Category: Gender & health

Total Women Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2022 set

By Ashton Kelly Bunda Draws for the Total Women Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2022 will be held in Cairo, Egypt on Monday 10th May 2021. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will also conduct draws for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 and African Qualifiers FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, Costa Rica 2022. “We have the pleasure to inform you that the drawing of lots of the following Women’s Competitions will take place on the 10th of May 2021 at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt at 13:00 Cairo local time (11:00 GMT),” read a statement from...

ZESCO United Football Club defender Clement Mwape gets two-year contract

By Ashton Kelly Bunda ZESCO United Football Club is delighted to announce that Zambian international defender, Clement Mwape has renewed ties with club by two (2) years. Club Technical Chairman, Peter Mutale confirmed the development to ZESCO United Football Club Media department after agreeing terms with the dependable defender. “Clement Mwape is a fantastic player who continues to add great value to the team. Our backline has been at its strongest because of players like him. “We are delighted with this development because it consolidates our team further especially at a time when we are on course to winning the...

PF will bring back Serioes Clothing, assures Professor Nkandu Luo

By Ashton Kelly Bunda FISHERIES and Livestock Minister Professor Nkandu Luo says the Patriotic Front (PF) leadership led by Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu will resuscitate the cotton growing sector as a first step toward reviving the legendary Serioes International Clothing firm, which ceased operations when  late Dr. Frederick Titus Jacob Chiluba’s Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) succeeded Dr. Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda’s United National Independence Party (UNIP) government after the 31st October 1991 Tripartite Election. With a predicted two-horse race between PF’s ECL and HH or Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND), the PF through Media...

Hicks Sikazwe’s’ Zambia’s Fall-Back Presidents, a Curse for fear of succession!

…read Hicks Sikazwe’s’ Zambia’s Fall-Back Presidents, a Curse for fear of succession! Book Review Title: Zambia’s Fall-Back Presidents, a Curse for fear of succession Author; Hicks Sikazwe Our Leaders, Succession, and the truths we hold …………. Kenneth Kaunda, the first nationalist president had to be forced out of power in 1991 when he still had three more years to serve before another general election. In 1978 Kaunda blocked his former vice-president Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe, long-time opposition rival Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula and businessman Robert Chiluwe from contesting elections to challenge him. He had in 1972 imposed a one-party dictatorship. For 27...

ECZ committed to transparent elections, assures Royd Katongo

By Derrick Sinjela and Ashton Kelly Bunda Electoral Commission Of Zambia (ECZ) Director Electoral Operation  Royd Katongo is reassuring citizens that the electoral body remains committed to continuously provide updates on the progress of activities on the National Electoral Calendar (NEC) leading to the Thursday 12th August 2021 General Election. During a Tuesday 11th May, 2021 Media and Civil Society Organisations Meeting at Radisson Blu Hotel in Lusaka witnessed by Electoral Commission of Zambia Management, Staff  and Technical Committee on COVID-19 and Elections Members, Mr. Katongo explained that the alluded to interaction was construed  to brief citizens on the mandate...

Press Release_EN on Global Youth Issued Joint Statement on Myanmar’s Human Rights Crisis

Good day! This is Joy Yeom, the coordinator of the Public Relations Department of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), a peace NGO in Special Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC and associated with UN DGC headquartered in South Korea. I’m writing to ask for media coverage on Joint Statement on Myanmar’s Human Right  Crisis by Global Youth. HWPL has never stopped marching toward peace and cessation of war even though the world has been suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the recent efforts of the Myanmar military to suppress nonviolent protests have led to dozens of deaths and...

We will domesticate FCTC, assures Dr. Jonas Kamima Chanda

We will domesticate FCTC, assures Dr. Jonas Kamima Chanda   By Derrick Sinjela   However despite this assurance by Dr. Chanda, the FCTC is not among the eight (8) bills approved for presentation by the Zambian Cabinet on Thursday 8th April 2021, as stated below in a Press Statement circulated by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, Mr. Isaac Chipampe. “Press Statement by the Chief Government Spokesperson Ms. Dora Siliya on the Decisions made by Cabinet at the 5th Cabinet Meeting held virtually On Thursday, 8th April, 2021. His Excellency the President Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu...

Rosatom announces winners of the “Atoms Empowering Africa” Online Video Competition

Rosatom announces winners of the “Atoms Empowering Africa” Online Video Competition

Rosatom announces winners of the “Atoms Empowering Africa” Online Video Competition Rosatom announced the winners of the 6th Annual “Atoms Empowering Africa” Online Video Competition at the special online awards ceremony. During the competition the participants were encouraged to post their videos on Facebook to explore nuclear technologies and how these technologies could be utilized to benefit their region. It could be a video about how nuclear technologies can assist in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Africa, how nuclear technologies can help developing countries industrialize, how non-power related nuclear science and technology can benefit the country or...

Pressure mounts on FCTC domestication of Tobacco and Nicotine Products Control Bill … as Zambia Youth Alliance petitions Health Minister Dr. Jonas Kamima Chanda

By Derrick Sinjela and Ashton Kelly Bunda PRESSURE is mounting on the Zambian Government to domesticate the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) a global aspiration gathering dust at the Ministry of Health (MoH), 13 years after the country ratified the United Nations (UN) pledge. After realising a tortoise pace at which the FCTC is walking, a Monday 19th April, 2021 Petition by Zambia Youth Alliance (ZYA) Director Mr. Samson Mwale, as a Principal Petitioner) and five others Mwape Mwenya, Rabecca Nayame, Akakulubelwa Mwangana, Moses Silungwe and Shekinah Mwale sought audience with Dr. Chanda, but could only interact with Permanent...

Study in Russia Virtual Education Fair

Rosatom and Russian Universities are pleased to launch Virtual Education Fair «Study in Russia». This free event will showcase Russian Universities Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees, especially programs related with Nuclear Engineering. Participants will be able to directly engage with Russian Universities representatives, as well as senior experts in the field and distinguished academic professors. Together, they will not only be able to address any queries related to university admission, but also to discover Russian Universities opportunities for international students. The Study in Russia Virtual Education Fair is presented in partnership with: • National Research Nuclear University (MEPHI) • National Research...

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