We were all teenagers once. Most of us still remember the thrill of transformation and discovery that accompanied our adolescent years. Yet, all too often, we recall this time in our lives with the indispensable hindsight that comes with...
When David first found out that he was HIV positive, it was like the world was caving in around him. For his wife Faith, it was even more of a shock. Although her husband’s HIV test results were positive,...
Mining for Zambia learned firsthand about the leaps and bounds that are being made by Village Banks in and around Solwezi District in November 2017. We decided it was time to see what progress the program has made, and...
Malaria remains one of the leading causes of death in several countries around the world, with most malaria cases and deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. The disease took the lives of 435 000 people in 2017, the year in...
Far too many girls in Zambia stay at home each month because they’re menstruating. Fear of getting an unpleasant surprise at school because they’re unsure when to expect their period is just one of the reasons that girls skip...
In March 2019, Barrick Lumwana Mining announced the allocation of K1.3 million (approximately US$ 106,000) for this year’s sponsorship of Zambians in secondary and tertiary institutions. A total of 183 individuals have received scholarships under this programme, which targets...
“In the past four years, we’ve managed to send six of our students to the University of Zambia and Copperbelt University to study in the School of Natural Sciences,” says Richard Kazadi, the Mutanda School’s headmaster. This is thanks...
Emmanuel Chewe was forbidden from playing tennis as a boy, but ended up becoming champion of Mufulira Tennis Club for eleven years running. Tennis gave him all kinds of opportunities – it sent him around the world – so...
It may come as a surprise that child marriage is still a serious problem in the communities around Solwezi. After all, you might have heard that the legal age for marriage in Zambia is eighteen, just like in most...
When torrential rains destroyed a bridge that some 5,000 Copperbelt residents relied on for going about their daily business in February 2016, Mopani Copper Mines Plc was not directly impacted. Nor was the mine affected by the July 2018...

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