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.
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.
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.