Education in Zambia is currently characterized by rote-learning and memorization of knowledge. There limited focus on critical thinking and analysis, which enhances learners’ thinking, especially at primary and secondary levels. This project by the Ministry of Education is meant to support the initial integration of critical thinking concepts into the upper basic and high school curriculum, and the teacher training programmes, as well as in the long term into the rest of the education system.

Gay men exist everywhere and African health workers and HIV activists must accept that fact - or AIDS will continue to ravage the continent. 


There are 400,000 out of school youth in Zambia, with most of these children falling into the category of orphans and vulnerable children, along with child labourers, rural girls or pregnant girls, and children with special educational needs. If Zambia is to attain Education for All (EFA) by 2015, effort needs to be doubled to promote access to vulnerable and marginalized children. This calls for a special advocacy campaign capable of reaching children from the above hard to reach categories.

Company forced to consult community and civil society

Multiparty democracy swept across Africa in the early 1990s, as single-party states and authoritarian leaders bowed to pressure from outside and within. Activists hoped greater political freedoms and strong institutions would lead to more government accountability - and more effective development. But two decades later, is this the reality?

China has made huge investments in Zambia’s extractive industry in the last five to six years. Chinese intentions to upscale involvement and to be one of the major players in Zambia’s extractive industry are seen through medium- to long-term investments, and in the establishment of other industry-supply based infrastructure. China is, in addition, making long-term financial commitments to the country, although obviously actual expenditures will ultimately be the basis for assessing this support and investment.

Persons with Albinism have faced serious threats to their lives as they are often hunted and killed for ritual purposes. This makes them a very vulnerable group who need urgent attention and protection of their rights to life and education.

But most marginalised cannot truly exercise rights

Unprecedented study outlines reasons for high numbers of pre-trial detainees and recommends reforms to the criminal justice system

This session - EITI progress, impacts and challenges in southern and East Africa: Views of national secretariats - concerned the challenges and opportunities related to the implementation of the EITI in four southern African countries – the DRC, Madagascar, Mozambique and Zambia – and one East African nation – Tanzania. All the countries that have signed up to the EITI had published their latest EITI report with the exception of Madagascar, which had been suspended from the EITI due to political instability.

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