Category: Sustainable Development

ANALYSIS  Is Xi Flying Too Close to the Sun?

ANALYSIS  Is Xi Flying Too Close to the Sun?

CHINA MEDIA BULLETIN  Issue No. 127: Mar 2018                 Subscribe  / Read Online  / PDF Monthly update of press freedom news and analysis related to China Analysis: Is Xi Flying Too Close to the Sun? In the News: Tightened censorship on National People’s Congress, end of term limits Censorship and surveillance: WeChat upgrade, feminists silenced, privacy concerns Xinjiang: Reprisals against Uighurs at home and abroad Hong Kong & Macau: By-election opens door to suppression of dissent Beyond China: Tibet event ban in India, Taiwan spy case, U.S. campus meddling Featured Prisoner: Yao Wentian What to Watch For Take Action Photo of the...

SADC sexual harassment worries Lilian Saka Kiefer

SADC sexual harassment worries Lilian Saka Kiefer

By Derrick Sinjela PANOS Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) Executive Director Lilian Saka Kiefer says sexual harassment is one of the biggest hindrances to women’s advancement into positions of power and influence in Southern Africa. In a recent review of political party systems and structures, PSAf noted that women who aspire to positions of influence are often subjected to unwanted sexual advances and also expected to perform sexual favours to men in influential positions such as lectures, supervisors and employers. In a Monday 28 March 2018 Media Statement circulated by PSAf  Knowledge Management and Communications Mr. Manager Vusumuzi Sifile, Ms. Saka-Kiefer...

Sexual harassment hindering women’s advancement in Southern Africa – worries Executive Director PSAf Lilian Saka Kiefer

Lusaka, Wednesday 28 March 2018: Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) says sexual harassment is one of the biggest hindrances to women’s advancement into positions of power and influence in Southern Africa. In a recent review of political party systems and structures, PSAf noted that women who aspire to positions of influence are often subjected to unwanted sexual advances and also expected to perform sexual favours to men in influential positions such as lectures, supervisors and employers. PSAf has noted that sexual harassment has become so entrenched to the extent of almost being normalised in some sections of our society. As...

Get to know ‘Typical PMC-Zambia’ up-close-and-personal

Get to know ‘Typical PMC-Zambia’ up-close-and-personal

By Thomas Mwale PHILEMON Chisanga Mwansa musically branded as ‘Typical PMC-Zambia’ is an Artiste, Television and Radio Personality as well as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ‘Team No Sleep’ largely referred to in Zambia and elsewhere as a workaholic. Born on Wednesday 15th February 1995, ‘Typical PMC-Zambia’ is the second last born in a family of four. The youngster hails from a family of three (3) boys and a (1) girl. Philemon , a Vicenarian, as someone in his or her twenties is referred to by medical practitioners, was raised in a Christian Home by his father Mr. Gideon...

TAZARA Board Appoints Prof. Razack Bakari Lokina, Mrs Rukia Diwani Shamte & Mr Stanslous John Sichalwe

TAZARA Board Appoints Prof. Razack Bakari Lokina, Mrs Rukia Diwani Shamte & Mr Stanslous John Sichalwe

Press Statement, Monday 26 March 2018   Prof. Razack Bakari Lokina, Mrs Rukia Diwani Shamte and Mr Stanslous John Sichalwe have been appointed as new members of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) Board of Directors, replacing three other Directors whose terms of office expired.   The Ministers responsible for Transport in Tanzania and Zambia, Hon. Prof. Makame Mbarawa and Hon. Brian Mushimba made the respective appointments in accordance with the TAZARA Act, following the expiry of tenures for three former Directors.   Hon. Mushimba also renewed the membership for Mr Peter Kazhila, whose first term as a Director expired in...

President Lungu commissions Kingphar Pharmaceutical Zambia

President Lungu commissions Kingphar Pharmaceutical Zambia

  By Derrick Sinjela PRESIDENT Edgar Chagwa Lungu, has commissioned Lusaka’s Kingphar Zambia Limited on Wednesday, 21st March 2018 witnessed by Health Minister, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Commerce Trade and Industry Minister, Christopher Bwalya Yaluma, Lusaka Province Minister, Bowman Lusambo, Chinese Ambassador to Zambia, Yang Youming,;Royal Highness Chieftainess Nkomeshya Mukamambo II,  and Chairman of Kingphar Zambia Limited. President Lungu described the commissioning of the Kingphar Zambia Limited Pharmaceutical Manufacturing as a milestone similar to NRB Pharmacy Manufacturing Company within Lusaka’s South Multi Facility Economic Zone. “The Patriotic Front (PF) Government is determined to promote local manufacturing of medicines, as a manifestation...

GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA, MR. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU

GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA, MR. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU

  THE PROGRESS MADE IN THE APPLICATION OF NATIONAL VALUES AND PRINCIPLES   DELIVERED TO THE SECOND MEETING OF THE SECOND SESSION OF THE TWELFTH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY 16TH MARCH 2018   INTRODUCTION MR. SPEAKER, 1. I AM DELIGHTED TO JOIN YOU AND THE HONOURABLE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT IN THIS AUGUST HOUSE TODAY.   2. OUR CONSTITUTION UNDER ARTICLE 9(2) DEMANDS THAT, ONCE EACH YEAR, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA PRESENTS TO THIS AUGUST HOUSE A REPORT ON THE PROGRESS MADE IN THE APPLICATION OF OUR NATIONAL VALUES AND PRINCIPLES. BY EXTENSION, THIS CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION ENTAILS THAT THIS HOUSE...

 Increase ‘Girl-Boy-Child’ access to university, pleads Senior Chief Nkula

 Increase ‘Girl-Boy-Child’ access to university, pleads Senior Chief Nkula

  By Derrick Sinjela, Chitani Zulu and Ashton Kelly Bunda SENIOR Chief Nkula of the Bemba Speaking People of Chinsali District of Muchinga Province is prodding the Zambian Government through Higher Education Minister Nkandu Luo to emulate neighboring Malawi by increasing girl and boy child access to university education, through a decentralized district selection approach. While acknowledging support rendered to intelligent girls in his chiefdom, Senior Chief Nkula, Kafula Musungu II implored President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and Vice President Inonge Mutukwa-Wina, through Professor Luo to select a minimum of 20 intelligent female and male students per district. Making reference to...

Campaign for Girls Education in Zambia (Camfed Zambia)

Campaign for Girls Education in Zambia (Camfed Zambia)

By Derrick Sinjela Zambia is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 64% of the population living on less than $1.25 per day. Some 15% of the adult population has AIDS; an estimated 1.1 million children are orphans. Girls experience high rates of exclusion from education because of extreme poverty, most prevalent in the rural areas of the Western, Luapula, Muchinga and Northern provinces. These provinces fare much worse than others in government assessments of income levels, education and health. Zambia is ranked 13th out of 15 countries for literacy and numeracy by the Southern African Consortium for Measuring...

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