Following on from last week, Zambia has grown steadily over the last two decades and today is wealthier than Zimbabwe. This was not always the case and somehow Zambia managed to unlock its wealth and unleash economic growth through transformation of its economic policies. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»
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37km (23mi) SSW of Nchelenge, Zambia
53km (33mi) WNW of Kawambwa, Zambia
172km (107mi) N of Mansa, Zambia
214km (133mi) NNW of Samfya, Zambia
636km (395mi) N of Lusaka, Zambia
The world is used to seeing the President of the United States, Barack Obama, mingle with music superstars such as Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce at the White House and other upmarket venues.
But it is not every day that the leader of the planet’s most powerful country sounds out an up-and-coming musician from the developing world. That is precisely what Obama did during an address at the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) 2015 summit in Washington when he singled out Zambia’s Brian Bwembya, better known by his stage name B Flow, and extolled his work in the fight against HIV/AIDS in his songs. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞
Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) President Dr. Nevers Sekwila Mumba has congratulated Myson Phiri, the MMD candidate, for victory in the Kakumbi Ward by-election in Malambo Constituency. He also congratulated the MMD campaign team and grassroots structures for picking up the pieces and taking advantage of the new lease of life that has come to the party after reorganization efforts by the party leadership since the 2011 elections.
“The MMD has gone through a brutal and merciless process of re-branding. After the devastating 2011 election loss, we went through great tribulations and as a party, we were stripped of all our pride and were left almost naked so that God could begin working through us in a new process of rebirth and renewal. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has pledged to work towards ensuring that Zambia continues to benefit from the cordial relations it enjoys with that country.
Mr. Mwamba said he was looking forward to working with other diplomats at the High Commission in Pretoria and the Zambian community in South Africa to fulfill the mandate given to him by President Edgar Lungu. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞