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Lactating women in Cape Verde have decided to mark this year’s international maternal breastfeeding week in a novel way. They will offer their breast milk to weak, premature and orphaned children. The week’s event is being strictly commemorated across the island country under the close supervision of health authorities. Infants of up to six months […]

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NEW YORK, 1 August 2012 – On the 20th anniversary of World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF says strong national policies supporting breastfeeding could prevent the deaths of around 1 million children under five in the developing world each year. Despite compelling evidence that exclusive breastfeeding prevents diseases like diarrhoea and pneumonia that kill millions of children […]

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The Northern Province administration July 21 ordered the international reproductive health NGO, Marie Stopes out of the province and further, ordered police investigations into the 960 abortions that the NGO had reported to the Ministry of Health as having carried out in the area. Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba said the abortions were illegal because contrary […]

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A traditional leader in Southern province is calling on the Patriotic Front government to come up with a dressing code for women in Zambia. Chief Singani of the Tonga people of Choma has told the Lusaka based Radio station QFM that the government just like they did in banning the Tujilijili should also come up […]

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By Linda Villarosa, gay Journalist Those of us who are black and gay approach Africa with deeply conflicted feelings. On a recent trip to Zambia, along with my point-and-shoot and anti-malaria medication, I packed equal parts pride and shame, curiosity and fear. Homosexuality is illegal in nearly 40 African countries, and in the harshest nations […]

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By a Disgusted Resident There is a certain salon owner in Ndola who is using her salon to sell drugs and so-called “sex toys” (plastic things resembling a man’s member when aroused). This woman’s white husband supplies her and then she sells secretly from the salon. If a Zambian tried to do this their salon […]

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A women movement in Zambia has called on government to come up with laws that will reduce hours for alcohol drinking. Women for Change Executive Director Emily Sikazwe observed that reducing the time for alcohol drinking will help the country a lot where its citizens especially youths  spend much of their time drinking. Ms Sikazwe […]

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Marriage has its ups and its downs, but the downs don’t usually include being unable to sleep together. Sunday, Nick Green, chef de mission of the Australian Olympic Committee, told Australian Olympic shooters Russell and Lauryn Mark via email that they would not be able to room together in the Olympic Village during this month’s […]

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Our inspiration writer Preston Mwiinga shares some tips about a meal * Don’t smoke-Experiment from experts proves that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes (chances of cancer is higher). * Don’t eat fruits immediately – Immediately eating fruits after meals will cause stomach to be bloated with air. Therefore take […]

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A Lusaka Magistrate court has found Iris the daughter of former Minister of Community Development Michael Kaingu with a case to answer in a pono case. She has since been put on her defence and will appear for mention on July 31. This is in a matter in which Iris, a former student at Zambia […]

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