Tag: Africa

Broadband in Zambia

iConnect, an ISP that is based in the UK but has offices in Tanzania, Ghana and Zambia has the priviledge of being able to call itself the first broadband providers in Zambia. I’m surprised that Coppernet or Zamtel have not jumped on this as they’ve been providing services in the region for the last couple of years. The question of cost, reliability and customer acceptance still remain.

President Levy Mwanawasa

The President of Zambia, Levy Mwanawasa, was recently baptized after accepting and committing his life to Christ.

You may or may not know that Zambia is the only country in the world whose constitution actually declares the country as a Christian nation. Will President Mwanawasa continue his mission of ridding Zambia of corruption based on his new spiritual foundation?

Zambians in the News

Has anyone ever wondered how far Zambia extends its impact?

“Edward Neville Isdell was born June 8, 1943, in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. As a 10-year-old, he moved to Lusaka, Zambia, where his father worked as a police fingerprint and ballistics expert.

Isdell, 60, who took over as Coca-Cola’s chief executive officer yesterday, said on May 4 when he was named to the top job that emerging markets such as China and India would be key to reviving sales growth. Much of the 35 years Isdell had worked at the company were spent in emerging markets such as the Philippines, South Africa and Zambia.”

Source: Bloomberg

World Cup 2010

It was only a matter of time before the world’s largest sporting event came to Africa.

“The game’s ruling body FIFA chose South Africa ahead of Morocco and Egypt to stage the world’s most popular single sports event for the first time on the African continent.”

Zambia has already started making plans to build three new stadiums at Lusaka, Ndola and Livingstone. Yet another positive sign of development in Zambia.