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Zambia. Follow the Money

The government accuses some multinational mining companies of evading taxes, they reply by threatening a suspension of the activities. The consequences of such a scenario are still unclear. Six hundred million dollars account for 2,3% of Zambia’s GDP in 2013, less than half the growth that the economy of the country experienced in the same…

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Zambia – Radio Musi-O-Tunya “smokes and thunders”

Livingstone is a tourist city, situated in the southern part of Zambia, bordering Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. The city is associated with beautiful places of attraction such as the ‘mighty’ Victoria Falls, locally known as ‘Musi-O-Tunya’, which means ‘The smoke that thunders’. Other places of attraction in Livingstone are Gorges, the National Parks, Helicopter adventure,…

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Zambia – Missionary growth

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  “A number of developments have taken place in the recent past in Zambia. Last year, in September, there was a change of government. The ruling party lost the elections and there was a smooth transition of power. We are yet to see in which direction the Government will take the country”, Fr. Bernard Makadani…

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Zambia – Service to the people

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We Comboni Missionaries began our missionary service in Zambia in November 1977 with the arrival of Fr. Kizito Sesana in Chipata Diocese. Two parishes were assigned to us: Chadiza in 1978 and Vubwi in 1979. St. Mathias Mulumba Parish was opened in 1983. In 1983 we also took the parish of Chikowa. In time, some…

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Advocacy

Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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Baobab

The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

The hare and the hippo were great friends. They walked together in the veld and visited each other in their homes. The hippo was very proud…

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Youth & Mission

The Virus of Racism.

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is…

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