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COMMUNIQUE FOR THE MEETING OF THE TANZANIA-ZAMBIA RAILWAY AUTHORITY (TAZARA) BOARD OF DIRECTORS HELD VIRTUALLY ON 31 OCTOBER 2023


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TANZANIA-ZAMBIA RAILWAY AUTHORITY Head Office COMMUNIQUE FOR THE MEETING OF THE TANZANIA-ZAMBIA RAILWAY AUTHORITY (TAZARA) BOARD OF DIRECTORS HELD VIRTUALLY ON 31 OCTOBER 2023 On the 31st of October 2023, the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) Board of Directors convened, virtually. The Board comprised Mr. Stephen Mbewe (representing Eng. Fredrick Mwalusaka) and Prof. Godius W. Kahyarara, the Permanent Secretaries responsible for Transport in Zambia and Tanzania, sitting as Chairperson and Co-Chairperson, respectively, and Prof. Razack Lokina, Mrs. Rukia Shamte and Mrs. Irene Mwamba Lumbwe, as Board Members from both countries. The Board discussed various matters concerning TAZARA’s operations and agreed on...

“Protect inmates and adhere to human rights,” protests ActionAid Zambia’s Jovina Nawenzake


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By Derrick Sinjela and Simon Banda Dehumanising 2023 Prisons Audit Report revelations deemed alarming and a clear case of human rights violations by Zambian authorities have compelled ActionAid Zambia Interim Country Director Ms. Jovina Nawenzake to issue an alert. Noted violation of human rights happening in Zambia Correctional Service (ZCS) facilities supervised by Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security (MHAIS) Jack Mwiimbu have been classified as shocking compelling Ms. Nawenzake into challenging the United Party for National Development (UPND) Administration to swiftly intervene so as to nip traumatising inmate treatment in the bud. “According to Article 4 of the United...

ZAMBIAN CREATIVES MAKE THIS YEAR’S ‘KEEP WALKING: AFRICA TOP 30’ LIST Meet Africa’s Next-Gen Cultural Shape Shifters


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By Derrick Sinjela Zambian creatives, actress Sophia Chapeshamano and bloggers, Kalenga ‘KPlus’ Chambatu & Elson Chigerwe, are amongst the recipients in the second, annual Keep Walking: Africa Top 30 List. The enviable list was circulated on Wednesday,  1st November,  2023, comprised of a select group of next gen African creatives & visionaries, boldly pushing culture forward across music, film, media, fashion, and art, to name but five. Keep Walking: Africa Top 30 List is an innovative initiative from Johnnie Walker™ and TRACE, coming after months of rigorous searching with top talent managers and industry leaders across the continent to identify...

CONTENT PIRACY: MAKING CAREERS DISAPPEAR … MEDIA RELEASE


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CONTENT PIRACY: MAKING CAREERS DISAPPEAR … MEDIA RELEASE Content piracy is reducincsg opportunities for young creators to earn a living from their work. But the most insidious impact of entertainment content theft is how it undermines Africa’s ability to tell its own stories. As content channels have evolved to provide entertainment on a plethora of devices and platforms, content piracy has evolved along with it. Where piracy once involved banks of recording devices and cassette tapes, today, sophisticated stream-ripping technology is used to illegally redistribute content from online platforms. Producers, studios, and rights-holders find themselves in a technology arms race...

FRA COMMENCES TRADING OF SOYA BEANS ON THE ZAMACE PLATFORM


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PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRA COMMENCES TRADING OF SOYA BEANS ON THE ZAMACE PLATFORM DATE: Wednesday 25TH OCTOBER 2023 The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has commenced the selling of one hundred thousand metric tonnes (100,000 MTs) of soya beans on the Zambian Commodity Exchange (ZAMACE) platform. ZAMACE is a transparent market place for the trading of commodities, certification of storage sites, grading and valuation of stored commodities under warehouse receipts, as well as an enabler for the financial sector to finance warehouse receipts. It is an exclusively mandated entity prescribed to carry out this mandate under the Agricultural Credits...

United States Strengthens Investment in Lobito Corridor


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By Derrick Sinjela United States (U.S.) Acting Special Coordinator for the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment, Helaina Matza, traveled to Zambia October 19 and 20 to advance U.S., Zambian, and EU efforts to develop the Lobito Economic Corridor and the Zambia-Lobito greenfield railway, which connects the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia with global markets through Angola. The Lobito Corridor has the potential to generate significant economic benefits for Zambians by upgrading critical infrastructure, expanding export possibilities, boosting the regional circulation of goods, and promoting job creation and regional travel. The primary objective of Special Coordinator Matza’s visit...

NGOCC’s Grace Manyonga Sinkamba toasts Zambia’s 59th Independence Day


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…women and children, continue to bear the heavy brunt of poverty- NGOCC By Simon Banda and Derrick Sinjela Non-governmental Gender Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) Chairperson Grace Manyonga Sinkamba commemorated Zambia’s 59th year since political independence was attained from British colonisers on Saturday, 24th October 1964. Commemoorated the the theme: “Accelerating national development through equitable distribution of resources,” Ms. Manyonga- Sinkamba says the women’s movement is equally celebrating the gallant women and men that fought for Zambia’s political liberation. In a Tuesday, 24th October, 2023 Press Statement circulated NGOCC Public Relations Officer (PRO) Ms. Fridah Nkonde- Mubanga, Ms. Manyonga- Sinkamba reiterated...

Dr. Fred M’membe extols KK, Kapwepwe, Nkumbula and peers


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  By Simon Banda and Derrick Sinjela President of the Socialist Party Dr. Fred M’membe Zambia is not only time to casually celebrate freedom but prods citizens to express gratitude to those who made it possible to gain political liberty. Dr. M’membe recollected that the journey to independence was marked by sacrifices and incomparable determination. Acknowledging forefathers led by former First Republican President, the late Dr. Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda, former Republican Vce President, the late Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe and founder of the African National Congress (ANC), the late Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula, Dr. M’membe says the responsibility to honour those...

Zambia’s 59th Uhuru time to reflect, prods TI-Z ‘s Maurice Kalaluka Nyambe


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By Simon Banda and Derrick Sinjela Transparency International Zambia (TI-Z) Executive Director Maurice Kalaluka Nyambe tags Zambia’s 59th Independence anniversary as not just a commemoration of the historical struggle for self-determination, but a vivid reminder of our continued commitment as a country to achieving true democracy and good governance, premised on a relentless fight against corruption. In a Tuesday, 24th October, 2023 circulated by TI-Z Communications Officer, Ms. Zanji Valerie Sinkala, Mr. Nyambe says the 2023 Independence Day is yet another opportunity to reflect on the progress we have made in different aspects over the last 59 years, and to...

Ukama Ustawi Scaling Fund Launch – Advancing Climate Resilience and Innovation in East and Southern Africa


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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Distribution   Ukama Ustawi Scaling Fund Launch – Advancing Climate Resilience and Innovation in East and Southern Africa   Nairobi, Kenya, 23 October 2023 — The CGIAR Initiative on Diversification in East and Southern Africa, also known as Ukama Ustawi is thrilled to announce the Launch of the Ukama Ustawi Scaling Fund – an event to which members of the press are invited to attend in person and/or virtually on 25 October 2023 from 12:00 to 13:00 ‎(UTC+3)‎ at the ILRI Campus in Nairobi, Kenya. The Scaling Fund, coordinated by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), focuses on supporting innovation scaling to...

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