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Afrishop and Mwebantu collaborating to donate 10,000 medical masks to Zambian Students in China



Afrishop and Mwebantu announced a donation on Tuesday of 10,000 medical masks valued at USD 7,000 to Zambian Students in China, to help address supply shortages of the masks in the wake of the outbreak of the Corona virus.

There are about 4,000 Zambian students in China of which 200 Zambian students are in Wuhan city, which is the most affected city of the Corona virus.

As you may be aware, the spread of the Corona virus has led to a shutdown leaving many residents cut off from basic amenities. Afrishop will be using their app and logistics network in China to provide free masks to Zambian Students in need as they have become a much sought after and scarce commodity.

Mwebantu will be joining Afrishop by doing our part to help donate 10,000 masks and ensure that they reach our Zambian students.

To get your mask or access a mask for someone

  1. Download the Afrishop app on Google Play Store, Apple Store or Huawei, or at this link
  2. Enter recipient name, age, gender, Chinese phone number and valid residential address

The masks will be available for FREE to students via the app and can be accessed by downloading Afrishop on Google Play Store, Apple Store or Huawei store. Students or well-wishers can place their orders by using a valid Chinese address. With our logistics network, Afrishop will then distribute these orders across China for free.

Afrishop, Co-founded by CEO Miumiu Miao and CMO Lulu Haangala-Wood, is an e-commerce hub offering affordable and quality shopping to Africa through online shopping as well as affordable logistics and courier services. Afrishop also provides opportunities for entrepreneurs to buy or customize goods in bulk at wholesale price.

Mwebantu is a Zambian daily online newspaper founded in 2012 by Chilambe Katuta, a Thomson Reuters Foundation Alumni. Thomson Reuters Foundation is the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information provider.

If you’re a corporate entity or an individual looking to collaborate, kindly send an email to


ECZ says consignment found among ballot papers not linked to electoral activities



THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has assured the public that the consignment found on a plane carrying the final batch of ballot papers does not belong to the Commission.

Yesterday, suspicion arose during the receipt of the final batch of ballot papers at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport when some private cargo was offloaded from the aircraft carrying the last batch of ballot papers.

Representatives from political parties such demanded that the private luggage be opened so as to check what was inside.

However, after a check it was discovered that the private cargo contained phone accessories, batteries among other gadgets.

And ECZ corporate affairs manager Patricia Luhanga said the consignment is not in any way linked to electoral activities.

“The dispatch commenced on Wednesday 28th July 2021 and ended on 30th July 2021.

It was however noted that on the last dispatched consignment, in addition to the ballots, the charted plane by the Printer also contained consignments other than the ballots.

This raised concerns from some stakeholders and the Commission indicated that it would engage the Airline through the Printer for clarification,” she said

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Zambian authorities to allow phones in prison



THE Zambia Correctional Facility plans to install public phones for inmates to communicate with their families.
Commissioner General Dr Chisela Chileshe says the Correctional  Facility has set its eyes on exploring the possibility for the installation of public phones in Correctional centers.
Speaking  after he completed his tour of Correctional Centers in Southern and Eastern regions, Dr Chisela said imprisonment should not be a reason for inmate to break family ties.
He said due to the absence of established communication facilities inmates loose contact of family right from the point of arrest and sometimes to the point of discharge.
“There is usually no time and proper communication by suspects and convicts with their families upon arrest or when moved from one Correctional Center to another.Communication with family will assist the service to formulate individual rehabilitation needs for inmates which will quicken the reformation process,” Dr Chisela said 
He said once the communication facilities are installed, they will be strictly monitored and controlled for security purposes.

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We will handle debt swap successfully, says Mubanga Mwiko



PUBLIC Service Micro Finance Company (PSMFC) Chief Executive Officer Mubanga Mwiko has assured the nation that his institution will successfully handle the debt swap exercise for civil servants owing various financial services.

Mr. Mwiko said his firm had experience in the exercise as it would be the third time to execute loan book transfers.

He said this when Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Emmanuel Mwamba paid a courtesy call on him in Lusaka.

Mr. Mwiko said the company was currently giving out 5 year term loans at five percent interest rate.

He said introduced building materials loans operationalized this year which has been welcomed greatly by the Public Service Workers as it assisted in enabling them complete their various structures such as houses.

And Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Emmanuel Mwamba said he was happy to note that the institution had grown exponentially in the eight years of it’s existence from the time the PF Government created it in 2013.

Mr. Mwamba was further delighted to note that public servants below the Vice President to the lowest ranking were being serviced with duty free motor vehicles payable in five years.

He congratulated the bank for introducing short term cash solutions for public servants that would pay back within six months for challenges such as school fees, funerals and other emergencies.

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03 Aug 2021, 11:22 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

197,123 Total Cases
3,422 Deaths
189,341 Recovered

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