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2011-02-17 08:34:00

LUSAKA, Zambia, February 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today His Excellency, Mr.

2011-02-04 05:18:00

LUSAKA, Republic of Zambia, February 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today His Excellency Mr Rupiah Banda, President of The Republic of Zambia, launched the Sixth National Development Plan (SNDP), outlining the Government's five year commitment to building a better future for all Zambians. Speaking at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka, the President said: "Today marks a time of renewal and recommitment to our national vision of being a middle-income country by 2030.

2011-01-28 08:00:00

LUSAKA, Zambia, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tourism Board of the central African nation of ZAMBIA is launching a world-wide contest for a new motto and a new logo that will brand Zambia as a must-see tourist destination. The contest is open to anyone on the planet over 18 years old*.

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.

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.

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.

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 Zambia...

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.

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 recognition...

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.


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...

0_d560e49117651b37c4bd3eb46b54c6e9
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...

0_d0b5cfd16d8bd0925c582500adc95f69
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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