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Humphrey Nkonde

last contributed to D+C/E+Z in the summer of 2019 as a journalist, media researcher and logistician resident in Ndola, Zambia.  

All articles of Humphrey Nkonde


Less rain, less electricity, less food

Little rainfall in Zambia leads to power cuts and low maize production

Escaping poverty

Bank transfers from Parmalat

A dairy co-operative in Zambia’s Copperbelt helps women escape poverty

Mobile money services

Popular with employees and customers alike

Mobile-phone companies in Zambia give unemployed youth a chance


Poor and poisoned

Many poor people in Zambia cannot afford proper housing and live in slums


Consumption might be unsafe

Zambia allows import of genetically modified food

Child labour

Underage miners

Dangerous child labour is still rampant in Zambia

Cyber security

A tax on every call

A new tax on internet calls may curb freedom of expression in Zambia

Planned parenthood

Contraceptives for minors

Civil-society organisations in Zambia are trying to prevent unwanted pregnancies among schoolgirls


Fighting child pornography

In order to fight sexual abuse of children, internet users in Zambia can now report child sexual abuse imagery

Informal employment

Fixing broken phones

Some IT graduates in Zambia find livelihoods by repairing mobile phones

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