Category: Gender & health

More than One thousand (1,000) World Celebrities of African Descent eye Zambia

By Roving Ambassador Dr. Edgar Ngoma, State of the African Diaspora (SOAD) Mission Office, Lusaka, Zambia As a land located within the Common Market for East and Central Africa (COMESA) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), including the Great Lakes Region, Zambia has continued to be respected as a respectable global hospitality of choice for local, regional, continental and international guests. Aside from it hosting one of the seven wonders of the world – The Mighty Victoria Falls, Zambia is now expanding herself as a place of residence for People of Colour or African Descent, master minded by the...

NCD alliances awarded US$335,000 grants from CSSF on NCDs and covid -19

By Derrick Sinjela and Ashton Kelly Bunda NINETEEN 19 civil society alliances from Africa, Asia, Europe, Eastern Mediterranean and Latin America and the Caribbean, including the Zambia Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (ZANOCODA), have been awarded grants to accelerate the response to the coronavirus pandemic through the first Civil Society Solidarity Fund on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Coronavirus (covid -19),now in its second year. NCD Alliance President Anne Lise Ryel pegged the total 2021 Solidarity Funds at US$335,000 or competitively recipients of the grants got up to US$15,000. Said Anne Lise Ryel : “The covid -19 pandemic has placed many challenges on...

CHILDREN’S RIGHTS MUST BE ON TOP OF THE ELECTION AGENDA

Joining Forces Lusaka Press Statement Thursday 2nd July, 2021 By Jo Musonda Zambia Country Director Save the Children International AS the nation draws closer to the August 12th General Election, we are concerned about the lack of prioritization of children’s issues on the election agenda. The Joining Forces Alliance calls for those aspiring for political office to clearly outline the plans they have to address issues affecting the Zambian children. In line with the agenda 2040, we want to hear how those aspiring for public office at various levels will ensure that we have a nation that is fit for children....

How Zambia can combat deforestation?

By Alain Kabinda CLIMATE change is one of the greatest challenges humanity is facing, and is predicted to become the biggest single driver of biodiversity loss over the next 50-100 years, larger than loss of habitat, over-exploitation, and introduction of invasive species. According to the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA), global climate change is being defined as a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years, which may be a change in average weather conditions or the distributions of events around that average. In 1992, the international community...

MEPhI holds first graduation ceremony for students from Zambia

MEPhI holds first graduation ceremony for students from Zambia ON July 6, 15 Zambian graduates from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI) received their BA diplomas. The ceremony took place at the Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering. This is the first time a group of students from Zambia graduate from a Russian university as nuclear energy specialists. The graduates in field of nuclear power and thermophysics were: Mabvuto Banda, Richard Vlahakis, Thandiwe Zulu, Chabala Kalenga, Machona Mbahwe, Nchimunya Mwiinga, Bertha Mumba, Morris Mungwalubilo, Mwenya Nachela, Mary Ngoma, Gershom Ngosa, Astony Katongo Nkausu, Victor Simangolwa, Humphery Simwinga, Taonga Chilambo. Among...

UPND’s Batuke Imenda and Gary Nkombo protest over ECZ ballot printing witness red tape

By Pamela Mulenga and Derrick Sinjela United Party for National Development (UPND) Secretary General Batuke Imenda and Chairperson for Elections Gary Nkombo are still struggling to break through a rigorous United Arab Emirates (UAE) visa approval to witness printing of ballot papers in Dubai. In a Monday Commencement of Printing of the 2021 General Election Ballot Papers Media Statement, ECZ Corporate Affairs Manager Patricia Luhanga in confirming commencement of printing of ballot papers, said the process will end on Friday 30th July, 2021. Ms. Luhanga said the Electoral Body Commission has accredited the 19 applicants but only the PF have...

Edgar Chagwa Lungu lying, a 24-hour-economy in Zambia not attainable, insists Mark Simuuwe

Edgar Chagwa Lungu lying, a 24-hour-economy in Zambia not attainable, insists Mark Simuuwe By Pamela Mulenga and Derrick Sinjela ZAMBIAN Political Philosopher Mark Simuuwe insists that attainment of a 24-hour- economy as envisaged in the 2021-20260Patriotic Front’s manifesto is wishful thinking. During a broadcast live An Economic Analysis Broadcast Live on Saturday 26th June 2021, Mr. Simuuwe laughed at the proposal on a account that the the PF leadership led by President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and Vice President Mrs. Inonge Mutukwa-Wina have no capacity to turn Zambia into 24-hour-economy due to financial constraints, built by a US$ 12 billion debt...

I became a 6-year-old breadwinner –Charles Chanda

By Derrick Sinjela in Mansa, Luapula Province UNITED Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) presidential aspirant, Charles Chanda in the Thursday 12th August 2021 Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government election says people are born leaders owing to the fact that he became a bread winner as a six-year-old child. Now 45, Mr. Chanda nostalgically recollects that upon his father demise in 1974, the unemployed widowed mother engaged the UPPZ leader in selling vegetables and fritters, to supplement domestic income. As life became unbearable, his mother remarried a petrol attendant, who already had a wife and eight (8) children, and as is...

Development must reach all citizens, demands UPPZ President Charles Chanda     

     …it is wrong to spend all borrowed money in Lusaka By Derrick Sinjela in Kasama, Northern Province United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) President Charles Chanda says Zambian dream of a nation that in holistically united with regard to nutrition, regretting that most of the US$12 billion the country owners international lender is developing Lusaka. Mr. Chanda is aggrieved that politicians sitting comfortably in offices in Lusaka are enriching themselves handsomely at the expense of civil servants, teachers, nurses, doctors, ordinary peasant farmers, small scale entrepreneurs, law enforcement officers and the military. During a double-header interactive early morning...

Joseph Mwansa’s The Source Book Launched and Live

Greetings to you, Firstly, thank you for all the reviews I received for The Source. I am truly humbled and grateful. I want to apologize for the delay in publishing, I had some issues with getting the paperback approved by Amazon. You can get a paperback copy for yourself by visiting: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B097TN4ZRJ To get yourself a copy and donate to someone who can’t afford please visit: www.the-source.com The Community book launch update The launch we had in Zambia was really successful and the kids loved it. Check out the attached pictures. You can watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/Vjmy_qOWJq8 Thank...

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