Category: Latest News

Invest in wives, Rosaria Fundanga dares Zambian men

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...

Boniface Chembe dreams better Zambian elections

Boniface Chembe dreams better Zambian elections

By Gyft M’membe Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Dispute (SACCORD) Executive Director Boniface Chembe said his organization has a burning desire to look beyond elections by employing methods and mechanisms that will pursue to heighten the degree to which Zambians can contribute in governance. And SACCORD Board Member Humphrey Elekani said after the August 11 2016 general polls Zambia witnessed political violence which intermittently occurred in different parts hence the reason why there is need for every citizen to be engaged in building and consolidating peace. Cheembe said SACCORD has recognized the need to have proof based...

Boniface Cheembe defends Zambian opposition parties

Boniface Cheembe defends Zambian opposition parties

By Gyft M’membe Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Dispute (SACCORD) Executive Director Boniface Chembe has dispelled assertions from the opposition that he has taken a partisan stance in nodding to Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kangaja’s decree to nab armed people. Early this week Police IG Kanganja made a pronouncement that any one carrying lethal weapons in public will be arrested as a way of deterring political cadres from engaging into violence ahead of the general elections slated for 11th August, 2016. Speaking in a live telephone interview on Pan African Radio ‘Let’s Find Out’ Programme today...

AIDS still a danger, prods Ambassador Eric Shultz

AIDS still a danger, prods Ambassador Eric Shultz

By Ashton Kelly Bunda UNITED States of America (USA) Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz is worried that Zambian adolescent girls and young women are increasingly at greater risk of HIV infection,” reports Zambian Photo-Journalist Ashton Kelly Bunda. Ambassador Schultz says vulnerability to HIV infection confronts lot of people with varying community, social, economic, cultural and marital status. In speech read by United States of America (USA) Charge d’ affairs Christopher Kraft, Ambassador Schultz observed that although HIV and AIDS is not in headlines, this category of health concern remains an emergency claiming innocent lives at a fast pace. Officiating at...

Table Tennis future cheers Darwin Wang

Table Tennis future cheers Darwin Wang

By Ashton Kelly Bunda. SINO Zambia Table Tennis Club Chairman Darwin Wang says table tennis one of the unique games as it provides a spring board and an opportunity for increased participation in sport, reports Ashton Kelly Bunda. Wang said that the want the initiative to be benefit the local community and boost table tennis by attracting more quality players, Speaking during the official launch of the Sino Zambia Table Tennis Club at Olympic Youth Development Center (OYDC) on Friday 11th –November 2016, Wang emphasized that the objective of the club is to foster the cordial bilateral relationship between China...

African democracy is becoming of age

African democracy is becoming of age

Gambian presidential elections Twitter Facebook LinkedIn ONYEKACHI WAMBU1 DECEMBER 20160 COMMENTS Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, said: I congratulate Adama Barrow on his victory in the Gambian presidential election on 1 December and President Yahya Jammeh for his statesmanship in respecting the will of the Gambian people and conceding defeat. I also want to praise the Gambian people for conducting the election in a calm and peaceful manner. This presents a new dawn for The Gambia and is a momentous day for democracy in Africa. It is essential that all parties work together and ensure an orderly and peaceful transition. Britain...

The Gambia: Freedom House Applauds Peaceful Elections, Urges Peaceful Transition

The Gambia: Freedom House Applauds Peaceful Elections, Urges Peaceful Transition

Washington  –  December 2, 2016 —   In response to the release of The Gambia’s December 1, 2016 election results, Freedom House issued the following statement: “Freedom House congratulates the people of The Gambia on a largely peaceful election day,” said Vukasin Petrovic, director for Central, East and West Africa programs. “Freedom House encourages all parties to accept the will of the people and positively notes President Yahya Jammeh’s intention to concede. This move signals a hopeful path for The Gambia’s future democratic prospects.” Background: On December 1, 2016, The Gambia’s incumbent President Yahya Jammeh faced opposition candidate Adama Barrow in national elections....

error: Content is protected !!