Category: Gender & health

ZAMBIA SADC PROTOCOL@WORK SUMMITS AND AWARDS 2016

ZAMBIA SADC PROTOCOL@WORK SUMMITS AND AWARDS 2016

50/50 by 2030! Empower women, End Violence DATE: 8-9 DECEMBER 2016 VENUE: MIKA HOTEL, KABULONGA, LUSAKA, ZAMBIA 1 December 2016 The Newseditor Pan Africa Radio Lusaka INVITATION TO THE ZAMBIA SADC GENDER PROTOCOL SUMMIT AND AWARDS Gender Links Zambia and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance invites you to the Zambia SADC Gender Protocol Summit and Awards under the banner “50/50 by 2030! Empower Women, End Violence” taking place from 8-9 December 2016 at Mika Hotel, Kabulonga, Lusaka, Zambia. GL will also take the opportunity to launch the 2015 GMPS findings and plan on how gender issues can be advanced...

Dora Siliya heads Austin Sichinga & Albert Muchanga African Union (AU) job hunt

Dora Siliya heads Austin Sichinga & Albert Muchanga African Union (AU) job hunt

By Judith Banda Patriotic Front (PF) Petauke Member of Parliament (MP) Dora Siliya has been tasked with campaigning for Austin Sichinga and Albert Muchanga as African Union (AU) commissioners. Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya will on behalf of the President conduct campaigns in three countries for Austin Sichinga and Albert Muchanga as commissioners of trade at the African Union (AU). The Minister has gone in advance to give support to her compatriots in the elections that are scheduled to be held in January. MINISTERIAL STATEMENT TO PARLIAMENT TO BE DELIVERED BY HON. HARRY KALABA, MP, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, ON THE...

Two female juveniles of Monze drown

Two female juveniles of Monze drown

By Judith Banda Two female juveniles of Monze drowned in a ditch full of water as they were celebrating end of school term yesterday. Southern Province Police Commissioner Bonny Kapeso confirmed the development in a statement to the media. He said the two have been identified as Mutinta Chimunya and beauty Muzele aged 11 and 12respectively. Both pupils were at Chongo basic school located on Monze-Namwala road. Bodies of the deceased are in Monze Mission Hospital mortuary awaiting burial and police do not suspect foul play.

Invest in wives, Rosaria Fundanga dares Zambian men

By Derrick Sinjela and Gilbert Bwalya Patriotic Front (PF) Chilubi Member of Parliament (MP) Rosaria Fundanga caused apprehension among male Members of Parliament when she said that most of them never move with their wives in public as they had not invested in them. Debating on the budget for the Office of the President, Ms. Fundanga sought increased Zambian empowerment to the Office of the First Lady as an office bearer carries a mammoth socio-economic burden as ‘Mother of the Nation’ during a tour of duty. Married to former Bank of Zambia (BoZ) Governor Dr. Caleb Fundanga, Ms. Fundanga appeared...

Zambians defend LAZ President Linda Kasonde

Zambians defend LAZ President Linda Kasonde

By Gilbert Bwalya Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) president Linda Kasonde has continued getting some stick over her venomous comments on State House press aide Amos Chanda. Patriotic Front (PF) Secretary General Davis Mwila said Kasonde will now be considered a political enemy of the ruling party. After signing the book of condolences of the late Revolutionist Fidel Castro, Mwila said it is sad that Kasonde has auctioned herself to the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND). But Electoral Expert Macdonald Chipenzi wonders why Mwila has labeled Kasonde an enemy of the PF. Chipenzi said Mwila is off tangent...

A look at Poverty in Zambia

A look at Poverty in Zambia

Written by Nelly Salikumbi POVERTY is a major problem in most third world countries today and Zambia is not unexceptional. However, most people are able to recognize poverty when they see it, but few are able to give a generally accepted definition. This is because it is a complex phenomenon as many people have tried to define it differently. Therefore, poverty is a condition of life so limited by mal-nutrition diseases, low life expectancy, illiteracy and squalid living conditions. In Zambia majorities of the poor live in rural areas and if special attention is given to this area poverty can...

Boniface Chembe dreams better Zambian elections

Boniface Chembe dreams better Zambian elections

By Gyft M’membe Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Dispute (SACCORD) Executive Director Boniface Chembe said his organization has a burning desire to look beyond elections by employing methods and mechanisms that will pursue to heighten the degree to which Zambians can contribute in governance. And SACCORD Board Member Humphrey Elekani said after the August 11 2016 general polls Zambia witnessed political violence which intermittently occurred in different parts hence the reason why there is need for every citizen to be engaged in building and consolidating peace. Cheembe said SACCORD has recognized the need to have proof based...

Boniface Cheembe defends Zambian opposition parties

Boniface Cheembe defends Zambian opposition parties

By Gyft M’membe Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Dispute (SACCORD) Executive Director Boniface Chembe has dispelled assertions from the opposition that he has taken a partisan stance in nodding to Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kangaja’s decree to nab armed people. Early this week Police IG Kanganja made a pronouncement that any one carrying lethal weapons in public will be arrested as a way of deterring political cadres from engaging into violence ahead of the general elections slated for 11th August, 2016. Speaking in a live telephone interview on Pan African Radio ‘Let’s Find Out’ Programme today...

AIDS still a danger, prods Ambassador Eric Shultz

AIDS still a danger, prods Ambassador Eric Shultz

By Ashton Kelly Bunda UNITED States of America (USA) Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz is worried that Zambian adolescent girls and young women are increasingly at greater risk of HIV infection,” reports Zambian Photo-Journalist Ashton Kelly Bunda. Ambassador Schultz says vulnerability to HIV infection confronts lot of people with varying community, social, economic, cultural and marital status. In speech read by United States of America (USA) Charge d’ affairs Christopher Kraft, Ambassador Schultz observed that although HIV and AIDS is not in headlines, this category of health concern remains an emergency claiming innocent lives at a fast pace. Officiating at...

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