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Funding Local Radio
Information Minister Mwansa Kapeya recently said GRZ is reviewing the media policy so that community radio stations can start benefitting from government grants to sustain their operations. Mr Kapeya says GRZ wants to assist community radio stations because...
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Zambia rebases GDP (25% larger)
Some good news for the PF government! Well kind of good news. The economy is 25% larger than previously thought. According to new figures released by the Central Statistics Office.he CSO have now moved to the new base year of 2010. Zambia last rebased its G...
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Economics of Biofuels
A recent World Bank paper by Sinkala et al examines the economics of biofuels in Zambia. Here are their broad conclusions: With increased global interest in biofuels, Zambia, a Sub- Saharan African country that entirely depends on imports for its petroleum ...
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Broken Zambia
A recent piece from Think Africa Press provides some interesting observations on Zambia's current constitutional impasse : In the short term, real change won't emerge from the government's legal apparatus. It will have to come from outside. Protesting Zambi...
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Zambian Economist is 7 years old!
Zambian Economist celebrates its 7th year anniversary today! On  1 February 2007 I begun to write! Thank you everyone for your continued support! It is fair to say if it was not for your support I would have stopped writing in the first month. Many have sta...
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Zambia rebases GDP (25% larger)
Some good news for the PF government! Well kind of good news. The economy is 25% larger than previously thought. According to new figures released by the Central Statistics Office.he CSO have now moved to the new base year of 2010. Zambia last rebased its G...
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Economics of Biofuels
A recent World Bank paper by Sinkala et al examines the economics of biofuels in Zambia. Here are their broad conclusions: With increased global interest in biofuels, Zambia, a Sub- Saharan African country that entirely depends on imports for its petroleum ...
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Zambia's Population Must Keep Growing!
Editor's note : This is a guest post by Henry Kyambalesa (PhD), a resident contributor to Zambian Economist . He is a Zambian academic currently residing in Colorado, USA. The articles argues that recent statements by some Zambian politicians that the count...
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Lesson Learnt
Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda recently announced that no money has been saved from the removal of fuel and maize subsidies. There has been calls on government to explain how much it has saved from the removal of subsidies and where that money is bein...
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Prices are rising!
Life continues to be challenging for many of our people. And all the signs are pointing to even greater challenges in the future as things become even more expensive. The price of maize is up! A 25kg of breakfast mealie is now in the region of K70 - K80 in ...
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