By Peter Kanjere: Afrobarometer —an independent pan-African research network—has ruled out the possibility of them doing May 21 2019 pre-tripartite election survey for Malawi. In 2014, Afrobarometer’s poll predicted correctly that the now ruling Democratic Progressive Party would win elections in that year, ousting the then governing People’s Party. Boniface Dulani, Afrobarometer Southern Africa Operations […]
With the consent of African governments, China’s subtle but deliberate strategy is paying off.
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Internet taxes could stifle Africa’s free and vibrant social media.
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In most instances, Africa’s mineral wealth has been signed away to other countries by leaders who have signed terrible deals that enrich only themselves and not their country. However, the continent has some of the world’s biggest mineral reserves, an…
Zambia will re-launch its national carrier 24 years after it was liquidated. The Zambian government in partnership with Ethiopian Airlines will oversee the operation of Zambia Airways, with plans to operate 12 planes by 2028.
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Sadc braces for another El-Niño-induced drought zimbabwesituation.com Aug 14, Written by Joseph Ngwawi Southern Africa is bracing for another season of normal to below-normal rainfall, amid indications that the region will again be affected by the El Niño weather pattern. Head of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Directorate at the Southern African Development […]
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Parliamentary Women Caucus has asked the government to consider increasing budgetary allocation for Malawi national netball team the Queens for them to perform better in international competitions. Chairperson for the Caucus, Jessie Kabwila made the appeal on Sunday during the launch of the 2018 Mpico Gateway Mall Netball Challenge at Police ground in Mponela, Dowa. […]
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Popular Zambian musician Chama Fumba, known by his stage name Pilato, who had fled Zambia and sought the help of Amnesty International to obtain asylum in South Africa after speaking out on corruption in his country, returned only to be arrested at Lus…
Christian Aid, the official relief and development agency of 41 British and Irish churches, has appointed Amanda Mukwashi, a woman of Zambian descent, as its new chief executive.
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Reports monitored by the Maravi Post indicate Pilato has fled Zambia after receiving threats from supporters of the ruling Patriotic Front party over his hit song “Koswe Mumpoto” (“Rat in the pot”). In Zambian circles the song was widely seen as accusing President Edgar Lungu and his ministers of being corrupt. “We should be careful […]
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