His Excellency Mr. Muyeba Chikonde, Zambia's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, has issued a challenge to the Zambian Business Community outside the country to establish a Diaspora Bond to raise capital for investment projects back home.
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The Alliance for Inclusive and Nutritious Food Processing (AINFP), a public-private partnership dedicated to tapping the power of the private sector to create better nutrition for African consumers while also supporting local farmers, was just launched.
The Trans-Africa highway, a 10,228-kilometer long major artery connecting Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town, South Africa, is now complete. The former missing link in that path, the Dodoma-Babati road, was just opened for transportation.
Trees are a critical part both of the biological and the economic ecosystems in many areas. That is part of why Zambia has launched a "Plant a Million" initiative -- supported in a big way by the nation's children -- to make a major impact on reforestation across the country.
AGCO, a Georgia-based manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, just announced a Retail Finance Partnership to support Zambian farmers as they acquire farm equipment.
French global utility giant ENGIE has just completed its acquisition of off-grid energy renewables African energy provider Fenix International, with offices in San Francisco, Uganda, and Zambia.
Zambia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs just announced plans to modernize all 38 Zambian Missions around the world, with facilities and equipment to support the 'challenge of being diplomats in the 21st century'.
The African Finance Corporation, a Nigeria-based multilateral institution focusing on African infrastructure investments, just announced that the Republic of Malawi has joined AFC as only the second Southern African member country.
The The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) announced that it will hosting a high level delegation from several African countries to participate at the annual Africa Energy Indaba Conference that is set to take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, February 20-21, 2018.
In late January, the government of Japan signed a US $685,167 (or 6.8 million Zambian Kwacha) grant for the Republic of Zambia. It is targeted for the implementation of a project of the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO PRojects, "Promotion of Women's Health throughout the Life Cycle at One-Stop Service Site in Zambia (Phase One)".
As a part of the African Union (AU) initiative, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the launching of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) with the goal of opening up Africa's skies and improving intra-African air connectivity.
Sweden has announced its investment of over SEK 800 million to the 'Strategy for Sweden'’s regional development cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa.
Geodrill, a West African drilling company, has secured its second significant long-term drilling contract with Colorado-based Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the world’s largest gold producers.
According to Sino-Hydro Zambia Limited, a subsidiary of China’s Sinohydro, construction on the four-lane divided highway (two sections of two lanes each) is currently about 79% complete.
San Francisco, California-based RD Global, working in partnership with Mera Group Corporation of Japan, announced plans to establish a manufacturing plant in Zambia for renewable energy products.
The Government of Zambia and Switzerland-based IOM, the UN Migration Agency, are working together on the construction of a protective shelter in the Sesheke, a border district. The shelter is being built to provide a
The UK-based Clinigen Group plc, a global pharmaceutical and services company, has reached agreement with Eisai Europe Ltd., the European branch of Japan-based Eisai, for marketing rights to Halaven® (eribulin), Fycompa® (perampanel) and Lenvima® (lenvatinib) into 10 African countries.
Zambia's Luambe National Park just became the 'most carbon neutral' National Park in the world. A community forests program was critical to it achieving this milestone.
The Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program, operated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), just announced 18 new grantees. These grantees come from Brazil, India, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia.
A US $25 million loan (in Kwacha equivalent) has been authorized for the Zambia National Building Society (ZNBS) by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). The primary objective of the loan is the financing of affordable housing in the country.
Zambia is rapidly developing its position as a finance hub in Africa, according to Julian Evans, the Director of Protocol and Vice-Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the United Kingdom.
ENGIE, a France-based global energy company, has agreed to acquire Uganda's Fenix International, a next generation energy company offering Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Africa.
Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), a nonprofit company and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany, will be conducting the Fourth edition of their annual 'Merck Africa Asia Luminary' event on the 24th and 25th of October 2018.
Zambia's Copperbelt Province was a place of song, dance and color on September 14, as thousands of people filled the Levi Mwanawasa Stadium in Nidola town, to witness the 41st Combined Graduation Ceremony for registered nurses and midwives in Zambia’s Copperbelt Province.
AGCO, a major manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and infrastructure, spoke of the role of farm mechanization in transforming Africa's farms, as part of the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) (www.AGRF.org) conference held last week in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.