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.

Posted by Jon on July 14, 2006 at 09:22 AM in Alcohol (general), Zambia | Permalink

Zambians drinking more

For the April 21 allAfrica.com, Gabriel Banda reports more Zambians are drinking.

Posted by Jon on April 29, 2006 at 01:28 PM in Alcohol (general), Zambia | Permalink

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.

Posted by Cynthia on March 22, 2005 at 04:23 PM in Beer, Brewing , Zambia | Permalink

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.

Posted by Cynthia on March 18, 2005 at 04:44 PM in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Tobacco, Zambia, Zimbabwe | Permalink

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.

Posted by Cynthia on March 11, 2005 at 10:26 AM in Tobacco, Zambia, Zimbabwe | Permalink | Comments (0)

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.

Posted by Cynthia on March 9, 2005 at 12:55 PM in Africa, Coffee, United States, Zambia | Permalink | Comments (0)

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.

Posted by Cynthia on March 6, 2005 at 08:16 AM in Africa, Coffee, Zambia | Permalink | Comments (0)

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.

Posted by Cynthia on February 4, 2005 at 02:16 PM in Africa, Beer, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe | Permalink | Comments (0)

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.

Posted by Jon on January 29, 2005 at 04:04 PM in Alcohol (general), Cannabis, Cocaine, Jenkem, Solvents, Tobacco, Zambia | Permalink | Comments (0)