Category: Gender & health

Road traffic accidents worry Brian Mushimba

Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba says it is a well-known fact that Zambia today and has claimed the lives of family members and bread winners, reports Ashton Kelly Bunda. Mr. Mushimba said that Government is cognizant of the fact people are losing lives due to deteriorating road usher behavior and that recent road accident statistics reveal that over 87 percent of the road traffic accident in Zambia are attributed to human error related factors, he was speaking during the launch of the road safety week that took place at Government complex in Lusaka under the theme: “Pledge Road Saftey:...

Sindiso Ngwenya praises Achim Burkart

Sindiso Ngwenya praises Achim Burkart

By Jackline Mwitwa and Thelma Musonda Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya has congratulated Achim Burkart on his appointment as Germany’s Special Representative to COMESA. Speaking at COMESA Secretariat on Wednesday 16th December 2016 folowing presentation of a Letter of Credence by His Excellency Achim Burkat, Dr. Ngwenya commended the Republic of Germany for being a reliable development partner through its leader Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel. “It is a privilege for COMESA to partner with Germany as the Federal Republic of Germany is the largest economy in the European Union (EU) and the fourth...

Hakainde Hichilema talks time

Hakainde Hichilema talks time

By Derrick Sinjela UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) is talking tough and seeking immediate dissolution of the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) currently led by Justice Essau Chulu and Elections Director, Priscilla Isaacs. Flanked by former Vice-President Dr. Guy Scott, Vice-President for Administration Geoffrey Bwalya, Secretary General (SG) Steven Katuka and Spokesperson Charles Kakoma, Hichilema restated a position seeking dissolution of the ECZ. Speaking at a Grand Hotel Media Briefing in Lusaka, Hichilema expressed reservations on the performance of the electoral body, currently embroiled in lost credibility. “Citizens are suffering on account of the ECZ imposing the Patriotic Front...

Crowding the private sector into Africa’s climate action

Crowding the private sector into Africa’s climate action

By Chinedu Moghalu, Head, Corporate Communications, Nigerian Export-Import Bank. It is in the enlightened self-interest of African private sector to begin to mobilise investment capital for Africa’s climate action LAGOS, Nigeria, December 12, 2016/ — The global community for climate action was spooked by the November 8 election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. The US President-elect had earned the sobriquet of “climate denier,” for his claim that climate change is a hoax. However, there is cautious optimism that his presidency will not overturn the global agenda on climate change. Hopefully, his views on climate...

“Dreams without goals are just dreams, ” prods Emmanuel Ramiro

“Dreams without goals are just dreams, ” prods Emmanuel Ramiro

Born in the 12th of October 1993, Emmanuel Ramiro is qualified marketing professional  under the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Developed his radio skills as early as he was in his last grade of secondary school with the dream of reaching out to Africa and empower people in making AFRICA a better place to leave. Join Ramiro on is other most passionate Job apart from marketing as DJ RAMSEY on Pan African Radio 105.1FM ….where “All People, are Proud and Free” with “Wake up Africa” early morning show and heart beat radio. “Dreams without goals are just dreams.” Emmanuel Ramiro brags.

Eastern&Southern African Trade&Development Bank (PTA Bank)& The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) sign Financing& Investment Project MoU

Eastern&Southern African Trade&Development Bank (PTA Bank)& The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) sign Financing& Investment Project MoU

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank) sign a MoU to facilitate financing and investment project The MoU envisages bilateral cooperation between ICD and PTA Bank in order to promote and facilitate the execution of their respective mandates through financing and investments in their common member countries JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, December 12, 2016/ — A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between, the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-PS.org), the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank...

UPP TO SEEK TRIBUNAL ON TWO MINISTERS  OVER  US$34.5 MILLION MAIZE SCANDAL

UPP TO SEEK TRIBUNAL ON TWO MINISTERS OVER US$34.5 MILLION MAIZE SCANDAL

By Saviour Chishimba By the end of this week, the seven day ultimatum that UPP gave the MMD-run PF Government to regularise the scandalous maize deal will expire. We wish to update the nation that we are a step ahead of all the corrupt officials who are using the name of government to plunder public resources. If President Edgar Lungu does not act on this matter, UPP will take the following actions next week: 1. Petition the Chief Justice to set up a tribunal to investigate the Minister of Commerce and Trade and her Agriculture counterpart for failing to provide...

Dr. Canisius Banda ON THE SOURCE [The Repeating Case of Meaning and Purpose]

Dr. Canisius Banda ON THE SOURCE [The Repeating Case of Meaning and Purpose]

Pilgrim, here I am again. You needed me and, with your unceasing prompting, I return. …I have not posted anything in a long while. And many of you, my dear and beloved friends, have noticed and have been aggrieved. Pilgrim, as if badly wanting nourishment, you have been victims of an emptiness, an intangible longing has been your affliction. I pray that my reemergence will constitute your healing, restoration. You felt spititually abandoned, effeminate. You see, Pilgrim, abandonment isn’t possible. You will never be alone. It isn’t just possible. Post something, doctor, you implored me. I know that you love...

Marriott International debuts First Hotel in West Africa with Sheraton Grand Conakry

Marriott International debuts First Hotel in West Africa with Sheraton Grand Conakry

Sheraton Grand Conakry Joins Brand’s Premier Tier of Best-in-Class Hotels Around the World BETHESDA, United States of America, December 12, 2016/ — Sheraton Hotels & Resorts (www.StarwoodHotels.com/sheraton), part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) (www.Marriott.com), today announced the debut of Sheraton Grand in Africa with opening of Sheraton Grand Conakry (www.SheratonGrandConakry.com), welcoming it to the brand’s premier tier of hotels recognized for their exciting destinations, distinguished designs, and excellence in service and guest experiences. The newly built hotel marks Marriott International’s entry into Guinea, West Africa and joins a portfolio of more than 35 Sheraton Grand properties worldwide, with destinations spanning...

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...

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