News Diggers! is Zambia’s first multimedia publication focused on investigative journalism. It comprises a team of experienced journalists with a blend of new and dedicated talent eager to shape the art of digital journalism. As a growing democracy, Zambia needs a free and critical press to foster accountability and good governance. News Diggers! will help facilitate this as we have an ear to the ground.
Joseph has over ten years experience in investigative reporting. He studied Newspaper management and Media Leadership at Rhodes University under the Sol Plaatje Institute in South Africa. He also studied Digital Journalism and Investigative Reporting at the International Academy of Journalism in Germany. As Deputy Managing Editor and News Editor at The Post Newspaper, Mwenda led a team of about 30 journalists, bringing investigative reporting skills at the apex of Zambian media. Mwenda helped bring out a number of corruption scandals and suspected electoral malpractices, exposés which later led to the closure of the newspaper weeks before a decisive general election in 2016. He led The Post newsroom until November 2, 2016 when the newspaper was liquidated.
Email: joseph [at] diggers [dot] news
Mukosha is an investigative journalist who is deeply passionate about good governance and accountability. She is a graduate of the University of Zambia with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and trained in Foreign Reporting at the University of Helsinki in Finland. Mukosha has been arrested several times due to her work in exposing corruption but has never been convicted, as she has either been acquitted or her cases failed to take off for lacking merit.
Email: mukosha [at] diggers [dot] news
Elias who is our General Manager is a Communication Networks and Commutation Systems engineer. Banda was trained at Southern Federal University in Taganrog, Russia.
Email: elias [at] diggers [dot] news
Sipilisiwe is an experienced journalist with a background in radio news gathering, writing and editing. She has a Degree in Public Relations from Mulungushi University and a Diploma in Journalism from Evelyn Hone College. She previously worked at Komboni Radio for four years and worked briefly at the Zambia Daily Mail. She has done Investigative Journalism Training at IJHub South Africa and did an internship with The Daily Maverick in Johannesburg where she wrote a number of investigative pieces.
Email: sipilisiwe [at] diggers [dot] news
Zondiwe is a vibrant journalist who has interest in writing political and current affairs on issues which affect every Zambian. She draws inspiration from journalists who stand for what is right and are not afraid to tell and show the truth to the people.
Email: zondiwe [at] diggers [dot] news
Ulande is a reporter with an experience in radio broadcasting. He loves following current affairs and interacting with politicians.
Email: ulande [at] diggers [dot] news
Angela is a vibrant reporter, well versed in political and human interest stories. She holds a Diploma in Journalism and Public Relations from Evelyn Hone College and has a background in TV broadcasting and print media. She is interested in current affairs and probing policy makers to seek clarity on many issues affecting ordinary citizens.
Email: angela [at] diggers [dot] news
Mwenya is a multiple award-winning seasoned journalist with extensive experience in radio broadcasting, news casting and writing. She has a Diploma in Journalism and Public Relations from the Zambia Institute of Mass Communications. Mwenya has a strong interest in promoting girls and women’s rights through her journalism career. She has received accolades from the Ministry of Health for consistently writing about the promotion of public health in Zambia. She has also won awards from the Agricultural and Commercial Society of Zambia (ACSZ) for reporting about the agriculture sector in Zambia.
Email: mwenya [at] diggers [dot] news
Godfrey is a vibrant award-winning journalist with vast experience in sports reporting, photography and feature writing. He is a very focused and determined journalist that strives to get the job done under minimal supervision. He previously worked at the Times of Zambia where he won accolades and saw himself grow in the industry. His passion and dedication is to see the Zambian Sports Industry get to the desired international standards. This passion has seen him being engaged by a number of sports associations carrying out international duties while travelling with national teams. His favourite quote reads “Quality journalism is not cheap, and an industry that gives away it’s content is simply cannibalising it’s ability to produce good reporting” from Rupert Murdoch.
Email: godfrey [at] diggers [dot] news
Philip is a story-driven Journalist adept at developing articles and investigating issues with tenacious and unwavering dedication. Offering over 4 years of experience in print, radio and online media.
Email: philip [at] diggers [dot] news
Chamuka is a reporter with experience in radio broadcasting. He boasts a diploma in Journalism and Public Relations obtained from the Zambia Institute of Mass Communications (ZAMCOM). He is pursuing a Degree programme in Public Relations. He loves following current affairs, sports and interacts with politicians to broaden his scope of knowledge in the political field.
Email: Chamuka [at] diggers [dot] news
Nakaonga Nakaonga is a seasoned journalist with a strong interest in politics and economic news as well as investigative reporting. She is a diploma holder in Journalism and Media Studies obtained from Zambia Institute of Mass Communications and a certificate holder in Advanced Journalism and Financial Reporting obtained from Rhodes University, South Africa.
Email: nakaonga [at] diggers [dot] news
Mwiche is an investigative and political journalist who is passionate about governance affairs, integrity, and accountability. She is a graduate of Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce with a Diploma. Mwiche has written a number of stories questioning government decisions, corruption cases and covered a number of health and economic stories. She did a six months investigative programme under the USAID funded programme, which was a result of her keen interest in investigative political stories in college.
Email: mwiche [at] diggers [dot] news
Taonga is a young, vibrant journalist with a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication and Sociology from the University of Zambia. She graduated as best student in her program and received an award as best performing student in Media Law from the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA). She is an all round writer but is most passionate about Business and Court news reporting.
Email: taonga [at] diggers [dot] news
Muzamba is a vibrant Journalist who is passionate about Political and Health news. She is a graduate of Mulungushi University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications in Journalism. She has a background in radio broadcasting and radio scrip writing. She is a self-driven journalist who also enjoys reporting on issues that deal with injustice and corruption.
Email: muzamba [at] diggers [dot] news