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In the past few decades Zambian authors have emerged strong with exciting thrillers and thought provoking publications. Missy Turner was born in Zambia, she now lives in Baltimore Maryland. Her dreams become her books and her books become her great escape. Missy says ” I have been writing since primary school, my parents would help me with spelling and missed words. When I was in boarding in school, Chengelo. I would write stories and pass them around to my friends and they would read them. It was nice when they emailed me and said "oh, so are finally doing it for real?" She joins us to discuss her 2 books and launch scheduled for Lusaka, Zambia.
Joshua Ngoma is an accomplished author, entrepreneur, itinerant speaker who has written 2 other books, 'The Rise of the Africans" & "God and Government" which are thought provoking publications who has come up with another masterpiece, "True Worshippers." In his new book he addresses the characteristics of God's people that worship Him in spirit and truth. The launch is scheduled for Dallas, Texas on May 23. Join our emerging Zambian authors as they share their inner depths and thoughts on their recent publications.
The late Zambian president, Michael Sata will be laid to rest on November 11, 2014.
After the unfortunate death of President Michal Chilufy Sata many changes have taken place in the Zambian government and there are more to come, what are they?
We talk about the current affairs of Zambia.
Join us on CrossFire Radio on tuesday 14th October 2014 as we host Trevor Simumba to discuss the zambian budget.
Trevor Simumba is an International business consultant with 18+ years of progressive experience in delivering strategic international business advisory services across Africa. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Finance and a BA degree in Economics and International Relations. He also holds high level post graduate certificates from Harvard University and the World Bank Institute. He is a recognised international trade expert and has worked in over 30 countries within Africa as a Senior Adviser and Consultant to both public and private sector organisations. He is a senior member of the Economics Association of Zambia, Chartered Management Institute of the UK and the American Economics Association. Mr. Simumba is a regular contributor to various media on key political and economic issues affecting Africa. He is currently serving as a technical adviser to the Govt of Sierra Leone
Join us tuesday night 07/10/2014 at 7pm BST/ 20:00hrs CAT as we host Father Frank Bwalya who will discuss the state of zambian politics as well as the upcming jubilee celebrations .
Listen in LIVE on www.blogtalkradio.com/politicalcrossfire
Call in on 00 1 347 8388065 (USA) oR SKYPE on Mueti2004
We will also be Live on the Copperbelt on Flava FM
Fernando Rosa ia an Agent/Partner at Insurance Network Agency with responsibility for growth and customer service . Fernando has been with Insurance Network since 2006 where he has managed the personal lines department consisting of a customer service representatives who focus on household insurance before moving into commercial lines in 2009. Fernando has been sucessfully procuring and placing insurance options for individuals and business. Recently he has developed what is being called; 'The Zambian Life Policy" which is being provided in all 50 states in the US.
Join us for this exclusive discussion with an experienced insurance agent to get valuable information for a rare and simplified life insurance product which suites your needs.
Dr Ngosa Simbyakula MP is the Justice Minister in the Patriotic Front government and he was the first cabinet minister announced by President Edgar Lungu in his historic inaugural speech which was held at the Heroes Stadium away from the traditional venue at the steps of the Supreme Court. President Lungu categorically stated that; "I want to hand you a new constitution. We will definitely deliver a people-driven constitution as per the road map we released recently." He entrusted Dr Simbyakula with the task of ensuring the government enacts a people driven constitution to the people of Zambia. The constitution making process has been a contentious issue in Zambian politics prior to the multi- party era and the nation has witnessed commission after commission as presidents took office. The civil society and church mother bodies have made their presence known in the process. Dr Simbyakula joins us to discuss the PF government's road map to the constitution making process. Can this be achieved before the 2016 General elections?
“The oppressed use music to express themselves”, this why the music industry of the previously oppressed societies—for example, Black Americans and South African—is a success. On the other hand, music is a multi-billion industry. Now that Zambian music is developing to world-class with Zambians singing internationally and winning medals in global competition, do we see this industry developing into a business that can address household poverty and contribute significantly to economic development. Kambidima speaks to Chisenga Gander Katongo (C.R.I.$.I.$ Mr Swagger) and Fortune Nyondo, to discuss Zambian music and Zambian musicians. What is the secret of their success? What is their focus? What keeps them going? What help do they need and from whom? Born and raised in Zambia, Fortune Nyondo (http://www.fortunesmusic.com/) is a Christian singer, songwriter, composer and arranger. He is also founder of a non-profit organization called Fortune Pilgrim (http://www.fortunepilgrim.org/) that seeks to change the lives of AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis victims in Zambia, and other countries around the world. On his website, Fortune testifies to the awsome healing power of Jesus Christ through his music, and brings it to reality through Fortune Pilgrim. Similarly, born and raised in Lusaka, Chisenga Katongo (http://www.reverbnation.com/hiphopcrisis?eid=3578800_19597450#!/page_object/page_object_bio/artist_64688) a Hip-Hop fan since age 10 is now a world class Hip-Hop artist. He was nominated for the BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television Arts Awards) in the BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT category. He won this tightly contested category—other competitors in this category were Sade (UK), Fally Ipupa (DRC Congo), 2 Face (Nigeria), Ali Kiba (Tanzania) and M.I. (Nigeria).
Mr Bowman Lusambo is the National Youth Coordinator of the Movement for Multi Party Democracy (MMD), also popularly known as the MMD Die Hard Youth wing and outspoken on national or party politics. Mr Lusambo is known for his radical stance on issues affecting the youth and has often found himself at odds with the party's top ranking officials, particularly on his stance concerning the embattled party president Dr Nevers Mumba whom he has supported unreservedly. He recently castigated government for not safeguarding certain sectors of the job market for indigenous youth based on the report issued in parliament through a ministerial statement concerning work permits which were issued to foreign workers. Mr Lusambo is our guest on PERSPECTIVES to discuss the plight of the youth in Zambia
On Ichalo Chesu we are talking to Petronella Mulenga, a Zambian based in South Africa. Petronella asks how can we build each other. Join us Saturday at 9am EST/ 15 hrs CAT as we explore this question. Follow the link or call 347-237-4270 to listen or participate.
At 10 am EST/16hrs CAT join Rodger, Dr Patrick, Pianki and Zebron and many others in a round table discussion on current affairs
Listener participation is highly encouraged on both shows
Marsha Winsryg may have gone to Africa to site see and look at local culture but when that culture reached out to her as an artist and teacher, something happened. She was asked by local artisans to take their wares back to the USA and sell them, which she did. However, as she really looked around she saw a need , a humanitarian need especially among children, that was created by the cultural devastation that was a looming as a result of the HIV/AIDS crisis. In Zambia, one out of three people are HIV positive and everyone has lost family members. Most adults are caring for orphans as well as their own children in an economy that barely sustains a subsistence lifestyle.
As a response to her question, "What can I DO?" , Marsha founded The African Artisans Community Development Project—AACDP—provides economic opportunity for Zambian artisans while generating cash support for local Zambian NGOs treating children who have been orphaned or disabled as a result of the HIV/AIDS crisis.
Their method is simple and cost-effective. Thet buy Zambian crafts from local artisans at full market rate for Africa; sell the crafts back n the United States at American rates; and then send the profits back to Zambian schools and clinics providing services to children.
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