Our planet’s resources are running out. The media bombards us with constant warnings of impending shortages of fossil fuels, minerals, arable land, and water and the political Armageddon that will result as insatiable global demand far outstrips supply.
We all want to help. Over the past fifty years $1 trillion of development aid has flowed from Western governments to Africa, with rock stars and actors campaigning for more. But this has not helped Africa. It has ruined it.
Dead Aid shows us another way. Using hard evidence to illustrate her case, Moyo shows how, with access to capital and with the right policies, even the poorest nations can turn themselves around. First we must destroy the myth that aid works – and make charity history.
How will journalists ethically cover issues of faith and things unseen when they are generally trained to report facts and opinions that are verifiable, events that are seen and issues substantiated by evidence? What are the constraints and opportunities for developing best practices in religion reporting in the commercial media? How can journalists help to bridge the divide between and within faith groups through the stories they tell? All these questions and more are addressed in this book that covers various aspects of religion reporting. Journalism in Good Faith provides journalists, faith-based organisations and students of journalism with a broad framework to help them explore how religion and faith issues can be better treated through fair and open-minded journalism. A chapter on online resources available for reference on the various religions and on religion reporting is also provided.
Inside The Presidency: The Trials and Tribulations of a Zambian Spin Doctor is a captivating chronicle of the goings on at centre of state power as told by an insider. It captures the intrigues at the presidency, associated with the author’s time serving as spokesman for retired President Rupiah Banda.
On 24 October 1964, the Republic of Zambia was formed, replacing the territory which had formerly been known as Northern Rhodesia. Fifty years on, Andrew Sardanis provides a sympathetic but critical insider’s account of Zambia, from independence to the present. He paints a stark picture of Northern Rhodesia at decolonisation and the problems of the incoming government, presented with an immense uphill task of rebuilding the infrastructure of government and administration – civil service, law, local government and economic development.
Sardanis was a minister at the heart of the government and later a highly successful entrepreneur. As a friend and colleague of many of the most prominent names in post-independence Zambia – from the presidencies of founding leader Kenneth Kaunda to the incumbent Michael Sata – he uses his unique eyewitness experience to provide an inside view of a country in transition. He looks at the highs and lows of Zambia’s political development: a purposeful beginning followed by many blunders; confusion, at times bordering on chaos, interspersed with flashes of sensible action and good work.
This book provides a detailed examination of the major events in Zambia’s history since independence and their effect on the country’s development and progress, based on Sardanis’s in-depth knowledge of Zambia and its people and the inner workings of its government.
This book reveals Zambia’s proud development through chapters on politics, mining, education, agriculture and all regions of the country. It was designed to give Zambia a solid platform to promote understanding of this country and record achievements over the last 50 years. It is lavishly illustrated by outstanding photography and written by an award winning author. It is the perfect gift for all those who would like to promote Zambia.
VR Taneja. Dissatisfaction with the coping power, content and methods of current formal education, the persistent call for 'deschooling' the elamour for radical reform in teaching-learning styles, the recent explosions of knowledge, population and aspiration, the 'will' to redeem the pledge of providing equality of educational opportunity and creating a learning society, the nations have committed to broaden the paths of learning . Bonanza for this has been found in OPEN-LEARNING (Non-formal/Informal education) not as a rival alternative to the formal education, but as its parallel and complementary system, less costly and more effective and efficacious to educate the wider constituency of learners. A full-fledged chapter, therefore, has been added in this edition on "Open Learning (nonformal/informal education)" , giving its genesis, concept, philosophy and dimensions with a view to enhancing the utility of book.