Category: Gender & health

UN-AU envoy Hanna Serwah Tetteh visits Zambia

By Derrick Sinjela and Ashton Kelly Bunda SPECIAL Representative of the UN Secretary General to the African Union Hanna Serwah Tetteh, will visit Zambia read a Friday 28 May 2021 communication circulated by United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) National Information Officer Mark Maseko. According to Mr. Maseko, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union, Hanna Serwah Tetteh, will visit Zambia from Sunday 30th May to Friday 4th June 2021, as part of the United Nations’ continued engagement and support to Zambia ahead of the August...

CCZ’s Emmanuel Chikoya calls on Zambians to reflect on the ‘Cost of Freedom’

#AfricaFreedomDay Tuesday 25th May 2021 CCZ CALLS ON ZAMBIANS TO REFLECT ON THE COST OF FREEDOM The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) joins the rest of African in celebrating Africa Freedom Day which falls on the 25th of May annually. This year, the day is being commemorated under the theme, “Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want’’. For us, the theme is timely in consideration of the fact that if we are to build the Africa we want, then there is no way we can do that in the absence of our culture, arts and...

UNZA inks climate resilient road infrastructure MoU with RDA & 6 pärtners

  By Ashton Kelly Bunda and Derrick Sinjela UNIVERSITY of Zambia (UNZA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Centre of Engaged Excellence (CoEE) with Road Development Agency (RDA) for the development of climate resilient infrastructure standards and codes for the transport sector in Zambia on Friday, 21st May 2021. The MoU has been signed between RDA, Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA), National Council for Construction (NCC), UNZA, Mulungushi University (MU), Copperbelt University (CBU) and the NTU International as a consultancy firm. In a Friday 21st May 2021 Media Statement, Damaseke Chibale...

Cheating Couple Gets Stuck Together After Husband’s ‘Witch Doctor Curse”

  Cheating Couple Gets Stuck Together After Husband’s ‘Witch Doctor Curse” SCARED couple hiding in the bed with fear, horror, insomnia, infidelity catching, sexuality shame.. A cheating wife and her lover got stuck together after suffering “penis captivus” during sex in Chongwe, a district within Zambia’s Lusaka province. Police had to be called in to restore order after a crowd gathered to laugh at the love cheats locked together after the rumour spread that her husband asked a witch doctor to put a curse on her private parts, the Daily Monitor, a local tabloid reported. Local media claimed that the...

What to know about Prostate Cancer

 What to know about Prostate Cancer MY NAME is _*Chibwe Anorld*_ from Mukobeko township in Kabwe, Central province. My father is aged 62 and started battling with prostate cancer complications since 2016. We visited several hospitals in Lusaka Province and even travelled to *_Pretoria_* in *_South Africa_* to find a solution for it. But unfortunately the *_‘Prostate Cancer’_* was getting more aggressive. One day I escorted him to the doctor and I asked the medical practitioner what this *_‘Prostate Cancer’_* was and whether or not it is common in Zambia? The doctor replied explaining to us that *_‘Prostate Cancer’_* is...

The State of the Financial Sector in Zambia worries Fresher Siwale

… to Derrick Sinjela and other citizens By Fresher Siwale –President of the New Labour Party (NLP) ‘Truth be Told’ the ‘Financial Sector in Zambia’ is in limbo and cannot be relied upon to undertake national development. And this ‘State of Affairs’ has a history but unfortunately the powers that be have been neglecting to address the problem either they are ignorant and do not understand the problem or it is sheer negligence. The problem of our financial sector started with the ‘Mortgage Crisis’ of 1972, which remains unresolved to date. Zambia happens to be the first nation on earth...

Dr. Jonas Kamima Chanda launches Partners for A Malaria-Free Zambia Project

By Derrick Sinjela, Ashton Kelly Bunda and Esther Munika Mwanashiku HEALTH Minister Jonas Kamima Chanda is worried that malaria is the most common cause of deaths among the under five children, accounting for 8 million confirmed and clinical cases and about 50,000 deaths per year in Zambia, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) statistical data. Launching the US$6 million Partners for A Malaria-Free Zambia Project by World Vision International, Rotary International and Gates and Melinda Foundation, Dr Chanda is elated that the collaboration is strengthening government efforts in the fight against malaria as the country strives to eliminate the epidemic....

MultiChoice launches pop-up movie channel that celebrates African filmmakers this Africa Month

By Chilufya Mwelwa, Head of Corporate Affairs; Chilufya.Mwelwa@zm.multichoice.com TO CELEBRATE Africa Day on Tuesday, 25th May, MultiChoice Zambia is launching M-Net Movies Afro-Cinema, a pop-up movie channel dedicated to showcasing and celebrating contemporary African films. The Afro-Cinema Channel will be available from Friday, 21 May, to Sunday, 30 May 2021, on Channel 198 to DStv customers on Access, Family, Compact, Compact Plus and Premium packages. The Afro-Cinema Channel is curated to celebrate Africa’s cultural diversity, aptly reflected and captured in the work that is being produced by filmmakers all over the continent. Through collaboration and turning challenges into possibilities, local film industries...

Kazungula Bridge cheers CTPD, SACBTA and ZACCI

Kazungula Bridge cheers CTPD, SACBTA and ZACCI

By Derrick Sinjela and Ashton Kelly Bunda The Centre for Trade Policy and Development and Development (CTPD), Southern Africa Cross Boarder Traders Association ( SACBTA )and the Zambia Chamber of Commerce Trade and Industry ( ZACCI ) have commended the Government of Zambia and Botswana on the milestone scored in the construction of the Kazungula Bridge. In a 12th May, 2021 Joint Press Announcement circulated by Information and Communications Specialist Ms. Mwaka Nyimbili, CTPD Executive Director Mr Isaac Mwaipopo noted that Infrastructure development of that kind is critical to the realisation of ambitions under the Africa Continental Free Trade Initiative...

Success favours the prepared, prods Elias Ng’andu Mpondela

 By Ashton Kelly Bunda   Zambia Athletics (ZA) president Elias Ng’andu Mpondela says success in any human endevour favours people who are always prepared in whatever they are engaged in be it athletics, business, academics examinations and leadership.   The veteran athletics administrator told Kwilanzi Newspaper crew as he advised coaches and athlete at the National Heroes stadium after the All-Comers meet that attracted international athletes meant to qualify athletes for fast approaching Tokyo Olympics in Japan, Asia that will run from July to August 2021.   Mpondela said athletes as well as non-athletes must have a ‘Vision the Clarity’...

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