MMCI embarks on youth empowerment programme–Mrs Mwanawasa

 First Lady, Maureen Mwanawasa, says the Maureen Mwanawasa Community Initative, MMCI, with support from cooperating partners is working a robust programme meant to engage the youth in economic programmes in the country. Mrs. Mwanawasa said the MMCI is aware that over 68 per cent of...

First Lady says lack of technology hinders women entrepreneurs ability to produce

First Lady Maureen Mwanawasa says lack of appropriate technology in rural areas is a major impediment to women entrepreneurs' ability to add value to goods and services they produce. Mrs. Mwanawasa said women have continued to rely on traditional methods of producing goods and services...

39 year old Mufulira woman raped

A 39 year old woman of Mufulira's Kankoyo township has been raped by unknown men. The named woman was raped in Butondo area where she had gone to collect firewood for in a nearby bush. The incident happened on Wednesday this week near  the Mufulira Mine West...

Baby boy dumped in Mufulira

A two day old baby boy has been picked up in Mufulira after being dumped by an  unknown mother. The baby was found by passersby in Kantanshi Township in a furrow while wrapped in a charcoal sack in the outskirts of the township. Ronald Ross General Hospital...

Woman, 19, defiles three-year old boy in Chipata

Police in Chipata in Eastern Province are holding a 19-year old woman for allegedly defiling a three-year-old boy and infecting him with a sexually Transmitted Infection (STI). Police Service Spokesperson, Bonny Kapeso confirmed the incident to ZANIS in Chipata today, adding that the minor of Ncheka...

Zambian Journalist scoops CNN Multichoice African Journalism Award in HIV/AIDS

One of Zambia's finalists in the CNN MultiChoice African Journalism Awards Charity Mutinta Mboozi on Saturday scooped first position in the HIV/AIDS Journalism category at the competition's grand finale in Cape Town, South Africa. Charity Mutinta Mboozi of the Catholic Media Services TV studios, was...

The womans place is in the kitchen?

This statement is usually thrown around to belittle or irritate the modern day woman. But let us look at it from a different non chauvinistic angle.  There is no doubt that male and female are different. Genetically we are different, the ways our brains...

Brothels, poverty levels frustrates HIV/AIDS fight in Livingstone

An HIV/AIDS advisor says the increase in the number of brothels and high Poverty levels currently prevailing in Livingstone is impacting negatively on the fight against pandemic.  Livingstone District HIV AIDS Coordinating Advisor Julius Chilongoshi complained that it had become very expensive to fight HIV/ AIDS...

Till children do us part ?

Children are surely a blessing from God but rarely do people think about how their relationship may change after the birth of a baby. Researchers have identified the transition to parenthood as one of the most challenging milestones in a relationship. The birth of...

Mpulungu pastor arrested for defiling his stepdaughter

A 52 year old Mpulungu pastor has been arrested by police for allegedly defiling his 12 year old step-daughter. Police confirmed today that Joseph Sinyangwe of Musende village who is a pastor with one of the local churches in Mpulungu, was arrested recently after committing the alleged...

Gladys Nyirongo arrested and released on K10 million bond

Former Lands Minister, Gladys Nyirongo, has been arrested for two counts of abuse of authority of office. Mrs. Nyirongo was arrested, Friday by a joint investigations team on the Ministry of Lands. Anti-Corruption Commission Public Relations Manager, Timothy Moono confirmed the arrest in a statement issued...

US First Lady visits Zambia

AMERICAN First Lady, Laura Bush, who was expected in Zambia last evening for a one-day visit will tour various projects under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). According to a statement released in Lusaka yesterday, Mrs Bush was expected to visit schools and...

First Lady cleans Soweto market

First Lady Maureen Mwanawasa this morning joined thousands of Soweto Market traders in cleaning the filthy market surroundings. Mrs Mwanawasa's action marked the flagging off of the 'Keep Zambia Clean' campaign at Soweto market, a trade centre that has for long been a source of...

Chipata water utility in financial boost

The Devolution Trust Fund (DTF) has approved a K299 million sanitation project for the Chipata Water and Sewerage Company(CWSC). The money is for the enhancement of water supply and sanitation in Magazine compound in the district. Speaking to ZANIS in an interview yesterday, CWSC managing director...

Women’s club appeal for equipment

Kitwe District Commissioner, Macdonald Mtine, has appealed to Heifer International to consider assisting the Shakalabe Women's Club of Kitwe's Kafinsa Mission acquire modern  equipment. The women's club requires equipment to o make the milk  production project more economically viable. Mr Mtine said the group is currently producing...