Making All Voices Count: Practitioner Research & Learning Grants

Deadline: 14 August 2015 Making All Voices Count invites you to apply for a Practitioner Research and Learning Grant to help you to reflect and learn from what you are doing in your work and adapt your initiatives as you learn. In addition to financial support, Making All Voices Count can provide research mentoring to […]

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Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship


This course assists aspiring entrepreneurs in developing great ideas into great companies. With strong economies presenting rich opportunities for new venture creation, and challenging economic times presenting the necessity for many to make their own job, the need to develop the skills to develop and act on innovative business opportunities is ever present. Using proven […]

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BOZ Acts to Salvage Weak Kwacha

THE Bank of Zambia (BoZ) has tightened the monetary policy and increased the statutory reserves as well as policy rate in an effort to support the Kwacha which is currently under pressure. The Kwacha was yesterday trading at K6.0300./6.0400 at most bureaux de change. BoZ financial markets assistant director Isaac Muhanga said measures have been […]

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Kwacha to strengthen

THE foreign exchange market is anticipated to improve after the rise in statutory reserve ratio and auctioning of treasury bills next week aimed at boosting the volatile Kwacha, Finance Bank says. President Sata is also concerned with the Kwacha’s downward trend and says Government has tightened monetary policy to attain a 6.5 percent inflation rate […]

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Sata sets eye on Kwacha


PRESIDENT Sata says Government is closely monitoring developments in the foreign exchange market and has tightened the monetary policy to keep on track for attainment of an inflation target of 6.5 percent this year. Mr Sata says the recent depreciation of the Kwacha in the exchange rate is due to a combination of domestic and […]

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ZAMBIA and Kuwait have signed a K78 million agreement for establishment of an ultra-modern teacher training college in North-Western Province. The agreement signed between Zambia and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development provides a loan of US$14 million for financing the establishment of the college. Acting Secretary to the Treasury Felix Nkulukusa signed the […]

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Doing Business in Africa: Zambia


Zambia, a landlocked country in southern Africa, is a country built on a single commodity – copper. Since independence in 1964 from the British Empire, the country’s economic and political fate has been tied to the price that copper, a crucial industrial metal, commands on world markets. Politics, too, however has had its hand to play […]

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Conflict Of Interest: Tourism v. Copper Mines In Zambia

Canoeing at Lower Zambezi National Park Photo:

Opposition is mounting against a decision by the Zambian government to allow an Australian company to mine for copper in the environmentally sensitive Lower Zambezi National Park, reports. The Lower Zambezi is a tourist haven and one of the world’s most sensitive ecosystems, according to the report. Critics of the copper project say mining will contaminate the […]

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Grindrod stock soars on Zambian rail deal


Shares in Grindrod leapt 6.13 percent to close at R26.85 yesterday after the listed integrated logistics service supplier reported it was to partner the Northwest Rail Company (NWR) in building, operating and maintaining a new railway line costing almost $1 billion (R11bn) in Zambia. The 590km Cape gauge railway will be built in two phases […]

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ZAMBIA U.S. Embassy Now Accepting Applications for PEPFAR Small Grants


The United States is dedicated to working with the government and people of Zambia to reduce the spread of HIV and achieve an AIDS-free generation. The United States Embassy announces a call for applications for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grants Program. Registered grassroots organizations working in the areas of […]

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