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Women Farming Contributes To Vital Growth Of Rural Economy

Women Farming Contributes To Vital Growth Of Rural Economy

WOMEN are of vital importance to rural economies. Rearing poultry and small livestock and growing food crops, they are responsible for some 60% to 80% of food production in developing countries According to the Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) 2009 policy brief, many farming communities, women are the main custodians of knowledge on crop varieties. It […]

Association Of Chartered Certified Accountants Register More Women In Zambia

Association Of Chartered Certified Accountants Register More Women In Zambia

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Zambia has registered an increase in the number of women pursuing the qualification in the country. Head of ACCA Zambia Janice Matwi said 46 per cent of the women were professional members while 56 per cent were students.   Ms Matwi said the accountants body had continued to […]

IAAF Bans Zambian Athlete Mupopo For Doping

IAAF Bans Zambian Athlete Mupopo For Doping

The International Association of Athletics (IAAF) has slapped a four-year ban on Zambian athlete, Mupopo Kabange, for failing a doping test. Mupopo, 26, is a former gold medallist at the 2016 African 400 women Championship and has represented Zambia at several major international competitions such as the Commonwealth and the All-Africa games. IAAF conducted a […]

Women In News Africa Call For Gender Diversity

Women In News Africa Call For Gender Diversity

The three-day Women In News (WIN) Africa Summit in Nairobi of journalists and media managers from Tanzania, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Zambia and Zimbabwe has called for gender diversity in Africa’s media industry. Organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wa-Ifra) with the theme “Reshaping Media Leadership”, the forum sought, among other […]

Zambia’s Main Opposition Party Seeks To Impeach President Lungu

Zambia’s Main Opposition Party Seeks To Impeach President Lungu

Zambia’s main opposition party filed a motion on Thursday seeking the impeachment of President Edgar Lungu, accusing him of constitutional breaches, the presidency said on Friday. The motion by the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) got signatures from a third of the members of parliament in the 166-member house. It would need the […]

Village Banking Scheme To Empower Women In Zambia

Village Banking Scheme To Empower Women In Zambia

The economic matrix of saving money comes in many forms with the Village banks, which come in form of loans designed to empower people including vulnerable members of society, was a value to household economies. Mostly, these Village banks emerging at an unprecedented pace in rural, peri-urban and urban areas have proved to improve the […]

VP Wina Urges Inclusion Of Gender Equality In African Peer Review Mechanism

VP Wina Urges Inclusion Of Gender Equality In African Peer Review Mechanism

Vice President Inonge Wina has urged the African Union (AU) to ensure that the gender equality criteria are included in the African Peer Review Mechanism in order for governments to adhere to commitments made during conferences. Speaking at a high level breakfast at the ongoing 30th AU heads of states Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia […]

ZAF Donates To Cheshire Homes Society

ZAF Donates To Cheshire Homes Society

THE Zambia Air Force (ZAF) yesterday celebrated the New Year by donating food hampers to the Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia Chawama Township branch, with the deputy acting Air Commander Kapotwe Chintu urging the officers not to tire in assisting the needy. Brigadier-General Chintu said the ZAF Commander Eric Chimese was for the idea of […]

She’s A Survivor

She’s A Survivor

 IT looked good as the procession moved on the Great East Road to the Lusaka Showgrounds to officially launch the 16-Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. It must have been the same for Musenge Musumali, 36, when growing up. But it was not. It was ugly. Musenge’s narration of her childhood during the launch […]

Zambia’s Central Bank Cuts Lending Rate To 10.25 Percent

Zambia’s Central Bank Cuts Lending Rate To 10.25 Percent

Zambia’s central bank cut its benchmark lending rate by 75 basis points to 10.25 percent on Wednesday, citing declining consumer inflation, the high cost of credit and low growth. “Inflation has continued to decline over the last 10 months. We also noted that the cost of credit has been high and growth has been sluggish,” […]

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