Category: Sustainable Development

Zambia’s New Music Wiz-Kid Phillimon TypicalPmc dreaming big 2016

Zambia’s New Music Wiz-Kid Phillimon TypicalPmc dreaming big 2016

By Derrick Sinjela and Maxwell Simbuwa Phillimon TypicalPmc dreaming big By Derrick Sinjela and Maxwell Simbuwa Zambia is currently flooded with budding artists and entertainers, with Philimon Chisanga Mwansa aka Typical PMC being the latest kid on the block, whose compositions is gaining numerous coverage on radio and television. Given the psychological connotation attached to the abbreviation PMC; associated with late guitarist Peter Mpundu Chishala, Philemon Chisanga Mwansa is bound to grow into a national fame. Aside from being a budding musician, the 19-year-old Philimon Chisanga Mwansa is equally involved with television as a presenter on Prime Television’s ZED music...

Meet Maccloud Banda aka Son of Mary (Marksom)

Meet Maccloud Banda aka Son of Mary (Marksom)

By Entertainment and Sports Photo-Journalist Ashton Kelly Bunda Zambia is increasingly supporting local music, which is taking root following a passion to accompany compositions with inspirational videos. Before this dawn of videos one can equally attribute Zambian interest in local music to a policy initiated by former First Republican President, Dr. Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda’s United National Independence Party (UNIP) Government (Saturday October 24th 1964-October 31st 1991) which encouraged Zambia Broadcasting Services (ZBS) now renamed Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) to reserve 90 (ninety) per cent airtime or airplay to local songs. This inspiration saw the growth of legendary groups...

ZAMBIAN CITIZEN CALLS FOR KK TO BE AWARDED A NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

ZAMBIAN CITIZEN CALLS FOR KK TO BE AWARDED A NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

“Honour Kaunda while he is still alive” Lusaka-Wednesday 23rd November 2016 A Zambian national has called for the Nobel Committee to award Zambian founding father with the Nobel Peace Prize. Derrick Sinjela, a journalist and community activist has called on Zambians and people from the region to petition the Nobel Committee to honour Dr. Kenneth Kaunda for his immeasurable contributions to mankind and his support to efforts that brought freedom, independence, peace, and unity in Africa and Southern Africa in particular. Zambia hosted liberation struggle movements from the region and paid a huge price in loss of lives, damage to...

Zambian delegation arrives in Berlin for Intergovernmental negotiations on Development Cooperation

Zambian delegation arrives in Berlin for Intergovernmental negotiations on Development Cooperation

By Yvonne P. Shibemba, First Secretary Press and Public Relations Embassy of the Republic of Zambia, GERMANY Germany, Monday December 5, 2016 – A Zambian delegation headed by the Ministry of Finance Secretary to the Treasury, Mr. Fredson Yamba has arrived in Berlin, Germany for a week-long Intergovernmental Negotiations on Development Cooperation between the Government of Republic of Zambia and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. Mr. Yamba and his delegation arrived at Tegel International Airport in Berlin this morning and were met by officials from Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Also present to receive the...

EXCITEMENT MOUNTS AS COKE TROLLEY DASH ENTERS ITS WEEK SIX

EXCITEMENT MOUNTS AS COKE TROLLEY DASH ENTERS ITS WEEK SIX

Northern Province will be the latest to witness lucky winners go on their sprees  LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – The Coca-Cola 60-second trolley dash competition which has hit Lusaka, Central, Copperbelt and Southern Provinces by storm in the past weeks is heading for Northern Province this week. The 113 lucky winners from the draws so far have beat the economic hard times and filled their shopping trolleys with free goods to the total value of more than K259,000 The winners went home with cooking oil, sugar, babies’ diapers, dinner sets, toys, tool boxes, cooler boxes, pots, washing powder, mealie meal, rice and relish,...

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...

NGOCC CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON LAZ PRESIDENT LINDA KASONDE

NGOCC CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON LAZ PRESIDENT LINDA KASONDE

By Madube Pasi Siyauya, NGOCC Head Communication & Advocacy THE Non-governmental Organizations’ Coordination Council (NGOCC) joins the OASIS Forum in condemning attacks against Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) President Linda Kasonde. Having been duly elected LAZ president by the General Assembly in April 2016, Ms. Kasonde carries the mandate to speak on behalf of LAZ and any attacks directed to her as an individual are only meant to intimidate and discourage her from discharging her duties. As a women’s movement we stand in solidarity with Ms. Kasonde and conclude that the personal attacks against her are being perpetuated in order to...

ITAWA SPRINGS: AN OASIS WORTH SAVING

ITAWA SPRINGS: AN OASIS WORTH SAVING

Zambian Breweries joins with others to protect threatened resource NDOLA, ZAMBIA – Located in the city of Ndola, the Itawa Springs is an important tributary to the Kafubu River, which accounts for between 50 and 60 percent of the water supply for both domestic and industrial use for the cities of Ndola, Luanshya and Masaiti. Despite its huge importance, this precious source of water has been under significant threat due to land degradation and pollution caused by brick-making and unregulated effluent discharge. A large number of homes, many small-scale farmers and brick-makers depend on the Itawa Springs to meet their...

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