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To Improve Literacy Rates, Schools in Zambia Turn Away From Teaching in English

Region: Zambia

Topics: Education

Five years ago, primary schools broadened teaching in the local languages that their students spoke at home. This change has helped many children with their learning, but this policy has gotten in the way of other students’ academic progress.

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Zambian Woman Looks for Bottles to Recycle

Region: Zambia

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In Competing With Chinese Chicken Farmers, Zambians Seek to Learn From Rivals’ Success

Region: Zambia

Topics: Business

Despite Zambia’s ban on the vending of live poultry by traders from other countries, Chinese migrants are boosting their sales of broiler chickens at prices lower than Zambians’. Zambian farmers lack money and other resources, says a representative of the Poultry Association of Zambia, which is combating the problem by training small-scale Zambian farmers and lobbying for government loans to assist them.

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Zambian Street Vendors Say Barring Them Is Not the Answer to the Cholera Epidemic

Region: Zambia

Topics: Health

A cholera outbreak that began in October has compelled the capital to close down illegal street vendors, who are blamed for unsanitary practices that can lead to the disease's spread.

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Waste and Unclean Water Cause Cholera Outbreak in Zambia

Region: Zambia

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Zambian Students Wash Hands to Stem Cholera

Region: Zambia

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Celebrating Palm Sunday in Lusaka

Region: Zambia

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Zambian Performer Juggles Torches

Region: Zambia

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As Price for Maize Sinks, Zambia’s Small-Scale Farmers Look to Alternate Crops

Region: Zambia

Topics: AgricultureBusiness

Farmers produce most of the country's maize, a staple, but say irregular rainfall, pests, export taxes and cuts in the price that the government sets for the crop have forced changes. "We are not into farming for fun but to make a living," one farmer says, while the government assures that no shortages will occur.

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On-Spot HIV Testing in Zambia’s Capital

Region: Zambia

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