighbour, Uganda, in 1999. It wants the East African country held […]

via obu.edu04/12/2021

611 Ouachita volunteers act as “Hands of Hope” in Arkadelphia for Spring 2021 Tiger Serve Day - Ouachita Baptist University News

Ouachita Baptist University’s Elrod Center for Family and Community held its Spring 2021 Tiger Serve Day event on Saturday, April 10, with 75 teams completing 76 projects throughout the Arkadelphia community. A total of 611 Ouachita student, faculty and staff volunteers represented the university with this semester’s theme, “Hands of Hope.”

via schengenvisainfo04/12/2021

Croatians & Italians Obliged to Quarantine Upon Arrival in Czechia - Danes Only Have to Test - -

The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Health has announced that Croatia citizens will have to fill in the arrival form and undergo a Coronavirus test before entering the territory, as Croatia has been added to the dark red category. Arrivals from this category will also have to quarantine for a period of five days when a […]

via schengenvisainfo04/07/2021

Spain Prolongs Travel Restrictions for Third Countries With COVID-19 Mutations - -

Since April 5, 2021, the Spanish Government has extended the existing restrictions for regions where COVID-19 mutations have widely spread. The order will be effective until April 19, 2021. Nevertheless, the restrictions may be extended if the COVID-19 and its mutations cannot be contained in these countries. Previously, Spain extended the measures for Brazil and […]

via reuters04/07/2021

IMF chief says creditor community forming to deal with Chad debt - Reuters

Chad's creditors will get together within the next week to deal with the African country's request for debt relief under a new common framework agreed last year by the Group of 20 major economies and the Paris Club of official creditors, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said...

via blogs.worldbank.org04/05/2021

Innovative methods to monitor development programs during COVID-19: An application to Zambia - World Bank Group

While governments, development organizations, researchers and thinkers grapple with the new realities ushered in by COVID-19 (coronavirus), effective delivery and implementation of development programs have become increasingly crucial amid lockdowns and travel restrictions.

via guardian.ng04/03/2021

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 3 April 2021, 9 am EAT - Guardian

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,252,676), deaths (113,429) and recoveries (3,800,130) by region: Central (137,021 cases; 2,230 deaths; 121,175 recoveries): Burundi (2,842; 6; 1,155), Cameroon (57,337; 851; 51,769), CAR (5,285; 73; 5,024), Chad (4,552; 164; 4,149), Congo (9,681; 135; 7,898), DRC (28,217; 745; 25,512), Equatorial Guinea (7,008; 103; 6,635), Gabon (19,863; 119; […]

via zm.usembassy.gov03/29/2021

United States Announces K36.75 million ($1.75 million) for COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign in Zambia - US Embassy in Zambia

LUSAKA – The U.S. government congratulates the Government of the Republic of Zambia on the approval of its COVID-19 vaccination program.  COVID-19 vaccinations are critical to controlling the pandemic, slowing the emergence of new variants, and helping to restart the global economy.  In support of the global vaccination effort, the United States recently announced an ...

via hellenicshippingnews04/11/2021

Maintenance mostly over in Africa - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Most of the current round of refinery maintenance in Africa has been completed. However, South Africa’s Cape Town and Engen remain closed. ONGOING MAINTENANCE Near-term maintenance New and revised entries ** Ghana’s sole oil refinery, the Tema facility, has come back online after being shut in for a few weeks due to technical issues, a ...

via hellenicshippingnews04/07/2021

Explainer: Which countries will benefit most from an IMF SDR increase - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The world’s top finance ministers are set to back a new $650 billion allocation of the International Monetary Fund’s own currency, Special Drawing Rights, to help low-income countries hit by the coronavirus pandemic. We explain what SDRs are, how they are used and which countries could benefit the most. WHAT ARE SPECIAL DRAWING RIGHTS? SDRs ...

via schengenvisainfo04/07/2021

Czechia Amends Measures for Persons Returning From Abroad - -

The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Health has announced that only persons from countries considered highly affected by the Coronavirus, such as the dark red and black category, will be obliged to present a negative test upon their arrival in the country. Travel regulations and entry conditions, updated on April 5, also emphasize that non-essential travel […]

via atlanticcouncil.org04/06/2021

Keys to African recovery: Vaccines, debt, and commodities - Atlantic Council

In the wake of COVID-19, African markets are consumed by uncertainty about the economic recovery. Because of its large population—1.2 billion people—developments in Africa will weigh heavily on the world. The recovery from COVID-19 in Africa will depend on three factors—vaccines, debt, and commodities.

via news.yahoo04/05/2021

Germany sees 20% of population vaccinated against coronavirus by May - Yahoo News

Germany will have immunised 20% of its population against the novel coronavirus by the beginning of May, the country's health minister Jens Spahn said on Monday. Germany has seen a rise in infections as it lags Britain, Israel and the United States in the pace of vaccinations. Spahn, speaking at a vaccination centre in Berlin, said Germany had taken three months to get shots to the first 10% of its people who have now been vaccinated.

via menafn04/01/2021

Zambia's VP demands regional collaboration to combat coronavirus - MENAFN.COM

On Wednesday, Mar. 31 in order to combat the coronavirus pandemic along with other pandemics that may erupt one day, Zambia's Vice President Inonge Wina demanded collaboration in the southern African region.

There was a necessity for augmented collaboration by nations in the region in combating the coronavirus pandemic together with other heal