ZAMBIA’S YOUNGEST POLITICIAN TO SPEAK AT WOMEN’S PARLIAMENT GATHERING IN SEYCHELLES

Magoba Ward Councilor, Hon. Buumba Malambo
Image Credit: Buumba Malambo Page

Zambia’s youngest female Councilor for Magoba ward in Kafue, Buumba Malambo has been selected to represent Zambia and young women in Africa as a speaker at the first ever Women’s Parliament gathering under the theme Ending HIV For Women and Girls, to be held in Seychelles on 5th and 6th July 2017.

The 25 year old young woman, who also runs a foundation called the Buumba Malambo Foundation , a charity she established for children in need that focuses on being a child-driven and focused organisation mobilising resources to address issues of child illiteracy, is set to speak at the two day conference among other high profile officials.

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FORUM ON INTERNET FREEDOM IN AFRICA 2017 COMING UP – GET INVOLVED

A panel discussion on online violence against women, at the 2016 Internet Freedom Forum in Kampala, Uganda

Information and communication technologies (ICTs), bring endless possibilities for people to express themselves, access information and exercise their civic rights and responsibilities. While there are many forms of ICTs, one predominantly important one is the Internet, which is a great enabler for the right to information access because of its ability to transmit massive volumes of information.

In this respect, it is important for internet users to explore means and ways of improving the relationship between fundamental human rights, civic engagement, development and technology. It is for this reason, that forums such as the Internet Freedom in Africa organised yearly by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and its partners, are important as they bring together various players in the internet governance space from across the continent of Africa to debate, critique and highlight important issues around the use, protection and preservation of the internet, as well as draw attention to the design, application and purpose of ICTs which have made today’s world a global village.

The Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 is coming up and CIPESA would like you to participate in the preparations by proposing a session on issues you deem important and want to see addressed at this year’s event. Here’s how you can get involved FIFAfrica 2017 SESSION PROPOSAL FORM

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Successful session proposals will be listed on the Forum webpage (www.internetfreedom.africa) on August 10, 2017. Review of proposals will be ongoing from time of submission until public listing.

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Zambia’s Sithembile Ncube named among Africa’s 26 Most Outstanding Emerging Women Leaders

The Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa has announced the 2017 MILEAD (Moremi Initiative Leadership, Empowerment and Development) Fellows. This new cohort of MILEAD Fellows represents Africa’s most promising young women leaders, who possess the courage and commitment to lead and shape the future of Africa. The Fellows were chosen through a highly competitive selection process based on their outstanding leadership promise, community service accomplishments, and commitment to the advancement of women in Africa.

Zambia’s Sithembile Ncube, is a community leader passionate about STEAM education and promoting the use of creative technology within Africa. Through two organizations that she co-founded, namely MakerHut and Ubongo Game Lab, she is currently implementing a makerspace program for youth in Zambia as well as an annual all-female game development bootcamp. She is also a member of the Asikana Network, a women in technology support organization in Zambia. She is a Computer Science student at the Nelson Mandela University.

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LOVELY REVOLUTION

A poem – by Luana Malan

Image by Revolt For Her

You rebelled against the culture of respecting me as a person

Went against morals and values

When you bashed my face blue

Left me in ICU

You forgot the golden rule-to do unto others, what you want done to you

When you tore my clothes, my clitoris, my life apart

You went against what is right

My RIGHTS

When you chose to be wrong

You wronged my body and my mind

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