Category: Features

CHIEFS ACT TO END CHILD MARRIAGES

CONGRATULATIONS should go to Her Majesty, Chiefainess Shimukunami of the Lamba people for fighting under-age marriages in her rural domain of Lufwanyama on the Copperbelt Province. Look, last week, Chieftainess Shimukunami dissolved a marriage between a 14-year-old Grade Five girl and a man aged 22 years old. Undoubtedly, the girl was forced to enter into…

30 MILLION FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS WERE HACKED

BY STANLEY MWIINGA IT hasn’t been a good year for Facebook. The company announced that hackers had gained access to 29 million personal accounts in a massive data breach.  At the time of the initial disclosure, Facebook estimated that the number of users affected by the breach could have been around 50 million, though a…

MINING WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2017 SIMPLY AMAZES

By JOHN CHOLA AT only 32, Kansanshi Mining Plc’s mining engineer Maambo Malambo is Zambia’s Mining Woman of the Year 2017. Maambo was crowned at the prestigious Zambia Chamber of Mines (ZCM) annual Gala Awards of Excellence held at Ndola’s Marriot Protea Hotel on November 2, 2018. According to the five-member panel of judges, Maambo…

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH – END MOBILE PHONES ROBBERY

BEFORE the liberalisation of the Zambian economy, regulation of the many critical services provided to Zambian consumers was undertaken by departments in the government. All the airports and airfields for example were under the Department of Civil Aviation. The insurance and pension industry was under a controller based at the Ministry of Finance, the energy…

CHICKENS AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES

CHICKENS are indeed the easiest livestock to keep by any person so interested to rear such birds. These can vary from local or village chickens to what we can call commercial birds such as broilers and layers for egg production. All these can be affected by diseases that affect the respiratory organs in the head…