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Lafarge Zambia affirms adequate cement stocks

SUHAILS International Limited, official distributors and agents for Lafarge products in Southern Province, has revealed that the country’s largest cement manufacturing firm has adequate stocks to meet demand for various construction projects in the province. Livingstone is currently undertaking a … 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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Diaspora Bonds in an African Context

The Chief Economist Complex of the African Development Bank Group has released an Economic Brief on the application of diaspora bonds in an African context. Drawing lessons from diaspora bond issuances in Israel, Ethiopia and India, the paper, entitled “Diaspora … read more »

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How the African diaspora is using social media to influence development

Something transformational has been happening online: African voices have begun populating social media, quickly becoming the undisputed champions of development punditry. No longer are we faced with what the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie called “the danger of a single story”. … read more »

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ZAMBIA: Approved exploration licences to boost mining

THE approval of 27 mining and exploration licences by the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA), is expected to boost the country’s copper production capacity, Association of Zambian Mining Exploration Companies (AZMEC) has said. AZMEC said it was now expecting ZEMA … read more »

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Zambia Fiscal Policy Hurting Mining Growth – Mining Body

Zambia’s copper mining sector faces a future of diminishing returns as higher taxes and costlier energy bills conspire to threaten growth, the head of the country’s mining industry body said Friday. Fredrick Bantubonse said in an interview with Dow Jones … read more »

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Slow Livingstone works anger minister

SOUTHERN Province Minister Josephine Limata has castigated the Livingstone City Council (LCC) for the slow pace at which it is implementing projects in preparation for the hosting of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general assembly in August this … read more »

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Contractors disappoint minister

EDUCATION Deputy Minister Neverlyn Wilombe has bemoaned the lack of seriousness by some Zambian contractors to deliver quality services when awarded contracts in infrastructure development. Professor Wilombe said for a long time, some local contractors had been failing to implement … read more »

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Kitwe, Ndola roads rehab starts end January

MAJOR township road rehabilitation in Kitwe and Ndola will start at the end of this month after two consultancy firms were awarded contracts to commence implementing the projects. Copperbelt Minister Mwenya Musenge said work was expected to take between 12 … read more »

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