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Derrick Silimina

Derrick Silimina


is a freelance journalist based in Lusaka, Zambia. He focuses on Zambian agriculture and sustainability issues.

All articles of Derrick Silimina


Nc’wala festival boosts tourism in Zambia

The town of Chipata benefits from local and international tourists coming to witness one of the country’s popular traditional celebrations.

Cholera outbreak

Women-led businesses suffer most

Business people fear that the recent cholera outbreak in Zambia, coming only around two years after the Covid-19 pandemic, will financially stress local businesses, especially those run by women.


Popular Chinese products in Zambia

Zambian traders and consumers love the diversity of Chinese products that are readily available at affordable prices


Promoting regional trade in Africa

COMESA, a regional economic community with 21 member states, is promoting intra-regional trade in Africa and helping at a time when the world faces immense disruptions

Pension money

Benefits for Zambian workers

In Zambia, workers can now withdraw up to 20 % of their pension savings allowing to reinvest the money


Zambia’s farmers learn about new technologies in agriculture

The Zambia National Farmers Union encourages farmers to use new tools and technologies to improve their yields


Exposition showcases the potential of poultry farming in Zambia

Zambia’s first international poultry exposition provided a platform for all stakeholders to connect and learn about new technologies

Food crisis

Shortage of maize meal in Zambia

In Zambia, there is currently a critical shortage of maize, as external demand for the grain in East Africa is rising


In Zambia Catholic nuns provide health care

Christian health facility revolutionised HIV/AIDs patients’ access to therapy without facing stigma in Zambia


Drug shortages in public hospitals in Zambia

Critics blame corruption and embezzlement for the current drug shortage in Zambia

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