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East Africa’s Largest Solar Plant Starts Operations

East Africa’s Largest Solar Plant Starts Operations

Made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels, the new 10 megawatt facility is the country’s first grid-connected solar plant and will generate clean, low-carbon, sustainable electricity to 40,000 homes, schools and businesses in the area SOROTI, Uganda, December 12, 2016/ — Honorable D’Ujanga Simon, Minister of State for Energy, together with representatives of Access Power (www.Access-Power.com), EREN RE (www.EREN-Groupe.com) and donors celebrated today the inauguration of the solar power plant in Soroti. Made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels, the new 10 megawatt facility is the country’s first grid-connected solar plant and will generate clean, low-carbon, sustainable electricity to 40,000 homes, schools...

The Last 100 Days: From Old Wounds to New Ties Edition

The Last 100 Days: From Old Wounds to New Ties Edition

By Olivier KnoxDecember 12, 2016 Ever since the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, presidents have been judged on the successes they notch during their first 100 days. Now, as Barack Obama prepares to end his historic turn on the political stage, Yahoo News is running The Last 100 Days, a look at what Obama achieved during his consequential presidency, how he navigates the struggles of his last months in office and what lies ahead for him after eight years filled with firsts. We will also look at how the country bids farewell to its first African-American president. It’s not a...

Zambia celebrates Bishop Leonard Jameson Mwenda’s Christian Walk (10-05-1939-06-12-2016)

Zambia celebrates Bishop Leonard Jameson Mwenda’s Christian Walk (10-05-1939-06-12-2016)

By Derrick Sinjela The Zambia Anglican Council (ZAC)  bade farewell to former Anglican Diocese of Lusaka Bishop, the late Right Reverend Leonard Jameson Mwenda on Saturday 10th December 2016. Born on 10th May 1939 in Malawi, the late Mwenda, a serving member of the Law Association Zambia (LAZ) died of cardiac Arrest at Lusaka’s Coptic Hospital last Tuesday 6th December 2016 . In a sermon during requiem mass at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, Archbishop of the Church of the Province of Central Africa, The Most Reverend Albert Chama eulogized the late Mwenda as humble Christian...

ZAMBIA SOLIDARITY INITIATIVE SYMPOSIUM ON ZIMBABWE CRISIS

ZAMBIA SOLIDARITY INITIATIVE SYMPOSIUM ON ZIMBABWE CRISIS

By  Gershom Kabaso Jr., National Coordinator ZAMSOF – Secretariat “Demand For socio-economic and political transformation” Held On November 25, 2016 at NGOCC, Lusaka. Contact Details: National Coordinator, Zambia Social Forum –ZAMSOF Plot No, 4225, Chilenje, Along Chilumbulu Road (Premises Zambia Library For Visually Impaired) Email: gersheek@gmai..com Cell: +260977467286 / +260 950 72 11 22 SUMMARY REPORT ————————- 1.0 INTRODUCTION Zambia Social Forum ZAMSOF organized Zimbabwe Solidarity Initiative Symposium on Zimbabwe’s crisis on socio-economic and political transformation under the banner of the Zimbabwe Solidarity Forum ZSF. The symposium was held on Friday November 25, 2016 at NGOCC’s Conference Room. Over 49 comrades...

ZAMBIAN BREWERIES CUTS BEER PRICES

ZAMBIAN BREWERIES CUTS BEER PRICES

 Zambian Breweries makes reductions for festive season  Lusaka, Zambia – Zambian Breweries has reduced the recommended retail price of its clear beer in the run-up to the festive season. The company has announced promotional savings on the recommended retail price of its products of between 50 ngwee and K2 in recognition of the current tough economic climate for consumers. Castle, Mosi, Carling Black Label 750ml packs will now cost K10 instead of the previous price of K12; the Eagle Lager 750ml pack will be sold for K6, reduced from the previous price of K8, while the Eagle Lager 375ml size will...

Meet Zambia’s Maxwell Simbuwa-13-year-old Child Rights Activist

Meet Zambia’s Maxwell Simbuwa-13-year-old Child Rights Activist

By Derrick Sinjela Zambian Developmental Media Alliance (ZADEMA) Executive Member and Child Rights Activist MAXWELL Simbuwa is a dedicated budding Child Activist. Initially, Simbuwa belonged to the Zambian Children and Young People (ZCYPD), a committed Media Network for Child Rights and Development (MNCRD) member and Child Journalist in the Children’s News Network (CNN). Aside from his active participation in the ZCYPD, Simbuwa, a grandchild to venerated broadcaster, the late Charles Mando, and continues campaigning for Child Rights beyond the Zambian geographical landscape. As an activist, Simbuwa has through the Media Network for Child Rights and Development and Children’s News Network...

Joint Communique on the occasion of the State Visit of His Excellency President Edgar Lungu

Joint Communique on the occasion of the State Visit of His Excellency President Edgar Lungu

1. At the invitation of His Excellency Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Edgar Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, paid a State Visit to South Africa from 8 to 9 December 2016. 2. Both Heads of State were accompanied by delegations of Ministers and Senior Government Officials. The Meeting was preceded by the inauguration of the Joint Commission for Cooperation which took place in Pretoria on 7 December 2016. 3. During the official talks, both Heads of State reviewed a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues. 4. They expressed satisfaction at...

Penplusbytes’ Social Media Tracking Team Contributes To Peaceful Elections 2016

Penplusbytes’ Social Media Tracking Team Contributes To Peaceful Elections 2016

By Precious Ankomah,  Programme Manager, New Media Innovations, Penplusbytes www.penplusbytes.org Penplusbytes’ Social Media Tracking Centre has successfully contributed to Ghana’s Elections 2016, over 72 hours when the centre was open on Monday December 5 till Thursday December 8, the centre generated over 1,500 incidents which were transmitted to the National Elections Security Task Force and the Electoral Commission of Ghana for prompt action. The over 40-member team worked day and night processing over 250,000 reports from Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp generated by Aggie, the tool at the centre of Social Media Tracking Centre based on relevant key words and sources....

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