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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.

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.

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.

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 recession in living...

2010-10-12 17:00:42

Despite an international effort to raise awareness about epilepsy in resource-poor nations, a recently published study found nearly 50 percent of pharmacies in Zambia do not carry antiepileptic drugs, seriously hampering efforts to tackle one of the most cost-effective chronic conditions to treat.

2010-10-05 10:24:00

LUSAKA, Zambia, October 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- His Excellency, President Rupiah Banda, will this week be Guest of Honour at the 105th Zambia National Farmers Union Congress held at Lusaka's Mulungushi International Conference Centre. The theme of this year's Annual Congress is 'Productivity, Competitiveness and Market Development' - all of which the President views as key to building on the foundations of a stronger more prosperous Zambia. Bringing together more than 600 delegates from...

2010-09-21 22:08:33

Anti-malarial drugs are being used inappropriately for sick children in Zambia with fevers and difficulty breathing – a problem that can be addressed by arming community health workers with a simple rapid-diagnostic test and a supply of antibiotics.

2010-09-08 04:44:00

LUSAKA, Zambia, September 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned business news service Dow Jones has applauded Zambia's copper mining successes in an article released yesterday. A statement highlighted Zambia's impressive copper output, which is expected to hit 740,000 metric tons up from 696,900 tons last year due to increased production at several copper mines. The report repeated comments made by Likolo Ndalamei, Zambia's secretary to the Treasury at the Ministry of Finance, who...

2010-07-08 13:52:00

Training allows graduates to train classes of 'HIV Medics' - treatment extenders who will work in community HIV/ART clinics to perform routine, but time-consuming tasks such as taking a patient's blood pressure and medical history, adherence counseling, and patient tracking for those lost to follow-up, freeing up valuable time for Zambian doctors, clinical officers and nurses to see and treat more HIV/AIDS patients LUKASA, Zambia, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Graduation ceremonies will...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).