Category: Gender & health

MultiChoice Talent Factory alumni bag multiple nominations at AMVCA 9 awards

Lusaka, Zambia, Thursday, April 27, 2023 – Media Release GRADUATES of entertainment-industry training and talent-development initiative the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) have made a major impact at this year’s Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, with five alumni securing nominations across three categories. Mvamizi, produced by MTF alumni Wilson Nkya and Philipo Ngonyani, and Frida, produced by Nkya and Jane Moshi, were nominated in the Best Indigenous Language: Swahili and Best Movie East Africa categories at AMVCA 9. Meanwhile, fellow alumni Orire Nwani were nominated for Best Short Film/Online Video for Love Language at the AMVCAs, and Emmanuel Mwape was nominated...

World Malaria Day commemoration Chililabombwe District, Copperbelt Province Tuesday, 25 April, 2023 Speeches by

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA MINISTRY OF HEALTH SPEECH BY THE MINISTER OF HEALTH, HON. SYLVIA TEMBO – MASEBO, MP (NOTE: World Malaria Day , Health Ministers Speech,read on her behalf by Copperbelt Minister Elisha Matambo) DURING THE OCCASION OF THE LAUNCH OF THE WORLD MALARIA DAY COMMEMORATION IN CHILILABOMBWE DISTRICT, COPPERBELT PROVINCE TUESDAY, 25 APRIL, 2023 • Chairperson of the Lamba-Lima Royal Council of Chiefs – His Royal Highness, Chief Nkambo • The Permanent Secretary, Copperbelt Province – Mr. Augustine Kasongo • The WHO Country Representative – Dr. Nathan Bakyaita • The USG Representative – Dr. Jennifer Somitore • The Representative...

Experience the thrill of Love & Death with Elizabeth Olsen and Jesse Plemons – coming exclusively to M-Net, Express from the US!

Lusaka, Zambia – Get ready for an explosive new crime series. Based on a real-life trial, Love & Death, HBO Max’s latest title, premieres on M-Net, Express from the US. The chilling seven-episode limited series will premiere on M-Net (DStv Channel 102) Express from the US with the first three episodes on Friday, 28 April at 03:00. Thereafter, the episodes will be available on DStv CatchUp, followed by the Prime-Time release of the first three episodes on Monday, 1 May at 21:00. A riveting, psychological drama from David E. Kelley (The Undoing and Big Little Lies) and directed by Lesli...

Russia to increase its petroleum product exports

  RUSSIA continues to increase its supplies of petroleum products to foreign markets despite the sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union. According to British analytical agency VORTEXA, Russian diesel exports rose by 33% in March 2023, with shipments at Black Sea ports focused on trade with Turkey and North Africa reaching the highest level since 2016. Recall that since the sale of oil and oil products is one of the most important income sources of the Russian economy and state budget, late last year the US, the G7 countries and the EU tried to hit the...

Christian Churches Monitoring Group Statement on Observation of the Thursday 20th April Councillor By-Election in Chililabombwe and Serenje District

Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) General Secretary, Reverend Emmanuel Chikoya Christian Churches Monitoring Group Statement on Observation of the Thursday 20th April Councillor By-Election in Chililabombwe and Serenje District For Immediate Release Monday 24th  April 2023 I. Introduction Article 57 (1) of the Constitution of Zambia provides for a mechanism to fill any vacancy created in the office of a Member of Parliament, Mayor, Council Chairperson and provides ninety (90) days as a period within which a by-election shall be held. In compliance with this provision, the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) set 20 April 2023 as the date...

FNB Zambia ‘Bank on Wheels’ bringing banking closer to people

FNB Zambia ‘Bank on Wheels’ bringing banking closer to people By DERRICK SINJELA FNB Zambia Head of Retail Banking Mwamba Musambo unveiled a state-of-the-art mobile banking unit offering “mobility, accessibility, and an innovative customer experience. Earlier, FNB Zambia staff held a Friday, 21st April, 2023 roadshow across Lusaka introducing the new Mobile banking unit tagged as MAX: Mobility, Accessibility & Experience designed to bring comprehensive banking services right to all Zambian doorsteps. During a brief unveiling event at East Park Mall in Lusaka, Ms. Musambo explained that an actual launch the Bank on Wheels service will happen soon. Said Musambo:...

ZNS Mining enterprise will complement Zambian Agriculture, insists Dr. Richard Silumbe

By Derrick Sinjela Leadership Movement (LM) President Dr. Richard Silumbe is prodding the United Party for National Development (UPND) leadership to help Zambia National Service (ZNS) embark on a mining expedition in Zambia to complement agriculture production. And citing huge deposits of mineral ore in Zambia, Uranium, to mention but one, Leadership Movement Secretary General (SG) Jairos Ngoma wants local investors led by the Zambia National Service to venture in the extractive industry.A concerned Mr. Ngoma wants the News Dawn Administration led by President Hakainde Hichilema, through Defence Minister Ambrose Lufuma, Mines Minister, Paul Kabuswe, Home Affairs Minister, Jack Mwiimbu...

Engage ZNS in Mining to Supplement Agriculture, prods Dr. Richard Silumbe

By Ashton Kelly Bunda Leadership Movement (LM) President Dr. Richard Silumbe has, urged the United Party for National Development (UPND) New Dawn Administration led by Hakainde Hichilema to help Zambia National Service (ZNS) embark on a mining expedition in Zambia to supplement agriculture production of which they are duty bound. Dr. Silumbe said the Zambian currency will be one of the strongest in Africa if there is a consistent flow of foreign exchange due mining activities in the economy, hence the buying power will be benefitting some local people who are striving to start business activities. Dr. Silumbe told the...

How Has 5G Impacted Zambia’s Economy So Far?

THE introduction of 5G technology in Zambia has been said to have had a significant impact on the country’s economy. 5G, the fifth generation of wireless technology, is faster and more reliable than its predecessors, making it an essential tool for businesses and individuals alike. But just how big of an impact has 5G truly had on Zambia’s economy? We always hear about how beneficial 5G is, but what are the real impacts of this so-called “revolutionary” technology? This is a fantastic question, and it is one we are going to explore in this article. Let’s jump right into it...

Developing countries overtake developed ones

    FOR the first time the BRICS countries have overtaken the G7 in terms of aggregate gross domestic product.  By the end of 2022, the GDP of the BRICS reached 31.5% of the global economy, while the share of the G7 was 30.7%. The significant growth of economic power of the BRICS can easily be called a landmark event not only in the economy, but also in world history. For several centuries, the leading industrial, financial and political centers of the world were located in the West. Europeans, and later the US, dominated development for a long period, and...

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