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120 kids go missing at Agric show

Story on the Zambia Daily mail Website

ABOUT 119 children went missing at the just-ended 86th Agricultural and Commercial Show in Lusaka and were picked up by police for safe custody.
Police deputy spokesperson Charity Chanda said in a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday that most of the missing children were later claimed by their parents while eight spent Monday night at Emmasdale police station. Click here for full Story

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21 People Die During Agricultural Show Long Weekend

Story on the Tumfweko website

A TOTAL 119 road traffic accidents were recorded throughout the country during the long weekend as compared to 142 accidents recorded last year during the same period. Click here for full Story

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The concept of “nshima” and what it stands for is the very basis of life

For Ten million Zambians in a country the size of Texas or France in Southern Africa, the concept of “nshima” and what it stands for is the very basis of life.Nshima is the staple food eaten by not only Zambians but Malawians and many other African neighbors. Almost all indigenous African languages in Zambia probably call nshimaby a different name according to the specific area language and dialect variation. The Chewa, Tumbuka, andNgoni of Eastern Zambia and Malawi call it simaor nsima, the Bembaof Northern Zambia call itubwali, the Tongaof Southern Zambia call it Insima and Lozi of Western Zambia call it Buhobe. A similar staple meal is called Sadzain Zimbabwe, Milli Papin South Africa, Ugaliis eaten in East Africa including in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of the Congo. A similar staple meal called Fufuis eaten in West Africa particularly in Nigeria.

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C.R.I.$.I.$ to shoot movie

ZAMBIA’s hip hop artist C.R.I.$.I.$’ planned first ever movie is set for shooting following the international support he has received from well-wishers.

Support comes after C.R.I.$.I.$ requested for funds to shoot a movie that is loosely based on his life.

C.R.I.$.I.$ said he has mostly received material support from firms and individuals in United States of America (USA) where he is currently based doing several projects aside the movie. Click here for more on this story. Story on the Zamtune website

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Mugabe expected in Zambia today

President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe is expected in Zambia today to officiate at the 86th Agricultural and Commercial show which opened its gates to the public at 08: 00 hours.

Mr. Mugabe is expected to be accompanied by his wife Grace.  Click here for more on this story. story on Lusaka times website

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Renard confident of more success

Zambia national team coach Herve Renard believes that focus and maintaining playing philosophy of the Chipolopolo will ensure the kings of African football continue on their path of success.

Looking back over the last six months since Zambia became African champions; Renard said the team’s future is bright. Click here to read more of this Story. By UKZambians

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Muvi TV fires five journalists for attending ZNBC interviews

Muvi TV fires five journalists for attending ZNBC  interviews on Friday last week and Monday this week. For more on this story go to Zambian Watchdog

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Bharti Airtel shares to resume trading on Lusaka Stock Exchange . LUSE

Airtel HQ in Lusaka Shares of Bharti Airtel which trades as Celtel Zambia Plc on the Lusaka Stock Exchange will resume trading this week, ending a 17-month suspension after the telecoms firm failed to have itself delisted. {Zambia News dot Net}

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SA company to mint new Zambian coins

THE Bank of Zambia (BoZ) is this week expected to sign a contract with a South African mint company to produce the new coins. Central bank deputy governor of operations, Bwalya Ng’andu says the new coins are expected to be delivered in December.  State House

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Spirit of the Land

Spirit of the Land is a personal project by photographer Stephen Robinson.

It aims to document the landscape of Zambia, especially its unknown, remote landscapes, in a distinct style.

The Project uses the panoramic format, which the photographer believes better replicates the way the human eye explores and takes in a scene.  The photographs are therefore presented just as they were viewed in-camera by the photographer’s eye – full frame, without selective cropping or enlargement.

The Photographer believes that, in this fast changing era of development in Zambia, it is important to document and show the rich abundance of the country’s largely unknown or unappreciated natural resources; to increase awareness of them; and to ensure that they become valued to the extent that they will be conserved and utilized on a sustainable basis.  His travels in remote areas have shown him that the very way of life and the day-to-day survival of many rural populations in Zambia will depend on such environmental awareness and action.

Since the website’s launch in January 2006, this on-line exhibition has been visited by over 40,000 people from all regions of the World.  Visitor feedback has shown that the website has become a global resource for educational use and for the promotion of Zambia in the travel & tourism and development & investment fields.

The project continues as new work is added from all parts of Zambia.

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86th Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show

Theme: Building on Today’s Prosperity

Date: 2-Aug to 6 – Aug 2012

Location: Agricultural & Commercial Society of Zambia (SHOW GROUNDS)  opposite  Manda Hill Mall

The Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show is held once a year involving all sectors of the economy namely Livestock, Agricultural machinery and implements, Poultry and it’s products, Horticulture, Manufacturing, Industrial equipment, Motor vehicles, Plastics products, Trading, Financial services, Forestry and it’s products, Fishing e.t.c

The show provides an important platform to showcase Zambia’s products and also gives an opportunity for foreign businesses to promote their products on the Zambian market.

The first Show was held in 1919 and has since been held every year thereafter with the exeception of the years 1921,1941 to 1946 because of the first and second World Wars, and in 1966 as well due to Rhodesia’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence the previous November, which led to the occupation of a large part of the Showgrounds by the aircrew of the Royal Air Force.

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