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Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium-Tuesday, January 17, 2017 — Southern Sun Hotel Ridgeway

Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium-Tuesday, January 17, 2017 — Southern Sun Hotel Ridgeway

  By Dr. Solomon Asfaw-Economist at Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (Rome) Italy Exploring the linkages: Strengthening coordination between Social Protection and Agriculture   The Southern African Social Protection Experts Network (SASPEN), the Platform for Social Protection Zambia (PSP) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Zambia (FES) have the pleasure to invite you to the 1st Quarter 2017 Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium. Social protection policies aim at reducing socio-economic risks, vulnerability, extreme poverty and deprivation, while agricultural policies for “small holder farmer” focus on improving productivity in crops, fisheries, livestock and improving access to markets. Therefore, both social protection and agricultural...

Republic of Congo to receive $250 million Afreximbank support for oil fields strategic plan

Republic of Congo to receive $250 million Afreximbank support for oil fields strategic plan

Media Contact: Obi Emekekwue (oemekekwue@afreximbank.com; Tel. +202-2456-4238) Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of Afreximbank (Left), with Calixte Ganongo, Minister of Finance of Republic of Congo (centre); and Raphael Malonga, Ambassador of the Republic of Congo to Egypt, in group photo following the signing of the facility agreement in Cairo. Cairo, 11 January 2017 – The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the Government of the Republic of Congo yesterday in Cairo signed a facility agreement under which the Bank will provide $250 million in future flow pre-financing to meet the Government’s strategic plan for its oil fields.                 Afreximbank President Dr. Benedict...

Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books

Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books

BOOKS | CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books 点击查看本文中文版 By MICHIKO KAKUTANIJAN. 16, 2017 Photo President Obama in the Oval Office during an interview with Michiko Kakutani on Friday.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped — in his life, convictions and outlook on the world — by reading and writing as Barack Obama. Last Friday, seven days before his departure from the White House, Mr. Obama sat down in the Oval Office and talked about the indispensable role that books have played during his presidency and...

As Trump Era Arrives, a Sense of Uncertainty Grips the World

As Trump Era Arrives, a Sense of Uncertainty Grips the World

EUROPE By STEVEN ERLANGERJAN. 16, 2017 Photo President-elect Donald J. Trump in the Trump Tower lobby on Monday. His remarks in a string of interviews have escalated tensions with China and infuriated allies. CreditHilary Swift for The New York Times LONDON — The Germans are angry. The Chinese are downright furious. Leaders of NATO are nervous, while their counterparts at the European Union are alarmed. Just days before he is sworn into office, President-elect Donald J. Trump has again focused his penchant for unpredictable disruption on the rest of the world. His remarks in a string of discursive and sometimes...

LAUNCH OF FREEDOM AT THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

LAUNCH OF FREEDOM AT THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

We need FREEDOM to be argued, we need it to be read and talked about and understood. – Sir Bob Geldof HISTORIC DAY FOR HUMANITY FREEDOM WAS LAUNCHED IN JUNE 2016 AT THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY IN LONDON WITH THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS GIVEN BY SIR BOB GELDOF Watch the presentations at the launch, and also Jeremy Griffith’s subsequent description of the transformation of the human race. 4:32 Short Introduction 29:47 Part 1: The Dishonest Biology 34:01 Part 2: The Truthful Biology 21:40 Some Q & A 0:14 Part 3: The Transformation Of The Human Race Read the expanded transcript of...

Women’s March Gives Boost to Start-Up for Bus Sharing

Women’s March Gives Boost to Start-Up for Bus Sharing

TECHNOLOGY By KATIE BENNERJAN. 15, 2017 “We’re bringing people to D.C. from as far away as Kansas,” said Adam Nestler, one of the founders of Skedaddle. CreditGreta Rybus for The New York Times A few days after Donald J. Trump won the presidential election, the founders of Skedaddle, a bus start-up, began seeing some unusual activity. Their tiny company, which makes an app that lets individuals collectively commission private bus rides, was suddenly hit by a surge in bookings. Some of the bookings originated from places where Skedaddle has done little business before, including Wichita, Kan.; Madison, Wis.; and Macon,...

Decent road network essential for Zambia’s economic growth, says Senior Chief Kalilele

Decent road network essential for Zambia’s economic growth, says Senior Chief Kalilele

By Langmead at Langmead & Baker Ltd    +260 979 060705;  info@langmead.com SOLWEZI, ZAMBIA – Work by First Quantum Minerals (FQM) to rehabilitate the troubled Chingola-Solwezi road has drawn praise from Senior Chief Kalilele of the Lamba people, who is hopeful that the improved highway will attract more investors to North-Western province. The chief made clear his views on the matter by announcing that a good road infrastructure plays an important role in attracting foreign direct investment – not just in his chiefdom, but in the province generally. “I’m very grateful to First Quantum for working on this road,” said Senior...

Mutedere residents praise LCC

Mutedere residents praise LCC

By Joseph Mulekwa Mtendere Residents are happy over Lusaka City Council (LCC) and Community Based Enterprises (CBO’s) proactive and preventive response on waste management behind new Mtendere Secondary School within Munali Constituency   Lusaka City Council and the locally community based enterprises in Mtendere have responded to deplorable sanitary situation in the densely populated township located in Professor Nkandu Luo’s parliamentary seat of Munali.   This is follows residents complaints concerning the mismanagement of waste in the township, which attributed to perennial water-bourne diseases like Cholera and dysentery.   In an interview with several residents they have shown gratitude to...

Chinese New Year(2)

Chinese New Year(2)

通讯:春节庙会在赞比亚掀中国文化热潮 新华社卢萨卡1月15日电 通讯:春节庙会在赞比亚掀中国文化热潮 新华社记者彭立军 1月的赞比亚正值雨季,空气清爽,温度宜人。14日,在赞比亚首都卢萨卡莱维购物中心,2017年赞比亚中国春节庙会热闹开场,来自南京市歌舞剧院的艺术家们与在赞华侨华人一同为中外观众带来精彩的“欢乐春节”文艺演出。 当天上午,演出在欢快的舞龙舞狮和开场舞《闹春迎新年》中拉开帷幕。大红色的舞台两侧张贴春联“九州春色闻鸡舞,海外赤子报三晖”,两条巨龙绕场一周点燃了观众的热情。 变脸和魔术表演令现场观众不时爆发出惊呼和热烈掌声,旋律激昂的琵琶独奏《金蛇狂舞》、宛转悠扬的二胡独奏《雨醉江南》展现了中国传统民乐的独特魅力,女子群舞《俏花旦》、少数民族舞蹈《欢乐颂》则让能歌善舞的赞比亚民众领略了别样的东方舞。 年近93岁高龄的赞比亚开国总统肯尼思·卡翁达今年再次来到中国庙会现场观看演出,并亲手为舞龙点睛。他饶有兴致地欣赏每一个精彩节目,动情处还随着音乐旋律打拍子。当南京市歌舞剧院演员用当地语言演唱卡翁达作曲作词的《团结歌》时,老人激动地站起身,扔下拐杖,和着歌声跳起舞蹈,瞬间引爆全场。 中午时分,文艺演出告一段落,人们来到中华美食品鉴摊位前,十几家中国餐馆展台一字排开,水饺、春卷、麻辣烫、烤串等各色美食令食客流连忘返。 美食摊位对面是企业展览区,几十家中资企业展示各自的商品和服务,涉及机械、皮具、白酒、贸易、零售、保险等领域,让人们在领略中国春节文化的同时,也一览中赞经贸的成果,寻找商机。 卢萨卡市民、在中国公司工作的杰里迈亚对记者说:“我很喜欢中国文化,喜欢中国人,希望我们两国的友谊能一直传承下去。”杰里迈亚边说边做出中国的拱手礼,用中文说道:“新年快乐,恭喜发财!” 当天下午,由在赞华侨华人表演的文艺节目连续上演。赞比亚中国妇女联合会表演了古装秀《大唐古韵》,让人一睹盛唐时的传统装束,赞比亚中文国际学校的小朋友们以稚嫩的童声向观众拜年。由赞比亚孔子学院和赞比亚中国武术协会奉献的《中华武术串烧》和《十八罗汉》,令热爱中国功夫的赞比亚人发出阵阵喝彩。 赞比亚政商学各界代表和友好人士、各国使节和当地华侨华人代表等千余人观看了当天的演出。中国驻赞比亚大使杨优明在演出前致辞说,春节是中华民族一年中最重要的传统节日,是辞旧迎新、团聚喜庆的时刻。赞比亚中国庙会已经连续举办了4年,作为“欢乐春节”庆祝活动的一部分,现已成为赞比亚人民了解中国文化习俗的一扇窗口。2017年是鸡年,寓意着勤奋、努力、活泼和希望,希望中赞两国关系在新的一年里继续蓬勃发展。 此次“欢乐春节”活动由中国文化部、中国驻赞比亚大使馆联合主办,南京市歌舞剧院和赞比亚华侨华人总会参与演出。卢萨卡春节庙会活动后,南京市歌舞剧院演出团将赴赞比亚南部城市利文斯顿举办另一次专场演出。 ====Communication: Chinese Spring Festival temple fair in Zambia cultural boom lift Xinhua News Agency, Lusaka, January 15 – Newsletter: Spring Festival temple fair in Zambia Chinese culture boom lift Xinhua News Agency reporter Peng Lijun Zambia January rainy season, fresh air, the temperature pleasant. 14, in the Zambian capital 卢萨卡莱维 Mall, 2017 Chinese Spring Festival temple fair Zambia lively opening, the artists from theater and dance in Nanjing Overseas Chinese in Zambia brought together wonderful “Happy New Year” theatrical performances as foreign visitors . In the...

Ambassador Yang Youming & Dr. Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda host 2017 Chinese Spring Festival Temple Fair in Zambia

Ambassador Yang Youming & Dr. Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda host 2017 Chinese Spring Festival Temple Fair in Zambia

By Chinese Ambassador H.E. Mr. Yang Youming 14th January 2017 Remarks at the 2017 Chinese Spring Festival Temple Fair in Zambia Your Honourable Mr. Charles Banda, Minister of Tourism and Arts, Honourable Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, other Senior government officials, Your Excellencies Ambassadors and High Commissioners, Representatives of International or Regional Organizations, Head and members of the Nanjing Song and Dance Ensemble, Fellow Chinese compatriots, Friends from the media, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning! We are happy to gather here with all the distinguished guests at the 2017 Chinese Spring Festival Temple Fair in Zambia, organized by the Chinese...

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