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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 ...
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 ...
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 […]
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: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
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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 […]
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 […]
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.”
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 […]
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 […]
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...
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.
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; […]
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 […]
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.
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.
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