Category: Business

St. Petersburg became the center of the free world for four days

St. Petersburg became the center of the free world for four days June 14-17, Russia’s second capital was the site of a major international economic forum. The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), which dates back to 1997, over the past two decades has become a major discussion platform and a venue for the conclusion of major contracts between Russians and those countries and companies that Moscow considers its allies and partners. Since Vladimir Putin came to power, who has made enormous efforts to revive the Russian economy and return his country to superpower status, after a decade of post-Soviet...

Zambian viewers deserve better, Kennedy Kalunga prods ZNBC team

  DERRICK SINJELA and Muleya Idaho Chongo MINISTRY of Information and Media (MIM) Permanent Secretary (PS) Kennedy Kalunga says Zambia is on a transformative journey seeking to elevate quality of television programmes and content done by Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC). Opening a week-long training workshop for programmes, engineering, marketing, and sales directorate at Mass Media Complex, on Alick NKHATA Road, Mr. Kalunga reiterated Government desire to birth a professional public broadcaster. Flanked by ZNBC Board Chairperson, Jack Kalala, Director General, Berry Lwando, Multichoice Zambia Managing Director, Ms. Leah Kooma and Multichoice Zambia Talent Factory Director Christopher Puta, Kalunga appreciated...

ZAMBIA FINALLY REJOINS THE LEAGUE OF BIG BOYS

By Nchimunya Ng’andu Bobby  – Your Girl Friend’s Favourite Journalist QUALIFYING to the Africa Cup of Nations had become a birthright for Zambia. But in the last eight years, the story became different as Zambia failed to make appearances at three consecutive AFCON tournaments. As the saying goes “success has many fathers, failure is an orphan” so was the case with the Chipolopolo Boys during the last three failed attempts to book a spot at an AFCON tournament. The heat would always go to the man at the helm of Zambian football Andrew Kamanga whose administration was yet to see...

MultiChoice Launches South Africa’s Epic Series “SHAKA iLEMBE” Lusaka, Zambia – The wait is over! MultiChoice has launched the much anticipated prime-time drama series SHAKA iLEMBE

By DERRICK SINJELA and THERESA BWALYA KALENGA THE 12-part series tells the story of the famous Zulu King and the events that shaped his remarkable life. Speaking at an intimate premiere in Lusaka, Leah Kooma, Managing Director at MultiChoice Zambia said: “We understand the importance of showcasing the diverse narratives that make Africa so unique. We are committed to bringing you exceptional content that uplifts, educates, and entertains. With shows like “Shaka ilembe,” we aim to provide a platform for our homegrown talent, enabling them to share their stories with the world.” “By joining the DStv and GOtv family, you...

Tourism Minister Rodney Malindi Sikumba   upbeat with $100 million boost from World Bank

By DERRICK SINJELA Minister of Tourism Rodney Malindi Sikumba has appreciated the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors for approving a US$100 million credit line designed to strengthen Zambia’s nature-based economy and increase economic opportunities in emerging tourism destinations in the Liuwa Plains National Park, Source of the Zambezi, and Kasaba Bay. In a Tuesday, 13th June, 2023 Press Statement, Mr. Sikumba expressed gratitude to the World Bank on the milestone attainment with the Zambian team after successful negotiations. “I wish to show my appreciation to the Project Preparation Team (PPT) for burning midnight oil to ensure stringent and robust...

Auditor General Office’s Leadership Vacuum worries CLRI’s Paul Mundia Hakoola

By DERRICK SINJELA Adding a civic voice on alleged missing funds at Anti-Corruption Commission, Continental Leadership Research Institute (CLRI) Executive Director Paul Mundia Hakoola holds a view that institutions of governance and law enforcement must work in harmony and in one accord to achieve maximum results in law enforcement. However, recent happenings were the Auditor General Office (AGO) letting a cat out of a hat that proceeds forfeited in the Faith Musonda case, anger Mr. Hakoola as such insinuations undermine gains in public confidence in the fight against corruption. A perturbed Hakoola laments in a Press Statement that if the...

China, DRC upgrade ties to comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership

Xinuha, May 27, 2023   The presidents of China and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced on Friday the elevation of the bilateral relationship from a strategic partnership of win-win cooperation to a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. China and the DRC are strategic partners with a profound traditional friendship forged in the course of fighting for national liberation and opposing colonial aggression, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in his talks with visiting DRC President Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo in Beijing. Bilateral cooperation in various fields has yielded fruitful results in recent years, and China has been the DRC’s largest...

Health Practitioner & Health Facility Fee reduction coming –Sylvia Tembo-Masebo

By Derrick Sinjela Health Minister Sylvia Tembo-Masebo says the Government’s desire is to prioritise job creation through targeted intervention and activities that promote talents and creativity is on course just as is a vow to reduce health practitioner and facility fees. In a speech read by Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary In-charge of Technical Services Dr. George Sinyangwe a Tuesday, 15th May, 2023 launch of the HPCZ 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, Ms. Tembo-Masebo’s word that Government is working on instruments to reduce the fees payable by health practitioners, health facilities and training institutions won an immediate applause by the audience witnessed...

Miriam Wells outlines 4 lessons from 4 years as an Impact Editor – and why your newsroom needs one

2023-06-07. “Information is power; let’s really harness that power” – The Bureau’s Miriam Wells goes beyond the metrics to measure the social value of journalism – with resounding impact. By Lucinda Jordaan lucinda.jordaan@wan-ifra.org | June 7, 2023 Impact Editor may be a relatively new title, but there’s overwhelming evidence to support the critical role it plays in advancing journalism in particular, and publishing in general. “I believe it will ultimately be fundamental to growing audience and revenue in two ways: first, because we are bringing – and showing we are bringing – real value to people’s lives and, second, because...

Douglas Munsaka Siakalima appoints Higher Education Authority Board

By Francis Maingaila Mwiinga Minister of Education (MoE) Douglas Munsaka Siakalima unveiled and inaugurated the new Board of Directors for the Siakalima appoints Higher Education Authority Board (HEA) calling for the correction of all anomalies that existed during the absence of the board. And speaking earlier, MoE Permanent Secretary PS for Administration (PS-Admin) Ms. Noriana Muneku expressed a sigh of relief now that the board headed by Professor Levy Siaminwe is inaugurated, after a six (6) year lull, when all matters had to be resolved by MoE technocrats. The full Higher Education Authority Board is: “Chairperson Levy Siaminwe,  Vice Chairperson...

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