The Zambian agri-tech app making farming cool

By Matteo Londardi

Farming is deeply woven into the fabric of Zambia. One company has built an app to help Zambian farmers succeed – and maybe make farming just a little cooler.

In Zambia, where agriculture accounts for 35% of…

Wood-saving cookstoves are helping Zambia cut forest loss

A UNDP-GEF partnership is promoting energy-saving stoves in rural communities in support of the government’s efforts to cut forest loss, clean up cooking, save lives and curb climate change. 

It’s half past midday in Kawama Village in Northwestern Zambia and…

Africa on the Ball receives £15k donation for football in Zambia

By Kirsteen Paterson

EUROMILLIONS winnings are to boost community football in Zambia thanks to a charity donation from lotto winner Colin Weir. 

Weir and former wife Christine netted £161 million when they hit the jackpot in 2011. 

The pair used…

Zambia to standardize construction cost, models of public infrastructure

By Elias Shilanwa 

INTERNATIONAL – The Zambian government said on Wednesday that it will soon come up with standardized models and costing for constructing public infrastructure. 

Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Vincent Mwale said this was aimed at ensuring that…

Zambia committed to revise regulations to attract more investment

By Elias Shilangwa  

INTERNATIONAL –The Zambian government said on Thursday that it was committed to revising the regulatory and policy frameworks in order to make them more responsive towards creating a viable business environment to attract more investment. 

Minister of…

Uganda and Zambia rejects Huawei spying allegations

Uganda has denied allegations it hacked into the encrypted communications of musician-turned-MP Bobi Wine. 

The Wall Street Journal alleges Ugandan officials worked with technicians from telecoms company Huawei to infiltrate the politician's WhatsApp chat group, named Firebase crew after his…

A Journey into the Arts, music and events from around the world

By Jonny Dillon

 

 

Talented creatives from around the world heading to Leicester for the Journeys Festival International Leicester across August 15-30

 

Artists, musicians, creative art leaders and performers from around the world are all coming together to celebrate the seventh…

Africa needs to make most of tourism surge

By David Monyae 

According to the World Tourism Organisation, Africa registered the highest tourist growth on average compared to other regions with an increase of 8.6% ahead of the current global average of 7%. 

In 2017 alone, Africa received almost…

Demand for media tech will drive advertising investment across Africa

By Louise Marsland

The demand for media investment on the continent of Africa is being driven by an empowered media consumer demanding access to communication, social media, entertainment content, streaming services and mobile commerce. 

Group M, in collaboration with In…