Category: Gender & health

High Global Oil Prices Hurt Zambia …as fuel pump price hike looms

By Davis Mataka The raging four weeks Russia / Ukraine conflict is having a devastating impact on the world economy as high oil and food commodity prices continue to spiral. Third world economies especially non- crude oil producing nations like Zambia which are dependent on imports are bearing the brunt. The Energy Regulation Board ((ERB) is likely to announce higher fuel pump prices by Thursday this week. As the ripple effects of the war continue to reverberate around the globe, the price of a barrel of oil on the world market this week passed the US $100 dollars average mark...

PROF. LUPANDO MUNKONGE BURIAL IN LUSAKA

PIX 1=ARMY personnel carrying a casket of the late Prof.Lupando Munkonge during the burial service at Leopard Memorial  Hill Park in Lusaka PIX 2=MINISTER OF Tourism ,Rodney Sikumba lays a wreath at the grave of the late Prof.Lupando Munkonge during the burial service at Leopard Memorial Hill Park in Lusaka PIX 3=MINISTER OF Tourism ,Rodney Sikumba gives a flag to a widow Theresa Munkonge during the burial service of her late husband at Leopard Memorial Hill Park in Lusaka – PICTURE BY SHABBY MULOPWE d at Leopard Memorial Hill Park in Lusaka. PIX 4=MINISTER OF Tourism, Rodney Sikumba consoles the...

First National Bank Zambia Celebrates 13 Years of Operating In Zambia

LUSAKA, Zambia – 1 April 2022 – First National Bank (FNB) Zambia today marks 13 years of operating in the country. Over the 13 years of its operations in Zambia, the Bank has continued to grow, building on its vision to create a better world and the ethos of offering real help in the communities it operates in. FNB Zambia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Rand Group South Africa started operating in Zambia on 1st  April 2009. The FirstRand Group is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and has presence in eight African countries outside South Africa – Botswana, Namibia,...

“Thanks to Healing, I have a man who loves me by my side”

Most of us may be familiar with that painful, sinking feeling that follows after being rejected by someone you really liked…or loved. A Zambian lady struggled with one broken relationship after another, having been rejected by each of the men she dated. A story of a woman being rejected again and again For anyone who has been rejected by a lover or been in a relationship that seemed to have blossomed then suddenly it withered away and died, the reasons for rejection may not be so clear cut as they would seem. Some of the immediate thoughts border along whether...

Too early to assess UPND – Ng’andu Peter Magande

Too early to assess UPND – Ng’andu Peter Magande

  By Derrick Sinjela Former Finance Minister Ng’andu Peter Magande says it is not prudent and too early to assess the performance of the United Party for National Development (UPND) as such an evaluation can only be done after a year. Responding as to his overall assessment of the economy and performance of the UPND leadership, Mr. Magande told the author to that doing so will become justifiable after a year in office. President Hakainde Hichilema and Vice President Reverend Witner Kapembwa Mutale-Nalumango UPND leadership took authority from the former 6th Republican President Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu and former Vice...

Prof Lackson Kasonka launches 𝗨𝗡𝗭𝗔’s SHEPIZ

  …as Zambia grapples with one Doctor for 12, 000 patients By Derrick Sinjela and Bilke Mulenga Ministry of Health (MoH) Permanent Secretary for Technical Services, Professor Lackson Kasonka launched University of Zambia (UNZA) Strengthening Health Professional Workforce Education Programmes for Improved Quality Healthcare in Zambia (SHEPIZ), with delight as Vice Chancellor Professor Luke Evuta Mumba pledging the Great East Road Campus remaining a centre of learning excellence. Speaking within earshot of Prof. Mumba, SHEPIZ Principal Investigator Prof Fastone Mathew Goma at Lusaka’s Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC) on Wednesday 5th January, 2021, Prof. Kasonka applauded UNZA on the SHEPIZ...

Effects of Russia-Ukraine Conflict on Zambian Economy!

Written by Kelvin Chisanga The ongoing geopolitical conflicts between Russia and Ukraine has some serious devastating impact on many global economies across the board, and Zambia is not an exceptional case with the prevailing economic trends at both global and regional frontiers. To begin with, the energy commodities have started receiving some price-growth, of which we have seen the price of crude oil on the international market, has already gone up to a price margin of $105 per barrel, and from the look of things, we have high chances of seeing this particular article of trade, escalating upwards with some...

FNB Zambia 2022 Lusaka Business EXPO Platinum Sponsor cheers Kabanda Lilanda

  By Rainbow Business Writer In a practical Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and local entrepreneurial improvement, FNB Zambia Head of Business & Commercial, Kabanda Lilanda confirms earning funding of the 2022 Lusaka Business EXPO slated for Thursday, 5th to Saturday, 7th May, 2022 as a Platinum Sponsor after committing K300,000 towards the PUSH Women’s Network themed: ‘Adopting New Technologies for Climate Responsive Business, Trade and Investment’. Since 2013, when FNB started operating in Zambia, the bank initially established in Grahamstown, South Africa in 1838 has continued to adapt in line with its diverse customers’ changing needs. With an ethos built...

AICCRA ZAMBIA, GOVT, ZARI & UNIVERSITIES partner

…to scale up research-based climate smart agriculture. By Alfonso Kasongo ACCELERATING Impact of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA Zambiais set to partner with the Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI) and universities countrywide to find science based solutions meant to scale- up climate smart agriculture. AICCRA Zambia, a World Bank backed through International Water Management Institute (IWMI) will soon launch internship partnerships with ZARI, university partnerships and the ministry of agriculture find common ground in seeking solutions. Southern Africa region representative Dr. Inga Jacobs-Mata said the internship partnerships will help to effectively address the challenges of climate smart agriculture in...

ZAMBIAN RESEARCHERS SCOOP FIRST EVER ORTARChI CHAIRS

By Alfonso Kasongo UNIVERSITY of Zambia (UNZA) Researcher Professor Imasiku Anayawa Nyambe  and Copperbelt University (CBU) counterpart Professor Stephen Syampungani have been named as on a five-year-term Oliver Reginald Tambo African  Research Chairs  Initiative (ORTARChI) worth R15 million. National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Executive Secretary Guest Mugala unveiled Professor  Nyambe  and Professor Syampungani as ORTARChI Research Chairs in Lusaka on Friday, 11th March 2022 a development that has since elated Technology and Science minister Felix Chipota Mutati and  Dziwa Science and Technology Trust (DSaT) Executive Director, Ms. Veronica Mwaba, a Zambian science, research and technology advocate. In a speech...

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