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. formerly called northern rhodesia.

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  • manufacturing, the author asserts, is held as a traditional productivity escalator sector and a dominant force in past economic miracles in asia, europe, and the united states. however, the manufacturing share of african gdp actually is down from 15 percent in 1975 to around 10 percent today as the small, informal firms that dominate african manufacturing do not have much access to productivity-boosting technology, markets, and sources of finance. moreover, manufacturing’s share of employment in africa is under 8 percent. this not-very-promising story is summarized with world bank statistics that many countries in africa, including senegal, zambia, and the republic of the congo, are in fact poorer today than in 1960. bls.gov

  • namibia has supported, and in 2004 zimbabwe dropped objections to, plans between botswana and zambia to build a bridge over the zambezi river, thereby de facto recognizing a short, but not clearly delimited, botswana-zambia boundary in the river; south africa has placed military units to assist police operations along the border of lesotho, zimbabwe, and mozambique to control smuggling, poaching, and illegal migration cia.gov

  • in zambia, thousands of pregnant women die needlessly each year. health officials have spent considerable time and money promoting their free clinics, but the results have been disappointing. few women paid attention. "we were not successful in our communication to the people," said joseph kasonde, md, zambia's minister of health. "we decided this is a professional matter." everydayhealth.com

  • see b. m. fagan, iron age cultures in zambia (2 vol., 1967–69) and a short history of zambia (1968); m. bostock and c. harvey, ed., economic independence and zambian copper (1972); a. a. beveridge and a. r. oberschall, african businessmen and development in zambia (1980); a. m. bliss and j. a. rigg, zambia (1984); m. m. burdette, zambia (1988). factmonster.com

  • see b. m. fagan, iron age cultures in zambia (2 vol., 1967–69) and a short history of zambia (1968); m. bostock and c. harvey, ed., economic independence and zambian copper (1972); a. a. beveridge and a. r. oberschall, african businessmen and development in zambia (1980); a. m. bliss and j. a. rigg, zambia (1984); m. m. burdette, zambia (1988). infoplease.com

  • heart of the hunter db77135 10 hours 38 minutes by deon meyer read by jack fox 1984. former mercenary tiny mpayipheli is now leading a quiet life in the post-apartheid south african countryside. when a friend is kidnapped, the friend’s daughter asks tiny to help deliver the ransom to zambia within seventy-two hours. originally published in afrikaans in 2002. violence and strong language. 2003. loc.gov

  • girls were less active than boys in all but four countries: tonga, samoa, afghanistan and zambia. in nearly one-third of countries (29%), girls were more than 10 percentage points less likely to meet the who recommendations. the biggest gaps were in the united states and ireland, at more than 15 percentage points. medicinenet.com

  • the agreement between the tested devices and the reference standard was significantly higher for older children, ranging from 30% to 40% in children ages 2 to 59 months. this supports evidence from an earlier study in zambia in which decreased respiratory rate variability was seen in older children, the researchers said. medpagetoday.com

  • i saw a lot of warthogs (phacocoerus africanus) when i was in botswana back in 2013. they were a very common visitor to our campsite, and their boldness only increased in the more populated areas of botswana, zimbabwe, and zambia, especially as we got close to kasane and victoria falls. they were like squirrels; following […] merckmanuals.com

  • since 2014, zambia pulses food supply quantity fell by 3.9% year on year. in 2017, the country was ranked number 220 among other countries in pulses food supply quantity at 1.25 kilograms. zambia is overtaken by philippines, which was ranked number 219 with 1.27 kilograms and is followed by zambia at 1.23 kilograms. rwanda ranked the highest with 36.33 kilograms in 2017, -2.6% compared to 2016. niger, niger and united arab emirates respectively ranked number 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. ireland witnessed the best average annual growth at +141% per year, while cambodia recorded the worst performance at -100% per year. nationmaster.com

  • methods: we conducted an outbreak investigation of individuals from mongu district, western province, zambia, who previously developed lower extremity weakness. cases were classified with the world health organization definition of konzo. active case finding was conducted through door-to-door evaluation in affected villages and sensitization at local health clinics. demographic, medical, and dietary history was used to identify common exposures in all cases. urine and blood specimens were taken to evaluate for konzo and alternative etiologies. nih.gov