Category: Education

Helmut Reutter discerns a profitable Zambia

Helmut Reutter discerns a profitable Zambia

By Saeedi Simon Banda and Derrick Sinjela FOURTEEN years after its birth, CHRESO University Chancellor Helmut Reutter is encouraging students and teaching staff to build a successful heritage beyond computer excellence achieved by Apple founder, Steve Jobs. On his part, Vice Chancellor, Lawrence Mwelwa is prodding students and teachers to bequeath future generations, through contributing into the Legacy Project, meant to consolidate the learning edifice, as Chreso University held a Third Open Day themed: ‘Changing the World through mind transformation’, adapted from Romans 12:2 Aside from honouring deserving faculties at the Makeni and City Campus facility, Reverend Helmut and Dr....

Edgar Chagwa Lungu courts India’s Ram Nath Kovind

Edgar Chagwa Lungu courts India’s Ram Nath Kovind

By Jessie Zimba President Edgar Chagwa Lungu held bilateral talks with Indian counterpart, Mr. Ram Nath Kovind, in Lusaka during a 10th – 12th April, 2018 State Visit to Zambia. President Kovind is on a first-ever- 3-nation tour of Equatorial Guinea, Swaziland and Zambia, initially at the invitation of Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. President Kovind, accompanied by First Lady Savita Kovind, was on a Saturday 7th to 12th April 2018, three-nation State visit Equatorial Guinea, Swaziland and Zambia. President Kovind’s visit to Equatorial Guinea and Swaziland was the first-ever Head of State of India trip, just as...

The Chinese are not here to play-Akashambatwa Mbikusita Lewanika

The Chinese are not here to play-Akashambatwa Mbikusita Lewanika

By Hjoe Moono The Importance of Education in Diplomatic Service: Did you know? That the outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Zambia is a graduate of Harvard University? Yes, Harvard University! That should tell you something – The Chinese are not here to play! Remember: The British, during the drive for colonialism sent to Africa mostly graduates from Oxford and Cambridge universities – their best brains left England to establish new territories, and indeed, they conquered the world. Just here in Zambia, prior to independence, British Diplomats – Governors of Northern Rhodesia – with their education included: 1. Sir Evelyn Hone [Last...

Three Judokas leave for Hungary

Three Judokas leave for Hungary

By Noah Silomba OYDC Communications Officer THREE judokas based at Dunavassany training Centre in Budapest, Hungary, Mathews Punza, Andrew Kaswanga and Stephen Mun’gandu left Zambia on Saturday 7th April, 2018 for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games preparations. Zambia Judo Association (ZJA) General Secretary Mabvuto N’guni, says the trio will be in Hungary up to December, 2018 when the athletes will break off for a holiday and later return in January, 2019. N’guni, says the athletes while in Hungary, will participate in a number of qualifying games. He thanked the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development (MYSCD) who through the...

The imprisonment of Nevers Sekwila Mumba for trespass at ZNBC!

The imprisonment of Nevers Sekwila Mumba for trespass at ZNBC!

By Alfred A. K. Ndhlovu THE imprisonment of opposition politician, Dr. Nevers Sekwila Mumba, sent shock waves to some of us who know him as a pastor and politician. Even the charge of trespass at ZNBC premises shocked us because we do not ordinarily and necessarily obtain formal permission to enter those premises as sources of news. A heavier charge of “Criminal Trespass” cannot hold because Dr. Mumba was not armed with any lethal weapon or device to cause havoc at ZNBC. There are, of course, some politicians who walk armed with guns, but Dr. Mumba may not be one...

How do we become Zambian citizens?

How do we become Zambian citizens?

BY Alfred A. K. Ndhlovu All the people of this country before it became known as Zambia in 1964 were identified by the tribe to which they belonged. The colonial government listed 73 tribes in the 1940s. This list was not revised in the 1950s or later in the 1960s. This meant that by 1964, it was outdated. Strangely, the list has been a reference point by some politicians of modern times who mistakenly think that Zambia still has 73 tribes. I must argue that the tribal list was not exhaustive as intermarriages gave rise to other people who could...

Visit to Zambia by Zodwa Wabantu

“I am not wearing a pant here!” BY Alfred A. K. Ndhlovu ZODWA Wabantu was reported to have said at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) in Lusaka. The Zulu South African entertainer, who I may call a music warrior, had actually been paid in advance to come to Zambia to perform shows at various venues in Lusaka and, perhaps, elsewhere in Zambia. Although I have not seen Zodwa performing, the insinuation I got was that her shows were sexually provocative to men and perhaps embarrassing to the women folks. But both sexual provocation and embarrassment are neither offensive nor...

Zambia’s ‘Immunity Clause’ must go demands GEARS

  By McDonald Chipenzi Executive Director Lusaka, 6 February, 2018   THE immunity clauses in the republican Constitution and other National Laws must be scrapped off to promote transparency and accountability in the management and administration of public, national, private and religious affairs and further promote responsible leadership in the country. For years now, the immunity clauses existing in our laws have acted as temporary vaccines against the pursuit of transparency and accountability on duty bearers in their discharge of national, private and religious affairs resulting in high incidents of corruption, abuse of public and private resources and facilities without...

MacDonald Chipenzi on Dr. Nevers Sekwila MUMBA’S ‘Political Career’ vs 90-day-detention

MacDonald Chipenzi on Dr. Nevers Sekwila MUMBA’S ‘Political Career’ vs 90-day-detention

By Derrick Sinjela ELECTORAL Expert Macdonald Chipenzi says some people are celebrating that Dr. Mumba’s incarceration has completely shuttered his political career or knocks him out of the presidential race ahead of the 2021 due to alleged criminal record. But according to Mr. Chipenzi, currently serving as Governance, Electoral, Advocacy, Research Service (GEARS Initiative Zambia) Executive Director, the noted assumption is far from being true as the amended Constitution is very categorical on who is disqualified from contesting the presidency. A close associate to Chikondi Foundation President, Bishop John H. Mambo, Chipenzi educated critics that it is only those serving...

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