PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has arrived in Japan to attend the seventh edition of the Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD) summit, taking place there.
TICAD has been held in Japan except for TICADVI which was held in Africa. TICAD7 will take place in Yokohama, Japan between 28th to 30th August 2019.
The government of Japan leads the conference with co-hosts such as the United Nations, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank and African Union Commission (AUC).
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Police arrest three members of the same family for beating a suspect
THREE members of the same family in Mimosa township in Chilanga District have been arrested by police for torturing a suspect who allegedly stole three metal gates at their house.
Acting Police Spokesperson Danny Mwale says it is not true that the suspect was beaten as a result of political differences as perceived in the video which went viral on social media.
“Facts of the matter are that on 26 August, 2020 the victim identified as Noah Munengo aged 20 of Chilanga is alleged to have removed and stole three metal gates at a named house in Mimosa township in Chilanga and later sold one to a scrap dealer of Freedom Compound within Chilanga,” Mwale said in a statement.
He said after the gates were stolen, the owner of the metal identified as Derrick Mwape aged 50 of Mimosa township, together with his children launched a manhunt and managed to apprehend the suspect (Noah Munengo) who they took to their home in Mimosa where they tied his legs and also tied him to the tipper truck and started beating him.
He said in the process of beating him, some onlookers filmed the incident which subsequently went viral on social media.
Mwale said some members of the public rescued the suspect and handed him over to the Police at Chilanga Police Station.
Mwale said during the process of investigations, police discovered that the suspect was tortured by the family of the complainant.
He said a medical report form was issued to the suspect to seek medical attention and immediately a manhunt for the suspects was launched.
“On 31 August, 2020 Police picked up Kaunda Mwape aged 24, Natasha Mwape aged 20 and Ambrose Muzuwa aged 22 all of plot number 1870/1D Mimosa township in Chilanga. The trio as captured in the video are in Police custody charged and arrested for the offence of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (OABH) contrary to section 248 of the Penal Code of the Laws of Zambia,” said Mwale.
MultiChoice Zambia Launches Parliament TV
AS part of MultiChoice Zambia’s ongoing efforts to enhance its customers’ television viewing experience and offer content that resonates with them, the business is proud to announce the launch of Parliament TV on DStv and GOtv in Zambia.
MultiChoice Zambia Chief Customer Officer, Leah Kooma, said that as a business rooted in the communities where it operates, MultiChoice remains firmly committed to ensuring its services cater for the needs of its customers by not only providing the best local content but content that resonates with its customers.
“MultiChoice is committed to providing local content that addresses issues that matter most to our customers. We are confident that by launching this channel Zambians will be better informed about local political matters and have full access to debates and other activities that are on-going in parliament. As a responsible corporate citizen, our aim is to continue to provide content that informs, educates and enriches the lives of Zambians,” Kooma said.
Commenting on the launch of the channel, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Honourable Dr Patrick Matibini SC, said that the government was pleased by this timely partnership with MultiChoice Zambia and that the channel is a great milestone in the Zambian democratic landscape and in bridging the gap between Parliament and the citizens. This step is also towards the actualisation of the vision of the National Assembly of Zambia which is “to be a model legislature for democracy and good governance”.
The channel, which is being launched through a collaboration between National Assembly and MultiChoice Zambia, will be open from Monday to Friday when the House is in sitting and when it is on recess. It will be available on DStv Channel 272 and GOtv Channel 100. It will broadcast, amongst other content, live plenary sessions of the National Assembly as well as educate and inform the Zambian people on the decisions being made in parliament.
For more information, visit www.dstv.com.
MultiChoice Talent Factory brings New York Film Academy Webinar Series to African viewers
THE MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF), MultiChoice’s flagship shared-value initiative, is proud to announce the launch of a virtual pop-up event The 20/20 Series on the MTF Portal www.multichoicetalentfactory.com. MTF has partnered with the New York Film Academy College of Visual & Performing Arts (NFYA) to bring this web series to African filmmakers exclusively through the MTF Portal.
Created and moderated by NYFA’s Creative Director of Filmmaking and Cinematography, Liz Hinlein, each episode of The 20/20 Series features a conversation between Liz and creative visionaries across the globe, bringing viewers into their homes, hubs and workspaces to share their artistic practice and process.
From cinematographers to screenwriters, producers and more, The 20/20 Series includes industry professionals spanning filmic disciplines. Guests so far have included award-winning filmmaker and MTF Academy Director (West Africa) Femi Odugbemi, writer, director and producer Sarah Pirozek and Golden Globe nominated actor Piper Perabo, and many more. Liz Hinlein, who curated the discussions to provide insight into the creative vision of artists, has also opened up the conversation to audiences, giving them the chance to ask questions.
“African storytelling is extraordinarily unique and has roots that are deep in traditions and history like no other. New York Film Academy has been privileged to host thousands of African creative storytellers over the years as students and we are always looking for new ways to share NYFA’s approach to film education with aspiring African filmmakers and members of the vibrant African film industry. The NYFA partnership with the MultiChoice Talent Factory is a tremendous benefit in this regard and we are honored that as part of this collaboration MTF will host NYFA’s The 20/20 Series.” – NYFA President Michael J Young
The MTF and NYFA partnership kicked off in 2018, during the inaugural year of MTF, and in 2019, this relationship saw three MTF students – one from each of the three academies in West (Lagos), East (Nairobi) and Southern (Lusaka) – given the once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in an eight-week long film workshop at NYFA campus in New York City.
As one of the world’s leading visual and performing arts schools, NYFA has been an important partner to MTF. Strategic partnerships with internationally acclaimed organisations like NYFA have helped MTF unlock unique opportunities to empower Africa’s creative industries to tell authentic stories to a global audience.
“The launch of NYFA’s The 20/20 Series on the MTF Portal is part of MultiChoice’s commitment to amplify creative voices and constructively impact entertainment industries in Africa. The 20/20 Series enables critical discussions on film and TV, inspires film and TV creatives across the African continent and assists in building global connections into the future.” – Yolisa Phahle, MultiChoice Group CEO General Entertainment.
To watch The 20/20 Series, which is now available on the MTF Portal, visit the MTF Portal. If you haven’t registered on the portal yes, please click on the link to register for free: https://multichoicetalentfactory.com/user/register.
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