Category: Entertainment

United States Strengthens Investment in Lobito Corridor

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...

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

  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...

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

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...

17-year-old Josephine Kampole, a Zambian 🇿🇲 lass at 2023 Children’s General Assembly in Denmark 🇩🇰 Billund the Capital of Children

*BILLUND THE CAPITAL OF CHILDREN* Here is the story of a Zambian girl who conquered the Zambezi, the Sahara, and the Mountain Kilimanjaro to find her way to the Children’s General Assembly of 2023 in Billund, Denmark. You think it’s Luck? Between September 19 and 21, 2023, participants met in the Capital of Children, Billund, Denmark to discuss, collaborate, create, and consolidate their shared perspectives and solutions to current world issues. My Name is Josephine Kampole, I’m a 17-year-old girl from Lusaka, Zambia, who is not as important as you may think this lass ‘girl’ is. I am a Child...

Frank Nchimunya Sibuuku’s Mpali dream cheers IBA’s Victoria Sombo Mupwaya

Derrick Sinjela and Simon Banda Despite his iconic exploits, Frank Nchimunya Sibuuku, credited as the brain’s nurturing Mpali, Zambia’s household Pay Television soap, this budding cinemagrapher keeps a low profile. As alluded to by a close confidante, none other than Eric Kasomo Junior, Sibuuku or Frank as peers on the set refer to him, is equally a gifted painter. Mr. Nguzu, the plantation guru is currently incarcerated and one may deduce that perhaps the Mpali crew is always filming at Chimbokaila Prison, now christened as Lusaka Central Correctional Facility (LCCF), ….alas…zero…this movie painter and team have conceived two makeshift cells...

Boutique hotel’s menus bursting with Stone Town flavour

Boutique hotel’s menus bursting with Stone Town flavour Newly opened The Neela Boutique Hotel Stone Town offers exciting new food and beverage outlets to entice the palates of visitors and locals enjoying a weekend away in Zanzibar’s ancient city STONE TOWN, 2 October 2023 – The Neela Boutique Hotel Stone Town recently opened in the heart of Zanzibar’s ancient city is already being feted as a gastronomic marvel enticing the palates of foreign travellers and African weekenders alike. In its two outlets– the Breadfruit Restaurant & Café and Views Rooftop Bar & Lounge – hotel developers Steve and Raju Shaulis...

HCAZ President Christopher Nsenje extols Multichoice partnership

HCAZ President Christopher Nsenje extols Multichoice partnership By Simon Banda and Derrick Sinjela Hotel and Catering Association of Zambia (HCAZ) HCAZ President Christopher Nsenje is delighted over a growing partnership with Multichoice Zambia Limited with a clear mandate to be a voice and an effective representative for all hospitality establishments Hospitality Training Institutions, Hotels, Motels, Guest Houses,Lodges Safari Camps, Rest House, Council Guest Houses, to name but eight plus those in the Corporate World. Making reference to Ministry of Health (MoH) Senior Executives, Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority Zambia (TEVETA), Zambia Tourism Agency (ZTA) Ministry of Tourism (MoT)...

Journalists must upgrade their qualifications to enhance their reporting – Brian Hatyoka

By Derick Sinjela Brian Hatyoka, a 12-time award winning Journalist, is one of the dedicated journalists and Public Relations (PR) specialists in Zambia. He believes that journalists must upgrade their academic qualifications so that they have a broader understanding of different subjects they report. Brian has also counselled counsel journalists to ensure their stories are well researched and multi-sourced as well as written in an objective and professional manner to inform policy changes. He is currently Lusaka Press Club vice chairperson and has more than 18 years of practicing journalism in Zambia and abroad. In 2003, Brian graduated with a...

THERE’S NO CORRUPTION CASE AGAINST AMOS CHANDA BEFORE ANY COURT —DEC

THERE’S NO CORRUPTION CASE AGAINST AMOS CHANDA BEFORE ANY COURT —DEC Lusaka, (12 October 2023) — A senior DEC investigations officer has told the Lusaka magistrates court that Amos Chanda is not facing any case of corruption or money laundering before any court in the Republic of Zambia. Boyd Munalula (48) of plot  number 2469A Kwamwena-Meanwood, Lusaka, told Lusaka Principal Resident Magistrate Irene Wishimanga that the only case the DEC had before court against Mr Chanda is that of the alleged missing court record. And Munalula, the arresting officer and prosecution witness number 10, revealed that the Director of Public Prosecutions...

Night of Laughter: The Sequel with Chingliz

Night of Laughter: The Sequel with Chingliz

Press Release Tuesday, 5 September 2023   Lusaka, Zambia – In a studio bustling with excitement, a comedic legend celebrates his tenth anniversary in comedy. Hubert Mumba, better known by his stage name, Chingliz, shares his journey from an engineering student to the beacon of laughter he has become today. He is not only one of the masterminds behind the phenomenal Night of Laughter on Zambezi Magic, he is also a pivotal figure aiming to diversify and invigorate the comedic scene across Africa. Having started off as a civil engineering student, Chingliz took an unexpected detour into comedy, blending his...

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