Zambia: Latest News
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:07 am
Former Zambia under-17 tactician Wedson Nyirenda has been appointed as the caretaker coach of the Zambia national team, following the sacking of previous caretaker manager, George Lwandamina. The development was officially communicated to the media and public via the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), following a disappointing spell in charge of the Chipolopolo for Lwandamina, who took charge on a temporary basis in July 2015.
Keren Mikva, 8:47 pm AFKI Original
Mc Bright Kavari created a niche for his firm, Classic Fashion, as an elegant and dramatic fashion brand in Namibia. Kavari uses modern African styles combined with European-style twists, and loves to bend the norm and explore unique and untried ideas. An African fashion reception is underway through Sept. 15 at African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa showcasing designers from across the continent. Top designers — one each from 30 African countries — will be represented.
Joe Kennedy, 7:19 am
Most people who have traveled to Tanzania know that flights into and out of the country can be rather expensive. Instead of booking a plane ticket, a cheaper (and more scenic option) to travel with is the TAZARA train if you’re going to or from Zambia to Tanzania. Fortunately, many travelers going to East Africa are trying to explore several countries at a time, so the connection makes sense.
Dana Sanchez, 2:49 pm
The world’s seventh wealthiest man is in Nigeria and plans to attend the Facebook for Developers Workshop Wednesday in Lagos. Zuckerberg posted about his Africa visit on his own Facebook page. “Next stop: Lagos!” he said after he and wife Chan visited Pope Francis Monday at the Vatican. “There’s so much energy and so much potential here (in Nigeria). I just want to walk around and meet folks,” he said. More people use Facebook in Nigeria than anywhere else in Africa.
Kurt Davis Jr., 1:07 pm AFKI Original
After-work teas are becoming after-work beers and glasses of wine in Africa. As incomes grow in sub-Saharan Africa, consumers are demanding better quality wine and spirits – both imported and locally made. “Drink more please” — it’s not the best parenting line but it is the thinking of many top executives at wine and spirit companies. Sub-Saharan Africans drink 10-to-11 liters of beer per person per year. Comparatively, Asians drink about 19-to-20 liters and Americans drink about 73-to-74. Only South Africans drink more than the global average — around 46 liters.
Dana Sanchez, 11:38 am
Occupancy at the Victoria Island hotel and casino fell to 42 percent. Sun International isn’t the first South African company to clash with Nigerian authorities. Telecoms group MTN got a record-breaking multi-billion dollar fine. Nigeria is already in recession and it’s going to last a long time, an economist predicts. This month, South Africa reclaimed from Nigeria the title of Africa’s biggest economy due to appreciation of the rand and devaluation of the naira.
Kevin Mwanza, 9:20 am
Zoona, one of the leading money transfer service providers in Zambia and Malawi, raised $15 million in its second round of capital raising as it seeks to spread its operations to ten countries across Africa by 2020. International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, led the investment with $7.5 million while Omidyar Network doubled its investment in the second phase.
Staff, 7:00 pm
David Rogers and wife Jenni Saunders recently spent a few days enjoying the Zambezi during their stay at luxurious Sindabezi Island Lodge in Zambia. Sindabezi is located on its own private island on the mighty Zambezi river, just a short way upstream from Vic Falls. The Zambezi River remains one of the least explored rivers in the world and Sindabezi Island is an authentic and raw escape that allows visitors to revel in its secrecy and delight.
Dana Sanchez, 5:11 pm
Biometrics have been around for years. African countries have used fingerprint biometrics for voting, but they’re relatively new in the payment space. Fingerprint login already exists in mobile banking in South Africa, Kenya, Benin and Nigeria. London-based bank Standard Chartered plans this year to bring biometric tech to mobile banking in eight African countries. The bank claims this will be a first in most markets, and the largest deployment of fingerprint biometric tech by any international bank.
Keren Mikva, 1:52 pm
When it comes to the stuff bling is made of, Africa is enormously bountiful. Its mineral deposits make it one of the richest natural resource-laden places on Earth and everyone wants some. The following are the most mineral-rich African countries.
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