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2015 cheers Brigadier General Benson Kamona

2015 cheers Brigadier General Benson Kamona

By Ashton Kelly Bunda Zambia Army Chief of Operations Brigadier General Benson Kamona rated 2015 as a sporting milestone year of achievements for the netball and football fraternity. General Kamona Midlands Netball Association  (MNA) annual awards ceremony  hosted at Arakan  Baracks in Lusaka that the netball national team that recently participated in the Diamond challenge  in South Africa, Africa Cup in Botswana  and the Netball World Cup in Australia  resulting in some players  clinching professional deals  in Sri Lanka. The Prestigious  annual  Midlands  netball  awards  saw  deserving  hard working  players  ,  individuals and Clubs   earning  awards in different categories with...

Zambia’s New Music Wiz-Kid Phillimon TypicalPmc dreaming big 2016

By Derrick Sinjela and Maxwell Simbuwa Phillimon TypicalPmc dreaming big By Derrick Sinjela and Maxwell Simbuwa Zambia is currently flooded with budding artists and entertainers, with Philimon Chisanga Mwansa aka Typical PMC being the latest kid on the block, whose compositions is gaining numerous coverage on radio and television. Given the psychological connotation attached to the abbreviation PMC; associated with late guitarist Peter Mpundu Chishala, Philemon Chisanga Mwansa is bound to grow into a national fame. Aside from being a budding musician, the 19-year-old Philimon Chisanga Mwansa is equally involved with television as a presenter on Prime Television’s ZED music...

Nicholas Davis There will be Cyberwar

Nicholas Davis There will be Cyberwar

I love Wisconsin, one of the challenges of living here is that it isn’t an area of the country with a lot of cybersecurity people to network with. Therefore, I have recently increased my effort to meet other people in my field, via LinkedIn, over the past few weeks. There is a direct relationship between this increased networking effort and the people I have then met in person, after we connect. Last week, a gentleman who works with IBM Watson, drove up from Chicago and came over to my house for dinner. Today, I had the opportunity to meet another...

Meet Maccloud Banda aka Son of Mary (Marksom)

Meet Maccloud Banda aka Son of Mary (Marksom)

By Entertainment and Sports Photo-Journalist Ashton Kelly Bunda Zambia is increasingly supporting local music, which is taking root following a passion to accompany compositions with inspirational videos. Before this dawn of videos one can equally attribute Zambian interest in local music to a policy initiated by former First Republican President, Dr. Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda’s United National Independence Party (UNIP) Government (Saturday October 24th 1964-October 31st 1991) which encouraged Zambia Broadcasting Services (ZBS) now renamed Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) to reserve 90 (ninety) per cent airtime or airplay to local songs. This inspiration saw the growth of legendary groups...

ZAMBIAN CITIZEN CALLS FOR KK TO BE AWARDED A NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

ZAMBIAN CITIZEN CALLS FOR KK TO BE AWARDED A NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

“Honour Kaunda while he is still alive” Lusaka-Wednesday 23rd November 2016 A Zambian national has called for the Nobel Committee to award Zambian founding father with the Nobel Peace Prize. Derrick Sinjela, a journalist and community activist has called on Zambians and people from the region to petition the Nobel Committee to honour Dr. Kenneth Kaunda for his immeasurable contributions to mankind and his support to efforts that brought freedom, independence, peace, and unity in Africa and Southern Africa in particular. Zambia hosted liberation struggle movements from the region and paid a huge price in loss of lives, damage to...

LRA commander Dominic Ongwen to go on trial at ICC

By BBC News     From the section Africa The first Lords Resistance Army commander to appear before the International Criminal Court is to go on trial at The Hague. Dominic Ongwen is also the first child soldier to be tried by the ICC. He faces 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Uganda, more charges than any other suspect. But the BBC’s Anna Holligan says his past may present ethical and legal dilemmas, and his lawyers may use his traumatised youth to plea for leniency. Dominic Ongwen was a boy when he was abducted and conscripted by the...

Chapecoense plane crash: Team awarded Copa Sudamericana

Chapecoense plane crash: Team awarded Copa Sudamericana

By BBC Sports Brazilian club Chapecoense have been awarded the Copa Sudamericana by South American football confederation Conmebol after most of their team died in a plane crash en route to the final. Seventy-one people, including 19 players and staff, were killed in last Monday’s crash on the way to Colombia for the first leg. Colombian opponents Atletico Nacional, who asked for Chapecoense to be awarded the trophy, have been given a Fair Play award to acknowledge their “spirit of peace, understanding and fair play”. Chapecoense will be given the $2m (£1.57m) in prize money while Atletico Nacional will receive...

Lady Gaga says she has post-traumatic stress disorder after being raped at 19

Lady Gaga says she has post-traumatic stress disorder after being raped at 19

US pop star Lady Gaga has revealed she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder since being raped at the age of 19. “I suffer from a mental illness – I suffer from PTSD,” she told the Today Show on a visit to a homeless shelter for young gay people in New York. “I’ve never told anyone that before,” the star, now 30, added. Lady Gaga said kindness was “the best way” to healing. “The kindness that’s been shown to me, by doctors as well as my family and my friends, it’s really saved my life,” the singer said, after bringing presents...

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...

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