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Xictionary: High-quality development

Xictionary: High-quality development Source: Xinhua Editor: huaxia 2024-02-19 21:44:17 BEIJING, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has always put “high-quality development” among the top of his governance agenda, highlighting it as the first and foremost task in China’s efforts to build a modern socialist country in all respects. Xi made a significant judgment in 2017 that China’s economy had been transitioning from a phase of rapid growth to a stage of high-quality development. He noted that China had reached a critical stage in transforming its growth model and was faced with prominent problems such as rising labor costs,...

Kenya’s railway evolution over a century: A tale of awakening and development

Kenya’s railway evolution over a century: A tale of awakening and development Source: Xinhua Editor: huaxia 2024-01-29 17:30:32 To tighten control over the “British East Africa,” the British government decided to lay a rail to control the entire Nile River basin originating from Lake Victoria. With the construction of Kenya Railways, the local tribes were subjected to savage looting, killing and colonial enslavement thereafter. Produced by Xinhua Global Service■ You may like Dragon-themed cultural products drive sales surge across China Space-themed tourism takes off in Gobi Desert More from GLOBALink GLOBALink | Chinese national flag raised in Nauru after nearly...

*A ROYAL RUMBLE* The Ultimate Showdown: Ghana’s Black Queens vs Zambia’s Copper Queens*A ROYAL RUMBLE* The Ultimate Showdown: Ghana’s Black Queens vs Zambia’s Copper Queens

By Staff Writer THE stage is set for a thrilling clash as Ghana’s Black Queens host Zambia’s Copper Queens in the first leg of the third round qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. The match will take place on Friday, February 23, 2024, at 19:00 live on ZNBC Ch15 on GOtv and Ch275 on DStv. This is a crucial fixture for both teams, as they aim to secure a spot in the final round of the African qualifiers, where they will face either Nigeria or Cameroon for a chance to represent the continent at the prestigious Paris 2024 Olympic...

Southern Africa’s next generation of film & TV creators: MultiChoice Talent Factory welcomes Class of 2024

New students begin fully funded 12-month training programme By Derrick Sinjela and Simon Banda LUSAKA, 22 February 2024 – A fresh cohort of 20 passionate young filmmakers has begun an exciting year of film and television training at the MultiChoice Talent Factory Southern Africa Academy in Lusaka. The MTF Southern Africa Academy is one of three on the continent, where students spend 12 months gaining skills in screenwriting, editing, producing and directing – through study, and practical experience on TV and film productions. The fully funded curriculum includes workshops, lectures, masterclasses and assignments. MTF students learn alongside industry greats and...

Dry Spells in Zambia, to last, predicts Met Dept. ……..’crop, livestock, fish farmers be proactive’

21 Feb. Lusaka (Zambia Informer) ——-The dry spells hovering over most parts of Zambia is projected to prolong than was envisaged and crop, fish and livestock farmers in are asked to remain proactive and moot countervailing measures to plug the headwinds, rainfall experts have said. Famine Early Warning Systems (FewsNet), an Early Warning Systems Network on food insecurity monitoring country (s) specific integrated food security analysis products while alerting on emerging or likely acute food insecurity crisis sees the El Nino enveloping poor rainfall patterns in most Southern African region and cause devastation to the sub-sector. Spurred by the El...

PROFLIGHT PARTNERS WITH KAZANG FOR MOBILE TICKET PAYMENTS

PROFLIGHT PARTNERS WITH KAZANG FOR MOBILE TICKET PAYMENTS Customers can now book their flight and pay effortlessly with Kazang LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Proflight Zambia has partnered with digital payments platform Kazang to provide customers with a secure mobile payment option, further broadening the settlement choices available when booking flights with the airline. Customers can choose Kazang to make payments via the airline’s reservations and sales offices, ensuring a seamless and user-friendly booking experience. Proflight Director Flight Operations Captain Josias Walubita said: “We at Proflight are excited about the partnership with Kazang, and the growth that has been achieved through the...

ICRISAT Breakthrough: World’s First Pigeonpea Speed Breeding Protocol to Bolster Food Security in Drylands of Asia and Africa

  ICRISAT Breakthrough: World’s First Pigeonpea Speed Breeding Protocol to Bolster Food Security in Drylands of Asia and Africa Media release The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has pioneered the world’s first pigeonpea speed breeding protocol, further bolstering food security in Asia and Africa.The new convention promises to substantially cut the time required to develop new pigeonpea lines with desirable traits, effectively bringing food to dryland communities faster. Traditionally, pigeonpea breeding can take up to thirteen years. But with the new protocol’s emphasis on material breeding and control over factors like photoperiod, temperature, and humidity, the breeding...

Emirates Flight Catering fully acquires Bustanica, the world’s largest indoor vertical farm

The acquisition makes Bustanica a 100% UAE-owned agriculture venture Dubai, UAE, 20 February 2024 – Emirates Flight Catering, one of the world’s largest catering operations, has fully acquired Emirates Bustanica, formerly called Emirates Crop One, and its consumer brand Bustanica, the world’s largest indoor vertical farm. This strategic move establishes Emirates Bustanica as a fully UAE-owned company, helping sustain the country’s vision of enhancing food and water security and its agricultural capabilities. The acquisition empowers Emirates Bustanica to leverage its local expertise and the latest tech know-how to meet the growing demands of the market. Located near Al Maktoum International...

“I have an idea on how to circulate millions of newspapers, but I won’t share it till I am ready to print,” brags Times Media’s Sam Phiri

  By Simon Banda and Derrick Sinjela – Journalists Against Piracy in Zambia (JAPIZ) TIMES Media Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sam Phiri counsels Zambian artists (sculptures) and artistes (performing art) not to loosely share ideas until such products are readily available to be rolled out. Mr. Phiri says he has an idea on how to circulate millions of newspapers every day but will only share once ready to implement this thought, pointing out that for now he is keeping it close to his chest as is possible on account of fear of this intellectual property right being stolen. Phiri, an entertaining...

MultiChoice Talent Factory wins 5th CSR Award

MultiChoice Talent Factory wins 5th CSR Award

“We are excited to announce that the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF), the CSI project of MultiChoice, has won the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Responsible Business Leadership Award at the 5th CSR and Responsible Business Awards Ceremony held in Livingstone on 17th February 2024. The award is given to an organisation that has exhibited excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility and Responsible Business Leadership. The MultiChoice Talent Factory academy has been active since 2018 and is currently entering its 5th cohort. It is a comprehensive one-year, MultiChoice fully sponsored training program accredited by the University of Zambia, designed to develop the...

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