Toll gates- is it a remedy to road maintenance in the country?

Toll gates- is it a remedy to road maintenance in the country? »

11 Feb, 2014
Features

There was a time when the number of cars in Lusaka city was equal to the population of Malawi country wide. The present condition however, is pathetic for Zambian motorists as the country seems to have more cars vis-à-vis roads, causing never ending traffic jams and congestion. To help matters, the Zambian government launched the Pave Zambia 2000 Campaign, a project aimed at constructing more roads in the country.

Alangizi teachings- are they to blame for Gender Inequality?

Alangizi teachings- are they to blame for Gender Inequality? »

10 Feb, 2014
Features

It is a day before the big day “wedding” and all the women are gathered together at a common   function known to many as “chezela”. The mood is very high, the women happily chat and laugh while others are busy cooking around the brazier, there is dancing, singing, and clapping while the bride-to-be observes and is given life lessons on marriage.  This is a common practice in our Zambian culture as the bride-to-be is prepared to be initiated into marriage.

BUT WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WORLD AIDS DAY?

BUT WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WORLD AIDS DAY? »

12 Dec, 2013
Features

EVERY year, on the 1st of December, people all over the world gather as a global community to commemorate World AIDS Day.   It is a time for reflection. It is a time to reflect not only on those whose lives have been lost, but also those whose lives have been saved. To reflect on hope – hope for a generation free of AIDS, a goal which is very nearly within our grasp. It is a time to reflect on the future.  

The “Chitenge” : Traditional yet trendy

The “Chitenge” : Traditional yet trendy »

11 Dec, 2013
Features

IT is something that Zambians and even most Africans in general have known to be conservative and traditional.   From Sunday church service to initiation ceremonies or at home as a sign of respect, the famous "chitenge" material has always been worn as a typical traditional garment.  

TODAY’S FASHION: CREATIVE OR JUST PLAIN CRAZY?

TODAY’S FASHION: CREATIVE OR JUST PLAIN CRAZY? »

5 Dec, 2013
Features

WE see fashion trends evolving over the years, which are basically just old trends revived, but evolving nevertheless. As one walks into a clothing store to pick an item of clothing, one can see various designs ranging from simple to outrageous all in the name of creativity. The fashion industry is getting extremely competitive as designers strive to remain on top of the game, but some of these designs seem to be overdoing it.

CAPOEIRA; a discipline packed with etiquette, the the new intellectual way of keeping fit

CAPOEIRA; a discipline packed with etiquette, the the new intellectual way of keeping fit »

2 Aug, 2013
Features

MARTIAL ARTS: the underdog’s weapon for life in so many ways. Some use it for practical purposes, others merely for enjoyment. It comes in different forms. One of them is the art of capoeira. University of Zambia (UNZA) capoeira trainer Damien Musuka says capoeira combines the art of dance, fight, entertainment as well as mediation. It can be used for self-defense, to relieve stress after a long day or simply to keep fit for those bent on physical fitness.

Runell’s booty bounce queens

Runell’s booty bounce queens »

27 Jul, 2013
Gossip

GIVE University of Zambia (UNZA) students a free show, highly subsidized alcohol and beautiful girls doing the booty bounce on a Friday night and the mood is unexplainable! Runell grasped that concept very well as he even offered cash to monks who joined in his performance. The moment he came onto the stage with his dancing queens, there was excitement in the audience which could not get enough of his dancing queens. Runell decided to take it up a notch by calling monks (males students) to join him on stage.

Monks pose for photos with naked sex worker »

21 Jul, 2013
Gossip

There were three monks coming from the centre after a drinking spree. As approached Africa Hostels, they heard some noise from one of the cars in the car park. They decided to check what was happening and fortunately or unfortunately, they saw people having sex in the car.

Cotton farming a promising business

Cotton farming a promising business »

10 Jun, 2013
Features

An avid farmer himself, Mr Kalangu reveals one secret ingredient which has helped the school through some rainy days. “We grow two hectares of cotton as it brings in immediate cash,” said Mr Morris. “It is a good cash crop to rotate with other food crops, and we teach our pupils the value of cultivating cotton for an income,” he explains.

The road to ultimate freedom is the promotion of arts and culutre

The road to ultimate freedom is the promotion of arts and culutre »

10 Jun, 2013
Features

Every year, Zambia and the rest of Africa celebrate African Freedom Day which falls on 25 May. On this day, the resounding words are about honouring freedom fighters, but issues of cultural freedom from the west are usually not prominent.