Category: Gender & health

ZAMBIA SOLIDARITY INITIATIVE SYMPOSIUM ON ZIMBABWE CRISIS

ZAMBIA SOLIDARITY INITIATIVE SYMPOSIUM ON ZIMBABWE CRISIS

By  Gershom Kabaso Jr., National Coordinator ZAMSOF – Secretariat “Demand For socio-economic and political transformation” Held On November 25, 2016 at NGOCC, Lusaka. Contact Details: National Coordinator, Zambia Social Forum –ZAMSOF Plot No, 4225, Chilenje, Along Chilumbulu Road (Premises Zambia Library For Visually Impaired) Email: gersheek@gmai..com Cell: +260977467286 / +260 950 72 11 22 SUMMARY REPORT ————————- 1.0 INTRODUCTION Zambia Social Forum ZAMSOF organized Zimbabwe Solidarity Initiative Symposium on Zimbabwe’s crisis on socio-economic and political transformation under the banner of the Zimbabwe Solidarity Forum ZSF. The symposium was held on Friday November 25, 2016 at NGOCC’s Conference Room. Over 49 comrades...

Launch of the 2016 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Report

By Mark Maseko, National Information Officer UN Information Centre, Lusaka, Zambia On Thursday 15 December 2016, the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will launch the 2016 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Report. The LDCs report shows the present and future pertinence of the LDC category and analyses the process of graduating from it. Since the category was established in 1971, the number of LDCs has doubled and only a few countries have been re-categorized. Graduation, rather than an end in itself, should be seen by LDCs and their development partners as a first step in a much longer development process....

Meet Zambia’s Maxwell Simbuwa-13-year-old Child Rights Activist

Meet Zambia’s Maxwell Simbuwa-13-year-old Child Rights Activist

By Derrick Sinjela Zambian Developmental Media Alliance (ZADEMA) Executive Member and Child Rights Activist MAXWELL Simbuwa is a dedicated budding Child Activist. Initially, Simbuwa belonged to the Zambian Children and Young People (ZCYPD), a committed Media Network for Child Rights and Development (MNCRD) member and Child Journalist in the Children’s News Network (CNN). Aside from his active participation in the ZCYPD, Simbuwa, a grandchild to venerated broadcaster, the late Charles Mando, and continues campaigning for Child Rights beyond the Zambian geographical landscape. As an activist, Simbuwa has through the Media Network for Child Rights and Development and Children’s News Network...

Joint Communique on the occasion of the State Visit of His Excellency President Edgar Lungu

Joint Communique on the occasion of the State Visit of His Excellency President Edgar Lungu

1. At the invitation of His Excellency Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Edgar Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, paid a State Visit to South Africa from 8 to 9 December 2016. 2. Both Heads of State were accompanied by delegations of Ministers and Senior Government Officials. The Meeting was preceded by the inauguration of the Joint Commission for Cooperation which took place in Pretoria on 7 December 2016. 3. During the official talks, both Heads of State reviewed a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues. 4. They expressed satisfaction at...

Penplusbytes’ Social Media Tracking Team Contributes To Peaceful Elections 2016

Penplusbytes’ Social Media Tracking Team Contributes To Peaceful Elections 2016

By Precious Ankomah,  Programme Manager, New Media Innovations, Penplusbytes www.penplusbytes.org Penplusbytes’ Social Media Tracking Centre has successfully contributed to Ghana’s Elections 2016, over 72 hours when the centre was open on Monday December 5 till Thursday December 8, the centre generated over 1,500 incidents which were transmitted to the National Elections Security Task Force and the Electoral Commission of Ghana for prompt action. The over 40-member team worked day and night processing over 250,000 reports from Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp generated by Aggie, the tool at the centre of Social Media Tracking Centre based on relevant key words and sources....

Panos calls os SADC govts to fight corruption

Panos calls os SADC govts to fight corruption

By Lilian Kiefer Executive Director, Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) Media Statement Lusaka, 9th December 2016: International Anti-Corruption Day: PSAf calls for improved accountability in resource management On International Anti-Corruption Day, Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) calls for improved accountability in the application of public resources especially as it relates to services targeting the poor and marginalised people. This year’s commemoration is being held under the theme United against Corruption for Development, Peace and Security. Corruption is one of the greatest impediments to economic growth and poverty eradication efforts in Southern Africa. According to the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index, a number of...

21st Century Fox makes takeover bid for Sky

Shares in Sky rise as the independent directors of the two companies reach an agreement on an offer price of £10.75 per share. 17:48, UK,Friday 09 December 2016 Image Caption:Sky has nearly 30,000 employees By Ian King, Sky News Business Presenter 21st Century Fox, the international film and television giant behind hit shows like The Simpsons and Modern Family, has tabled a takeover bid for Sky, the owner of Sky News. The cash offer values Sky shares at 1075p each – less the value of any dividends paid subsequently by Sky – putting a valuation on the company of £18.48bn....

Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge at Yuvraj and Hazel’s wedding

Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge at Yuvraj and Hazel’s wedding

Written By: Shruti Shiksha   | December 06, 2016 12:55 IST (New Delhi) Yuvraj Singh And Hazel Keech Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge at Yuvraj and Hazel’s wedding (Image courtesy: sagarikaghatge) HIGHLIGHTS Zaheer and Sagarika attended Yuvraj and Hazel’s wedding in Goa Zaheer, 38, was earlier rumoured to be dating Isha Sharvani Sagarika rose to fame after Chak De! India Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and model-turned actress Hazel Keech’s wedding has been the talk of the town for quite some time now. Amidst this, a new relationship seems to be budding between cricketer Zaheer Khan and actress Sagarika Ghatge. Both of them are...

Behind Notes Ban, Team Of 6 Worked Secretly At PM Narendra Modi’s Home: Report

Behind Notes Ban, Team Of 6 Worked Secretly At PM Narendra Modi’s Home: Report

Behind Notes Ban, Team Of 6 Worked Secretly At PM Narendra Modi’s Home: Report PM Narendra Modi had handpicked a trusted bureaucrat and a small team to strategise demonetisation NEW DELHI: HIGHLIGHTS PM Modi handpicked trusted bureaucrat Hasmukh Adhia to spearhead move Mr Adhia, five others privy to the plan were sworn to utmost secrecy A young team of researchers worked in 2 rooms at PM Modi’s residence Prime Minister Narendra Modi handpicked a trusted bureaucrat, little known outside India’s financial circles, to spearhead a radical move to abolish 86 percent of the country’s cash overnight and take aim at...

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