Category: Gender & health

EU December opportunities for young media makers

EU December opportunities for young media makers

The EYP Corner Dear young media makers, On 18-19 September the European Youth Press held a General Assembly in Berlin, Germany. Our fellow Board members Anna Saraste, Martin Maska and Dmitri Romanovski ended their mandate. Dmitri applied and got elected for the position on the Advisory Board of EYP. Anna Saraste did not apply for any other position, but will stay in contact with the Executive Board for any help needed. Martin Maska applied for a second mandate as treasurer and got elected with all votes in favor.  During the GA two new Executive Board members were elected: Greg Bianchi...

FINANCE MINISTER PRAISES NEW ZAMBIAN BREWERIES CASSAVA PROCESS

FINANCE MINISTER PRAISES NEW ZAMBIAN BREWERIES CASSAVA PROCESS

System boosts cassava use in affordable Eagle Lager NDOLA, ZAMBIA – Finance Minister Felix Mutati toured the Zambian Breweries processing plant in Ndola on Saturday (December 3) to inspect a new high-tech process that increases the amount of cassava in the company’s affordable Eagle Lager. Zambian Breweries is supporting the growing of cassava by small scale farmers in Mansa District of Luapula Province. Cassava is used in the production of Eagle lager. The introduction of the new technology will boost incomes for small-scale farmers. as well as improve the efficiency of production of the beer brand. “This is a confluence...

Rupiah Bwezani Banda extols Fidel Castrol Ruz

Rupiah Bwezani Banda extols Fidel Castrol Ruz

By Derrick Sinjela Former Fourth Republican President Rupiah Bwezani Banda says Cuba contributed immeasurably to emancipation of Africa through its departed leader, late Fidel Castro Ruz. Speaking after signing a Book of Condolences at the Cuban Embassy in Lusaka’s Kalundu residential area, Mr. Banda implored global communities to emulate the political and socio-economic philanthropy displayed by the late Cuban revolutionary leader. Flanked by Cuban Ambassador to Zambian, Malawi and COMESA, Ambassador Caridad Perez Gonzalez, Banda expressed deep hearted compasssion for underprivileged people. Mr. Banda heralded the Cuban leaders sacrifices within earshot of Zambia-Cuba Friendship Association Acting President, Tentani Mwanzah and...

PRESIDENT ZUMA INVITES PRESIDENT LUNGU TO A STATE VISIT TO SOUTH AFRICA

PRESIDENT ZUMA INVITES PRESIDENT LUNGU TO A STATE VISIT TO SOUTH AFRICA

By Nicky Shabolyo, PRESS SECRETARY, HIGH COMMISSION OF ZAMBIA IN SOUTH AFRICA PRETORIA Sunday 4th DECEMBER, 2016 PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu is expected to arrive in South Africa on Wednesday 7th December 2016 for a three-day State Visit. The visit is being undertaken at the invitation of his South African counter-part, President Jacob Zuma. The President’s visit will be preceded by the signing of a Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) between Zambia and South Africa. This is the first time that the two countries will establish a permanent structured platform through which to table issues of common interest and concerns. Zambia’s...

ZAMBIA SADC PROTOCOL@WORK SUMMITS AND AWARDS 2016

ZAMBIA SADC PROTOCOL@WORK SUMMITS AND AWARDS 2016

50/50 by 2030! Empower women, End Violence DATE: 8-9 DECEMBER 2016 VENUE: MIKA HOTEL, KABULONGA, LUSAKA, ZAMBIA 1 December 2016 The Newseditor Pan Africa Radio Lusaka INVITATION TO THE ZAMBIA SADC GENDER PROTOCOL SUMMIT AND AWARDS Gender Links Zambia and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance invites you to the Zambia SADC Gender Protocol Summit and Awards under the banner “50/50 by 2030! Empower Women, End Violence” taking place from 8-9 December 2016 at Mika Hotel, Kabulonga, Lusaka, Zambia. GL will also take the opportunity to launch the 2015 GMPS findings and plan on how gender issues can be advanced...

Dora Siliya heads Austin Sichinga & Albert Muchanga African Union (AU) job hunt

Dora Siliya heads Austin Sichinga & Albert Muchanga African Union (AU) job hunt

By Judith Banda Patriotic Front (PF) Petauke Member of Parliament (MP) Dora Siliya has been tasked with campaigning for Austin Sichinga and Albert Muchanga as African Union (AU) commissioners. Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya will on behalf of the President conduct campaigns in three countries for Austin Sichinga and Albert Muchanga as commissioners of trade at the African Union (AU). The Minister has gone in advance to give support to her compatriots in the elections that are scheduled to be held in January. MINISTERIAL STATEMENT TO PARLIAMENT TO BE DELIVERED BY HON. HARRY KALABA, MP, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, ON THE...

Two female juveniles of Monze drown

Two female juveniles of Monze drown

By Judith Banda Two female juveniles of Monze drowned in a ditch full of water as they were celebrating end of school term yesterday. Southern Province Police Commissioner Bonny Kapeso confirmed the development in a statement to the media. He said the two have been identified as Mutinta Chimunya and beauty Muzele aged 11 and 12respectively. Both pupils were at Chongo basic school located on Monze-Namwala road. Bodies of the deceased are in Monze Mission Hospital mortuary awaiting burial and police do not suspect foul play.

Invest in wives, Rosaria Fundanga dares Zambian men

By Derrick Sinjela and Gilbert Bwalya Patriotic Front (PF) Chilubi Member of Parliament (MP) Rosaria Fundanga caused apprehension among male Members of Parliament when she said that most of them never move with their wives in public as they had not invested in them. Debating on the budget for the Office of the President, Ms. Fundanga sought increased Zambian empowerment to the Office of the First Lady as an office bearer carries a mammoth socio-economic burden as ‘Mother of the Nation’ during a tour of duty. Married to former Bank of Zambia (BoZ) Governor Dr. Caleb Fundanga, Ms. Fundanga appeared...

Zambians defend LAZ President Linda Kasonde

Zambians defend LAZ President Linda Kasonde

By Gilbert Bwalya Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) president Linda Kasonde has continued getting some stick over her venomous comments on State House press aide Amos Chanda. Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Davis Mwila said Kasonde will now be considered a political enemy of the ruling party. After signing the book of condolences of the late Revolutionist Fidel Castro, Mwila said it is sad that Kasonde has auctioned herself to the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND). But Electoral Expert Macdonald Chipenzi wonders why Mwila has labeled Kasonde an enemy of the PF. Chipenzi said Mwila is off tangent...

A look at Poverty in Zambia

A look at Poverty in Zambia

Written by Nelly Salikumbi POVERTY is a major problem in most third world countries today and Zambia is not unexceptional. However, most people are able to recognize poverty when they see it, but few are able to give a generally accepted definition. This is because it is a complex phenomenon as many people have tried to define it differently. Therefore, poverty is a condition of life so limited by mal-nutrition diseases, low life expectancy, illiteracy and squalid living conditions. In Zambia majorities of the poor live in rural areas and if special attention is given to this area poverty can...

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