DEGREE PROGRAM ON INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE RECEIVED WITH MIXED REACTIONS

The recent media reports that UNESCO has given the University of Zambia USD 340,000 to develop a degree program to safeguard Intangible Cultural Heritage has been received with mixed reactions. According to the Zambia Commission for UNESCO, an Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Comprises practices such as Witchcraft, social practices such as expression through music, knowledge, […]

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GOVT URGED TO LIFT BAN ON MUKULA EXPORTS

Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) has Called for the lifting of the export ban on the Mukula tree. CTPD Executive Director Isaac Mwaipopo has instead suggested that other measures be put in place to protect the Mukula tree species from extinction other than the export ban. Mr. Mwaipopo has observed that reports of […]

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ANTI-ERITREA DEAL PROTESTS CONTINUE

Protesters have been out for a second day in northern Ethiopia to express their opposition to last week’s surprise announcement that the government would hand over disputed border territories to Eritrea. Reports say they were chanting slogans and carrying twigs to express their opposition to the decision. They say implementing it would be disrespectful to […]

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EX-GHANA FA BOSS RESIGNS FROM CAF AND FIFA

The former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from the posts he held with Fifa and the Confederation of African Football (Caf). It is his latest move after a film was released last week in which he was seen apparently accepting a gift of $65,000 in “shopping money” from an undercover reporter. […]

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VICTORIA KALIMA DIES

Gender Minister and Kasenengwa Member of Parliament Victoria Kalima has died. Hon Kalima died last evening at Maina Soko Military hospital where she had been admitted. Hon Kalima first came into parliament in 2011 on the Movement for Multi-party Democracy ticket as Kasenengwa Member of Parliament. In 2016, Hon. Kalima advocated for an alliance between […]

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POLICE IN KAWAMBWA ARREST ONE SUSPECT IN CONNECTION WITH THE GANG RAPE OF A 31 YEAR OLD WOMAN

Police in Kawambwa district have arrested one suspect in connection with the gang rape of a named 31 year old woman of Mutofwe village in Chief Munkanta’s area in Kawambwa district. Assistant Police Public Relations Officer GODFREY CHILABI who confirmed the incident to Komboni Radio News says police received a report of gang rape in […]

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SENIOR CITIZEN WELCOMES THE WITHDRAWAL OF CERTIFICATES FOR SELECTED COURSES AT APEX AND CAVENDISH

A senior citizen has welcomed the move by the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) to withdraw the approval of certificates for selected training programs at APEX medical and the Cavendish Universities. Mr White Chitalu says there is need for the institutions training medical students to meet the set standards of quality training. Mr. Chitalu […]

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AUTHORITIES IN CHIPATA COMPOUND URGED TO ADDRESS AIR POLLUTION

Residents of Lusaka’s Chipata Compound have repeated calls on the authorities to address the air pollution being caused by the smoke emanating from the incinerator from the local health centre. The residents have told a Komboni Radio News crew which visited the community that authorities should quickly address this issue especially that Chipata Health Centre […]

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