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Volunteers make the difference in fight against cholera

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 Posted in Countries, English, Zambia | No Comments »

Community health workers have helped reduce the number of cholera cases in the sprawling slum of Kanyama Compound in Lusaka, Zambia, by going door to door and holding impromptu classes at communal water points to spread their message about how ...

In pictures: Kuomboka ceremony

Friday, May 14th, 2010 Posted in English, Zambia | 1 Comment »

Zambia's Lozi people practise wetland farming in the floodplains where the soil is rich in nutrients. Every year, before the Zambezi floods, they migrate to the uplands for the winter. This ancient custom is heralded by the ceremonial relocation of ...

Ancient custom affected by changing climate

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 Posted in English, Zambia | No Comments »

The increasing unpredictability of the seasons means that the Lozi people of western Zambia can no longer rely on many of the omens traditionally used to predict when floods will come and when they should prepare to move in the ...