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The Chinese Embassy in Zambia Holds the 2024 International Chinese Language Day Event

As language is an important carrier of culture and civilization, it is hoped that the Chinese language learners and users could serve as a bridge of cultural exchanges and mutual learning between China and Zambia

On 19 April, the 2024 International Chinese Language Day Event was successfully held. It was hosted by the Chinese Embassy in Zambia and undertaken by the Confucius Institute at the University of Zambia (CI-UNZA), under the theme of “Chinese Language: Connecting Cultures through the Bridge of Mutual Learning”. Minister Counsellor Meng Hao and Professor Boniface Namangala, Acting…

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    • Ambassador Du Xiaohui Meets with Dr. Oliver Kalabo, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet of Zambia
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Ambassador Du Xiaohui Meets with Dr. Oliver Kalabo, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet of Zambia

China will work with Zambia to implement the important consensus reached by the two Heads of State and ensure the success of all the celebration activities throughout the year

On April 18, Ambassador Du Xiaohui met with Dr. Oliver Kalabo, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet of Zambia. Amb. Isabelle Lemba, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice and Chair of the Zambia@60 Steering Committee, was present. Dr. Kalabo introduced the overall design of the celebration of Zambia’s 60 years of independence. Amb. Du said that 2024…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and World Food Programme (WFP) renew their commitment to strengthen food security in Zambia

Zambia declared a state of emergency due to the El Niño induced drought, with 84 out of 116 districts and more than one million farming families affected, plunging the country into food and nutrition insecurity

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and CGIAR, have renewed their partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), to strengthen food and nutrition security in Zambia as the…

Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation |

Russia: On the Visit of the Patriarchal Exarch of Africa to Zambia

During the visit, the Exarch met with Russian Ambassador to Zambia A.Yarakhmedov to discuss the construction of an Orthodox Christian church in Lusaka

On April 17, a delegation of the Patriarchal Exarchate of Africa led by Patriarchal Exarch of Africa, Metropolitan Konstantin of Zaraisk arrived to Zambia on a 5-day visit. During the visit, the Exarch met with Russian Ambassador to Zambia A.Yarakhmedov to discuss the construction of an Orthodox Christian church in Lusaka…

Source: UNICEF Zambia |

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) join hands to strengthen the Government of the Republic of Zambia’s cholera response

$100,000 in funding from USAID allows UNICEF to strengthen a cross-sectoral cholera response plan, coordinating with key partners and the Government of the Republic of Zambia at local and national levels

Through support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), UNICEF will continue to strengthen the ongoing cholera response efforts by supporting the Ministry of Health in the Southern Province. Cholera cases have been found in all ten provinces of the country, but specifically in high-density locations like Lusaka…

Source: UNICEF Zambia |

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) Scale up Government led Cholera Response in Communities with Support of European Commission Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)

As part of this intervention, ECHO will contribute USD 1 million to UNICEF and WHO to support the joint efforts towards Zambia’s cholera response

As cholera continues to impact communities in Zambia, UNICEF and WHO are partnering with ECHO to not only respond to the current crisis, but also address the underlying root causes of cholera, especially inadequate access to safe water and sanitation facilities. As part of this intervention, ECHO will contribute USD…

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    • African Development Bank sets out two priority areas for the CSP 2024-2029 for Zambia: boosting private sector development through infrastructure investments and developing the country’s agricultural value chain
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2024-2029 Development priorities for Zambia: Infrastructure and Agricultural Value Chain

The African Development Bank Group will provide assistance to the agricultural sector, concentrating primarily on the development of farm blocks and value chains, to improve the sector’s climate resilience and agricultural productivity

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved the Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Zambia for 2024-2029, which sets out two priority intervention areas: Boosting the development of the private sector through investments in infrastructure and developing the country’s agricultural value chain. “The aim of…

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Chargé d’Affaires Wang Sheng Attends the Handover Ceremony of $500,000 Humanitarian Assistance in Cash from the Chinese Government to Zambia

The past months have seen China and Zambia working together to materialize the nine assistance measures announced by China to keep cholera under control

On 3 April, Chargé d’Affaires Wang Sheng and Hon. Situmbeko Musokotwane, Minister of Finance and National Planning of Zambia, jointly attended the handover ceremony of $500,000 humanitarian assistance in cash from the Chinese Government to Zambia. Mr. Wang said as the cholera outbreak hit Zambia this January, the Chinese Government and people acted quickly and offered…

Source: Save the Children |

“We go to sleep hungry”: Children surviving on boiled waterlily roots and wild fruits as drought devastates 50% of Zambia’s food crops

Seven out of 10 provinces in Zambia have been impacted by the intense drought, with the El Niño induced dry spell killing crops and drying up water sources

Zambia’s crippling drought, the worst its seen in at least 20 years, is leading to widespread food shortages with some children forced to survive on a single daily meal of boiled waterlily roots, nuts and wild fruits, said Save the Children. Seven out of 10 provinces in Zambia have been…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Côte d'Ivoire |

President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Launches Nursing Leadership Initiative Across Seven African Countries

Under the initiative, PEPFAR is providing $8 million in 2024 to support nurses at the forefront of the HIV/AIDS response in Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Eswatini, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia

On March 25, Ambassador Dr. John Nkengasong – U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Senior Bureau Official for Global Health Security and Diplomacy, overseeing the Department’s Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy –  launched the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Nursing Leadership Initiative to sustain gains and accelerate progress toward ending…