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Ambassador Kapambwe Commends US Diaspora Community for COVID-19 Fight Support

Washington D.C., Monday, May 18, 2020 – Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Lazarous Kapambwe has expressed profound gratitude to the Zambian community in the United States for their generous donation of various medical equipment to Government to support the state’s efforts in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mon, May 18, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Notice No. 7, Thursday, 30 April 2020: Request for Submission of Names by Zambian Nationals Who Are in the US for a Short Visit or Studies and Are Non-Permanent Residents But Had Flights Rescheduled/Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Government of the Republic of Zambia Is requesting Zambian nationals who are in the United States for a short visit or studies and are non-permanent residents but have had flights rescheduled or cancelled owing to the evolving COVID-19 situation to submit their names to the Embassy of Zambia in Washington D.C., with passport details, address and contact phone number in the United States. This information will assist in making repatriation arrangements back to Zambia.

Fri, May 1, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Notice No. 6, Thursday, 23 April 2020

This serves to inform Zambian nationals and clients in the United States of America (USA) and countries of extra accreditation that Government will facilitate repatriation but NOT pay for transportation back to Lusaka for all nationals planning to travel back home...

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Notice No. 5, Friday, 17 April 2020

The partial closure of the embassy has been extended to 30 April 2020. The issuance of visas has been suspended and anyone seeking a visa for travel deemed to be essential should submit their application to the Lusaka immigration authorities, with justification, for consideration...

Fri, Apr 17, 2020

President Trump Calls Calls for Deepening of Strong Friendship Between Zambia and the United States

Washington D.C., Friday, 10 April 2020 – US President Donald Trump has expressed his Government’s desire to deepen the “strong and abiding friendship” between Zambia and the United States of America.

Fri, Apr 10, 2020

IMF, World Bank Call for Halt to Debt Servicing as COVID-19 Drives African Economies Into Recession

Washington D.C., Friday, 10 April 2020 – The IMF and World Bank have called for a halt to debt servicing for the world’s poorest countries as the World Bank Group latest report revealed that sub-Saharan Africa was going into recession with initially projected 2020 growth adversely affected by the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Fri, Apr 10, 2020

USA Increases Financial Support to Zambia, Provides US$1.87 Million COVID-19 Financing

Washington D.C., Wednesday, 1 April 2020 – The United States is providing Zambia $1.87 million in immediate health assistance, funding which will augment Government interventions against the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is a huge boost to the country’s COVID-19 response and will scale up programs and projects in risk communication, water and sanitation, infection prevention and control and public health messaging.

Thu, Apr 2, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Notice No. 4, Friday, 27 March 2020: Travel Advisory

Following the evolving situation on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Government of the Republic of Zambia has issued a Travel Advisory as follows: ...

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Notice No. 3, Friday, 27 March 2020

The Embassy staff will, effective March 30, 2020, be performing their duties remotely via telework arrangements as a mitigation response to the spread of the coronavirus. In view of the foregoing, all in-person interviews will be suspended until further notice. That notwithstanding, applicants for visa will be required to submit their application packages by postage mail. ...

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Notice No. 2, Sunday, 22 March 2020

Following various developments regarding the coronavirus pandemic, particularly the surging cases of infections and subsequent travel restrictions and cancellations of flights by several airlines, all Zambian nationals are advised to ...

Sun, Mar 22, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Notice No. 1, Friday, 20 March 2020: Important Consular Notice

The embassy is limiting the number of in-person interviews for passport renewals, visa applications and related matters to less than five clients per day. Visa applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by postage mail.

Fri, Mar 20, 2020

Zambia Among African Countries to Benefit from White House, State Department Funding for Women Entrepreneurs

Washington D.C., Friday, 21st February 2020 – Advisor to United States President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump has announced a new partnership in support of a White House initiative that will expand support to women entrepreneurs with a total of US$10million being made available beginning 2020 to most promising women entrepreneurs in Zambia and nine other African countries.

Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Forbes Names Zambia in Top 7 Places to Visit as Top Billing of Zambia in World Media Continues

Washington D.C., Friday 17 January 2020 – Zambia’s global appeal as one of the world’s pristine tourist and safari destinations continues on an upward trend with the latest top review coming from renowned global media Forbes which has rated the country as one of the best 7 destinations to visit in 2020.

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Friendly, Peaceful and Dignified People a Treasured International Brand Zambia Must Safeguard – Ambassador Kapambwe

Washington D.C., 9 January 2020 – Ambassador Lazarous Kapambwe has urged diplomats to safeguard Zambia’s long-standing brand as a peaceful, friendly and dignified nation, stressing that the internationally recognized national credentials were an asset that complemented many national development fronts and agendas.

Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Zambia: CNN Travel's 20 best places to visit in 2020

CNN, Wed, Jan 1, 2020 - Jaw-dropping national parks and awe-inspiring wildlife characterize this beautiful southern African country. With more than 30% of the country's land reserved for national parks, a visit to Zambia encourages you to get up close with nature.

CNNWed, Jan 1, 2020 Thu, Jan 2, 2020

Best World Gems Showcased at Washington Jewels of Africa Exhibition

Washington D.C., Wednesday, 11th December 2019 – The Zambian embassy in Washington DC was Tuesday night transformed into a prestigious market for the world’s best precious stones as droves of personalities trekked to the Mission for the Jewels of Africa exhibition.

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Chief Justice Mambilima Concludes World Bank Working Week, Judiciary Signs MoU with US Centre for State Courts and Digitized Courts on Path to Enhanced Justice Delivery System

Washington D.C., Wednesday, 13th November 2019 – Chief Justice Irene Mambilima has hailed the World Bank Group's 2019 Law, Justice, & Development (LJD) Week as exciting and a success and announced that the United States National Centre for State Courts and the Judiciary of Zambia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

US Embassy “Sells” Zambian Gems in Jewel of Africa Gem and Jewelry Show

Washington D.C., Tuesday, 5th November 2019 – The Zambian Embassy in Washington D.C next month hosts the Jewel of Africa Gem and Jewelry exhibition with a view to expanding the country’s share of the American and global multi-billion Jewelry trade.

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Foreign Affairs, Home Affairs and IOM Officials in Washington for Diaspora Policy Engagements

Washington D.C., Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 – A three-person delegation comprising officers from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Home Affairs and the International Organisation for Migrations (IOM) were in Washington D.C to brief the Zambian Mission in the United States about progress in the implementation of the Diaspora Policy.

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

Finance Minister Dr. Bwalya Ng’andu Concludes 2019 IMF/WBG Meetings

Washington D.C., Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 – Finance Minister Dr Bwalya Ng’andu on Monday left Washington D.C after attending the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group (WBG) meetings. Dr Ng’andu said the meetings with the IMF and WBG were “straightforward and candid” and have laid a firm foundation which should be able to create a basis for continued cooperation.

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

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