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David ‘Sniper’ Mwale Wins ABU Vacant Bantamweight Belt

By Ashton Kelly Bunda The suspense is over, the long awaited fight as to who finally occupies the African Boxing Union (ABU) vacant bantamweight belt came in to being on Saturday, 16th December 2023 when Zambian pugilist David ‘Sniper’ Mwale defeat Innocent ‘Tycoon Matengu of South Africa through an unanimous point decision following a 12 rounds boxing match at Lusaka’s New Government Complex. The Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotion organized tournament saw Mwale crowned as new ABU bantamweight champion despite being slightly shorter than his opponent, unleashed a spectacular flurry of punches in the 5th Round aiming for a straight knock...

Kelvin Chisanga on IMF extended credit with its implications to Zambia, as it shows a mark of economic progress!

Kelvin Chisanga Following a number of media calls received today from various media houses as I also physically made an appearance this morning on the Diamond TV Zambia to make pertinent comments about this approved facility. First and foremost in my own personal view with a scope of a general consensus, Zambia has been faced with a number of headwinds, very challenging situation to say of the list especially this year owing to the fact that there has been a number of sizeable challenging factors emanating from global market patterns, regional conflict contrasting with strong regional demand of agriculture outputs...

First National Bank (FNB) Zambia Limited appoint Kapumpe Chola as first female CEO

By Derrick Sinjela First National Bank (FNB) Zambia Limited Board Chairperson Richard Mazombwe announced the appointment of Ms. Kapumpe Chola as the Bank’s new first female Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective Monday, 1st February 2024, taking over from Mr. Bydon Longwe who has been leading the Bank since July 2020. While, Mr. Longwe is taking on a new role at FirstRand Group in South Africa, Ms. Kapumpe Chola with over 26 years of banking experience both within and outside the Zambian market has been serving as Country Director – Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) in Botswana, following her role as Head...

E-SAFF CALLS FOR NON-STATE ACTORS INCREASED COLLABORATION TO BOOST AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION

By HAPPY MULOLANI  Zambia has achieved remarkable strides in the agriculture sector from 6.9 percent in 2019 to 7.9 percent in 2020-2021. A Consultant on Regional Integration from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Shadreck Saili, cited the operationalisation of the Southern Africa Development Community’s Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) which is in tandem with the Eighth National Development (8NDP), as a unique model which has contributed to attaining some of the achievements as indicated in the third quarter report in 2023. Speaking during a stakeholders meetings on Enhancing the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Regional National Linkages (SRNL) strengthening...

Zambia’s ‘Kachasu’ illicit alcohol brew time-bomb worries CPCR’s Prof. Fastone Matthew Goma

…as Gary Chilala Nkombo backs an alcohol-free Zambia By Derrick Sinjela and Simon Banda A Study on the Public Health Impact of the consumption of illicit alcohol in Zambia by the Centre for Primary Care Research (CPCR) laments that seventy-one percent (71%) of all alcohol consumed is illicit. Nostalgic, CPCR Director Professor Fastone Matthew Goma recollected that a nagging alcoholism had in the past compelled former First Republican President, the late Dr. Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda to contemplate resigning as Head of State. In a story published by the New York Times on Saturday 3rd June, 1974, President Kaunda threatened...

CPCR’s Dr. Cosmas Zyambo unveils a ‘PIONEERING Study’ on the Public Health impacts of the Harmful Consumption of illicit Alcohol in Zambia

…’Low-cost, high-ABV illicit spirits pose the highest risks to the health and safety of Zambian society’. By Derrick Sinjela On Wednesday, 29th November, 2023, the Centre for Primary Care Research (CPCR) released the results of the first study on the public health impact of the consumption of illicit alcohol in Zambia at a special event held on the sidelines of the Conference for Public Health in Africa (CPHIA). Representing CPCR, Dr. Cosmas Zyambo, a senior lecturer at the School of Public Health and presenting said the groundbreaking study provides appropriate data that has long been missing from policy and programmatic...

Illicit Alcohol_Fact Sheet FINAL_28.11.23 Print (1)-1 Zambia

  Illicit   ……   Zambia’s ‘Kachasu’ illicit alcohol brew time-bomb worries CPCR’s Prof. Fastone Matthew Goma …as Gary Chilala Nkombo backs an alcohol-free Zambia By Derrick Sinjela and Simon Banda A Study on the Public Health Impact of the consumption of illicit alcohol in Zambia by the Centre for Primary Care Research (CPCR) laments that seventy-one percent (71%) of all alcohol consumed is illicit. Nostalgic, CPCR Director Professor Fastone Matthew Goma recollected that a nagging alcoholism had in the past compelled former First Republican President, the late Dr. Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda to contemplate resigning as Head of State....

Remembrance Day Palestine protest: Explosives hurled at police with 126 arrested

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Zambian MPs Fine-Tune Focus on Community Health

By MoH Media Team DEFENSE Minister AMBROSE LIFUMA says social accountability plays a pivotal role in strengthening community health. Speaking at a Saturday 11th November 2023 Orientation Meeting for Parliamentarians on Community Health, in Chongwe District of Lusaka Province, Mr LIFUMA who is the Coalition for African Parliamentarians (CAHPA) Chairperson challenged Members of Parliament that their role went beyond representing constituencies. “It entails being accountable for effective delivery of health services. By actively engaging with our constituents, listening to their concerns, and ensuring transparency in our action. We can build trust and foster a sense of ownership in our communities,”...

SPEECH DELIVERED BY MS. TILAMAZUWA PHIRI, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, AFRICAN RIVERS DURING THE YOUTH CLIMATE ADAPTATION LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM AGENDA ORGANISED BY GAYO IN LUSAKA Friday 10th November, 2023

SPEECH DELIVERED BY MS. TILAMAZUWA PHIRI, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, AFRICAN RIVERS DURING THE YOUTH CLIMATE ADAPTATION LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM AGENDA ORGANISED BY GAYO IN LUSAKA Friday 10th November, 2023 Let me recognise the presence of the Guest of Honour, His Excellency, Mr. Ashuk Kumar, Management of GAYO, Friends from the Media, and May I simply say Ladies and Gentlemen, Today is a special day for us at African Rivers because we join fellow warriors, the youth, in the fight against climate change and securing a better shared future for our generation. The fight against climate change and its associated negative externalities...

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