Daily Archives: Mar 10, 2013

Harnessing remittances for Africa’s development

By Mthuli Ncube More than 30 million Africans (about three per cent of Africa’s total population) are living outside their home countries. This figure includes those living within other African countries. These African migrants send money to their families in … read more »

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A response to Human Rights Watch’s update on Chinese copper mining in Zambia

Regular readers of Pambazuka News will remember a debate held a year or so ago in its pages between the US-based NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) and ourselves about a lengthy report that HRW had issued on labour rights violations … read more »

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Zambia copper output to rise to 2 million tonnes

Copper output in Zambia is expected to rise to 1.5 million tonnes in 2017 from 800,000 tonnes this year due to increased investment in the mining sector. The projection is due to new projects coming on stream and expansion of … read more »

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Son sues her widowed mother over her new man

A WIDOW of Lusaka’s Kuku Township has been sued by her son after she brought in another man in the house she finished building using her late husband’s benefits. This is in a case in which Conrad Chali, 26, has … read more »

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600 Mukobeko inmates moved to new Mwembeshi Prison

SIX hundred inmates have been transferred from Mukobeko Maximum Prison in Kabwe to the newly constructed Mwembeshi Maximum Prison to decongest the country’s largest correctional facility. The prisoners were shifted yesterday amid tight security from joint security wings which provided … read more »

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