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Woman killed by crocodile

ZAMBIA has informed the UN that international collaboration and partnerships are important.

are crucial for the nation to regain momentum toward achieving the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At the 2023 Partnership Forum of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Counselor Economics Mr. Oscar Sichimba said that multi-stakeholder engagements, including those of young people, civil society, academia, the UN systems, and other non-state actors, were necessary for the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

Mr. Sichimba remarked that developing countries continue to face significant difficulties in raising funds for development. However, he argued that the 2030 Agenda’s implementation and achievement depended heavily on developing strong connections with the United Nations structures, development partners, and international financial institutions.


Partnerships for infrastructure development, information and communication technologies, technology transfer, and capacity building, according to Mr. Sichimba, are crucial for promoting economic progress.

“Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels” was the theme of the partnership forum.

In order to discuss creative initiatives that are promoting action on the SDGs and to highlight the contributions that partnerships can make in this regard, it brought together Member States, the UN system, and stakeholders from civil society, the private sector, scientists, women, youth, local governments, and many other groups.


The Forum is a crucial chance for all stakeholders to voice their opinions and offer policy suggestions for the SDG Summit, which will take place in September during the high-level week of the 78th General Assembly session.

Namatama Njekwa, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations’ First Secretary for News and Public Relations, said as much in a press release.

A KITWE woman was killed after being bitten by a crocodile when she was fetching water on the banks of the Kafue river.

Sara Mumba, 30, a native of Chipata, passed away on Sunday about 08:00 after being snagged by the reptile.

According to the police, Ms. Mumba was dragged into the river by a crocodile when she was gathering water.

Peacewell Mweemba, the commanding commander of Copperbelt Province, claimed that when Ms. Mumba yelled for assistance, some of her neighbors heard her and hurried to the river, but it was too late.

“We received a report from Peter Mikisi 45 that his wife died after being caught by a crocodile on the banks of the Kafue river. When the crocodile attacked her, she called for help and some neighbors who heard rushed there. Unfortunately, the victim was pulled in the water and taken away,”he said.

According to Mr. Mweemba, the incident took place within a few meters from the home of the victim.

He claimed that the pail she was carrying had been discovered nearby.

Mr. Mweemba claimed that following a canoe-based search, the body was found close to the Zambia property.

The dead, according to him, had some marks on her right leg, stomach, and shoulder.

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