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The 2023 Zambia Tobacco Industry Interference Index is the 3rd in the series of the Index that Zambia has produced

Date of Finalization/ Publication: (Month, 2023) Authors: Brenda Chitindi, Executive Director – Tobacco Free Association of Zambia Chisanga Mfula, Program Manager – Tobacco Free Association of Zambia. This report is an invaluable resource for policymakers, advocates, and the public at large, as it sheds light on the insidious ways in which the tobacco industry interferes with public health policies, and provides concrete examples of how the Zambian government has responded to their influence. The 2023 Zambia Tobacco Industry Interference Index is the 3rd in the series of the Index that Zambia has produced. Acknowledgement: This report has been made possible...

PS Maambo Haamaundu directs his officers to deal with Anthrax, Cholera

By Fulman Mukobeko Local Government and Rural Development (Administration) Maambo Haamaundu has directed all the 116 Local Authorities in Zambia’s ten (10) provinces; Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka, Muchinga, Northern, North-Western, Southern and Western to ensure that they enforce Public Health Regulations fight Anthrax disease, an infectious disease caused by gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria known as Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax occurs naturally in soil and commonly affects domestic and wild animals around the world and people contract it once in contact with infected animals or contaminated animal products. Mr. Haamaundu has directed local authorities to sensitize members of the public on the...

Addressing Fuel and Nshima Cost, Promoting Transparent Politics in Zambia key to building a functioning Zambia, Brian Mundubile dares HSH7

Addressing Fuel and Nshima Cost, Promoting Transparent Politics in Zambia key to building a functioning Zambia, Brian Mundubile dares HH as George Kangwa Chisanga listen By Derrick Sinjela Patriotic Front (PF) Chilubi Member of Parliament (MP) Mulenga Fube reiterated that ‘Fuel Costs’ play a significant role in determining the quality of daily lives of all Zambian citizens. The Registrar of Societies is a Department under the Ministry of Home Affairs and exists under the Societies Act Chapter 119 of the Laws of Zambia formerly established as an Ordinance Act of 1957. “The cost of everything from transportation to household expenses...

Chipoka Mulenga at 20th AGOA Johannesburg Indaba

By Simon Banda and Derrick Sinjela Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) Chipoka Mulenga has arrived in South Africa ahead of the 20th African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum which is taking place in Johannesburg. Mr. Mulenga is expected to attend various meetings such as the AGOA Ministerial meeting which will be preceded by the African Trade Ministers, and senior officials meetings. Other engagements include the Meeting of African Ministers of Trade and Industry, and the Commercial MoU Dinner by Consul General of the U.S. Consulate, among others. Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Ms. Mazuba Monze says...

COMMUNIQUE FOR THE MEETING OF THE TANZANIA-ZAMBIA RAILWAY AUTHORITY (TAZARA) BOARD OF DIRECTORS HELD VIRTUALLY ON 31 OCTOBER 2023

TANZANIA-ZAMBIA RAILWAY AUTHORITY Head Office COMMUNIQUE FOR THE MEETING OF THE TANZANIA-ZAMBIA RAILWAY AUTHORITY (TAZARA) BOARD OF DIRECTORS HELD VIRTUALLY ON 31 OCTOBER 2023 On the 31st of October 2023, the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) Board of Directors convened, virtually. The Board comprised Mr. Stephen Mbewe (representing Eng. Fredrick Mwalusaka) and Prof. Godius W. Kahyarara, the Permanent Secretaries responsible for Transport in Zambia and Tanzania, sitting as Chairperson and Co-Chairperson, respectively, and Prof. Razack Lokina, Mrs. Rukia Shamte and Mrs. Irene Mwamba Lumbwe, as Board Members from both countries. The Board discussed various matters concerning TAZARA’s operations and agreed on...

“Protect inmates and adhere to human rights,” protests ActionAid Zambia’s Jovina Nawenzake

By Derrick Sinjela and Simon Banda Dehumanising 2023 Prisons Audit Report revelations deemed alarming and a clear case of human rights violations by Zambian authorities have compelled ActionAid Zambia Interim Country Director Ms. Jovina Nawenzake to issue an alert. Noted violation of human rights happening in Zambia Correctional Service (ZCS) facilities supervised by Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security (MHAIS) Jack Mwiimbu have been classified as shocking compelling Ms. Nawenzake into challenging the United Party for National Development (UPND) Administration to swiftly intervene so as to nip traumatising inmate treatment in the bud. “According to Article 4 of the United...

ZAMBIAN CREATIVES MAKE THIS YEAR’S ‘KEEP WALKING: AFRICA TOP 30’ LIST Meet Africa’s Next-Gen Cultural Shape Shifters

By Derrick Sinjela Zambian creatives, actress Sophia Chapeshamano and bloggers, Kalenga ‘KPlus’ Chambatu & Elson Chigerwe, are amongst the recipients in the second, annual Keep Walking: Africa Top 30 List. The enviable list was circulated on Wednesday,  1st November,  2023, comprised of a select group of next gen African creatives & visionaries, boldly pushing culture forward across music, film, media, fashion, and art, to name but five. Keep Walking: Africa Top 30 List is an innovative initiative from Johnnie Walker™ and TRACE, coming after months of rigorous searching with top talent managers and industry leaders across the continent to identify...

CONTENT PIRACY: MAKING CAREERS DISAPPEAR … MEDIA RELEASE

CONTENT PIRACY: MAKING CAREERS DISAPPEAR … MEDIA RELEASE Content piracy is reducincsg opportunities for young creators to earn a living from their work. But the most insidious impact of entertainment content theft is how it undermines Africa’s ability to tell its own stories. As content channels have evolved to provide entertainment on a plethora of devices and platforms, content piracy has evolved along with it. Where piracy once involved banks of recording devices and cassette tapes, today, sophisticated stream-ripping technology is used to illegally redistribute content from online platforms. Producers, studios, and rights-holders find themselves in a technology arms race...

FRA COMMENCES TRADING OF SOYA BEANS ON THE ZAMACE PLATFORM

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRA COMMENCES TRADING OF SOYA BEANS ON THE ZAMACE PLATFORM DATE: Wednesday 25TH OCTOBER 2023 The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has commenced the selling of one hundred thousand metric tonnes (100,000 MTs) of soya beans on the Zambian Commodity Exchange (ZAMACE) platform. ZAMACE is a transparent market place for the trading of commodities, certification of storage sites, grading and valuation of stored commodities under warehouse receipts, as well as an enabler for the financial sector to finance warehouse receipts. It is an exclusively mandated entity prescribed to carry out this mandate under the Agricultural Credits...

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