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  • Africa: Analysts, Activists Explore Dividends from Empowering Women

    BOTSWANA, 2018/01/06 Imagine a next Africa where patriarchy is dead and additional women are economically empowered to provide for their own basic needs; one in which they continue to shatter the proverbial glass ceilings to occupy top leadership positions in all spheres. Imagine an African woman who isn’t limited by the imaginary walls society has set for her and can aim to reach her full potential through hard work like her male counterparts.
  • Zambia Police chief withdraws Chinese officers after public outcry

    CHINA, 2017/12/20 Zambia’s inspector general of police Kakoma Kanganja has cancelled the induction of eight Chinese nationals as police reservists. The cancellation made on Tuesday morning followed the outrage and shock expressed by Zambians following the circulation of images showing the induction. The induction was conducted yesterday at a ceremony characterized by fanfare.
  • Bill Gates sees US likely to maintain aid levels for Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/15 The US will probably maintain its current levels of aid to Africa despite President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash funding, according to Bill Gates, the world’s richest man. Trump said in May his government would no longer allocate funding for family planning, a move that has the potential to undermine aid programs in the poorest nations in the world. However, with Congress in control of the budget, it’s unlikely that all cuts proposed by the Trump government will go ahead next year, Gates said in an interview in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.
  • Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016

    AFGHANISTAN, 2015/01/20 The richest 1 % are likely to control additional than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening world inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 80 wealthiest people in the world all own $1.9 trillion, the statement found, nearly the same all shared by the 3.5 billion people who occupy the bottom half of the world’s gain scale. (Last year, it took 85 billionaires to equal that figure.) And the richest 1 % of the people, who number in the millions, control nearly half of the world’s total wealth, a share that is as well increasing.
  • Britain asks Zambia to help improve situation in Zimbabwe

    UNITED KINGDOM, 2014/10/08 Mr. Matt Baugh, Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Chief of Africa Department responsible for Central and Southern Africa, has urged Zambia to continue playing its critical role in helping to improve the situation in Zimbabwe. “Our relations with Zimbabwe have improved in the recent completed and we hope to take chance of Zambia’s appropriate relationship with Zimbabwe to help push for an amicable settlement of the challenges the country is facing,” Baugh said. Baugh spoke during high-level talks in London at the same time as he met with Zambia’s Permanent Secretary, George Zulu, according to a statement issued Monday by the Zambian High Commission in London.
  • Zambia’s Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda

    ZAMBIA, 2014/09/29 The Daily Country this week condemned the secret tapping of a private phone conversation that Zambia’s Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda had with an extra person, which was published by the independent Post newspaper. Under the headline: “Criminality in journalism,” the Daily Country said there is no place for criminality in journalism, pointing out that “sneaking a listening device into a private home and again divulging the content of the subsequent discussion is not journalism; it is pure criminality, because it offends the sense of justice and fairness to the unsuspecting news sources who operate on a condition of trust.” The Post newspaper this week published a transcript of a recorded conversation that the Finance Minister had at his residential place, expressing concern on various issues that needs to be addressed by government. “Journalism is a profession that relies on trust. It operates on a common code of conduct which recognizes the fact that a journalist may interact with a news source informally over a meal or drinks while keeping in mind the difference between legitimate business and personal friendship.
  • A female Zambian farmer tries out a groundnut sheller

    ZAMBIA, 2014/03/21 At the same time as the United Kingdom was ruling over its southern African colony of Northern Rhodesia, it instilled in the urban people a lot of of the domestic traditions and values it kept at home. The male of the household was expected to be the breadwinner while the female a housewife. But in the same way this 1950s ideal has largely disintegrated in the UK, so too has it in what is presently Zambia. My research in a low-gain township in the Copperbelt Province began next the 2007/8 world financial crisis, just as the price of copper was starting to rebound. The international financial slowdown had halted mining activities and induced mass layoffs. At this time, my neighbours expressed a profound sense of economic insecurity and often sharply contrasted the situation with their nostalgic recollections of a bygone era of supposedly full (male) employment and cradle-to-grave social security. This was as well a time of strictly gendered roles.
  • KCM and MCM to start contributing their employees' to Social Security

    ZAMBIA, 2014/02/23 KONKOLA Copper Mines (KCM) and Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) are this monthend expected to start remitting statutory contributions for their workers to the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA). This follows the Government's move to sign Statutory Instrument (SI) number one of 2014 which revoked the NAPSA exemption the two mining giants were awarded by the previous government of the MMD. The move has cheered the Mineworkers Union of Zambia (MUZ) and its National Union of Miners and Allied Workers (NUMAW) who have commended the Government for the move aimed at guaranteeing social security to the miners.
  • IIPT International Peace Park at Victoria Falls

    ZAMBIA, 2013/08/12  The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) is proud to announce the IIPT International Peace Park at Victoria Falls will be re-dedicated on August 24, Opening Day of the UNWTO General Assembly. The UNWTO Twentieth General Assembly is being co-hosted by Zambia and Zimbabwe, August 24-29. In making the announcement, IIPT Founder and President, Louis D’Amore, stated, “We are most honored that UNWTO Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai will join us in the re-dedication ceremony that will feature a welcome by Chief Mukuni and members of the Tokaleya Village who will perform a traditional welcome dance.”
  • Adolescent pregnancies in Zambia

    ZAMBIA, 2013/07/13 Adolescent pregnancies continue to be a challenge in Zambia, with recent reports showing that 3 out of 10 teenagers in Zambia (ages 15 to 19) are victims of early motherhood, making the country the fifth highest in teen pregnancies in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the NGO Youth Vision Zambia, this development has an adverse result on Zambia’s national development and hinders young people from attaining their full potential. In a statement released here Thursday to mark the World People Day, the NGO said it recognises and acknowledges the ability, skills, perspectives, ideas, and knowledge of young people in addressing adolescent pregnancies and other sexual reproductive health (SRH) issues in Zambia.