Category: Sustainable Development

Defend Human Rights with Freedom House this Holiday Season!

Defend Human Rights with Freedom House this Holiday Season!

Dear Derrick Sinjela, At a time when fundamental freedoms are increasingly under strain, Freedom House’s work is needed now more than ever. We continue to shine a spotlight on emerging challenges to democracy and empower frontline activists to defend human rights. When you donate to Freedom House: You help sustain the authoritative annual ratings of Freedom in the World, which are widely cited by global policy leaders across the political spectrum. You make possible Freedom House’s analysis on the progress and setbacks for human rights, which receives media coverage in over 70 countries. You support activists who struggle for freedom in repressive societies and demand justice...

Strong agri industry support for Agritech Expo Tanzania in Arusha in January

Strong agri industry support for Agritech Expo Tanzania in Arusha in January

By Senior communications manager: Annemarie Roodbol “The horticultural sector is an awakening giant” Private and public sector working together – this is how the much anticipated, upcoming outdoor agricultural show, Agritech Expo Tanzania, taking place in Arusha from 26-27 January is described by the local agricultural sector in the country. The inaugural farming B2B platform, which already enjoys strong support by the farming community, will not only gather farmers, from commercial to emerging and small scale; but also key officials from regional governments, agro associations, NGOs, aid, development and research agencies; agro dealers, traders and retailers; suppliers, consultants and technical...

Kenyan doctors end strike

Kenyan doctors end strike

By BBC News Negotiations to end the doctors’ strike in Kenya break down in confusion. The latest bid to end the Kenyan Doctor’s strike has collapsed, the Nairobi based Daily Nation reports. The report says an attempt to end the 11 day strike ended in chaos after union officials were chased out of the meeting called yesterday by the labour Ministry. www.derricksinjela.blogspot.com

 US President Barack Obama dares hacking Russia

 US President Barack Obama dares hacking Russia

By BBC News US President Barack Obama has vowed to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the US Presidential election campaign. Russia stands accused by the US for hacking into the email of the Democratic Party and a key Hillary Clinton aide, which the Kremlin strongly denies. Meanwhile, Republican President Elect Donald Tramp has also dismissed the claim as ridiculous and politically motivated, prompting a a White House spokesperson linking President Vladimir Putin to cyber-attacks. www.derricksinjela.blogspot.com    

Chipolopolo Under 20 face South Africa in a do or die final

Chipolopolo Under 20 face South Africa in a do or die final

Jacqueline Mwitwa and Deborah Chileshe The Chipolopolo Under 20 today face host South Africa in a do or die final The Chipolopolo Under 20 narrowly beat Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 2-1 to earn a place in the finals of the 2016 Under-20 COSAFA tournament taking place in South Africa. Zambia’s two penalty appeals were earlier turned down by the referee after the team won its first corner which Chrispine Sakulanda clearly lofted into the area only for Shemmy Mayembe to head over the bar, but broke the deadlock in the 17th minute when Fashion Sakala stabbed the ball...

Antonio Mwanza dares Zambia Police

Antonio Mwanza dares Zambia Police

By Fulman Mukobeko Forum for Development and Democracy (FDD) Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza is annoyed with the Zambia Police for ruthlessly dealing with United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres and Journalist at the Lusaka High Court yesterday. Mwanza said in a Facebook posting that he is surprised that when PF thugs brought at standstill when they protested over lack of jobs, police did not move in to teargas them. Mwanza said the PF should be wary to the fact the people react violently when pushed against the wall. Direct Democracy Movement (ZDDM) president Edwin Sakala put blame on Hichilema for...

UPND cadres teargasing worries Mike Mulongoti

UPND cadres teargasing worries Mike Mulongoti

By Fulman Mukobeko People’s Party leader Mike Mulongoti says teargasing of innocent UPND cadres yesterday at the Lusaka High Court was very unfortunate but cautioned that it is a beginning of bad days to come. Mulongoti said in an interview that there is a lot of apprehension in the country because most of the people are not happy with the leadership of President Edgar Lungu. Mulongoti who sounded annoyed urged President Lungu to give direction on where the country is going because things are not good for him and the country. And Governance activist Dante Saunders said Zambia is slowly...

UPND is not sabotaging ZESCO, protests Steven Katuka

UPND is not sabotaging ZESCO, protests Steven Katuka

By Fulman Mukobeko United Party for National Development(UPND) Secretary General Steven Katuka has described as petty and naïve allegations by the ruling Patriotic Front(PF) that his party is sabotaging operations at Zesco, a power utility firm. Speaking in an interview with Pan African Radio, Katuka said it is unfortunate that the PF want to hide their inability to run the nation in petty lies. Katuka said the persisting power outages is as a result of Zesco’s incompetence, saying his party has nothing to do with power crisis that was experienced in five provinces. The bad blood between the police and...

No women must die in child birth, vows Chitalu Chilufya

No women must die in child birth, vows Chitalu Chilufya

By Derrick Sinjela and Maureen Kamocha   HEALTH Minister Chitalu Chilufya says Government is determined to completely stop loss of women in child birth, reports Pan African Radio Journalist Derrick Sinjela. In a speech read by Southern Province Provincial Medical Officer, Dr. Jelita Chinyonga, Dr. Chilufya expressed hope that once correct guidelines are adhered to expectant mothers will not die. Launching the MATERNAL DEATH SURVEILLANCE AND RESPONSE (MDSR) AND PERINATAL DEATHS,  HELD AT GOVERNMENT COMPLEX, LUSAKA ON 16TH DECEMBER 2016 on the THEME: “Multi-sectoral Response to MDSR and Perinatal Deaths”  Dr Chilufya expressed optimism that no women will die in...

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