Writing can bring positive change in society – Local Author

Writing can bring positive change in society – Local Author »

7 Jan, 2016
Features

Writing is an art which authors use to plant seeds of change in the fertile minds of the readership. One such author is Paul Muuma, a fourth year student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Zambia.   Muuma likes writing works of fiction but  is also open to writing motivational books, spiritual books, poetry, articles and movie scripts.  

We are the next 50 years ; youths changing their communities

We are the next 50 years ; youths changing their communities »

4 Dec, 2015
Features

You are never too young to make a change in the world, once said Christopher Yao. For some youths, Yao’s words are their driving force as they have devoted their time to bettering the lives of other people.   One such youth is Adolescent Rights Activist Natasha Salifyanji Kaoma.   From the early stages of her medical career, Natasha knew that being a medical student was not enough to bring about the changes she hoped to see.

Support local fashion brands-Mwaka Bwalya

Support local fashion brands-Mwaka Bwalya »

23 Nov, 2015
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Upcoming fashion designer Mwaka Bwalya has encouraged Zambians to support local designers and their clothing brands. Mwaka, a designer under Fashion label Muta-Benie, says there is a tendency among Zambians to shun from buying locally made clothing for international designs. She says even though international designs were good, Zambians should still support local brands in order to promote them.

POEM: Tears In The Rain

POEM: Tears In The Rain »

9 Sep, 2015
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SHE stands alone in a corner, in the rain and in the cold. She cries as people pass her by and there's no one to hold. Everyone can notice her, but not her tears as she wallows in pain. Because they are nothing - but tears in the rain.

2 UNZA students start plaiting hair to make extra money

2 UNZA students start plaiting hair to make extra money »

8 Aug, 2015
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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.

Zambia’s Education Reforms, the way forward

Zambia’s Education Reforms, the way forward »

11 May, 2015
Features

Education is the process of formally or informally learning by which knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits of a group of people are transferred to other people, through storytelling, discussion, teaching, training or research.

Life of an UNZA Moma (University of Zambia female student)

Life of an UNZA Moma (University of Zambia female student) »

26 Jan, 2015
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Life on campus is described by many students as an exciting, adventurous, mind exploring as well as a challenging journey. Many youths often look forward to graduate from high school and join the university, as many perceive getting an admission in the university as one of life’s biggest trophy.

Lack of sensitisation on digital migration worries Livingstone residents

Lack of sensitisation on digital migration worries Livingstone residents »

13 Nov, 2014
Features

THE deadline is set, Cabinet has approved the policy. But how ready are ordinary Zambian citizens for digital migration?   Livingstone residents are gripped with lack of information on digital migration amidst the looming deadline.  

Disability is not inability – UNZA physically challenged student

Disability is not inability – UNZA physically challenged student »

7 Nov, 2014
Features

Blindness has often been associated with illiteracy but visually impaired Pascal Mulenga has distanced himself from this theory and has embarked on increasing his horizon of thinking through education. Pascal did a diploma in English and Religious Education at Nkrumah University where he also served as the students’ union male board representative. He proudly says ‘he was the first physically challenged person’ to serve in the union since the institution was established.

Senior citizen attributes cultural decline to less initiation ceremonies

Senior citizen attributes cultural decline to less initiation ceremonies »

15 Mar, 2014
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Zambia is a country that could once be described as rich in culture. This was greatly attributed to several traditional and initiation ceremonies which had been widely practiced. Today, with the development of the media and western influence, cultural practices are quickly fading.