Zambia

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    Zambia could become a successful investment destination for agribusinesses

Zambia could become a successful investment destination for agribusinesses

Zambia needs to get its agricultural policies right in order to attract investments, writes Wandile Sihlobo.

As part of my duties at the Agribusiness Chamber (Agbiz), I recently engaged with agribusiness leaders in the agricultural inputs and insurance industries to share my observations regarding crop production trends in Southern Africa in the 2015/16 season. My analysis of these trends […]

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    Beyond Free Basics: Facebook, data bundles and Zambia’s social media internet

Beyond Free Basics: Facebook, data bundles and Zambia’s social media internet

In the final article of a series looking at the role of digital technology and social media in Zambia’s recent elections, LSE’s Wendy Willems argues that mobile data bundles are crucial to the growing power of social media platforms in Zambia, increasingly creating a ‘social media internet’. They also pose a number of political challenges to mobile operators and […]

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    Facebook live-streaming, drones and swag selfies: youth culture and visual social media in #ZambiaDecides

Facebook live-streaming, drones and swag selfies: youth culture and visual social media in #ZambiaDecides

Digital technology is transforming the way in which elections are held globally, including on the African continent. With young voters comprising a substantial part of the electorate, political campaigning is increasingly shifting online. As LSE’s Wendy Willems argues in the second article of a series about the role of digital technology and social media in Zambia’s recent elections, political […]

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    Social media, platform power and (mis)information in Zambia’s recent elections

Social media, platform power and (mis)information in Zambia’s recent elections

In this series of three articles, LSE’s Wendy Willems examines the role of digital technology and social media in Zambia’s recent elections. She situates this within the broader context of the African continent where both governments and mobile phone operators face a growing number of economic and political dilemmas in relation to the rise of social media.
 

Open-source, purpose-built digital […]

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    #ZambiaDecides 2016 will not necessarily be a rerun of the 2015 presidential by-election

#ZambiaDecides 2016 will not necessarily be a rerun of the 2015 presidential by-election

Hangala Siachiwena and Michael Wahman discuss four key factors that could determine the outcome of the 2016 Zambian elections.

 

On 11 August 2016 Zambians return to the polls. At the elections, voters will elect a president, members of parliament, and local representatives as well as vote in a referendum on an enhanced bill of rights and procedures for future constitutional […]

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    ‘For the Elections we Want Women!’ – Why? What Explains Growing Support For Women Leaders?

‘For the Elections we Want Women!’ – Why? What Explains Growing Support For Women Leaders?

Alice Evans investigates why there is growing support for women leaders.

Across the world, there is rising support for women’s political participation and leadership. What explains this egalitarian social change? And how can it be amplified?

Existing research has explored the relative significance of political, socio-economic and ideological factors. Maybe democratisation and reduced state repression have lessened women’s fear of speaking […]

April 11th, 2016|Featured, Gender|1 Comment|

Zambia urbanising part 2: Encouraging good contagion

Population growth and migration into Zambian cities has accelerated rapidly in the last decade. Harnessing the positive effects of urban growth has the potential to support a wider structural transformation through productivity gains and the spillover benefits of competition and knowledge sharing. Today’s blog is the second part in our series on the challenges and opportunities facing Zambia as it struggles to deal with the effects of rapid urbanisation. Read part […]

Zambia urbanising part 1: Tackling bad contagion

Population growth and migration into Zambian cities has accelerated rapidly in the last decade. Well-managed urban growth has the potential to support a wider structural transformation through productivity gains and the spillover benefits of competition and knowledge sharing. Without proper planning and design of urban policies however, rapid urbanisation produces over-crowded, under-served, and increasingly unlivable and unproductive cities. Today’s blog is the first in a two-part series on the challenges and […]

Africa at LSE Blog: Most Popular Posts of 2015

As the year draws to a close, it is normal to think back on how the year went. For those of us who work on the blog, we asked ourselves which articles our readers liked the most. We thought that you probably would like to know too! We hope you enjoy discovering a post you may have missed or […]

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    Lack of Awareness of Zambia’s Abortion Law leads to Unsafe Practices

Lack of Awareness of Zambia’s Abortion Law leads to Unsafe Practices

LSE’s Ernestina Coast and Emily Freeman discuss how the lack of knowledge of the Zambia’s laws on abortion means that unwanted pregnancies frequently end in unsafe procedures.

 

“There’s a 12 year old girl and she’s pregnant. She’s so tiny, just a small girl. She won’t be able to carry this pregnancy. What can we do doctor? We are just pitying […]

October 5th, 2015|Featured, Health|0 Comments|

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