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U.S. House of Representative Passes AGOA And Millennium Challenge Account Modernization Act

Zambia’s Ambassador to the U.S. His Excellency Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula, S.C. has urged the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry to expedite the finalization process of the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) national strategy. Dr. Simbyakula says this will help Zambia maximize the preferential U.S. market access that the country has enjoyed under AGOA.

Fri, Jan 26, 2018

U.S. Tourists Flock The Zambian Stand At The Washington D.C Travel And Adventure Show

Zambia’s Ambassador to the U.S. His Excellency Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula, S.C. says Zambia’s tourism sector has potential to contribute greatly to the growth of the country’s economy. Dr. Simbyakula, says there is need, therefore, for Zambia to have its presence at key tourism promotional events in the United States.

Wed, Jan 24, 2018

U.S. Tourists Flock The Zambian Stand At The Washington D.C Travel And Adventure Show

Zambia’s Ambassador to the U.S. His Excellency Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula, S.C. says Zambia’s tourism sector has potential to contribute greatly to the growth of the country’s economy. Dr. Simbyakula, says there is need, therefore, for Zambia to have its presence at key tourism promotional events in the United States.

Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Government To Construct 5,000 Houses For Civil Servants In Zambia

Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Ronald Chitotela says Government has earmarked to build 5,000 (five thousand) houses for civil servants starting from the second quarter of this year. This follows a directive by His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Housing to build houses for civil servants and upgrade most of the unplanned settlements across the country.

Tue, Jan 16, 2018

U.S. Firm Seek To Set Up Energy Renewable Manufacturing Plant In Zambia

A U.S. San Francisco, California based company, RD Global, working with a Japanese company, Mera Group Corporation, plans to set up a manufacturing plant of energy renewable products in Zambia in an effort to mitigate the energy deficit in the region. Mera Group Corporation, Business Development Advisor Rune Gunnar Dige says Zambia has been chosen as a preferred choice of investment in the energy sector because of its geographical position among countries in the Southern African region.

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

African-American Diaspora To Host The 2018 Africa Homecoming Conference

Zambia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula, S.C., says Zambia supports the African Union’s stance to harness the efforts of people of African descent all over the world to invest in African countries. Dr. Simbyakula says the African Union diaspora division serves as the focal point and hub for implementing the decision to invite and encourage the African Diaspora to participate in the building and development of the African continent. He says the African diaspora in the U.S., therefore, serves as a catalyst for rebuilding the global African family in the service of the... Read more...

Wed, Jan 10, 2018

U.S Government Pledges Strong Partnership In Helping Zambia Address Its Challenges

The United States Government has pledged to continue its strong partnership in helping Zambia address the many challenges it faces, particularly in the area of health through the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR/Emergency Plan). U.S Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon has also reiterated President Donald Trump’s reaffirmation at this year’s United Nations General Assembly to the fight against HIV/AIDS where he singled out Zambia as one of the countries that have made strides in fighting the disease. Mr. Shannon says, for this reason, the U.S is... Read more...

Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula Calls For Closer Ties With Zambian Associations In The USA

Zambia’s Ambassador to the U.S Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula has urged U.S Zambian Associations to work closely with the Embassy in Washington D.C to enhance the welfare of Zambians living in the United States of America. Dr. Simbyakula says Embassies are not only established to maintain and foster bilateral relations but also to promote and protect the interests of its nationals in their host countries.

Wed, Dec 13, 2017

U.S President Donald Trump Commends Zambia As A Model Of Democracy

U.S President Donald Trump has praised Zambia for being a model of democracy in the region and on the African continent. President Trump says Zambia and the United States share common values and interests of fostering peace and stability with a sound record of commitment to democracy and democratic transitions.

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Zambia’s Emerald Described As The Best Gemstone In The World

The Jewel of Africa has described Zambia’s trade agreement with the United States of America under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) as a success story for the country’s gemstone industry. Jewel of Africa Director of Sales and Marketing Rashmi Sharma says her company will continue to maximize the trade incentives that AGOA provides for the U.S to market various gemstone from Zambia.

Tue, Nov 28, 2017

AU TV Station

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Government To Pilot A Children First Software (CFS) Application

The Government has started piloting a Children First Software (CFS) application that will provide a database of the vulnerable people in the country in order for them to receive support from their households as opposed to being institutionalised in centers. Minister of Community Development and Social Services Emerine Kabanshi says the Government will next year implement the CFS program and share it with other regional countries in an effort to end institutionalisation of the underprivileged people in communities and children on the streets.

Mon, Nov 13, 2017

WISE Sets Aside 150 Secondary School Scholarships For Kaoma Residents

A-US-based Non-Governmental Organization, Women’s Initiative that Strengthen and Empower (WISE) has set aside 150 secondary school scholarships to underprivileged people in Kaoma District of Western Province in Zambia.WISE Board Member Joanne Bollinger says the scholarship programme will provide continuous access to education from 8th grade through college. She says her organization is in receipt of numerous applicants needing scholarships.

Mon, Nov 6, 2017

Exhibiting at Carlisle Expo Centre

Diplomats join Colonel Musonda Ntenga in exhibiting at the Carlisle Expo Centre where 70 countries from different parts of the world participated. Colonel Ntenga is currently attending a course at the Army War College in Pennsylvania. Over 800 Residents turned up to sample various cultural dishes as well as to interact with the foreign students and diplomats.

Thu, Nov 2, 2017

A Zambian Student Joins Tell Em’ Team To Create A Social Media App

A Zambian student studying at Wiley College, in the U.S., has joined a team building a new mobile application for the iPhone - Android called Tell Em'. Michael Sakala, 25 together with Wiley College graduate Felix Ekwueme, 25 (founder), officially launched a new mobile application that aims to get users out in the world, sharing memorable experiences with family and friends.

Tue, Oct 31, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Commends Zambia’s Regional Peace Efforts

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has commended Zambia’s efforts in fostering peace and security in the region. Mr. Tillerson has also hailed Zambia’s democratic credentials which have been witnessed smooth transitions resulting in the country’s vision for achieving broad economic growth. In his congratulatory message of Zambia’s 53rd Independence Day Celebrations, Mr. Tillerson says over the last 53 years, Zambia has continued with its development as a nation that shares many common values and interests with the United States.

Sat, Oct 28, 2017

It Will Be Quite A Different UN General Assembly This Year

President Edgar Lungu will join other world leaders and dignitaries from 193 countries at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York, for a week of speeches, debates, and side meetings.

Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Zambia’s Envoy In The USA Hails The Zambian Community

Zambia’s Charge’ D’Affaires at the Embassy of Zambia in Washington D.C. Joseph Chilaizya has described the Zambian community as one of the best-behaved among the diaspora living in the United States of America.

Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation Pledges To Help Zambian Companies

The World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTCLA) and the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) have pledged to help Zambian companies seeking to explore markets in the State of California of the United States of America. WTCLA is an affiliate of the LAEDC and is Los Angeles County's leading promoter and facilitator of global connections and inbound foreign direct investment.

Sat, Sep 2, 2017

DLL Financial Services Expands Micro-leasing Program To Zambia

A global asset-based financial solutions provider, De Lage Landen (DLL) Financial Services, in collaboration with the Rabobank Foundation, is expanding its micro-leasing program from Rwanda and Kenya to Zambia.

Tue, Aug 8, 2017

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