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2011-01-26 12:36:39

Most women in rural Zambia deliver their babies at home without skilled care because of the long distances involved in reaching emergency obstetric care, so it is crucial to address the geographic and quality barriers to health care use. These are the key findings from a study by Sabine Gabrysch from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany and colleagues at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine published in this week's PLoS Medicine. In sub-Saharan Africa, a...

2011-01-10 07:00:00

LUSAKA, Zambia, January 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At a ceremony today, His Excellency Mr Rupiah Banda, President of Zambia, marked the commencement of two major building projects in Lusaka: a new state of the art sports stadium and the redevelopment of Independence stadium. The new Independence stadium will be the largest in the country accommodating up to 50,000 spectators. It will also be the home of the national football team and will stand on the site of the previous Independence...

2010-12-15 12:06:00

LUSAKA, Zambia, December 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- His Excellency, Mr. Rupiah Banda, President of the Republic of Zambia, today called on leaders from across Africa to assist in the fight against the illegal exploitation of natural resources. As Chair of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), President Banda is leading today's summit, which takes place in Lusaka. The objective is to examine the problems associated with exploiting natural resources, which has...

2010-12-03 09:43:00

JOHANNESBURG, December 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- His Excellency, President Rupiah Banda of Zambia, today hailed the virtues of Zambia's booming business sector at the Zambia South Africa Business Forum in Johannesburg. Speaking to a group of business and political leaders, including South African President Jacob Zuma, he warmly welcomed investment in the country as a means of improving national and regional development and prosperity. President Banda said, "We recognise that...

2010-12-01 02:00:00

LUSAKA, Zambia, December 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- His Excellency, Mr. Rupiah Banda, President of the Republic of Zambia, has marked World AIDS Day by highlighting the advances made in combating the disease across Zambia. Boosting health provision throughout the country has been a key Government priority as President Banda works to build a stronger and more productive nation. A central part of this has been strengthening AIDS prevention work and the treatment and support of Zambians...

2010-11-24 04:49:00

LUSAKA, Zambia, November 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- His Excellency, Mr. Rupiah Banda, President of the Republic of Zambia, yesterday launched the 2010/2011 agricultural planting season- promising to make more funds available to help Zambia's farmers. At the official opening ceremony at Mweetwa Farm in Mumbwa District, President Banda reflected on this year's biggest ever harvest, which saw 2.78 million tonnes of maize produced - a surplus of more than 1 million tones. In...

2010-11-23 10:33:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Zambian women lack basic information about family planning and maternal and child health (FP-MCH), a new AudienceScapes report from InterMedia report finds. And despite Zambia's high teen pregnancy rates, youth (15-24) in the country don't seek out FP-MCH information as much as those in older age groups. The report suggests using customized messaging and mobile phones as information channels to help close the information gap. How people...

2010-11-15 11:45:00

LUSAKA, Zambia, November 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- His Excellency, Mr. Rupiah Banda, President of the Republic of Zambia, will today leave for Brazil for a three-day State Visit at the invitation of His Excellency, Mr. Luiz Inancio da Silva, and outgoing President of the Federative Republic of Brazil. The President will travel to Brazil on Monday morning via Luanda, Angola for a State Visit, aimed at enhancing bilateral and trade relations between Zambia and Brazil. President Banda...

2010-11-09 07:32:00

LUSAKA, Zambia, November 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- His Excellency, Mr. Rupiah Banda, President of the Republic of Zambia, on Friday conveyed a congratulatory message to his counterpart, His Excellency, Mr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, for having won the recent presidential election in his country. The President said the re-election of President Kikwete following the October 31st, 2010 elections, was a sure testimony of the confidence and trust...

2010-11-01 08:25:00

LUSAKA, Zambia/>, November 1, 2010/> /PRNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, 2 November 2010/>, marks two/> years since His Excellency Mr Rupiah Banda became President of Zambia/>. President Banda succeeded the late President Levy Mwanawasa in November 2008/>, promising to build on his predecessor's achievements by campaigning on the themes of 'Continuity, Good Governance and Prosperity for All.' Since then, President Banda has successfully guided Zambia/> through the worst global...


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....

Potamogale_chaillu
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...

42_1f33180139804310d3bc08ddae508f25
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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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