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India Jayalalitha: Thousands mourn colourful politician

India Jayalalitha: Thousands mourn colourful politician

By BBC News India Thousands of mourners are flocking to pay their respects to J Jayalalitha, one of India’s most influential and colourful politicians. The 68-year-old chief minister of Tamil Nadu state suffered a heart attack on Sunday night and died at 23:30 local time (18:00 GMT) on Monday, Chennai’s Apollo Hospital says. Her body, draped in the Indian flag, is on display at a large public hall. Extra police have been deployed in the southern state amid fears of unrest. The extreme devotion she inspires among her supporters, many of whom refer to her as “Amma” (mother) have led...

Zambian delegation arrives in Berlin for Intergovernmental negotiations on Development Cooperation

Zambian delegation arrives in Berlin for Intergovernmental negotiations on Development Cooperation

By Yvonne P. Shibemba, First Secretary Press and Public Relations Embassy of the Republic of Zambia, GERMANY Germany, Monday December 5, 2016 – A Zambian delegation headed by the Ministry of Finance Secretary to the Treasury, Mr. Fredson Yamba has arrived in Berlin, Germany for a week-long Intergovernmental Negotiations on Development Cooperation between the Government of Republic of Zambia and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. Mr. Yamba and his delegation arrived at Tegel International Airport in Berlin this morning and were met by officials from Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Also present to receive the...

EXCITEMENT MOUNTS AS COKE TROLLEY DASH ENTERS ITS WEEK SIX

EXCITEMENT MOUNTS AS COKE TROLLEY DASH ENTERS ITS WEEK SIX

Northern Province will be the latest to witness lucky winners go on their sprees  LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – The Coca-Cola 60-second trolley dash competition which has hit Lusaka, Central, Copperbelt and Southern Provinces by storm in the past weeks is heading for Northern Province this week. The 113 lucky winners from the draws so far have beat the economic hard times and filled their shopping trolleys with free goods to the total value of more than K259,000 The winners went home with cooking oil, sugar, babies’ diapers, dinner sets, toys, tool boxes, cooler boxes, pots, washing powder, mealie meal, rice and relish,...

FINANCE MINISTER PRAISES NEW ZAMBIAN BREWERIES CASSAVA PROCESS

FINANCE MINISTER PRAISES NEW ZAMBIAN BREWERIES CASSAVA PROCESS

System boosts cassava use in affordable Eagle Lager NDOLA, ZAMBIA – Finance Minister Felix Mutati toured the Zambian Breweries processing plant in Ndola on Saturday (December 3) to inspect a new high-tech process that increases the amount of cassava in the company’s affordable Eagle Lager. Zambian Breweries is supporting the growing of cassava by small scale farmers in Mansa District of Luapula Province. Cassava is used in the production of Eagle lager. The introduction of the new technology will boost incomes for small-scale farmers. as well as improve the efficiency of production of the beer brand. “This is a confluence...

NGOCC CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON LAZ PRESIDENT LINDA KASONDE

NGOCC CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON LAZ PRESIDENT LINDA KASONDE

By Madube Pasi Siyauya, NGOCC Head Communication & Advocacy THE Non-governmental Organizations’ Coordination Council (NGOCC) joins the OASIS Forum in condemning attacks against Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) President Linda Kasonde. Having been duly elected LAZ president by the General Assembly in April 2016, Ms. Kasonde carries the mandate to speak on behalf of LAZ and any attacks directed to her as an individual are only meant to intimidate and discourage her from discharging her duties. As a women’s movement we stand in solidarity with Ms. Kasonde and conclude that the personal attacks against her are being perpetuated in order to...

ITAWA SPRINGS: AN OASIS WORTH SAVING

ITAWA SPRINGS: AN OASIS WORTH SAVING

Zambian Breweries joins with others to protect threatened resource NDOLA, ZAMBIA – Located in the city of Ndola, the Itawa Springs is an important tributary to the Kafubu River, which accounts for between 50 and 60 percent of the water supply for both domestic and industrial use for the cities of Ndola, Luanshya and Masaiti. Despite its huge importance, this precious source of water has been under significant threat due to land degradation and pollution caused by brick-making and unregulated effluent discharge. A large number of homes, many small-scale farmers and brick-makers depend on the Itawa Springs to meet their...

Rupiah Bwezani Banda extols Fidel Castrol Ruz

Rupiah Bwezani Banda extols Fidel Castrol Ruz

By Derrick Sinjela Former Fourth Republican President Rupiah Bwezani Banda says Cuba contributed immeasurably to emancipation of Africa through its departed leader, late Fidel Castro Ruz. Speaking after signing a Book of Condolences at the Cuban Embassy in Lusaka’s Kalundu residential area, Mr. Banda implored global communities to emulate the political and socio-economic philanthropy displayed by the late Cuban revolutionary leader. Flanked by Cuban Ambassador to Zambian, Malawi and COMESA, Ambassador Caridad Perez Gonzalez, Banda expressed deep hearted compasssion for underprivileged people. Mr. Banda heralded the Cuban leaders sacrifices within earshot of Zambia-Cuba Friendship Association Acting President, Tentani Mwanzah and...

PRESIDENT ZUMA INVITES PRESIDENT LUNGU TO A STATE VISIT TO SOUTH AFRICA

PRESIDENT ZUMA INVITES PRESIDENT LUNGU TO A STATE VISIT TO SOUTH AFRICA

By Nicky Shabolyo, PRESS SECRETARY, HIGH COMMISSION OF ZAMBIA IN SOUTH AFRICA PRETORIA Sunday 4th DECEMBER, 2016 PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu is expected to arrive in South Africa on Wednesday 7th December 2016 for a three-day State Visit. The visit is being undertaken at the invitation of his South African counter-part, President Jacob Zuma. The President’s visit will be preceded by the signing of a Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) between Zambia and South Africa. This is the first time that the two countries will establish a permanent structured platform through which to table issues of common interest and concerns. Zambia’s...

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...

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