Tag: Zambia

Focus more on a sustainable future-Malanji

Focus more on a sustainable future-Malanji

AFRICA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
LONDON, United KingdomZambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. Joseph Malanji has said there is need to take action to promote clean energy, more sustainable methods to agriculture and transport for the protection and management of natural resources to ensure their sustainability for the future generation. While speaking at the ongoing Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) summit, Mr malanji said it will help implement the UN sustainable Development on exploitation of Zambia’s natural resources, which in many ways is a precursor to the environmental challenges including climate change that is now a reality of modern life. The Foreign Affairs Minister said after attending a lunch at the on-going CHOGM Summit at Lancaster House that was hosted by Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson, MP, UK
African cities tackle food and nutrition security challenges

African cities tackle food and nutrition security challenges

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA
DURBAN, South AfricaMore than half of Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) population could be living in urban areas by 2050 posing huge challenges for poor towns and cities, which already face challenges such as poverty and inequalities. These are coupled with growing levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in a context of high vulnerability to climate change. In preparation for the challenges attendant to rapid urbanization, some SSA local authorities have started implementing initiatives that improve food security and nutrition through ‘city to city’ collaboration and South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC). These initiatives will see all actors in the food chain, including, consumers, producers, processors, traders and retailers, acquiring new skills and opportunities through th
Malaria eradication top on Kenya’s universal healthcare goal, President Kenyatta says

Malaria eradication top on Kenya’s universal healthcare goal, President Kenyatta says

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, KENYA
LONDON, United Kingdom Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the prevention of common diseases including malaria is at the top of Kenya’s goal to achieve universal healthcare. "Universal healthcare is part of the big four pillar agenda to deliver better lives for Kenyans, which the Jubilee Government has committed to."He said The Big Four Pillars at the core of President Kenyatta’s agenda during his second term are food security, affordable housing, manufacturing and affordable healthcare for all Speaking at a Global Malaria Summit in London, the President noted that malaria prevalence rate in Kenya has been reduced from 11 percent to eight percent thanks to continued targeted malaria interventions. “I am committed to beating malaria in Kenya, the Commonwealth and b
Reject foreign cultures-Cecilia Ogwal

Reject foreign cultures-Cecilia Ogwal

AFRICA, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, TANZANIA, UGANDA
Kampala, Uganda African youth must reject foreign cultures and traditions including homosexuality as they prepare to take up leadership positions on the continent, Parliamentary Commissioner Cecilia Atim Ogwal has said. Speaking at the opening of the 4th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) Youth Parliament, Hon. Ogwal warned that accepting the foreign cultures would be selling the future of Africa. “If you have started homosexuality, it’s not too late to stop it and preach to others to stop it,” said Ogwal adding that “If we do not do this, then we will already have sold our future.” The 4th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) Youth Parliament has attracted participants from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Afri
Siemens and Anglo American Platinum collaborate on digital and automation skills development in Africa

Siemens and Anglo American Platinum collaborate on digital and automation skills development in Africa

AFRICA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
JOHANNESBURG, South AfricaCurrently, one of the most debated topics influencing innovation is digitization and its impact on the future of employment. It is met with equal parts excitement and trepidation. No matter how you look at it, digital transformation and a truly connected global economy is already upon us. Siemens has provided automation equipment and industrial networks to assist Anglo’s Engineering Skills Training Centre (ESTC). One of the pillars of Digitalization is industrial networks and security and it is crucial that these engineers understand the role of this technology in the future of mining. Siemens and Anglo American Platinum have been in partnership since 2010 and we have seen approximately 298 artisans successfully trained and qualified at this center
Zambia’s Vice President to attend CHOGM Summit

Zambia’s Vice President to attend CHOGM Summit

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
LONDON, United KingdomHer honor, the Vice President of the Republic of Zambia Mrs Inonge Mutukwa Wina is on Monday expected in the United Kingdom to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Mission (CHOGM) Summit that will take place from 16th to 20th April 2018. Mrs Wina will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Joseph Malanji, Finance Minister Hon. Margaret Mwanakatwe, Justice Minister Hon. Given Lubinda, Commerce Trade and Industry Minister Hon. Christopher Yaluma, Permanent Secretaries and government officials. The summit will bring together up to 53 Commonwealth leaders, 53 Foreign Ministers and thousands across business and civil society, representing the Commonwealth’s vibrant and diverse global network of over 2 billion people. "CHOGM is an important event
Justice and Correctional Services Committee Expects Answers on Numerous Prison Escapes

Justice and Correctional Services Committee Expects Answers on Numerous Prison Escapes

AFRICA
CAPE TOWN, South AfricaParliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has expressed concern at the recent spate of escapes from correctional facilities and will take this critical matter up with the minister and the department when they appear before the committee next week. Committee Chairperson, Dr Mathole Motshekga, expressed the committee's concern as in some instances offenders serving long sentences for serious crimes have escaped. “This puts the lives of our law abiding South Africans citizens at risk. It cannot be allowed to continue. Urgent intervention is required for the spate of escapes." he said He adds that “We need the minister and the two deputy ministers to appear before the committee in public in order to give a full account as to wh
Zambian Embassy conducts U.S first quarter tourism shows

Zambian Embassy conducts U.S first quarter tourism shows

INTERNATIONAL
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America: The Embassy of Zambia in Washington D.C has successfully participated in three largest annual travel and adventure tourism shows in the United States of America. Zambia’s Ambassador to the U.S His Excellency Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula, S.C. says the Mission’s active participation in the shows has raised Zambia’s tourism profile to over 100,000 U.S. travel agents, tour operators and potential tourists who visited the country’s stand at the Travel and Adventure shows that have been held in Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles. Speaking after the Embassy concluded the first quarter of travel and tourism shows in Los Angeles over the weekend, Dr. Simbyakula said Zambia has hit record high in promoting its tourism industry to the U.S mark
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