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Zambia heightens measures to contain cholera outbreak

LUSAKA | Xinhua | Zambian health authorities on Thursday announced that measures have been heightened to contain the outbreak of cholera which has now spread to 12 districts in the country. Minister of Health Sylvia Masebo said a multisectoral approach headed by the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit has been …

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Zambian President Hichilema calls for more public health cooperation as Africa continues to battle disease burden

Lusaka, Zambia | RONALD MUSOKE | President Hakainde Hichilema of Zambia has rallied the continent to collaborate more if it is to build more resilient health systems that are able to effectively deal with the disease burden that the continent continues to grapple with. “Public health and other health aspects require …

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A young mayor ignites a city and youthful dreams

A young mayor taps into the burgeoning power of Africa’s youth in order to bring change – including digitisation – to a city in Eastern Zambia. SPECIAL REPORT | BIRD AGENCY | The sun is casting long shadows over Chipata, a small but busy city in Zambia’s Eastern Province when …

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Zambia commissions Chinese-built hydropower plant to tackle power deficit

Chikankata, Zambia | Xinhua | Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema officially commissioned a Chinese-built hydropower plant, following the switching on of the plant’s fifth generator on Friday. The five generators at the Kafue Gorge Lower Hydropower Station, constructed by the Chinese firm Sinohydro Corporation Limited, added a total of 750 megawatts to the …

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Zambia sends humanitarian aid to Malawi

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Zambia on Friday flagged off humanitarian aid to help victims of the Tropical Cyclone in neighboring Malawi. Gabriel Pollen, the national coordinator of the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit, who flagged off the departure of the plane carrying the first items at the Zambia Air Force base …

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Zambia refutes erroneous reporting on debt restructuring process

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | The Zambian government on Monday refuted a Western media report that it does not support China’s call for the World Bank and other multilateral lenders to join Zambia’s debt restructuring process. Zambian Minister of Finance and National Planning Situmbeko Musokotwane said that contrary to the Financial …

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