Hugh Masekela dies

Legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, a leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid and "the father of South African jazz", has died aged 78.   In a statement, his family said he had "passed peacefully" in Johannesburg "after a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer".   Masekela gained global recognition with his


  Minister of Arts and tourism Charles Banda has unveiled the fourth National Arts Council of Zambia board.   Speaking when he presented the new board members, Mr. BANDA said government's aim is to strengthen partnerships to transform the informal sector and create an enabling environment for the creative industry to thrive.   He said

Aki na Paw Paw jet in

    Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation - ZNBC Director General Richard Mwanza has commended uncle T's Art and promotions Director Trevor N'gangu for his commitment to develop the art industry in Zambia.   Mr. Mwanza says ZNBC stands ready to work with art promoters.   He said this when Nigerian actors Chinedu Ikedieze known as Aki

PAC tours ZNBC

  The Parliamentary Committee on Information and Broadcasting has toured ZNBC to check progress on the rehabilitation works at the institution which is part of the ongoing digital migration program. The Committee toured the ZNBC Tv1 studio which is nearly complete and the virtual studio where they appreciated the new technology to

ZNBC, FRANCE 24 review MOU

    The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation -ZNBC- and France 24 are reviewing their Memorandum of Understanding -MoU- signed last year to strengthen areas of collaboration.   ZNBC Director Media and Creative Services Masuzyo Ndhlovu says the two institutions' MoU also extends to content exchange and training of ZNBC staff.   Speaking when he met France

Govt challenges local film producers

    Minister of information and Broadcasting Services Kampamba Mulenga has called on local film producers to aim at producing films of international standards.   Ms. Mulenga says Zambia has potential to produce chartbuster films and make the industry a major employer in the country. She says Zambia should emulate the Nigerian film and Entertainment

All will benefit-Mulenga

    Government has assured stakeholders in the film industry that no one will be left out in the implementation process of the recently approved Film Policy.   Chief Government Spokesperson and Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Kampamba Mulenga notes that the industry has in the past not been taken seriously due to

ZNBC assures local producers of space

  Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation-ZNBC-   Acting Director General Reuben Kajokoto has assured local producers that the national broadcaster is ready to offer them a platform for their productions.   Mr Kajokoto says ZNBC is committed to implementing the film policy which seeks to promote local film production and contribute to job creation in