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PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu (left) with his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli during the commissioning of the Tunduma-Nakonde One-stop border. PICTURE: EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATE HOUSE

Zambia, Tanzania ease movements

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JACK ZIMBA, Nakonde
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu and Tanzanian President John Magufuli yesterday jointly commissioned the Tunduma/ Nakonde one-stop border post, which is meant to ease the movement of people and goods between the two countries. (more…)

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Which way for Tazara?

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JACK ZIMBA, Lusaka
WHEN it was constructed four decades ago, it was the crown jewel of Africa that epitomised the resilience, friendship and ingenuity of three nations – China, Tanzania and Zambia.
The Tanzania Zambia Railway (TAZARA), which is owned by Tanzania and Zambia on a 50-50 shareholding basis, was built with a Chinese loan in the 1970s. (more…)

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African women judicial actors vow to curb gender-based violence

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African women justice actors have inked a commitment to stepping up efforts to combat gender-based violence (GBV) in the continent.
Representatives of associations of women judges, magistrates and prosecutors also resolved to establish the International Association of Women Judges-Africa Region Forum to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).  (more…)

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TAZARA’s first step of 1,000 miles

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CHAMBO NG’UNI, Kapiri Mposhi
AMID daunting operational challenges, the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority’s (TAZARA) annual freight traffic volumes hit a low of 88,000 metric tonnes (mt) in 2015.
Its wagons in past years were taking more than 100 days to make a return trip on the 1,860 km stretch from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia. (more…)

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Zambia, Tanzania share a lot

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CHIMWEMWE MWALE, Livingstone
THE Swahili phrase ‘Uhuru na umoja’ translating ‘freedom and unity’ is conspicuously etched on the Tanzanian coat of arms. This is undoubtedly reminiscent of the victory and euphoria after the liberation struggle of that country, like many other nations in Africa, including Zambia. (more…)

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