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Zambia's falling education standards!
By Michael Chishala About thirty years ago, the Zambian public education system was something to talk about. We had quality expatriate teachers from all over the world (eg India, West Africa, East Africa, the UK and USA) in addition to our own wonderful lo...
By Michael Chishala About thirty years ago, the Zambian public education system was something t...
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Broke Zambia looks for money
The government is currently on an international roadshow looking to borrow $2bn through a new Eurobond. The money is needed to plug a funding hole in the revised 2015 Budget that has arisen due to the reduction in mining revenues following the mineral taxat...
The government is currently on an international roadshow looking to borrow $2bn through a new Eurobond. The money is needed to plug a fundi...
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Zambia's borrowing spree!
Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda’s speech to Parliament last month announced that government has a new unforeseen shortfall of K20bn ($2.7bn). It needs to find this to meet its spending commitments. He said that he hoped to cut that down by K5bn ($0.7bn...
Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda’s speech to Parliament last month announced that government ha...
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Judicial Reforms in the Justice System in Zambia
Editor's report : We have been sitting on this report of the Parliamentary Committe on Legal Affairs that was published last year on the judicial reforms that are in needed in the Zambian justice system. Minor edits have been made for ease of reading. In a...
Editor's report : We have been sitting on this report of the Parliamentary Committe on Legal Affairs that was published last year on ...
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Diversifying Zambia's Agriculture
Editor's note : A recent Daily Nation editorial laments Zambia's agriculture policy. In recent years the newspaper has distinguished itself with its balanced and thoughtful pieces. The aricle below is well worth the read: If we truly put our minds to it Zam...
Editor's note : A recent Daily Nation editorial laments Zambia's agriculture policy. In recent years the newspaper has distinguish...
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Zambia's growing public debt
Editor's note : an interesting recent article from the Kundhavi Kadiresan (World Bank - Zambia) focuses on Zambia's growing debt. There are a couple technical nuances missed (e.g. link to tax revenue base, trade deficit, international comparators, importanc...
Editor's note : an interesting recent article from the Kundhavi Kadiresan (World Bank - Zambia) focuses on Zambia's growing debt. ...
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Zambia's electricity crisis
Zambia is in the middle of crippling electricity crisis as the country grapples with a 560 MW power deficit, a situation likely to only get worse as demand for electricity grows 200MW annually. ZESCO has embarked on a countrywide power rationing mechanism i...
Zambia is in the middle of crippling electricity crisis as the country grapples with a 560 MW power...
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Chikwanda's Sinking Fund
The Government has allegedly set up a "sinking fund" to deal with any future risks of repaying the Eurobond debts when they mature in 2020 and 2022. This was announced recently by Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda. Presumably the "sinking fund" will also...
The Government has allegedly set up a "sinking fund" to deal with any future risks of repaying the Eurobond debts when they matur...
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Zambia's Fiscal Deterioration
Ratings agencies have been weighing in on Zambia's current fiscal woes. Here is Fitch's rating latest assessment, which seems to point towards a credit downgrade in August if the external position worsens : The increasingly large budget gap in Zambia may pr...
Ratings agencies have been weighing in on Zambia's current fiscal woes. Here is Fitch's rating latest assessment, which seems to po...
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Small victory against corruption
The Supreme Court this week sentenced former Labour Minster Austin Liato to two years in prison for possession of K2.1 million (in today's rebased currency) because it is "reasonably suspected" to be proceeds of crime. The sentence will run effect 2 June 20...
The Supreme Court this week sentenced former Labour Minster Austin Liato to two years in prison for possession of K2.1 million (in today&#3...
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Zambia's Credit Rating - Moody's (May 2015)
Editor's note : Moody's recently affirmed Zambia's credit rating at 'B1', but has revised its outlook to negative based on rising debt levels, poor track record of fiscal management and worsening trade deficit. Details below. Moody's recently affirmed Zambi...
Editor's note : Moody's recently affirmed Zambia's credit rating at 'B1', but has revised its outlook to negative based...
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Zambia's mining taxes collapses
Government has cut mineral royalties for underground mines to 6 percent, lower than the 9 percent which was expected to take effect on July 1. Presidential aide Amos Chanda has told Reuters that “Mineral royalty tax will be reduced to 6 percent from the ea...
Government has cut mineral royalties for underground mines to 6 percent, lower than the 9 percent which was expected to take effect on Jul...
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