50 +1 clause cheers YALI

50 +1 clause cheers YALI »

8 Jan, 2016
News

The Young African Leaders Initiative Network (YALI) has commended the Zambian government for adopting the 50% + 1 clause in the first draft of the people driven constitution for the election of the republican president.   YALI President Andrew Ntewewe said President Edgar Lungu has done well to assent to the 50+1 clause.  

UNZAAWU and UNZAPROSU workers urged  to resume work

UNZAAWU and UNZAPROSU workers urged to resume work »

8 Jan, 2016
News

The University of  Zambia (UNZA) management has appealed to UNZA Allied Workers Union (UNZAAWU) and UNZA Professional Staff Union (UNZAPROSU) to resume work as management resolves their salary dispute.   UNZA Vice chancellor Enala Mwase told the workers to continue working since they had not declared a go slow.    

Buy us gensets, UNZA Students living outside campus urge boarding house landlords

Buy us gensets, UNZA Students living outside campus urge boarding house landlords »

19 Nov, 2015
News

University of Zambia (UNZA) students staying in boarding houses have appealed to their landlords to purchase generators to combat power shortages caused by load shedding.   In an interview with the Lusaka Star, School of Education Third Year Student Florence Mwenya said it has become difficult for her to do school work at their Kalingalinga home because of load shedding.  

2 UNZA students start plaiting hair to make extra money

2 UNZA students start plaiting hair to make extra money »

8 Aug, 2015
Features

BEING a female student at a university is challenging as one tends to have many material needs, of which some cannot be entirely met by guardians. This calls for one to be financially disciplined and find responsible ways of earning income as one pursues their studies. In order to supplement their daily needs and partly take off a load of financial burden from their parents’ shoulders, two University of Zambia students have ventured into a hair plaiting business.

Poem: Goodbye My Darling

Poem: Goodbye My Darling »

17 May, 2015
Columns

The curtain is slowly closing, wrapping up this phase. The crowd is still clapping, right time to leave the stage. We both know the story is ending, playing our parts but just pretending. The love is already gone, it’s no use faking what we are not feeling. As I say the last line of this beautiful love story, pain is pricking every inch of my soul. As I say the words we both dread to hear, my heart is shattered to the core.

UNZAMEDIA veep to represent Zambia at African Youth Forum

UNZAMEDIA veep to represent Zambia at African Youth Forum »

9 Apr, 2015
News

University of Zambia Media Students Association Vice President Valentine Mundea has been nominated to represent the country at this years’ African Youth Forum in Ivory Cost. The event will be held in Abidjan from 22nd to 24th May, 2015 under the theme“Empowering and equipping young Africans to take ownership of the post-2015 sustainable development goals.”  

High levels of deforestation worry Environmentalists

High levels of deforestation worry Environmentalists »

26 Jan, 2015
News

The high levels of deforestation in the country have become a matter of concern to Environmentalists. Environment Africa Assistant Field Officer InongeLubasi said in an interview with the Lusaka Starthat the main cause of deforestation in Zambia is poverty. Ms. Lubasi explained that people depend on the environment to sustain themselves by doing activities such as charcoal production and unsustainable agricultural methods like Chitemenesystem.

Boarding House Harmonisation Project welcome move

Boarding House Harmonisation Project welcome move »

5 Dec, 2014
Star Comment

The decision by the University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) to initiate a boarding house harmonisation project is welcome as many students are being exploited by boarding house landlords in the name of providing them with accommodation near campus. The University of Zambia has been gripped with the accommodation crisis for many years now.

UNZASU initiates ‘boarding house harmonisation project’

UNZASU initiates ‘boarding house harmonisation project’ »

20 Nov, 2014
News

The University of Zambia Students’ Union (UNZASU) is to sign a memorandum of understanding with boarding house owners through the ‘boarding house harmonisation project’ to reduce exploitation of students living there.   In an interview with the Lusaka Star, UNZASU Vice President Martin Nundwe said the initiative was aimed at protecting students living off campus from exploitation as most students were subjected to exorbitant boarding house rentals.

Lolavye scoops October ‘Buzz of the Month’ award

Lolavye scoops October ‘Buzz of the Month’ award »

18 Nov, 2014
Entertainment

UPCOMING Gospel Rapper Lolavye Simukoko has won Kountapoint’s October Buzz of the Month music competition, beating four other contestants.   Kountapoint is an online platform that gives Zambian gospel artists an opportunity to showcase and market their music.