Urban Zambia (article)
Glazer, Ilsa M. “Alcohol and Politics in Urban Zambia: The Intersection of Gender and Class.” In Gwendolyn Mikell, ed., African Feminism: The Politics of Survival in Sub-Saharan Africa (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997), 142-158.
Zambians drinking more
For the April 21 allAfrica.com, Gabriel Banda reports more Zambians are drinking.
Northern Breweries Launches Eagle Lager
The Post (Lusaka) reports (21 March 2005) that Northern Breweries will next month launch a new brand of clear sorghum-based beer called Eagle Lager on the market. The move by the company, which is a subsidiary of Zambian Breweries Plc, will bring the number of the group's lager brands to four, after Rhino, Castle and Mosi lagers. Eagle Lager will have 5.5 per cent alcohol content. Find the full story here.
Mugabe snuffs Zimbabwe tobacco, fueling Zambia boom
ZWNews.com reports (17 March 2005) that Zimbabwe's neighbors are profiting from President Robert Mugabe's land redistribution program, which has ravaged the world's second-biggest tobacco export industry since 2000. More than 340 commercial farmers have relocated to Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi and Tanzania, creating jobs and boosting exports from some of the world's poorest countries. Find the full story here.
Zambia tobacco exports to more than triple in ’05
Pakistan's Daily Times reports (10 March 2005) that Zambia’s tobacco exports will rise to nearly 52 million kg in 2005 from 14.3 million kg last year, helped by investments by white farmers who fled neighbouring Zimbabwe. Find the full story here.
Starbucks plans to buy more African coffee
MSNBC reports (6 March 2005) from Livingstone, Zambia that Starbucks plans to raise its coffee purchases from Africa, although the bulk of supply will continue to come from Latin America. The retailer also plans to open 1,500 more stores in 2005. Find the full story here.
Coffee Exhibition Opens in Livingstone, Zambia
The Times of Zambia reports (3 March 2005) that a highly-represented second International African Fine Coffee conference and exhibition opened this week at Zambezi Sun Hotel in Livingstone. Find the full story here.
Eagle: Africa's New Sorghum-Based Beer
For iafrica.com (2 February 2005), Lynn Bolin reports that SABMiller, one of the world's largest brewers, has launched a new brand of clear sorghum beer, Eagle, which is aimed at helping African sorghum beer drinkers move up the beer ladder to clear lager by bridging the gap between the two.
Substance abuse among Zambia's street children
The Mail & Guardian online reports, in this article by Zarina Geloo dated 29 December 2004, on the recent history of substance abuse among Zambia's street children.