Zambia’s Linda Kasonde recently won the IE University’s Epic Award for Women Inspiring Women. EPIC, an initiative launched by the IE Global Alumni Relations, aims to share the stories of its outstanding alumni across all IE schools (masters and undergraduate programs) to inspire the IE Community. Kasonde is the first woman to lead the Law Association of Zambia in 2016 in the 50 years existence of the body.
African youths have continued to prove that even without the right conditions, they can still make an impact and will excel given the right environment. 25 African youths were recipients of the Queen’s Young Leader Award out of the 59 recipients. Zambia’s Natasha Kaoma who is a women’s health advocate led a drive to launch fundraising to provide menstrual hygiene kits to girls in rural areas.
Zambia is set to launch its bid to host the 2025 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), President Edgar Lungu has revealed. The news comes after the country recently lifted the Under-20 Africa Nations Cup, beating highly fancied Senegal team in Zambia.
Last year, 19 year-old Besa Mumba, became Zambia’s youngest commercial pilot, an achievement which was widely celebrated across the continent. Fast-forward six months, Zambia is celebrating yet another remarkable accomplishment, as 24-year-old Second Lieutenant Thokozile Muwamba becomes the country’s first female fighter pilot. We applaud Lt Muwamba’s historic achievement.
President Edgar Lungu’s Cabinet will not only show us his programme for the next five years but also whether he intends to unite a country where the voting pattern showed a divide between north and south, writes Charles Mafa.
A debate raged in Zambian public sphere when the country’s foremost crooner, Jordan Katembula, also known as JK, released ‘Allow Me’ and ‘Open’, songs so Nigerian that many Zambians doubted they had been composed by a local. Is the Nigerian influence stifling originality in Zambian music?
Dimpho Motsamai looks at the road ahead for Zambia following the recent elections
One political party in Zambia is championing the legalisation of marijuana. Naturally, it is the Green Party. It might be the only party contesting the Zambian election to have an ideology. Charles Mafa sat down with party leader Peter Sinkamba to talk about weed, the economy and the environment. This is an edited interview.
Zambia is rightly considered a haven of peace in the region. However, with the 11 August general elections less than a month away, there are concerns over political violence that has left two people dead, several injured and property damaged.