Tag Archives: Southeast Africa

23Aug/16

Zambian regulator suspends three broadcasters for conduct during election

LUSAKA Aug 22 (Reuters) – Zambia’s broadcasting regulator on Monday suspended the licences of three private broadcasters, saying they had posed a risk to peace and stability during this month’s presidential election.
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14Jul/16

Zambia shuts down newspaper in tax dispute

Zambia’s Revenue Authority recently shut down one of the country’s independent newspapers for tax debt. Analysts see the move as politically motivated and meant to muzzle the media ahead of general elections in August.

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26Dec/15

Zambian consumers tighten belts for Christmas

A struggling currency, power shortages and rising food prices are all the things Zambians did not ask for this Christmas. The festivities are expected to be more moderate this year as consumers spend less in the face of economic woes.

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02Dec/15

Tanzania’s cost cuts go viral

Tanzania’s new president has been given a comic hashtag on Twitter:#WhatWould MagufuliDo? after introducing a radical programme of government cutbacks just days into the job. As Hayley Platt reports he’s even banned government Christmas cards to cut back on costs. Continue reading

24Oct/15

Zambian fashion designers dazzle in local Fashion Week

Zambia’s fashion industry showcased some of its best works at the annual Fashion Week in Lusaka which attracted 50 designers including some from neighbouring countries in the region. But there is no textile industry to support young designers in the country.
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13Oct/15

Campaign group says women pay the price of Zambia mining expansion

SHINENGENE, Zambia, Sept 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The women sat quietly in a village church in northwest Zambia, the sun slanting down on their colourful Sunday outfits as they told how life had changed since their chief agreed to handover a tract of land to a foreign firm for a new copper mine, leading to the resettlement of hundreds of families.
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01Sep/15

Power cuts in Zambia threaten big and small business

Intermittent power supply threatens Zambia’s key sectors of economic growth with business owners experiencing regular power cuts that they say are eating into profits. Mining companies operating in Zambia’s copper belt recently agreed to reduce power usage by between 10 and 15 percent to ease pressure on the national grid after water levels at hydro-electric plants dropped due to drought.

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