LUSAKA (Reuters) - Residents in a slum in Zambia’s capital are rioting over a ban on street vending that was imposed to control a cholera outbreak, the government said on Friday.

THE United States (US) government, through the Millennium Challenge Account Zambia, has released US$3 million for solid waste management in the country.

Forty (40) families in Solwezi District in North Western Province have been left homeless after their houses collapsed following a heavy downpour experienced in the area yesterday.

This paper presents the experiences and outcomes of applying contests to elicit farmer-generated innovations and to reward outstanding farmer innovators in selected districts in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi and Zambia. The contests attracted 349 eligible entries, most of which were submitted by male innovators.

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has dispatched the military to help fight a cholera outbreak, which has killed 41 people in the capital, Lusaka, and affected more than 1,500 others since September.

The World Health Organization, WHO says the Cholera outbreak that has killed 15 people and made 547 sick in Lusaka is expected to grow further as the rainy season starts.

Zambian government says it will launch a tender for photovoltaic (PV) projects up to 20 MW in early 2018, which will be developed under the incentive scheme for solar energy.

The United Nations Development Programme has launched its Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa report during the African Economic Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Governments must do far more to include the needs of young people in the global fight against HIV and AIDS, according to a new report.

Zambia, like most of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), is facing a future where smallholder crop production will be threatened by climate change. In this southern African nation, where smallholder farming is the norm, the effects of climate change — erratic rainfall, shorter seasons and prolonged dry spells — are already being felt.

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