BBC Child Marriage news clip on Zambia. The video features Chief Chamuka of Chisamba in Central Province who works closely with Plan International Zambia in the fight against child marriage

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  1. I am always sceptical when i see white people interested in the affairs of the african especially when they want to help. since when did we become people in their eyes that they would care about our plight.it was just 50 years ago, we were equated to monkeys with an IQ of an average european child. thats why they refered to us as boy or girl. hence the terms we now use also ignorantly as kaboyi (ka boy), garden boy etc. This is all scripted, what chief speaks to his subjects in english?who said a girl becomes a woman at 18 years. why 18? Have we analysed this thing ourselves? why is it that we never had these problems before the white man came? Or if we did, how did we tackle it? why do e seem to want to adopt the cave dwellers solution methods.they have brought all these problems to our…

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    • It’s obviously wrong for these youngsters to be forced into marriage whether a white person says it or not, can’t you see the cycle of poverty continuing even among their children?

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    • well, my arguement is that we use the three Cress recommendations for starting a family especially as we fight a white supremacist world. we can not wage struggle when the people are weak. It has to do with according a child the necessary lap time:
      1. A man should have children when he is atleast 35 years old and a woman should have children when she is atleast 30 years old.
      2. So before child bearing, we should be going to school and bettering ourselves
      3. The children should be born atleast 3 years apart and no more than 3 children (adequate laptime for each child).
      These recommendations can change after we have beaten white supremacy.

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    • The government better watch out. This is the kind of hit job the BBC and similar outlets use to demonize a government. Next, foreign funded NGO’s ‘keeping the story alive’.

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  2. Outsiders have nothing to do with child marriages in Zambia. It is our culture that is sick and rotten to the core. In Eastern Province parent insist on the girl child to marry at the age of 14. I am Zambia and have spoken to fathers of these children. They claim that once the girl has reached maturity, they marry them off so that they are not “damaged”…! Damaged by what?
    Women cannot wait to have children until the age of 30. The life-cycle changes the hormones – that is when you see deformities and disabilities in children born from older parents. People should marry at a comfortable age of 21+ if they can afford to and have settled in their jobs.
    Stop being a blame culture and blame white people for your own wrong doing.
    Kanene was just released from jail recently – no white…

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    • ” Stop being a blame culture and blame white people for your own wrong doing. ”

      Well what do you think these white people are doing? Do they look at the root of poverty in Zambia, which is the theft Zambia’s copper by the London based usual suspects? So instead they wallow in the effects of poverty. And thus de-contextualized, they are free to hypothesize about ‘real causes’ of child marriage, illiteracy, etc.

      Don’t wait for the BBC to do a documentary on how The City is benefiting from ‘blood diamonds’. Or who is mining coltan in the DRC.

      They just spent months calling Libyan and Syrian refugees ‘migrants’, or mentioning which countries they were fleeing from. Because then there would be consequences, like having to help them, and even worse, explain why Libya and…

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    • MRK boyi, some people will never wake up. even in their bible, it says not all can be saved. its true and i agree. in the struggle and vision for our people, few will see the enemy for what he is and therefore fight him to liberate themselves. some people are just content with the knowledge they are fed in a white supremacist world. only looking at problems wfrom the white mans perspective. dont waste your time with such; such are meant to be slave eternally. they cant be saved to the african consciousness.

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  3. Explain why Libya and Syria have been destroyed. Or why Lebanon and Iran are next. And if it’s up to Hillary Clinton, North Korea. (Google: america’s pacific century hillary clinton atlantic) Hillary Clinton in America’s Pacific Century at The Atlantic Magazine: “defending freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, countering the proliferation efforts of North Korea, or ensuring transparency in the military activities of the region’s key players.”

    ” Similarly, our alliance with South Korea has become stronger and more operationally integrated, and we continue to develop our combined capabilities to deter and respond to North Korean provocations. We have agreed on a plan to ensure successful transition of operational control during wartime and anticipate successful passage of…

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  4. It’s incredible how we love to play the blame game. Forced marriage of young girls is not good for the girls and does not benefit a country. Young girls can die due to pregnancy complications because their bodies have not developed fully. Instead of a girl going to school and getting an education so she can benefit society, she is stuck being at home raising a family, which adds to poverty. How can that girl go to school and who will take care of the children? If the man leaves her for another child bride then the cycle continues leading to more uneducated girls. Education is the way forward and these girls can teach and mentor other girls in finishing school which benefits society as a whole. We should move past the blaming of whites as it’s been 51 years and it’s us who should have…

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