Africa’s solutions lie within

ZAMBIA yesterday welcomed over 4,000 delegates to the 2016 African Development Bank (AfDB) meetings at Mulungushi International Conference Centre, where various socio-economic issues affecting our continent will be tabled. Of significant note is the meeting’s theme, ‘Energy and Climate Change’, which is premised on one of the Pan-African bank’s “High 5” priority areas dubbed “Light

Electricity gets US$12 billion investment

VIOLET MENGO, KALONDE NYATI, Lusaka THE African Development Bank (AfDB) will invest US$12 billion in the energy sector to unlock Africa’s potential, its president Akinwumi Adesina has said. And the continental financial giant says Africa projects a creation of 25 million jobs for the youth in the next 10 years. Dr Adesina said Africa aspires

FQM spearheads mine transparency

First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has won praise for pioneering an openness and transparency in the mining sector that aims to ensure government has an accurate record of the minerals being produced and processed in the country. The commendation came as European Union Ambassador and Head of Delegation Alessandro Mariani toured the group’s Kansanshi mine in

What smart technology will really mean for business

By Keith Fenner, Vice President Sage X3 International Smart technology (IoT), is simply about connecting devices, but while the focus has been on technology that facilitates the creation of smart households, its business applications are endless. According to BI Intelligence, it is projected that by 2020, 34 billion devices will be connected to the Internet.

6th ZIMEC conference slated for June 24

The 6th Zambia International Mining & Energy Conference 2016 (ZIMEC 2016) will take place at the New Government Complex Conference Centre, Lusaka in Zambia from 23rd – 24th June 2016. The 6th edition of Zambia’s strategic forum & expo is organised by the UK-based AME Trade Ltd in association with ZPTE. Running under the theme of “Mining & Energy on the
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