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Zambia’s first bond issue

 Posted by on 14/09/2012
Sep 142012

Zambia raises MUSD 750 in debut 10-year Eurobond

It will be interesting to see the effects of Zambia’s issue of long-awaited MUSD 750 Eurobond yesterday. Will it in fact further reduce dependence on foreign aid and tap international capital to meet infrastructure funding needs?


Jun 112012

Dear MoMo Lusaka delegate,


On behalf of Mobile Monday Lusaka and implementing partner BongoHive, we would like to thank those of you present yesterday for contributing to making our 2nd MoMo Lusaka event on 25 June 2012 another great MoMo meeting for learning, interaction and networking.


Our theme of the evening was “Local Content and Apps Development in Zambia”, a pressing subject indeed. Mulenga Kapwepwe, artist and author, started out with an entertaining speech on the practical use of applications proving that apps can really be useful in the local perspective, “fireworks”… Cathy Phiri, Media365, added to this understanding and generously shared with us some of her experiences from MTV and the media content side, “content is king”…. Boyd Chipeta, Airtel Zambia, took us on a tour for understanding how a locally developed app could be successful within Airtel’s business model. And Mathews Mwewa, Ericsson, by presenting DDS– a key feature in Ericsson’s billing system – showed us how a garage product from Soweto can become a technical solution with global reach. Thanks to all of the mentioned speakers and to Lukonga Lindunda and Simunza Muyangana, BongoHive, for valuable comments and elegant moderation of the meeting.


Thanks again to TopFloor, for hosting the event in TopFloor’s wonderful premises. And thanks to Airtel Zambia for sponsoring the bar and snacks, making the networking session into the efficient and relaxed meeting arena we are seeking.


It is probably no understatement that most of us left the meeting with a refreshed “follow your passion” and “just do it” state of mind.


Please send in or post your photos from the evening. Follow any updates on and (to be up and running shortly).


Our third Mobile Monday event is likely to be held in September. Please contact us if you would like to participate in the planning of upcoming events.


If you or your company would like to sponsor or host a Mobile Monday Lusaka event please don’t hesitate to contact us.


All the best,


Mobile Monday Lusaka

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Programme for our next Mobile Monday updated.

Theme: Local Content and Mobile Apps Development in Zambia

1. Local content and apps development — what do we need?

– Mulenga Kapwepwe and Cathy Phiri

2. Telecom operator business model for content and apps

– Boyd Chipeta, Airtel Zambia

3. Apps success cases

– Mathews Mwewa, Ericsson

4. Panel discussion

– Lukonga Lindunda (BongoHive) + Mulenga Kapwepwe + Boyd Chipeta + Mathews Mwewa (Ericsson) + Cathy Phiri

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May 232012
On behalf of Mobile Monday Lusaka and BongoHive, we would like to thank those of you who were present this time for contributing to making our Mobile Monday Lusaka launch event on 21 May 2012 such an inspiring kick-off for the Lusaka Chapter of Mobile Monday.Thanks to our speakers of the evening Fayaz King, Airtel Zambia, Mark Bennett, Africonnect/iSchool, Simunza Muyangana and Gilbert Mwiinga, BongoHive, and Judith D. O’Neill, CMAS Holdings, for informative, inspiring, and witty presentations. Last but not least, many thanks to our moderator, Robert Schumann, Analysys Mason, who moderated the meeting sharing many interesting insights.Thanks to TopFloor, and their CEO Dave Vosburg, for hosting with all the flexibility necessary to meet the needs of the informal Mobile Monday spirit, and thanks to Airtel Zambia for sponsoring the snacks and bar for our ca 100 attendees.

We are hoping to be sharing some of the documentation from the meeting on our soon-to-be-established website

And we will soon start preparing for our second Mobile Monday event. Please contact any of us if you would like to participate in the planning of upcoming events.

If you or your company would like to sponsor or host a Mobile Monday Lusaka event please don’t hesitate to contact us.

All the best,

Gustaf Engstrand and Lukonga Lindunda
May 202012

Our programme for the Mobile Monday launch on 21 May 2012:

“Where are we today in Mobile Internet usage in Zambia?”

- in terms of mobile penetration smart phones /feature phones / internet connectivity, etc

- in terms of how we use Mobile Internet


– Moderator Robert Schumann, Analysys Mason

Zambia market perspective on Mobile Internet

– Fayaz King, Airtel Zambia

ISP Perspective

– Mark Bennet, iSchool (Africonnect)

Local apps perspective

– Simunza Muyangana + apps developer (BongoHive)

Panel discussion – development needs in Zambia

– Fayaz King, Mark Bennet, Simunza Muyangana, Judith D. O’Neill (CMAS Holdings)

May 112012

We are launching MoMo Lusaka on 21 May. For the formal invite follow this link:

May 022012

On 21 May 2012 at 17.30, the Mobile Monday Lusaka launch meeting will be held in the offices of TopFloor (Elunda 2, Addis Ababa roundabout). We will have an interesting list of speakers and the meeting will cover the following subject:

“Whereare we today in mobile internet usage in Zambia?”

Please note the date in your calendar and do nothesitate to contact me in case of any questions.

We are on Facebook:

Do not hesitate to contact me for furher information.

Gustaf Engstrand

Mobile Monday Lusaka Lead Organizer

+260 978 731103


Just do it Zambia!

 Posted by on 13/02/2012
Feb 132012

Zambia’s copperbullets took the AFCON cup in Gabon last night. Today is a day of celebrations here in Lusaka and in the entire nation. Let’s hope this success in football is something that contributes to boosting the ongoing recovery of the country’s economy. What we saw on the football field last night is nothing less than yet another proof that leadership comes from believing that you can do it. Just do it Zambia!

Time to be present

 Posted by on 13/01/2012
Jan 132012

Here I am with my own blog / web site. I’ll be blogging occasionally about business, mainly in Africa, and of course provide details on my consultancy services offer.

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