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  • Who has airpower superiority in southern Africa?

    07/16/2015 10:45:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    defenceWeb ^ | 13 July 2015
    South Africa’s reputation as top gun when it comes to air power in the southern African region could be shot down by Angola and its powerful new Russian fighters. The west African country is set to take delivery of the first tranche of Sukhoi Su-30K fighters in the next six months and will have 12 in service by the end of next year. Gauteng Afrikaans daily Beeld approached military analyst Helmoed Heitman, retired SAAF and Indian Air Force pilot colonel Rama Iyer and a former officer commanding 2 Squadron for their views on how the SA Air Force’s (SAAF) Gripens...
  • Christ Jesus our Vault of Knowledge[ Charismatic Caucus]

    10/16/2015 1:15:17 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My word of knowledge is found within the River of Revelation flowing from My Throne and its source( the Manifold Wisdom of My very Virtue Pure and Holy) and as my Scribes that carry The Signet ring that sings Selah( Let It Be So) You carry in your mouth the access of My Jot and Tittles of Restoration That I AM, For I AM The Answer(Foundation Stone) to all questions, strategies, blueprints and formulas for I AM The YES and AMEN of Everlasting that Graces all mercies and completes Fulfillment of Holy Truths . . . Revelation 22:1 22 Then...
  • Meager Harvests in Africa Leaves Millions at the Edge of Starvation

    06/23/2002 3:20:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies · 454+ views
    New York Times | June 23, 2002 | Rachel L. Swarns
    DOWA, Malawi - In February, when the food ran out, Ezlina Chambukira started selling her precious possessions one by one. First, her goat. Then an old umbrella. Then two metal plates and a battered pail. When she had nothing left, she started praying for a miracle. For the first time in a decade, severe hunger is sweeping across southern Africa. The United Nations says that two years of erratic weather - alternating droughts and floods - coupled with mismanagement of food supplies have left seven million people in six countries at risk of starvation. Here in this dusty village of...
  • Abbas To Sign Accords With Putin in Moscow

    04/11/2015 10:14:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 4/11/2015, 10:55 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow on Monday where the issue of Middle East peace talks will be raised, Russian authorities announced Thursday. “The two leaders will hold talks concerning key aspects of Russian-Palestinian relations and their future, with particular attention on the trade, economy and humanitarian sectors,” the Kremlin said in a statement according to AFP. There will also be “an exchange of ideas on the process of Israeli-Palestinian talks and other problematic regional situations,” the statement continued, adding that North Africa would also be on the agenda. …
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe hospitalized after he was thrown from horse in Africa

    01/19/2015 1:58:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Washington Post's Virginia Politics Blog ^ | January 19, 2015 | Laura Vozzella
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been hospitalized following a horse-riding accident over the Christmas holidays in Africa that left him with seven broken ribs and fluid around his lungs, a spokesman said Monday. Spokesman Brian Coy said doctors had expected the weeks-old injury to heal on its own, but after identifying increased fluid around the governor’s lungs, they admitted him around noon Monday for a procedure. McAuliffe (D), who attended a Martin Luther King Jr. event in Norfolk on Monday morning and was interviewed by local media there, was admitted hours later to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond....
  • From Its Palaces, Iraq's View Is of a World Filled With Allies

    10/19/2002 1:07:58 PM PDT · by GeneD · 5 replies · 201+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10/19/2002 (for editions of 10/20/2002) | John F. Burns
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 19 — As Iraq confronts the possibility of a new war with the United States, its leaders appear to have concluded that they have one decisive advantage that they lacked during the countdown to the Persian Gulf war 12 years ago: this time, they seem convinced, the world is on their side and against the United States. "The world has abandoned America; it has become isolated," Saddam Hussein's No. 2 man, Izzat Ibrahim, boasted as he announced the result of this week's election: Iraqis, by official reckoning, had re-elected Saddam Hussein to his position of absolute power...
  • Former Ugandan leader Obote dies

    10/10/2005 1:57:41 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 305+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 10, 2005
    Uganda's former President, Milton Obote, has died at the age of 81 in hospital in South Africa. Mr Obote led Uganda to independence as prime minister in 1962, going on to serve two terms as president - both of which ended in military coups. Overthrown by Idi Amin in 1971, he returned to office in 1980, only to be ousted in 1985 by forces led by Yoweri Museveni, Uganda's current president. Mr Obote had spent most of the last 20 years in exile in Zambia.
  • Zambia sees Africa's first white ruler in decades

    10/31/2014 4:39:15 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    France 24 ^ | October 29, 2014 | AFP
    Sata, who was nicknamed "King Cobra" for his sharp tongue and brusque manner, died while undergoing treatment at London's King Edward VII hospital, the Zambian government said. Under Zambian law, fresh elections must be held within the next 90 days. Vice President Scott, 70, whose parents hail from Scotland, is not eligible to stand because Zambia's 1996 constitution bars the election of heads of state with foreign parents... The move makes Scott the first white president of an African nation since FW de Klerk ruled apartheid South Africa more than 20 years ago... Sata was elected in 2011 to preside...
  • Hippo vs. Crocodile: Stunning Photos Show Beastly Showdown in the Wild

    04/16/2014 4:56:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    An army of crocodiles took on a herd of massive hippos -- although if you ask us, this fight doesn't seem quite fair. Check out the wild photos from the beastly battle... It's nature at it's most stunning -- and also it's most brutal. A herd of hippos was no match for this throng of hungry crocodiles that descended upon the unsuspecting beasts at the South Luangwa National Park in Eastern Zambia. See how the drama unfolded...
  • George W. Bush on Gay Marriage, Immigration, and Why Obama Kept His Terrorism Policies

    07/07/2013 9:11:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 163 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/7/2013 | Chris Good
    President George W. Bush cautioned against criticizing gay couples, saying in an interview on “This Week” that you shouldn’t criticize others “until you’ve examined your own heart.” Bush had waded into the revitalized same-sex marriage debate last week - if only barely - in a comment to a reporter in Zambia, who asked whether gay marriage conflicts with Christian values. “I shouldn’t be taking a speck out of someone else’s eye when I have a log in my own,” Bush said last week. In an interview in Tanzania with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, the former president...
  • Seven Fossil-hunting Expeditions in Tanzania, Zambia Yield Surprising Results

    05/05/2013 12:44:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | unattributed
    Prof Christian Sidor and his colleagues headed by Dr Linda Tsuji, also from the University of Washington, created two ‘snapshots’ of four legged-animals about 5 million years before and again about 10 million years after the Earth’s largest mass extinction (about 252 million years ago). Prior to the extinction event, for example, the pig-sized Dicynodon was a dominant plant-eating species across southern Pangea. Pangea is the name given to the landmass when all the world’s continents were joined together. Southern Pangea was made up of what is today Africa, South America, Antarctica, Australia and India. After the mass extinction at...
  • Zambia deports Catholic priest for preaching about poverty

    08/06/2012 2:10:43 PM PDT · by stfassisi · 9 replies
    http://www.zambianwatchdog.com/2012/08/02/zambia-deports-catholic-priest-for-preaching-about-poverty | Aug 2 ,2012 | Mwansa
    The Zambia government has deported a Rwandese priest based at Lundazi Parish Fr.Viateur Banyangandora aged 40 for preaching about poverty in Zambia Minister of Home Affairs, Edgar Lungu has confirmed the deportation of Fr. Banyangandora but could not divulge the reasons. He only said the the priest has been deported for violating the laws of Zambia. “Fr. Banyangandora’s conduct was found to be a danger to peace and good order in Zambia contrary to Section 39(2) of the Immigration and Deportation Act, No. 18 of 2010.” Lungu said Lungu confirmed that the priest was picked and brought to Lusaka on...
  • Zambian miners kill Chinese manager in riot

    08/05/2012 7:11:40 AM PDT · by csvset · 12 replies
    France24 ^ | 05 August 2012
    Zambian coal miners killed a Chinese mine manager and injured his colleague in a riot over wages at a mine known for tensions with the Chinese investor in southern Zambia, state media reported. "Wu Shengzai, aged 50, has been killed by protesting workers after being hit by a trolley which was pushed towards him by the rioting miners as he ran away into the underground where he wanted to seek refugee. He died on the spot while his colleague is in hospital," Southern province police commissioner Fred Mutondo told state news agency the Zambia News and Information Services on Sunday....
  • Former U.S. President spearheading women's health issues in Africa

    07/06/2012 5:50:09 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 52 replies
    catholic online ^ | July 6, 2012
    George W. Bush opens new health clinic in Zambia While former U.S. President George W. Bush faces some often harsh criticism as commander in chief from those who claim he led the nation into unpopular wars and additional criticism from opponents who claim he initiated failed economic policies,he has taken on a new role as an advocate for women's health in Africa. Both he and his wife Laura Bush have recently opened a women's health clinic in Kabwe, Zambia. Former U.S. President George W. Bush has taken on a new role as an advocate for women's health in Africa. Both...
  • Killer virus red alert as more die April 11, 2005 (South Africa goes on high alert)

    04/10/2005 8:52:43 PM PDT · by Mother Abigail · 427 replies · 8,725+ views
    Cape Times ^ | 4-11-05
    Killer virus red alert as more die April 11, 2005 By Own Correspondents and Sapa-AFP Pretoria/Uige: South Africa has begun implementing precautions against the deadly Marburg haemorrhagic fever, which has claimed the lives of 193 of the 218 people infected in Angola in the worst outbreak of the disease yet. South Africa's precautions follow a World Health Organisation (WHO) warning to countries neighbouring Angola that they should go on the alert. The WHO said late last night that 360 people were being monitored in Angola, where the disease broke out in October. A severe haemorrhagic fever akin to Ebola, the...
  • Zambian churches unhappy with US stance to tie aid to homosexual rights

    12/23/2011 2:46:58 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    CNS ^ | Dec-21-2011 | Mwansa Pintu
    LUSAKA, Zambia (CNS) -- Church organizations are unhappy with the stance taken by the U.S. government to tie foreign aid to the assurance of homosexual rights. The Zambia Episcopal Conference, the Pentecostal Church's Bishops' Council of Zambia and the Zambia United Christian Action said that it was unwise for the U.S. government to use its money to force other nations to permit "ungodly practices" in their land. Homosexuality is illegal in many African countries, with some nations enforcing stiff penalties, including imprisonment, for people who engage in homosexual relationships and practices. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced in early...
  • Interesting factoid: Zambia's new Vice President is white

    09/24/2011 8:12:09 AM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 9 replies
    Wikipedia
    Dr Guy Scott (born 1 June 1944) is a Zambian politician. He is currently the Vice President of Zambia and a member of the Patriotic Front (PF). After graduating from Cambridge University in 1965, Scott joined the government of the Republic of Zambia where he served in the Ministry of Finance as a planner. He was also the deputy editor of the Business and Economy of East and Central Africa during this period. In 1970, Scott left the government to become an entrepreneur and set up Walkover Estate, an agribusiness venture, which ventured into high value crops such as irrigated...
  • Mosquitoes 'disappearing' in some parts of Africa (scientists are unsure as to why)

    08/27/2011 1:08:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies
    BBC.co.uk ^ | 8/27/11 | BBC News
    Malaria-carrying mosquitoes are disappearing in some parts of Africa, but scientists are unsure as to why. Figures indicate controls such as anti-mosquito bed nets are having a significant impact on the incidence of malaria in some sub-Saharan countries. But in Malaria Journal, researchers say mosquitoes are also disappearing from areas with few controls. They are uncertain if mosquitoes are being eradicated or whether they will return with renewed vigour. Data from countries such as Tanzania, Eritrea, Rwanda, Kenya and Zambia all indicate that the incidence of malaria is dropping fast. Researchers believe this is due to effective implementation of control...
  • China will increase investment in Africa, says Standard Bank

    04/03/2011 8:22:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Finance Asia ^ | Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | Jonathan Barlow
    According to South Africa-based Standard Bank, mainland China maintained its position as Africa's largest trading partner in 2010. Standard Bank, in which Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has a 20% stake, estimates the value of mainland investment into Africa will increase to $50 billion by 2015. It also anticipates China-Africa bilateral trade will reach $300 billion in 2015, more than double that of 2010. "As the production capacity of Africa's traditional trading partners of the US and European economies starts declining and they buy more and more Chinese goods, raw material trade from Africa to China will be...
  • The dirty side of Toyota Prius

    10/20/2010 5:19:04 AM PDT · by Lockbox · 69 replies · 7+ views
    Automotive News ^ | October 18, 2010 | None Listed
    The dirty side of Toyota Prius The Toyota Prius is among the greenest cars to operate. But manufacturing the famous gasoline-electric hybrid can be a dirty business. Toyota studied the car's total environmental impact from factory to junkyard. Not surprisingly, the fuel-efficient Prius was better than average in its class of vehicles in lifetime emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and sulfur oxide, according to Toyota. But it was slightly worse than average in emissions of nonmethane hydrocarbons and particulate matter. Toyota says this is because producing hybrid-only parts such as motors, inverters and nickel-metal hydride batteries consumes more energy...
  • Zambian miners shot by Chinese managers

    10/19/2010 1:03:43 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 66 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/19/2010 | Aislinn Laing in Johannesburg
    <p>A backlash against China's powerful presence in the Zambian economy has been triggered by an incident in which 11 miners were shot by Chinese managers.</p> <p>Police said that the Chinese executives opened fire on workers protesting against poor pay and conditions at the Collum coal mine in the southern Sinazongwe province on Friday.</p>
  • China Building Africa's Economic Infrastructure: SEZs and Railroads

    07/23/2010 10:43:03 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Jamestown Foundation China Brief ^ | 7/22/2010 | Loro Horta
    Starting in the late 1990s, China's presence on the African continent experienced a phenomenal expansion. Far more profound changes, however, have been underway and may only become apparent in the next decade. These changes are likely to transform the regional economic landscape of the African continent in ways never seen before. Chinese experts apparently believe that Africa is entering an era of relative stability and that the time to explore its untapped resources has arrived [1]. Chinese policymakers see in Africa possible solutions to some of China's most pressing problems, for instance, Beijing's need to secure access to energy resources...
  • ZAMBIA LEADERS COMMIT TO CHRIST

    01/04/2010 10:21:49 AM PST · by freedomyes · 9 replies · 562+ views
    Allvoices ^ | Jan 4 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    While Muslim Barack Hussein Obama leads America further and further from its Christian heritage for Islam World Rule, Zambia’s leadership calls the citizenry to a fresh commitment to Jesus Christ.
  • Strange disease affecting women breaks out in Zambia

    10/10/2009 5:16:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1,441+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 2009-10-08
    A strange disease only affecting the joints of women and making them fail to stand on their own has been found in Zambia's Luapula Province, the Times of Zambia reported on Thursday. The strange disease dubbed Dwarf has broken out in the Chembe area of the province and is only affecting women and girls, making them fail to stand on their own, Times said. Teleshi Lwando, an employee at the local Lwela Health Center, told the visiting lawmaker from the area, Mwansa Mbulakulima, that the disease was not "very serious" and that patients were healing after three days. He said...
  • Zambia: Vatican Excommunicates Priest Over Milingo Ties

    06/12/2009 3:38:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 365+ views
    All Africa ^ | June 12, 2009
    Lusaka — The Vatican has excommunicated Father Luciano Mbewe from the Catholic Church for openly congregating with excommunicated former archbishop of Lusaka, Emmanuel Milingo and members of his 'Married Priests Now' movement and another church.The president of the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC), Bishop George Lungu said in a statement that Fr Mbewe is no longer a member of the Catholic Church and whatever religious functions he holds are outside the Catholic Church. He added that the Catholic Apostolic National Church of Zambia which the priest heads is not part of the Roman Catholic Church."Even if signs and symbols, as well...
  • Zambia: Aid opponent spreads theory far and fast

    05/23/2009 1:47:40 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 19 replies · 948+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | 5/22/2009 | William Wallis
    Dambisa Moyo is elegant, articulate and cool-headed – a match for the sharpest TV host. She is hyperactive as well – the air miles she has collected in four months promoting her controversial book Dead Aid would fly her around the world again. She is also black and Zambian and has adopted an uncompromising opposition to foreign aid, the root, she is convinced, of many of Africa’s evils. She is not the first economist to question received wisdom about the need for official development assistance in Africa. But she is the first to popularise such a polemical version of the...
  • China expanding African arms sales

    01/26/2009 4:24:06 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies · 804+ views
    United Press International-Asia ^ | January 26, 2009 | Andrei Chang
    China expanding African arms sales By Andrei Chang Hong Kong, China — Increasing quantities of China-made military equipment have been finding their way to Africa, traded for oil, mineral resources and even fishing rights. Zambia has used its copper resources to pay China in a number of military deals, for instance, and Kenya has been negotiating with China to trade fishing rights for arms. Among the most popular Chinese military exports to Africa are the J-7, K-8 and Y-12 aircraft, which are relatively inexpensive and easy to operate. China sees those countries already armed with the K-8 and J-7 aircraft...
  • Politician Caught Up in Vampire Rumors

    01/10/2003 7:42:20 AM PST · by Happy Valley Dude · 81 replies · 766+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1-10-2003
    BLANTYRE, Malawi (Reuters) - Hundreds of angry Malawians hounded a senior political figure from his house and stoned him late Wednesday, accusing him of harboring vampires. Blantire Urban Governor Eric Chiwaya, a member of the ruling United Democratic Front, was the latest victim of a bizarre rumor that the country's government is colluding with vampires to collect human blood for international aid agencies. Bearing severe cuts to his face and body, he told Reuters from his hospital bed that a crowd had hailed him with stones and other missiles, chanting "vampire" and threatening to kill him. Chiwaya said he knew...
  • Africa’s Last, Worst Hope - A continent that withstood European colonialism welcomes Chinese...

    11/26/2008 7:26:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,312+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | December 01, 2008 | Peter Hitchens
    A continent that withstood European colonialism welcomes Chinese conquest. By Peter Hitchens It is the optimism of Africa that is so heartbreaking. In the alleyways of townships where human waste dribbles among the potholes, in mud villages where tiny homes cluster round anthills, the same scene replays. Out of dim hovels come scrubbed children in dazzlingly clean uniforms, hurrying to disciplined schools where they hope to better themselves. On Sundays, platoons of beautifully dressed, joyous women make their way proudly to full churches, carrying themselves like royalty. In the great cities, a thousand tiny businesses compete good-naturedly for scanty trade....
  • China's new slave empire

    09/27/2008 7:13:02 PM PDT · by Ilya Mourometz · 30 replies · 1,344+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 09/27/2008 | Peter Hitchens
    I think I am probably going to die any minute now. An inflamed, deceived mob of about 50 desperate men are crowding round the car, some trying to turn it over, others beating at it with large rocks, all yelling insults and curses. They have just started to smash the windows. Next, they will pull us out and, well, let's not think about that ... **** (SNIP)
  • Zambian President Mwanawasa dies in France

    08/19/2008 6:59:33 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 184+ views
    Zambian President Mwanawasa dies in France LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa died in a French hospital on Tuesday after suffering a stroke several weeks ago, Vice President Rupiah Banda said. The Zambian leader, 59, was a favorite with Western donors for tackling corruption in the southern African country and he had been one of the strongest critics in the region of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe. "Fellow countrymen, with deep sorrow and grief, I would like to inform the people of Zambia that our president Dr. Levy Patrick Mwanawasa died this morning at 1030 hours (4:30 a.m. EDT)," Banda...
  • Zambia and France deny [Reuters] Mwanawasa death reports

    07/03/2008 7:57:24 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies · 201+ views
    Kenya Daily Nation ^ | 7/3/2008 | NATION Reporter
    Zambia and France have denied world media reports that President Levy Mwanawasa had died following a stroke he suffered while attending the Africa Union summit in Egypt earlier this week. Zambia Vice-President Rupiah Banda denied Thursday’s media reports that the president had died, saying the leader was in a stable condition at the hospital he was rushed to in Paris. "The president had (a) satisfactory night at the Percy military hospital in France. The news reports ... are not true," VP Banda said in a statement. A statement from France’s Foreign ministry also said the President was still recovering at...
  • China may recall Zimbabwe weapons

    04/22/2008 1:23:29 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 8 replies · 57+ views
    BBC ^ | 4/22/08
    The ship carrying weapons to Zimbabwe may return to China after being prevented from unloading in South Africa, a Chinese official has said. Zambia's president has called on other African countries not to let the ship enter their waters, in case the arms escalate post-election tensions. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said the weapons were ordered last year and were "perfectly normal". But she said the ship's owners were considering bringing the ship back. Ms Jiang said this was because it was proving impossible for Zimbabwe to receive the arms but this has not been confirmed by the Chinese...
  • China garners broad international support over Tibet riots (N. Korea, Syria, Serbia, etc.)

    03/21/2008 9:20:59 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 587+ views
    Countries around the world have expressed their support to the Chinese government on its handling of the recent riots in Lhasa, capital city of China's Tibet Autonomous Region. A spokesman of the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday strongly denounced the unsavory elements of their moves to seek "the independence of Tibet" and scuttle the upcoming Beijing Olympics. He expressed support to the Chinese government in its efforts to ensure social stability and the rule of law in Tibet and to defend the fundamental interests of the Tibetan people. A spokesman of Mongolia's...
  • Former miner has two Chinese bullets in his body

    02/28/2008 3:06:48 PM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 87+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | Februari 29 2008 | Jacqueline Maris
    Mr Li is the face of the world's fastest growing power, China. He clinches oil deals, builds hospitals and motorways, sells merchandise, takes over companies and lays oil pipelines. Over the next few months, as part of the series Looking for Mr Li, four journalists from Radio Netherlands Worldwide and Dutch broadcaster VPRO will be reporting on the upside and the downside of globalisation, with China's expansion being the common theme in all the pieces. This report is the last to come from Zambia. The iron gates to the Chinese NFC-A company's industrial estate in Zambia's Copper Belt are shut...
  • Zambia Hit By Nationwide Power Blackout

    01/21/2008 3:14:28 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 88+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-21-2008 | JOSEPH J. SCHATZ
    Zambia Hit by Nationwide Power Blackout Monday January 21, 2008 10:31 PM By JOSEPH J. SCHATZ Associated Press Writer LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) - Zambia was plunged into darkness Monday night in what appeared to be the second nationwide power outage in three days. The electricity network went down at about 7:30 p.m. and was restored about four hours later. There was no immediate explanation for the blackout. On Saturday, Zambia was without electricity for about eight hours, leaving more than 300 miners temporarily trapped underground in the country's Copperbelt province. It was not immediately known if any miners had been...
  • Zambia: Splinter Catholic Church Launched

    12/27/2007 7:36:24 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 164+ views
    All Africa ^ | December 27, 2007
    A SPLINTER Catholic Church called the Catholic Apostolic National Church of Zambia has been launched with Archbishop-elect, Luciano Mbewe, calling for more priests to join the church and fulfill their God-given role by marrying.Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) spokesperson, Paul Samasumo, said in reaction that he did not have much information about the newly formed church but was aware that the Catholic bishops in Zambia would preside over the matter next month. Father Samasumo said in an interview in Lusaka that the newly formed church had created parallel structures in the Roman Catholic Church and could not claim to be part...
  • ‘Our country has become a Christian nation,’ says Zambia’s First Lady

    12/07/2007 11:10:09 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies · 111+ views
    Journal Chretien ^ | Dan Wooding
    ‘Our country has become a Christian nation,’ says Zambia’s First Lady Her husband, the President, has been publicly baptized at a Lusaka Baptist church By Dan Wooding The First Lady of Zambia has stated that her country has become a “Christian nation.” Mrs. Maureen Mwanawasa (mwah-nah-WAH-sah), made this statement during an interview with me for ANS and also Safe Worlds IPTV at the recent 3rd Annual Global Summit on AIDS and the Church held at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, hosted by Pastor Rick Warren and his wife, Kay. I asked the first lady, a Christian, like her husband,...
  • Reporter gets circumcised to fight AIDS

    11/30/2007 12:22:52 PM PST · by skeptoid · 25 replies · 182+ views
    Seattle P I ^ | November 30, 2007 10:29 a.m. | JOSEPH J. SCHATZ
    LUSAKA, Zambia -- A southern African radio correspondent has been receiving a flood of text messages and cell phone calls - some from offended listeners and readers. All because Kennedy Gondwe chose to get circumcised to protect himself from AIDS, and took the British Broadcasting Corp.'s radio and Web audience through the procedure with him Friday.
  • Photo finish between Iceland and Norway to top human development ranking

    11/28/2007 1:25:35 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 24 replies · 1,282+ views
    www.undp.org ^ | 11/27/2007 | United Nations Development Programme
    The 2007 Human Development Report says Iceland now leads annual United Nations Index. Iceland has narrowly passed Norway to take the top spot on the Human Development Index (HDI), according to the 2007/2008 Human Development Report (HDR) released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today. Norway had held the number one ranking for the previous six years. This change in ranking is a result of new estimates of life expectancy and updated GDP per capita figures, stress the Report authors. Introduced with the first HDR in 1990, the HDI assesses the state of human development through life expectancy, adult...
  • Swedish terror suspect extradited from Czech Republic to the United States

    09/25/2007 12:28:10 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 19 replies · 394+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2007
    PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- A Swedish citizen wanted in the U.S. on suspicion of plotting to set up a terrorist camp there was extradited Tuesday from the Czech Republic, officials said. Czech Justice minister Jiri Pospisil ruled on Sept 18 there was no reason to refuse a U.S. extradition request for Oussama Kassir, spokeswoman Zuzana Kuncova said. Kassir left the country by plane on Tuesday bound for the United States, said Kuncova. Kassir was arrested on Dec. 11, 2005, at Prague's Ruzyne international airport while flying from Stockholm, Sweden, to Beirut, Lebanon. He has been held in a Czech prison...
  • China’s Trade in Africa Carries a Price Tag

    08/21/2007 5:02:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 431+ views
    NYT ^ | 08/21/07 | LYDIA POLGREEN and HOWARD W. FRENCH
    New Power in Africa China’s Trade in Africa Carries a Price Tag By LYDIA POLGREEN and HOWARD W. FRENCH KABWE, Zambia — The courtyard in front of the Zambia China Mulungushi Textiles factory is so quiet, even at midday, that the fluttering of the ragged Chinese and Zambian flags is the only sound hanging in the air. The factory used to roar. From the day it opened more than 20 years ago, the vast compound had shuddered to the whir of rollers and the clatter of mechanical weaving machines spooling out millions of yards of brightly colored African cloth. Today,...
  • Thanks China, now go home: buy-up of Zambia revives old colonial fears

    02/08/2007 6:23:48 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 671+ views
    Phayul ^ | 02/06/07 | Chris McGreal
    Thanks China, now go home: buy-up of Zambia revives old colonial fears The Guardian, UK[Tuesday, February 06, 2007 23:56] Backlash as cheap Chinese labour and products follow investment from Beijing By Chris McGreal in Lusaka Members of Zambia's Chinese community wait to greet their country’s president, Hu Jintao, at Lusaka international airport. Photograph: Reuters When the foundation stone was laid for the Mulungushi textile factory three decades ago, the project was hailed as another demonstration of communist China doing for Zambia what the capitalist west would not. Beijing put up the money to build Zambia China Mulungushi Textiles and provided...
  • China Offers Zambia Investment Package

    02/03/2007 6:59:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies · 176+ views
    ap ^ | Saturday February 3, 3:42 pm ET | Joseph J. Schatz,
    LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Saturday offered copper-rich Zambia a multimillion dollar investment package aimed at boosting ties with a longtime African ally. Facing mounting accusations of Chinese exploitation of African labor and resources -- an issue during last year's Zambian presidential elections -- Hu stressed that Beijing was motivated by partnership rather than purely profit. "China is happy to have Zambia as a good friend, good partner and a good brother," Hu said at a joint news conference with President Levy Mwanawasa. Speaking through an interpreter, Hu said that China's relationship with Zambia "represents a...
  • Africa Discovers Dark Side Of Chinese Master

    02/03/2007 6:32:30 PM PST · by blam · 34 replies · 1,168+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-4-2007 | Colin Freeman
    Africa discovers dark side of Chinese master By Colin Freeman in Chambishi, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 1:05am GMT 04/02/2007 The smooth red carpet rolled out across Africa last week for Hu Jintao, the Chinese president, did not quite reach the gates of Zambia's Chambishi copper mine. A young street child outside a Chinese-run business centre His plans to make an official visit yesterday to the plant, which re-opened under Chinese state ownership eight years ago, fell victim to a hitch he rarely encounters at home: the not-so-grateful worker. Tipped off that miners were threatening protests about poor pay and conditions,...
  • 'Lost' Swedish aid millions are the tip of the iceberg (How to send $11 300 000 000 down the drain)

    01/12/2007 6:08:03 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 12 replies · 762+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 12/08/2007 | Nima Sanandaji
    Scandinavia wastes an annual of $11,3 billion on fruitless "foreign aid" projects. This despite strong evidence that foreign aid to communist and corrupt regimes is a poor alternative to progressive capitalism. "An illustrative example is that South Korea was about twice as rich as Zambia in 1960. Since then Zambia has received 13 times more in foreign aid per capita compared to South Korea. Today however, South Korea is fully 38 times richer than Zambia. " (Quote from the article below). Sweden, in resemblance to the other Scandinavian countries, have pledged to annually spend at least 1% of its GDP...
  • Zambian Hopeful Takes a Swing at China

    09/29/2006 11:20:14 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 4 replies · 428+ views
    Joseph J. Schatz ^ | Sept. 25, 2006 | Joseph J. Schatz
    Zambian Hopeful Takes a Swing at ChinaPresidential Challenger Stirs Resentment at Asian Power’s Growing Influence in AfricaBy Joseph J. SchatzSpecial to The Washington PostMonday, September 25, 2006; A16LUSAKA, Zambia — Making a living is never easy in Kamwala, the cramped, grimy but bustling marketplace in downtown Lusaka, where Nally, a middle-aged mother of five, has been selling clothes out of a small wooden stall for the past 15 years.But things took a turn for the worse, she said, when the Chinese moved in down the block a few years ago.Chinese retailers operating in Kamwala have undercut her prices and lured...
  • Sixth Briton held at Camp X-Ray

    05/12/2002 5:32:43 AM PDT · by stiga bey · 1 replies · 310+ views
    BBC ^ | May 12, 2002
    More than 250 suspects are being held in Cuba A sixth Briton is being held by the US at Camp X-Ray, the Foreign Office has confirmed. Martin Mubanga was arrested in Zambia and then transferred to the maximum security base at Guantanamo Base in Cuba. The 29-year-old, who has dual British-Zambian nationality, is believed to be from north London. Briton Feroz Abbasi is also being held Mr Mubanga was understood to have had fled to Zambia after fighting in Afghanistan alongside al-Qaeda and the Taleban, according to The Sunday Times. It is thought Mr Mubanga was held by the Zambian...
  • Zambia exports white maize to Zimbabwe

    09/27/2006 2:55:30 PM PDT · by vikingd00d · 8 replies · 349+ views
    The Zimabawe Stuation ^ | 27 September 2006 | Unknown
    Reuters Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:22 AM GMT LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia has exported 85,000 tonnes of white maize to Zimbabwe after recording a surplus in the 2005/06 season, state media reported on Wednesday. President Levy Mwanawasa said an additional 15,000 tonnes of maize would be exported before the end of the year to enable the state Food Reserve Agency (FRA) to purchase more maize held by peasant farmers, state television said. Mwanawasa said the FRA was looking for another southern African country that would buy the maize. "The 85,000 tonnes of maize exported will earn Zambia $20 million, which...
  • Church removes Zambia archbishop : Benedict excommunicates Bishop Milingo for ordaining married men.

    09/27/2006 9:52:19 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 18 replies · 916+ views
    BBC ^ | 09/27/2006
    Church removes Zambia archbishop Pope Benedict XVI has excommunicated a Zambian archbishop, Emmanuel Milingo, two days after he ordained four married men as bishops. A Vatican statement said he had been automatically excommunicated under church law because of his actions. Archbishop Milingo, 76, who now lives in the US, performed the ordination ceremony in Washington DC on Sunday. The Catholic diocese in Washington immediately declared the installations to be invalid. Correspondents say that Archbishop Milingo has long been a controversial figure in the Roman Catholic Church. Six years ago, he married a South Korean woman at a mass wedding in...