Zambia

Zambia relaxes restrictions as cholera outbreak slows

Zambia relaxes restrictions as cholera outbreak slows

Published 14/01/2018

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia on Sunday relaxed rules imposed to curb the spread of cholera as the number of new cases being reported has halved, [more…]

Zambian army enters slum after riots over cholera controls: state radi

Zambian army enters slum after riots over cholera controls: state radi

Published 12/01/2018

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian troops entered a slum in Lusaka on Friday to restore order after residents rioted over a curfew and ban on street [more…]

What does a CEO look like? New female `Foundation 500` list challenges stereotypes

What does a CEO look like? New female `Foundation 500` list challenges stereotypes

Published 08/06/2017

H&M Foundation Global Manager Diana Amini poses with portraits of women on its Foundation 500 list of female entrepreneurs in emerging markets in Stockholm, Sweden, June 2, 2017. Picture taken June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Anna Ringstrom

From a Peruvian trout farm manager to the head of an Indonesian meatball company, a list of 500 women entrepreneurs in emerging markets was launched on Thursday to challenge the stereotype of a typical company boss and inspire women globally.

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Malawi`s president sacks agriculture minister in maize procurement probe

Malawi`s president sacks agriculture minister in maize procurement probe

Published 22/02/2017

Malawi's President Peter Mutharika has dismissed the agriculture minister after an investigation into claims that the country paid too much for a delivery of maize from Zambia.

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Scientists find crop-destroying caterpillar spreading rapidly in Africa

Scientists find crop-destroying caterpillar spreading rapidly in Africa

Published 06/02/2017

Officials spray maize plants affected by Armyworms in Keembe district, Zambia, January 6, 2017. REUTERS/Jean Mandela

Scientists tracking a crop-destroying caterpillar known as armyworm say it is now spreading rapidly across mainland Africa and could reach tropical Asia and the Mediterranean in the next few years, threatening agricultural trade.

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Southern African maize munching pest is South American invader: experts

Southern African maize munching pest is South American invader: experts

Published 17/01/2017

Small scale farmer Mutale Sikaona and agricultural officials examine maize plants affected by armyworms in Keembe district, Zambia, January 6, 2017. Picture taken January 6, 2017. REUTERS/Jean Mandela

A maize pest that has devastated crops in southern Africa is a South American species which is harder to detect and eradicate than its African counterpart, agriculture officials and experts said on Tuesday.

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Africa takes fresh look at GMO crops as drought blights continent

Africa takes fresh look at GMO crops as drought blights continent

Published 07/01/2016

HARARE A scorching drought in Southern Africa that led to widespread crop failure could nudge African nations to finally embrace genetically modified (GM) crops to [more…]

U.S. says to spend $300 million to fight HIV in Africa

U.S. says to spend $300 million to fight HIV in Africa

Published 26/09/2015

WASHINGTON The Obama administration said on Saturday it was allotting an additional $300 million to the effort to reduce HIV infection among girls and young [more…]