Monthly Archives: October 2012

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Governments failing to address cervical cancer

JOHANNESBURG 31 October 2012 (IRIN) – Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women in southern Africa, but new research reveals that governments’ attempts to address the disease have been inadequate. Access

World Bank business rankings obscure poverty and corruption, critics argue

Some of the best places in the world to start and run a business have proved hugely controversial, like former Soviet satellite state Georgia and central African nation Zambia

The World Bank has produced its

FOOD: The state of African wheat research

JOHANNESBURG 24 October 2012 (IRIN) – Researchers in Africa are identifying ways to improve domestic wheat production in the face of sub-optimal conditions and stiff international competition.

FOOD: No more fertilizers but trees

ADDIS ABABA 16 October 2012 (IRIN) – To keep its mostly maize-growing small farms productive through cycles of drought, Malawi spends 60 percent of its agricultural budget subsidizing fertilizers. But the findings of a 12-year

FOOD: African wheat – balancing consumer and farmer demands

ADDIS ABABA 15 October 2012 (IRIN) – Whether Africa can scale-up wheat production to meet growing demand will depend on governments’ support of local producers. A key test is whether they are willing to take

Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards on

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ZAMBIAN filmmakers have been encouraged to take part in the first ever joint initiative by Africa Magic and Multi-Choice Africa awards.
Africa Magic has encouraged Zambian filmmakers during a consultative meeting held at …

God loves Zambia




A FLURRY of messages streamed into my phone following Zambia’s qualification for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after edging hosts Uganda 9-8 on penalties in a match the gods

Zambia book ticket to Afcon finals | Nations


Kennedy Mweene

Zambia won a penalty shootout over Uganda on Saturday to qualify for a chance to defend their African Nations Cup title in South Africa next January.

Twenty kicks were needed before the continental …

Chipolopolo, Uganda clash for Africa Cup slot

ChipolopoloAFRICA champions Zambia are psyched up to secure their passage to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals, but fully aware that Uganda are just as keen to win today’s decisive qualifier in Kampala.
It …