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Cost of Living in Zambia “to significantly go up in January 2022”, Jesuit Scholars Predict

Jan 23, 2022

The Southern African nation of Zambia is expected to record a significant increase in the cost of living by the end of January 2022, officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said.

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Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Call for Constitutional Review after By-Election Cancellation

Jan 16, 2022

The decision by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to cancel the Kabwata Constituency by-elections after one of the candidates withdrew from the polls is a reason for the Southern African country to review its Constitution, officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said. 

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New Monetary Policy in Zambia Likely to Worsen Living Conditions, Jesuit Scholars Say

Dec 30, 2021

The new policy adopted by the Bank of Zambia (BoZ) to control inflation in the country might worsen the living conditions of the people of God in the Southern African nation, members of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said. 

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Zambians “closely watching” to See Removed Fuel Subsidies Improving Lives: Jesuit Scholars

Dec 21, 2021

Zambians are closely monitoring the government to ensure it fulfills the promise of using resources realized from the removed fuel subsidies are used “to cushion the poor and vulnerable” members of the society, officials of a Jesuit institution in Zambia have said.

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Jesuit Scholars in Zambia among Persons Championing Transparency in Debt Management

Oct 15, 2021

Members of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Debt Alliance in Zambia who include officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) are advocating for transparency in the management of Zambia’s national debt.  

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Will New Government Walk the Talk? Jesuits in Zambia on President’s Maiden Address to MPs

Sep 14, 2021

Members of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have lauded President Hakainde Hichilema (HH) for his maiden address to the 13th Parliament that “struck the right codes” but, reflecting on previous speeches, wondered if HH would chart a new path and “walk the talk”.

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Jesuit Scholars in Zambia “elated” by New Government’s Agenda “for economic stability”

Sep 10, 2021

Members of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) say they are “elated” by priorities of the newly formed government, including the agenda for economic recovery and improved livelihoods for Zambians.

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Address “shrinking economy,” Deliver on Promises, Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge President

Aug 30, 2021

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia have called upon the newly elected President to work toward reviving the country’s “shrinking economy” and delivering on the promises he made to Zambians.

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The Three Issues Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Want Post-Election Government to Prioritize

Aug 12, 2021

As eligible voters in Zambia go to the poll, Jesuit scholars in the country have highlighted three issues they want the post-election government to prioritize.

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Safeguard Peace Regardless of Election Outcome, Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge Candidates

Aug 11, 2021

The leadership of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has called upon leading presidential candidates in Zambia to espouse values that foster human life and “safeguard peace” in the Southern African country regardless of the outcome of the general elections scheduled to take place Thursday, August 12. 

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Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge Voters to Look Out for What Addresses Economic Hardships

Jul 21, 2021

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia have called on voters in the country to scrutinize all campaign messages offered by political aspirants ahead of the August 12 elections, looking out for what seeks to address the country’s economic challenges.  

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Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Call for Fair Media Coverage of Ongoing Political Campaigns

Jun 15, 2021

Members of the Jesuit Conference of Theological Reflection (JCTR) have called on media players in Zambia to observe fairness in the coverage of the ongoing political campaigns ahead of the August 12 general elections.

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Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge Political Aspirants to Show How to Address Rising Inflation

Jun 9, 2021

Aspirants to various political positions in Zambia have been challenged to highlight ways they plan to address rising inflation in the Southern African nation if elected in the August 12 polls.

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Political Aspirants in Zambia Need to Address Debt Crisis in Campaigns: Jesuit Scholars

May 22, 2021

As campaigns for the August 12 general election kickoff in Zambia, political aspirants in the Southern African nation have been called upon to inform the electorate on how they will address the country’s debt crisis should they be elected.

Jesuits in Zambia Decry Laxity in Implementing COVID-19 Measures as Reported Cases Rise

Jan 17, 2021

The leadership of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has expressed concerns about laxity in the implementation of the COVID-19 measures in the Southern African nation amid an upsurge in reported cases in the country.

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge Follow-up of Initiated Government Projects, Accountability

Nov 29, 2020

Members of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have called on the government of their host nation to carry out the follow-up phase of previously initiated development projects and ensure accountability in all sectors of the economy. 

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Slow Voter Registration “risks disfranchising” Electors in Zambia’s Polls: Jesuit Scholars

Nov 27, 2020

Officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) in Zambia have expressed concerns about the slow pace in the ongoing voter registration exercise.

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Zambia’s Reputation as Peaceful Nation “now hangs in the balance”: Jesuit Scholars Decry

Nov 23, 2020

The leadership of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) is expressing concerns about the reputation of the institute’s host country.

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After Zambia is Denied Appeal for Suspending Debt Repayment, Jesuits Encourage Debt Relief

Nov 22, 2020

After Zambia’s external creditors denied the government’s appeal for the suspension of the re-payments of the Eurobonds for six months, the leadership of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) has encouraged the push for debt relief.

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Zambia’s “rapidly weakening economy” Cause for Concern: Jesuits

Oct 28, 2020

Zambia’s “rapidly weakening economy” is a cause for concern, officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) based in the Southern African nation in a recent statement in which they call on the country’s leadership to adopt the transformative servant leadership model.