Africa: The Aviation deal with Ethiopian set to bring back Zambia Airways

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Zambia and Ethiopia are inching closer to jointly reviving the national carrier of the Southern African state, which went under in 1984 because of indebtedness. However, economic commentators are sceptical of the US$30 million commercial venture to revive Zambia Airways claiming it has more shortcomings than benefits for Zambia. They have instead called for a feasibility study to determine its […]

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Africa: How Zambia can brand itself for Tourism growth

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THE marketing of nations is the strategic approach to building wealth for a nation. National branding is a very delicate task that requires a fair deal of knowge of a country, its people and tact. Jay Wang argues that “despite the growing interest in how countries promote their national image, the potential and role of branding in a nation’s communication […]

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Africa: After Zimbabwe, Zambia has also banned South African ‘No Pant’ Dancer Zodwa

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Famous South African pant-less dancer Zodwa Wabantu has been barred by Zambia Authority from entering the country to “avoid corrupting public morals”. According to allafrica.com, National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister Godfridah Sumaili told state-run newspaper The Times of Zambia that the government would not allow Zodwa to “strut her stuff anywhere in the country”. “It is clear we are […]

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Africa: Zambia Airways Relaunch, A Blessing or a Blunder!

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Zambia is moving towards the reestablishment of a national airline with the aim of boosting its tourism and export sectors. There appears to be a number of good reasons why the government and other stakeholder are pushing for the relaunch of Zambia Airways but many critics believe the move is politically motivated, economically unsound and a misplacement of priorities. In […]

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Africa: Zambia and South Africa makes Top 5 Tourism destinations for 2018

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Travel opens a world of possibility and finding new and interesting places to visit is plenty. Here are 5 places that are among the best places to visit this year. Malta Why:This European country is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. Known for its historical sites, including, megalithic temples and the Ħal Saflieni […]

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Africa: 50 years of Aviation in Zambia and the chronicles of Zambia Airways

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ON APRIL 25, 1988, crowds turned out at Lusaka International Airport as the 230-seat DC10 jet, christened Nkwazi, took off en route to New York, United States of America. In the book, 50 Years of Zambian Aviation, published by Langmead and Baker Ltd in association with Proflight Zambia, the authors recount the whole spectacle. “The Zambia national dance troupe performed, […]

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Africa: Zambia signs up Ethiopian Airlines as partner to launch Zambia Airways in October 2018 budgets $30m for take off

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Zambian Minister for Transport and Communications, Brian Mushimba, has announced government expects its renewed national carrier project to be ready to commence operations in time for the former British colony’s 54th Independence Day celebrations due on October 24, 2018. According to The Lusaka Times, Mushimba told a press conference that President Edgar Lungu’s Cabinet had formally approved the Zambia Airways […]

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Africa: Zambia is ITB Berlin 2018 Cultural and Convention Partner

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Zambia has been awarded the cultural and convention partnership for 2018 by Messe Berlin, the ITB organisers. As Convention and Cultural Partner of ITB Berlin, Zambia will play a significant role at next year’s fair. “Our country will be able to promote all the magnificent sites we have to offer and market Zambia as a preferred tourism destination of choice […]

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Africa: Zambia signs ITB 2018 Cultural partner Mou at Indaba 2017

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Zambia has signed a memorandum of understanding with ITB Berlin to become the Cultural partner in 2018. The ITB Berlin is one of the world’s largest tourism trade fair. The companies represented at the fair include hotels, tourist boards, tour operators, system providers, airlines and car rental companies. Zambia will use this opportunity to showcase the Zambian Culture and the […]

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African Sports: Zambia hosts Football’s Under 20 Africa Cup of Nations

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Zambia has successfully hosted the 14th edition of the CAF Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations championship which was held from 26th February to 12th March, 2017. The official venues of the tournament were the National Heroes stadium in Lusaka and the Levy Mwanawasa stadium in Ndola. The U20 tournament comprised of eight qualifying teams namely Cameroon, Egypt, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, […]

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