Archive for the ‘Zambia’ Category

China and Zambia: A New Chapter Beyond Debt?

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a report on how the Zambian president’s recent visit to China moved the relationship beyond debt and reset to a focus on growth: Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema has just returned home from almost a week in China, during September 10-16. Prior to the visit, journalists speculated that debt resolution must be the main […]

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Japan Builds Supply Chain for EV Battery Minerals in Africa

Via Nikkei Asia, a report that Zambia, DR Congo, and Namibia are in advanced negotiations with the Japanese government to expand exploration and develop supply chains for rare minerals, including cobalt, copper, zinc, nickel, and lithium available in the three countries. Japan is moving to counter Chinese influence in the continent’s mining industry and diversify […]

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First Quantum Starts Output at Africa’s Biggest Nickel Mine

Via Bloomberg, an article on Zambia’s nickel industry: First Quantum Minerals Ltd. started production at what is set to turn into Africa’s biggest nickel mine, furthering Zambia’s aim of becoming a key supplier of battery metals for the electric vehicle revolution. Output at the Enterprise mine in the country’s North-Western Province has commenced, with a new […]

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Young Zambians Want To Make Lusaka An African Animation Hub

Courtesy of Semafor, a look at efforts to make Zambia an African animation hub: When Netflix launches Supa Team 4, its first-ever original African animated series, it will be a significant milestone for young Zambian animators who have turned the southern African country into an unheralded animation hub. Supa Team 4 was created by Lusaka-based […]

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Studious Investors Stand To Benefit From Opportunities In Africa

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on how discerning fund managers say Africa can provide lucrative and stable returns: Africa presents something of a conundrum for the world’s biggest asset managers. What should be a continent overflowing with investment opportunities is by and large no more than a side note within the trading activities […]

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South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe: Descent Into Energy Darkness?

Courtesy of The Africa Report, strong insight into Southern Africa’s energy poverty: To observers, it’s incomprehensible that countries with active perennial waterways – via Zambezi River – teeter on the verge of energy poverty. Electricity generation is meant to be a feat of simple engineering, though requiring substantial investment. Moreover, for countries that have eternally […]

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