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Posts published in October 2021

Free Education to Help Rural Girls

[Times of Zambia] To promote greater gender equity in the education sector, reducing or providing free education alone may not reverse the trend of early marriages and teenage pregnancies among girls.

Analysts Welcome AU’s Appointment of Lungu

[The Herald] In the pursuit of ridding the continent of the remaining vestige of colonisation and apartheid and to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of member states, it is imperative to decolonise the mind of African people.

Zambia Independence Day – 2021

[State Department] On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Zambia on the occasion of your Independence Day. Zambia's unshakeable commitment to democratic ideals is an inspiration to all who seek the freedom, prosperity, ...

How Trade Unions’ Good Intentions Hurt Workers

[The Conversation Africa] In Zambia's mining industry, wages and working conditions have consistently declined for 30 years. This is primarily because of changes to labour laws. Strikes have been banned, the subcontracting of workers has become easier,...

A Healthy Environment is a Human Right, Says UN Body #AfricaClimateCrisis

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Outdoor spaces is what most people have been craving during the Covid-19 pandemic, when a series of lockdowns across the world forced countless people indoors. And these enforced restrictions on our movement have reignited many...

‘Farewell Benjamin Mowa’

[Times of Zambia] Around this time last year, Times of Zambia published a touching story of a Lusaka-based teacher, Maria Mulenga, who sacrificed one of her kidneys to save the life of her husband Benjamin Mowa.

Time to Take Care of Teachers

[Times of Zambia] World Teachers' Day is held annually on 5 October to celebrate all teachers around the globe. It commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which sets benchmar...

Trucks Crisis Talks Ongoing – Minister

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The government said yesterday that discussions were in progress to end the stalemate involving hundreds of lorries from Tanzania that had been seized in Zambia over illegal logging.

‘New Dawn’ Green Economy Drive Timely

[Times of Zambia] The 'new dawn' government's attempt to lean towards a green economy does not only bring hope, but lays a foundation on which the future generations can diversify the Zambian economy without burning it out.

With Emergency Funding for Family Planning, a Glimmer of Hope Amid Crisis

[UNFPA] As a high school student, Christabel Mwewa had always been ambitious and sociable. She loved to learn, particularly history, and had an affinity for making friends. Everything changed when, at age 16, she learned she was pregnant. Suddenly the ...