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2009-06-11 05:17:00

The Male Circumcision Partnership expands access to proven HIV prevention intervention WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a significant move from research on male circumcision to full-scale implementation, the Male Circumcision Partnership is launching a massive scale-up of voluntary male circumcision services in Swaziland and Zambia. The Partnership is supported by a five-year, $50 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Population Services...

2009-06-02 14:51:33

Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases of National Health Laboratory Service (NICD-NHLS), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Roche's 454 Life Sciences Corporation have discovered the new virus responsible for a highly fatal hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Zambia and South Africa in late 2008. It is the first new hemorrhagic fever-associated arenavirus from Africa identified in...

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2009-04-24 06:40:00

A surprising 66 percent drop in the death rate as a result of malaria has been witnessed in Zambia since the year 2000, making the country a leader in treatment for Africans, the World Health Organization reported on Thursday.  According to the Associated Press, the UN agency attributes the significant progress in combating the disease to the distribution of 3.6 million long-lasting insecticidal nets in the last several years. "Zambia's efforts will be promoted as models for other...

2009-04-01 09:28:00

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 1 /PRNewswire/ - Robert M. Friedland, Chairman of Ivanhoe Nickel & Platinum (Ivanplats) and Ivanhoe Capital Corporation, announced today in an opening keynote address at the 8th World Copper Conference that Ivanplats has made a major copper discovery of historic importance at its 100%-owned Kamoa Project, west of Kolwezi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Katanga province. Sharing the news with a large audience of copper industry principals, representatives of...

2009-03-25 11:00:16

Zambia's copper-driven economy has stalled badly, turning a boom into a bust for investments and a hungry population, various sources said. We used to eat three meals a day. Now we do one, said Lucas Ngoma, an electrician with a family of eight in Luanshya, Zambia, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Recently, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said international efforts must ensure that Africa is not left out, of recovery efforts. The continent's economy...

2009-01-22 06:00:00

Zambia Is New York Times' Top Safari Pick In 2009 New York Times Validates By Recommending Zambia As Top 44 Places To Go In 2009 ALLENTOWN, Pa., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- AfricanMecca, Africa's top specialist safari and tour operator, announced the addition of a comprehensive Zambia safari and Victoria Falls travel programs to its portfolio, designed using Safari Tier(TM) Ratings to appeal to three distinct Africa travel market segments of varying budgets and travel preferences. This is...

2008-12-22 08:00:00

LONDON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2008 Frost & Sullivan Zambian Hospital Medical Equipment Customer Service Leadership Award is presented to the CK Scientific Group Zambia Ltd. in recognition of its outstanding customer-focused strategies. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) An end-user analysis conducted recently by Frost & Sullivan, 'First World or Third World? End-user Perceptions of Hospital Medical Equipment in Key sub-Saharan African...

2008-10-31 15:00:15

Opposition leader Michael Sata was leading in the presidential election in the South African country of Zambia, results indicated Friday. Results released by the Zambian electoral commission showed that to date, Zata had 187,873 votes compared to the 96,325 votes by Vice-President Rupiah Banda, AllAfrica.com said. The commission's Web site said with 47 of the total 150 constituencies reporting, Banda's Movement for Multi-Party Democracy was trailing Zata's Patriotic Front political party....

2008-10-11 09:00:19

Text of report by state-owned national newspaper Zambia Daily Mail website on 10 October [Report by Wallen Simwaka: "RB Pledges To Revive Maamba Coal Mine"] Acting President, Rupiah Banda has pledged to revive Maamba Colliers if elected as president to bring back life to Maamba town. And Mr Banda has said that he will not abuse the authority Zambians would give him if he wins in the October 30 election. He was speaking in Maamba at a campaign rally yesterday. Mr Banda said the...

2008-10-07 09:00:37

Objectives. We examined pregnant women's use of cigarettes and other tobacco products and the exposure of pregnant women and their young children to secondhand smoke (SHS) in 9 nations in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Methods. Face-to-face surveys were administered to 7961 pregnant women (more than 700 per site) between October 2004 and September 2005. Results. At all Latin American sites, pregnant women commonly reported that they had ever tried cigarette smoking (range: 78.3% [Uruguay]...


Latest Zambia Reference Libraries

Southern Reedbuck, Redunca arundinum
2012-10-12 11:24:59

The southern reedbuck (Redunca arundinum), also known as the common reedbuck or the rietbok, is a species of antelope that can be found in southern Africa. Its range extends from Tanzania and Gabon to South Africa, including Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within grasslands, woodlands, pastures, and valleys. This species uses reeds and other tall vegetation located near water to remain hidden from predators....

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2012-04-02 13:26:18

The Giant Otter Shrew, (Potamogale velox), is a species of carnivorous tenrec. It is found in the main rainforest regions of Central Africa from Biafra to Zambia. A few isolated populations also occur in Kenya and Uganda. Its habitat is streams, wetlands, and slowly flowing large rivers. It is the only member of the genus Potamogale. This animal is similar in appearance to an otter, although it has no relation with it. It has a long, flat tail, which is used for swimming by sideways...

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2007-10-23 13:55:53

The Sitatunga or Marshbuck (Tragelaphus spekeii), is a swamp-dwelling antelope found throughout Central Africa centering on the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Botswana and in Zambia. Sitatunga live in papyrus swamps and are very good swimmers. They may take to the water to evade predators such as leopards or wild dogs, lying submerged in pools with only their nostrils above the surface. The Sitatunga stands about 59 inches at the shoulder. They have a water-proof coat which is dark...

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2007-10-23 13:48:48

The Lechwe (Kobus leche), is a species of antelope found in Okavango Delta of Botswana, the Kafue Flats and Bangweulu Swamps of Zambia, and the very southeast of Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lechwe are found in marshy areas where they eat aquatic plants. They use the knee-deep water as protection from predators. Their legs are covered with water repelling substance allowing them to run quite fast in the knee-deep water. Lechwe stand 35.5 to 39.5 inches at the shoulder and weigh from...

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2007-08-23 05:41:04

The Puku (Kobus vardonii), is a species of antelope found in southern Democratic Republic of Congo and in Zambia. Pukus are found mostly in wet, marshy grassland where they eat the grass. Pukus are active in the early mornings and late afternoons. The Puku stands about 31.5 inches at the shoulder and weighs from 154 to 176 pounds. They are sandy brown in color and the underbelly is a slightly lighter brown. The male has nearly 20 inch long ridge structured horns which are very vaguely...

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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.