I was delighted to take part in the International Women’s Day events on Saturday. International Women’s Day gave me, and no doubt many other people, time to reflect on the enormous contribution that women make to our respective societies and around the world. I also reflected upon women’s rights. Zambia celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence from Britain later this year. The Zambia@50 Secretariat’s theme this month is human rights. … WOMEN’S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS
In the UK, thanks to a memorable advertising campaign, everyone thinks that Ambassadors hold parties at which they serve a certain brand of chocolate. I was curious to find out what people here thought about Ambassadors, so I asked some Zambians. “They are privileged.” “They spend their time hosting dinner parties.” “They are remote.” “They are spies.” “They seek to impose a foreign agenda on our country or to destabilize … What is an Ambassador?
I appeared on the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) TV 1 “National Watch” programme; Sunday 16 February 2014. The programme focussed on Zambia’s current relationship with donors and how this might change. Many points were made in the hour-long discussion. The points I and others made included the following: The UK has supported Zambia since independence and will continue to do so. We have recently been ramping up our programme, which … What I said on ZNBC TV 1
Zambia’s natural wealth One of the things that still surprise me about Zambia is how few Zambians who can afford to travel have seen the country’s fantastic wild animals. South Luangwa National Park is up there with the best parks in the world, in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, for game viewing. There is also fantastic game to be seen in Zambia’s many other parks. Lions, elephants and the rest … Thoughts from a friend of Zambia