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President Biden Insults Zambia Twice: President HH and Zambia Celebrate

Columns President Biden Insults Zambia Twice: President HH and Zambia Celebrate

By Kapya Kaoma

When U.S. President Joe Biden cited Zambia for corruption in his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, I honestly expected a fiercest response from our President or UN ambassador. Instead, I got a smile from President Hichilema, and praises from his followers! Without any protest, our president met with U.S Vice President Harris.

Yet it was clearly a violation of the Westphalia Protocol that prohibits foreign leaders from interfering in other nations’ domestic affairs. Zambia’s democratic credentials go back to 1991, to claim that this election is the first time we have voted against corruption and bad governance was insulting. Worse still to place Zambia among countries like Sudan is saddening. What was even more embarrassing is the fact that the President of Zambia was in the audience when the country he vowed to protect from external and local interests was insulted by another Head of State.

I get it–President Hichilema’s understanding of international relations vis-à-vis domestic politics is next to none, but they are things he must understand. In International Relations, his standing is the same as Joe Biden’s–another reason I found it most insulting that he took a meeting with Vice President Harris after President Biden “canceled.” He simply justified his lower status–he is a second class president. In diplomatic standing, however, they are both equals.

The victory of Joe Biden and Hakainde Hichilema are similar in many ways. Both unseated very unpopular sitting Presidents, had women as running mates, and ran against the most corrupt administrations. But there were major differences too. Unlike Lungu, Trump came to power through the back door–Russians and corruption propelled him into office. Trump’s entire circle is either in jail or about to go to jail for corruption or other crimes against America. Trump is the first President to face countless lawsuits.

In addition, Trump didn’t concede defeat to this day. Instead, he asked his followers to attack the Capitol so as to stop the certification of votes to make Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States. On January 6, people died, and many more are nursing the trauma of that day. But Lungu allowed the peaceful transition of power, and managed to attend the inauguration of HH as the 7th President of Zambia. Trump didn’t!

Did it occur to President Hichilema that Biden didn’t mention Trump, and American elections? He was there to promote the best ideals of America to the world. Our President should have lectured him about conceding and peaceful transfer of power. Maybe he should have taught him about police brutality and racism. He should have reminded him that, unlike Americans, once elections are counted and announced, Zambians honor them. We don’t storm the Parliament like they did in America on January 6. I assure you, that would have surely led to the cancelation of his meeting with Vice President Harris, and the recalling of the US ambassador from Zambia.

No western nation would talk publicly about American elections or the failure of Trump to concede to Biden. Unless you are enemies or looked down on, the Westphalia Protocol prohibits nations from interfering in domestic affairs. That is why all the countries Biden mentioned are beggars. Yes our President may have felt great, but Biden insulted him as a poor moron. As a baby President, it is ok, but once an adult, President HH will be forced to make decisions that would make Joe mad. If he insults him then, he shouldn’t cry aloud–he just exposed himself to the West in the presence of the world.

There is a reason why African presidents avoid being ponies of the West–they will use you and dump you at will. I am afraid President HH is likely to be a lone woof in Africa–something that may work against him. Zambia needs other African countries to develop–the West is not a reliable partner at all. I understand he is in love with capitalism, but Bretton Woods guys are exploitative and equally corrupt. You are only good as long as you deliver the goods.By the way, they may lie to you–but one of America’s biggest creditors is China.

I am not surprised that many Zambians were celebrating the insult! But we must ask ourselves why European countries never mentioned the Capitol insurrections or the voting out of Trump due to corruption. Our colonized minds make us view the white man as the standard of good; thus we are celebrating an insult because it is coming from a white man. America won’t develop Zambia! We Zambians are the solutions to our poverty. We have been begging since colonial times–we have the waters, the land and the minerals. We have mangoes and we have oranges. The money we waste on visas alone can buy machines to make juices for export. Most importantly, the money we waste sleeping in their expensive Hotels to beg for peanuts can be used to buy tractors to empower communities to produce flowers for export–we don’t need America to develop. America has its own poor people. President HH saw them on the streets begging for cents. So what makes him think that Biden will help poor Zambians for nothing? Have you forgotten our own Dambisa Moyo’s Dead Aid? The mentality of I am “the only African” this and this, can be dangerously deceptive. The West is always looking for ponies to use, and the new boy on the street is the best candidate for the job!

As for corruption, America is the last country on earth to tell the world about it. Yes they may call it lobbying, inside dealings or dark money, but the outcome is the same. Politicians are paid by so called special interests to drive their agenda. So stop begging or cutting deals with so called experts, they are just after their profit. Only the hard working Zambians will develop Zambia! The Chinese or Americans will come, make money, and leave, but only Zambians will remain.

Zambians are the real investors!

99 COMMENTS

  1. When you talk of police brutality USA leads the entire free world. When you attack one single American the entire USA will come after you. In government you don’t blame the previous administration, you are government just clean up the mess.

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  2. It’s Kapya Kaoma who doesn’t understand wht the Germans call realpolitik. He’s happy to refer to the Geneva convention but won’t tell u who negotiated it. The West wrote the textbooks of international relations and they know the limits of international law and protocol. Kaoma should tune in to any of the international radio or tv broadcast stations. The story of the Huawei executive and the 2 Canadian Michaels is current now. Where are international convention and protocols in the above case?

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  3. This fooool has nothing to talk about…….

    Why do you think you and your lungu lost elections ??????

    Because 48/48……., 48 mysterious houses.,
    …….lungus $2.3 million after 18 months in office, mukula …….forest 27…….Ambulances for $286k each….

    That is why you lost elections , the whole world knows that……

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  4. When I see that name as the writer , ……..

    I dont even read……….

    I know straight away , same bitter grapes….

    People who can’t get over or understand the overwhelming defeat of PF……..

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  5. When I see that name as the writer , ……..

    I dont even read……….

    I know straight away , same sour lemons…

    People who can’t get over or understand the overwhelming defeat of PF……..

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  6. “America won’t develop Zambia! We Zambians are the solutions to our poverty. “
    You can say that again and again.
    We told you what a useless president h² would make. “Icikwanka bacimwena kumampalanya”. I am surprised that Kapya is surprised that Sleepy Joe not surprisingly insulted Zambians and surprise, h² and his cohorts back home loved it. It is not surprising, to reflesh, your mind that h² while in opposition kissed white niggaz a.ss, all the way to his presidency. Nothing new. He is unsurprisingly willing to lay his life coercing the Imperialists to come help him fulfill his promises. That forms the bigger part of his plan.

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  7. Kapya Kaoma you are the dullest Zambian. The representative of Zambia is H²7 and his message was always inclusive of ending graft so there was no contradiction with what Biden was thinking Zambians for. It was version 2.8 which proved superior to version 1.8 and going by this version control mechanism it is case closed.

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  8. Out of all the countries in this world the USA president just picks on Zambia… because he knows that we are shallow… corruption is everywhere even in America, but they don’t talk about it like we do, instead their energies is focused more on what is progressive, in Zambia energies are put on what is negative is this the reason why it’s impossible to develop …

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  9. All forms of so called AID as in UKAid, USAiD and Charities and Grants under the umbrella term Charity and Donations, and Debt under the IMF and WB and orchestrated relief plans are a pure form of Grand Corruption formed to dupe a leader like HH. With his Musokotwane and in those dark corner meetings they are busy negotiating and renegotiating on our God given endowments and Natural Resources.
    A weak leader like HH realises that he together with Zambians cannot champion the Zambian solution for national development unless the West is brought aboard. That is corruption stirred in inferior Complex. Some of us knew from the word go. You can’t separate corruption from Democracy is if you may wish to know.

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  10. Woman are you married?? Such level of obsession can only come out from someone whose lacking… how come you are dragging bally into this??
    Joe did not insult zambia at any point in his speech instead he praised the youths for voting out mr mute (chagwa) and his partner’s in crime. Were they not corrupt?? Yes they were,,, honestly ma’am you sound bitter with your subjective writings… leave bally out and go after joe through his charge d’affair since you are a pf mouthpiece.

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  11. That is corruption stirred in inferior Complex. Some of us knew from the word go that HH could not do owing to his international begging mentality. You could not see him try to tame his acts to as a man try and sort issues out nationally as an opposition leader. Even in his governancy style, you expect not a rational national approach rather an international outlook stance to resolving issues. Sometimes I wanna yell at him, Nigga you’re answerable to Zambian nationals not Biden and Harris and Karen. Come on now! Kaoma understand, you can’t separate corruption from Democracy if you may wish to know.

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  12. Biden simply stated the truth. Who is at fault here, the person who stated the truth, or the corrupt PF? Let’s face it, if a king walked naked in public, and an innocent kid exclaims loudly at the abnormality, and the nation is embarrassed, should we blame the kid or the foolish king? ,

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  13. KAPAYA KAOMA IS JUST AN ***** JOURNALIST WHO CANT UNDERSTAND AND ANALYZE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES. AND ONLY A FOOLISHLY SET MEDIA HOUSE CAN ENGAGE KAPAYA. PRESIDENT BIDEN NVER INSULTED ZAMBIA BUT PRAISED ZAMBIA FOR BEING CRITICAL AND STAMPING OUT THE UNDEMOCRATIC , CORRUPT , WASTEFUL AND VISION LESS HYPOCRITICAL LEADERSHIP OF PF IN PARTICULAR . THE MAJORITY ZAMBIANS WERE NOT HAPPY WITH THE PF PRACTICES . SO ZAMBIANS DECIDED TO TAKE A WISE AND BEST ACTION WHICH IS NOW IMPRESSIVE AND APPRECIATED BY ALL DYNAMIC AND PROGRESSIVE PEOPLE WORLDWIDE INCLUDING PRESIDENTS OF USA, UK, RUSSIA , CHINA, EU, ETC. AND HAVE REPEATEDLY ECHOED THEIR PRAISES OPENLY. ONLY IDIIOTS AND THIEVING PF CAN TAKE SUCH PRAISES AS INSULTS, IF SUCH AN ARTICLE HAD BEEN WRITTEN BY PEOPLE LIKE CK,…

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  14. This will be the worst five years for Zambia. All that was fought for in 1964 will be lost with our puppet of a president. He decided to visit the USA first even before visiting the people that voted for him. The next time he will seen in Dundumwezi or Kasama will be in August 2026. I hope the youths that celebrated bally will be going for work on monday.

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  15. Is Kaoma insulting the same aid money that has been propping up our budget for years??? Ungrateful kunt!!! On this one you’re being petty.

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  16. No slave nor Maid/House boy nor playboy would react to his master’s or his/her Boss’ or Sugar Mummy’s insults respectively; it like insulting the finger that feeds you.
    The consolidated happiness expressed by hachilema and his disciples at your perceived insults shows you that he thinks he has taken over Government as some alien that was not a part of Zambia and the deal of the 90s when the corrupt West (IMF and WB – US and Europe bandits’ grouping) ripped Zambia apart economically during the infamous SAP.
    Grand corruption at the helm of Iraq war and the Persian War saw past presidents Bush’s and Blair’s US and UK governments still celebrated as Taylor languish in Jail. Show me who is the most corrupt!

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  17. Our beautiful country is on auction to the imperialist western countries.
    Going, going,gone!
    Sorry ba yufi, keep on waiting for those jobs!

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  18. PF are talking of rebranding the party. How if they can’t accept that it was the most oppressive and corrupt Zambia has ever had. Truth hurts

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  19. BIDEN NEVER INSULED ZAMBIANS BUT ONLY PRAISED ZAMBIANS FOR THEIR RIGHT ACTION THEY HAD TTAKEN TO SET THEMSELVES FREE FROM CORRUPT AND HYPOCRITICAL LEADERSHIP

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  20. In May 2016 British PM said Nigeria was “fantastically corrupt” and President Muhamadu Buhari was shocked but he agreed.What’s so special about Zambia’s case ?

    Kapya Kaoma has become obsessed with these anti HH sour grapes articles.

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  21. Advise to upnd. Winning elections and delivering on campaign promises are two different things. If people sense that you are insincere and cheated them, they will turn against you just as quick. So don’t keep referring to winning elections, but rather deliver on your promises. That’s the key. You can defend all you like, but people are watching and will judge. PF did the same, but where are they today ?

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  22. So true. Nothing but the truth so help me God.
    Comparing Zambia to Sudan?
    This author is believable. Eish, this world is wicked. Biden is wicked.

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  23. Which is the lesser evil here? Biden’s insult or the gigantic evil of corruption that robs 18m Zambians of better livelihoods? Kapya Kaoma is overlooking murder and raising hell over theft of $50 USD.

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  24. Kaoma is a great mind thinking progressively , the man in state house is very dull how can he and his followers celebrate receiving sweets in return giving away a cow , he knows that $18 million pack is corruption token that will give America $18 billion from Zambian minerals .
    HH doesn’t know how much money is in emeralds , in gold and lastly copper, how dull this guy is and his followers their minds are corroded that they cannot see the rot , to them all is food to eat since it is coming from a white man insulting the whole nation of Zambia.

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  25. The author of the article needs to be schooled, no matter how artificial and simplistic he looks at the world. Apart from Russian President Vladimir Putin, there is no other president who can equate to the US President. HH can never in living history equate to the US president so they are not equals. Corruption in Zambia is in auditor generals and FIC reports, year in and year out. Period. We are number 33 on the corruption perception index, which is a terrible position to be. So what are you arguing about

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  26. These P.F Buf00n’z who say “Biden insulted Zambians” firstly need to get real & realise the reason Bowan cried like a B1t.ch is because ZAMBIANS, MOSTLY YOUTH’S REJECTED PANGA FRATERNITIES -(P.F)s grand Corruption & violent tendencies.
    – Is it NOT TRUE that Ba Jonathan Kaminamisa increased his wealth within 12 months of being elected to office, from owning 2 Suits & ka brown “bomba jacket” to being amongst the top 5 wealthiest Zedian’s?
    – Is it NOT TRUE that these crooks were forever over inflating tenders, 48 wheelbarrows, Ambulances, Ndola -Lusaka dual carriageway, stealing Mukula, whilst fencing off Chimutengo forest, just to name 1% of known P.F scandals? As if NOT enough someone’s girlfriend is found with Millions of Kwacha, enough cash budget for a small ministry. IS…

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  27. Iwe cup of coffee kuno. Let me analyze the facts in this story.
    Zambia twasebana.
    Food for thought:
    “There is bad aid and there is good aid. The bad aid is that one which creates dependencies, but good aid is that which is targeted to create capacities in people so that they are able to live on their own activities.” Paul Kagame.
    No doubt, our president is begging for Aid and more Aid. For how can he fulfill his promises without Aid but like Paul Kagame makes a strong case against the “aid regime” as we know it again “The cycle of aid and poverty is durable: as long as poor nations are focused on receiving aid they will not work to improve their economies”.

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  28. These P.F Buf00n’z who say “Biden insulted Zambians” firstly need to get real & realise the reason Bowan cried like a B1t.ch is because ZAMBIANS, MOSTLY YOUTH’S REJECTED PANGA FRATERNITIES -(P.F)s grand Corruption & violent tendencies.
    – Is it NOT TRUE that Ba Jonathan Kaminamisa increased his wealth within 12 months of being elected to office, from owning 2 Suits & ka brown “bomba jacket” to being amongst the top 5 wealthiest Zedian’s?
    – Is it NOT TRUE that these crooks were forever over inflating tenders, 48 wheelbarrows, Ambulances, Ndola -Lusaka dual carriageway, stealing Mukula, whilst fencing off Chimutengo forest, just to name 1% of known P.F scandals? As if NOT enough someone’s girlfriend is found with Millions of Kwacha, enough cash budget for a small ministry. IS…

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  29. Can’t this dall author see that Biden acknowledged that American democracy is not perfect. For clarity Bidens speech is supported by annual auditor general and FIC reports, the fact that few convictions have been obtained does not mean each fire tender was bought at K1 and insured for 250,000 dollars but pegged at K1 million dollar each.

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  30. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    Such an incoherent piece of writing. I still don’t know what this guy is trying to say. Is he trying to say because the European countries didn’t not insult Biden, then HH should have taken the courage to dress down Biden on the world stage? I bet you everyone in the world knows what happened Trump and Biden victory but perhaps less than 1% even knows that Zambia exists as a country. What gain do we have going ‘punch-for-punch’ with the US, even suggesting they recall their ambassador from Zambia? Like it or not, the US is still the most powerful country on earth. The economy and the financial system is still dictated by the Americans. They have the capability and capacity to bring any country on it’s knees, economically, financially, politically, militarily. They can switch a…

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  31. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    …They can switch a button and the likes of Russia or China can collapse economically… they can sanction individuals or nations… just ask the likes of Zimbabwe and Mugabe; North Korea and Kim Jung un; Iran; etc. Iran are filthy rich with oil but with American sanctions their economy is a sh*th0le. Zambia needs America more than America needs Zambia, its not even close. For the record Biden was praising Zambia and he likely positively put us on the world map. Get real man!

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  32. Kagame assert again:
    “No one should pretend that they care about our nations more than we do; or assume that they know what is good for us better than we do ourselves. They should, in fact, respect us for wanting to decide our own fate.”
    He adds in reference to Ms Moyo’s writing:
    “Some of Ms Moyo’s prescriptions, such as ending all aid within five years, are aggressive. But I always thought this was the discussion we should be having: when to end aid and how best to end it.”
    Can the baby president comprehend this stuff?

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  33. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    For the record Zambia’s baby democracy couldn’t withstand the Capitol Hill style assault… their democracy was born in the 18th Century. To compare them to us is just being disingenuous.

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  34. Biden was dead right, the PF government was very corrupt and thats rhe more reason we kicked them in the butt. No country is an island, it is either you go to the west or to the east. Zambia at the moment cannot sustain its own budget. We need financial assistance from outside. As for HH he is the best president Zambia has ever had since independence.

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  35. @ 31 Continued;
    – Is it NOT TRUE that these crooks were forever over inflating tenders, 48 wheelbarrows, Ambulances, Ndola -Lusaka dual carriageway, stealing Mukula, whilst fencing off Chimutengo forest, just to name 1% of known P.F scandals? As if NOT enough someone’s girlfriend is found with Millions of Kwacha, enough cash budget for a small ministry. IS THAT NOT CORRUPTION, SO IS BIDEN LYING OR MALICIOUS??
    Tu P.F continue with your delusions & you will vanish worse than U.N.I.P.
    Ati rebranding, na ba Kambwili @ the wheel. Bwafya!!

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  36. “… Freezing aid, in full or in part, is a method for signalling disapproval of government behaviours that violate international obligations and other important normative standards. Enforced consistently, it can help build and sustain an international legal and moral order. Moreover, to ignore offending behaviour can have very serious consequences”, Omar S. McDoom.
    What are international obligations and other important normative standards then?
    Simply put, you have to dine with the West and Accept it as they rip your Natural Resources and order “Get Homose.xual, period.

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  37. It’s fair to say we told you so. We keep doing the same things but expecting different results. Jo Biden did not speak from the heart. His speech is prepared for him by the same rogue elements who tinkered with our elections. We should take this as a warning for worse things to come. America has no DNA to build nations, theirs is to destroy.

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  38. Could this be the reason PF jailed anyone who told the plain truth about the corruption in PF? Kapya Kaoma is insulting the intelligence of Zambians who ushered in a sensible person as president. Zambians just like Joe Biden and the rest of the world are not foolish. You can justify ECL presidency which ever way you want, but truth be told… the man was simply incompetent and allowed corruption to flourish. Biden insulted no one, and should be praised for raising such a common feature in most African countries.

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  39. “Between 1970 and 1998, when aid flows to Africa were at their peak, poverty in Africa rose from 11% to a staggering 66%” – roughly 600 million of Africa’s billion people are now trapped in poverty. Dambisa note:
    “Aid has been, and continues to be, an unmitigated political, economic and humanitarian disaster for most parts of the developing world” – and Africa in particular, which is “shearing off. The rest of the world is going one direction, on one growth trajectory, and Africa is going completely in the opposite direction. And yet we sit around and discuss sending another $50bn dollars of aid? I mean, come on.”
    Bally will fix it thinks the West come to us in good faith.
    Napolean Hill states: “There is no such thing as Something for nothing.”

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  40. Some of the comments on here are shocking. The level of ignorance we are showing is so dangerous and make us suitable candidates for experiments. Why do we have this mentality of thinking that the west are the gold standard for democracy? We all want our country to do well and in the spirit of one Zambia one nation, we should be prepared to defend our country when under attack. The UPND government need to realise that PF is no longer on the podium and any negative sentiments on Zambia now, are a reflection of them. The UK government is facing some serious internal issues but you will never get to hear them why? So why do we find it fit to wash our dirty washing in the public domain?

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  41. Let’s ask ourselves, USA spent twenty years in Afghanistan and hours after pulling out the government collapsed. What were they doing for such a long time that they couldn’t train the locals to fend for themselves?

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  42. HH thinks or wants America to develop Zambia…useless President no wonder they’re insulting you and insulting your values and forcing gay rights on you and by the way no one listens to sleepy Joe here in the USA…the man is busy destroying America

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  43. WE WORSHIP THE US DOLLAR AND CONSEQUENTLY JOE BIDEN WHO UNFORTUNATELY WILL NOT GIVE US ANYTHING TANGIBLE EXCEPT COSMETIC USAID.
    MEANWHILE WE MALIGN THE CHINESE WHO HAVE BUILT HYDRO POWER STATIONS, BRIDGES, HOSPITALS AND STADIA FOR US.
    WHAT HAS THE WEST EVER CONSTRUCTED FOR US?

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  44. Baal’s worshipper are not happy good article Ba Kapya. The truth be told. These homosexuals will not develop Zambia. At least china gave us money to build infrastructure but america gives us condoms arvs and gay rights…..Mr.President stop bergging. Develop Zambia the way you have developed your businesses through hard work not bergging these homosexuals for money….. Why spend money which is supposed to buy machinery to make juice to go to america to berg for condoms and arcs?

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  45. Whenever anyone provides a critical view of HH and UPND, they would be subjected to sustained push back. I now find UPND members to be as ugly as PF was in terms of accepting or rejecting criticism. That being the case, I will add on this: They’re talking about the author being bitter and not accepting defeat. First off, Rev. Kaoma criticized PF and defended UPND in opposition. Rev. Kaoma mostly likely has nothing to gain in this. He is a comfortable priest living in Massachusetts. His opinion could help the unadvisable UPND government. Lastly, for you guys saying the PF never accepted defeat. To this day, HH has never accepted his last 5 losses. Mind you, not all those were won by PF. Also, HH never attended any national gatherings since 2006. Now he wants everyone to come by him and sin…

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  46. @46 Saulosi, the same goes for his mate BoJo here in UK, he has driven the economy over the cliff as a result of Brexit. We are witnessing an economy self distract before our very eyes. We going through energy crisis with fuel and food shortages. The poor are getting poorer and I’m sure people back home think these things only happen to corrupt countries like ours. We seriously need to wake up. By the way anyone looking for a fast track visa to the UK? they are looking for 100,000 truck drivers to get them out of this mess after chasing them via brexit.

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  47. UPND supporters are not Patriotic…..they have more respect for foreign countries than their own country…..shame on HH shame on UPND….running for Aid in 2021…this is shocking to say the least

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  48. HAVE YOU, KAPYA KAOMA, SEEN HOW BADLY ZAMBIA HAS PERFORMED ON THE WORLD CORRUPTION INDEX FROM 2016 TO 2020? WHEN SOME RWANDAN SAID EDGAR LUNGU HAS SOME CONNECTION TO SOME REBELS IN RWANDA, WAS THAT NOT AGAINST WESTPHALIA? DID YOU PROTEST AGAINST KAGAME? IF NOT WHY? AM TOLD KAGAME IS COMING TO ZAMBIA SOON, WE WILL SEE IF YOU WILL PROTEST. IF HERE IN ZAMBIA WE CONDEMNED PF CORRUPTION, WHY SHOULD WE PROTEST AGAINST USA IF BIDEN CONDEMNS WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY CONDEMNED? CHECK THE LEVEL OF YOUR DEFICIENCY IN LOGICAL CAPABILITY.

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  49. The trouble is that we always expect someone else to come and bail us out. It’s like we take pride in asking for handouts. Right now, we want free vaccines, HIV & cancer treatments etc., Where is the pride? A beggar is always held in contempt. We have no leverage to dissuade Mr Biden or other Western leaders from insulting us. We need to move from this embarrassing dependence on the West. As Mr Kaoma has clearly illustrated above, the wealth is here – realise it, and invest in quality education for our children. They are the future & our only hope. Then, maybe, we might have our own scientists capable of making vaccines and other medicines in Zambia.

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  50. L.T Why give space to this dull KAPYA KAOMA.. He run to USA bad talks ill about there President. He was not in Zambia to feel the pain PF inflicted on ZAMBIANS and when PF ‘s grand corruption was at it’s peak. He must have not heard about a Toll gate near Ndola being constructed at an exorbitant price,48 fire trucks costing $1million dollar of tax payers money,$17milion dollar expired drugs, Inflated price of Road construction,After Late Sata’s death Most of PF Ministers become Millionaires over night, Brandishing Bunches of 100 Kwacha notes at there public gatherings.One such used to be a mere Cadre while in MMD.

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  51. Kapya Kaoma, I don’t know how old you are but sorry I would call you a useless columnist. Shame on you. The truth is that the previous government was corrupt and why not say the truth. Imagine you will carry on criticizing this government until 2026 and those elections will come and go and this government will continue because the previous government is dead so is PF and they will never come back they are already fighting each other on who should the the Party president. Go to sleep.

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  52. Highly Indebted Poor Country.
    If you confess with your tongue that you’re a highly indebted poor country then we the IMF and WB will come and help you to maintain post Syria Civil/international war-like infrastructure and US$1 to K5.
    Zambians under Mwanawasa and Magande went:
    “Yeah! Remarkable, this is what we want! YES! The IMF and WB are heros! Hero! LPM yeah!”
    I said what the f..! Hell no! Zambia could be indebted under duress from well planned moves from IMF and World bank but definitely not a poor country imwe. Zambia is extremely rich

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  53. “During a 1986 confrontation at a Senate hearing with Secretary of State George Shultz, Biden described the Afrikaner regime as a “stupid, puppet government” and called for the U.S. to decisively shift support to the opposition, despite the perception that Afrikaners were an ally against the Soviet Union during this period. Although he had taken part in trips to South Africa during the apartheid period, Biden has been criticized for fictionalizing an incident in which he said had been arrested while attempting to visit an incarcerated Nelson Mandela.“

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  54. baKandile 1.8m of you, it is over, you are out! No more 50yr old whiskey’s and dinning in 5 star hotels and even nabamwine nachipwa eat that! It is your narcissistic arrogance, whilst you condemn Bidden, who is a foreigner, for congratulating the 2.8m Zambians that made a decision to stop the criminal rot you’ve been justifying with your heads high.
    Who is insulting Zambians between you 1.8m narcissists and Biden? Has Biden ever stolen Zambian tax payers money? It is clear imwe ba mwankole are a miserable minority now that Zambians have made their decision to stand up for the Mother Land!

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  55. Highly Indebted P00r Country. HIPC ?
    This should however read as Highly Indebted P00r Leaders Country, HIPLC.
    For us to have gotten h² as president, it’s gonna be a replay. I didn’t see or hear that h² was gonna do anything differently. He told us he was going the route of IMF and WB. Surprised?
    Don’t be. Indeed it’s gonna be a long 5years.
    Let’s give him time.
    But UPND Kapya is doing the right thing. As opposition parties sleep, Checks and balances are what we exactly need at this point. Don’t worry a about ballyvirus infected supports’ insults.

  56. Highly Indebted P00r Country. HIPC ?
    This should however read as Highly Indebted P00r Leaders Country, HIPLC.
    For us to have gotten h² as president, it’s gonna be a replay. I didn’t see or hear that h² was gonna do anything differently. He told us he was going the route of IMF and WB. Surprised?
    Don’t be. Indeed it’s gonna be a long 5years.
    Let’s give him time.
    But UPND Kapya is doing the right thing. As opposition parties sleep, Checks and balances are what we exactly need at this point. Don’t worry a about bally.virus infe.cted supports’ ins.ults.

  57. It’s important to get the aid even if it hurts your ego, Biden’s words may be improper but it’s just a trifle thing, it would be overreacting to pick out those words and make a diplomatic scene, let alone by Zambian president.
    So yes you can criticize Biden on Zambian national media but don’t criticize HH yet and don’t encourage foolish diplomacy
    The only problem is how to utilize the aid, in my opinion it should be used into sectors that would contribute to economic growth and to job creation in a direct and lasting way, like setting up some useful projects or even some state-owned manufacture or agricultural enterprises. Hospitals and schools are important but they are not the top priority at this time.
    But if aid is only used to cover the shortage of civil servants’ salary,…

  58. Let’s face the facts here. Under Lungu rampant corruption did exist to the extent of massive economic damage. Under Lungu there was a breakdown in in laws and social growth. Anyone is free to comment on any country and if the truth holds there is no need in defending the truth. People expect any Zambian including the president to defend Lungu and his team? The truth is the truth. If it was no true that violence and other bad things occurred under Lungu then you talk of any Zambian to come in but this was never the case.

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  59. Firstly, Lungu and his PF bunch of criminals should apologize to Zambians. They promoted hate speech, corruption and used the Divide and Conquer Phenomenon, just to confuse Zambians as they plundered the Country. These are people who behaved as if they are not Zambians. Enough about these bad write-up on HH. What insult did Biden did? You PF Cadres are so bitter that you can’t see any good because in your Minds, a Tonga is never good in your faces. Wake up and get it right. Zambians want a new start. We can’t have the youth suffering at the expense of corrupt leaders.

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  60. #57 Do you know that the USA never condemned the late Mobutu Seseko even once? Do you know the reason? Yes corruption is corruption but Mobutu’s goes beyond belief but never did the successive USA administration mention it at all.

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  61. “But Lungu allowed the peaceful transition of power, and managed to attend the inauguration of HH as the 7th President of Zambia”. Lungu didn’t just allow it, he was left with no choice. Everyone including the electoral commission refused his instructions to cling to power. So Lungu didn’t do Zambians a favour

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  62. ,@ Future Zed
    America is being destroyed am sure you can see in the news…..gas has become very expensive…100 dollars is nothing here just enough to buy toilet paper and a few groceries..
    Inflation is getting worse….companies closing no labor

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  63. Don’t forget about social cash transfer and a MOH scandals where PF failed to account for funds and admitting stealing.

    That was US money, from US citizens.
    They have a right to talk when money meant to help the needy is stolen by politicians.

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  64. Dear Editor
    In October 2016. President Lungu admitted that his administration was Corrupt refer to article below captured by Lusaka Times in 2016

    The President said during the swearing-in-ceremony that he was concerned with the increasing cases of corruption which had beset the country and warned the newly sworn-in Ministers not to fall prey to corrupt activities.

    The President observed that he was specifically concerned that he had received reports linking some Ministers to corrupt activities and that once found wanting, he would not hesitate to relieve them of their duties even before they are investigated by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

    President Lungu noted that corrupt activities were not just being committed at Ministerial level but even at lower levels of…

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  65. Brilliant article Ba Rev Kapya Kaoma. Let the Bally praise singers say what they want. A good number of Zambians are already saying that Bally looks to them to be a one term President as they are seeing through his many lies to them.

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  66. The corrupt government was booted out, the youths and many Zambians were tired of corruption and general lawlessness in the country. Zambian will not make another mistake to put in leaders that thrive on corruption. Hon Lubinda and Nakachinda are on there way to make pf extinct (because of personal and tribal politics). pf may need new reasonable leaders for the party to survive.

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  67. Suddenly some “smart” Zambians can find decency to justify the unjustifiable. Look yourself into the mirror and face reality. Regardless of the mess the USA finds itself in the many wrong social issues, a fact is a fact, Zambia under the previous regime was a nations of no values, no rule of law, full of patronage and simply self-serving. These are the remaining rotten grapes who still have platform to make noise when they never said anything sensible previously. Go to hell along with this LT!

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  68. We all agree that the Zambian people voted out PF because of rampant corruption and many other issues but the question Joe Biden should have asked his new friend is where were the checks and balances when all this was happening? What were they opposing in parliament? How did they fail to make the PF government accountable? What is the role of opposition politics in Zambia if they can’t offer checks and balances? Did you hear Jo Biden speak ill of his predecessor in the public domain? So ba UPND why tu chawa so? Zambia is your country too. Ushe, do you honestly think these people will look at you and say, these ones are different types of Zambians? Unless you have promised them Zambia Iowa.

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  69. Referring to a corrupt regime as corrupt does not sound like an insult to all Zambians. Let’s call a spade a spade. We had a corrupt regime and there is no denying that fact.

    If going to school does not give you the ability to understanding statements in context then you need to start night school. Biden was referring to PF the corrupt regime.

    If referring to the corrupt regime we had as being corrupt then can Biden please insult ten more times please.

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  70. I pity the anti HH & UPND for they will be turning grey here in the next 20 years or more of UPND in front of their keyboards! Mukose bane! We told you Lungu was the worst and most wasted president Zambia ever had! No vision no legacy!

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  71. What a wonderful analyst this Kapya Kaoma is. He is a breath of fresh air. Can the UPND trace him and make him Znbc Director General?

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  72. futre zed yuo utumachengi twa corruption made you death and cyou could get all the great deal of the advice, counsel, warnings and other forms of checks and balances . your masters grew great wings and became stubborn and incorrigible. today the once most incorrigible pf top leaders are behaving like ordinary party consultants plz preach to them

  73. WITH OUR TECHNOLOGY THE WORLD HAS BECOME A TRUE GLOBAL VILLAGE. WHATEVEER HAPPENS IN ONE CONTRY TODAY IS ACTUALLY KNOWN BY OTHER COUNTRIES . ALL PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES IN USA UK, GERMANY, FRANCE ETC ARE EASILY CAPTURED BY ALL INTERESTED ZAMBIANS . ALL BAD AND GOOD THINGS HAPPENNING IN ANY COUNTRY ARE QUICKLY KNOWN BY ALL Other COUNTIES AND ALL ARE AT LIBERTY TO PASS COMMENTS OF EITHER PRAISE OR DISAPPROVAL NATURE. SO BIDEN WAS RIGH TO PRAISE ZAMBIANS FOR VOTING OUT A CORRUPT AND HYPOCRITICAL REGIME IN GLOBAL VILLAGE . AND REMEMBER THAT THAT PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND AND VALUE THE CONCEPT OF GLOBAL VILLAGE STRIVE TO WORK AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER TO BETTER THE LIVES FOR ALL BY TRYING TO REMOVE SUCH BOTTLE NECKS LIKE CORRUPTION , TRIBALISM , ABUSE OF OFFICE ….. AM ALSO FREE TO PRAISE RUSSIANS…

  74. The reason why I stopped following this paper is because of some journalist lack of proper
    Research…..i forwarded this to another and he laughed and qoute” are your journalists professional ? Because based on this his opinion is clear and want support like the communist and capitalist propaganda………”
    I felt embarrassed for a foreign journalist to comment on an article from my country……
    Such a disappointment…

  75. @24Issacher ……Point of correction. The 12 Aug 2021 elections was not about ECL vs HH. It was ECL vs the people of Zambia that got fed up with issues such as caderism, plus the western world working underground against ECL for his anti gay stance. 2026 will be a different game and UPND will not have it easy. Yes they will keep their 48 seats, YOU KNOW WHERE THEY ALWAYS COME FROM, but 2026 will be a different game altogether. IMF we welcome you, come and make this govt unpopular. You think the people on the Copperbelt will accept the austerity you want to bring? NO. We have been through this path before and only you came out winners and we become poorer than you found us. And for UPND, if you fail to match PF’s infrastructure development by 2026, just know you are out. You have less…

  76. Attacks on PF were cheap political propaganda. The desire to crate strong relation between United States and Zambia is well founded. However, there is no need to cut corners. It is better to focus on policies that make a difference in the lives of people. Education and health are strong areas. Similarly. Energy and Tourism and Agriculture hold tremendous potential for job creation.

  77. @88 MIRRIAM – YOU ARE VERY DULL…..’I felt embarrassed for a foreign journalist to comment on an article from my country……
    Such a disappointment…” Why do we black people always want to think the white skinned fellow is more cleverer that we are and we are supposed to subject our opinions to them? You are an embarassment. With people like you still roaming in the world, Blacks will never go anywhere. Why not object or support the writes views without bringing a white mans or a foreign journalists opinion? Such low level thinking of ourselves pisses me off.

  78. So what exactly are you talking about – insults or self reliance Mr PF ? Joe Biden is praising the Zambian Youth for rejecting a corrupt regime and you cant call that insults. The Politics of non interference in internal affairs of other Nations are for repressive regimes who do want to be criticised for equally doing the same wrong things.

    What is so sacred about criticising a coup in Guinea, Genocide in Rwanda, Civil war in Congo, Authoritarianism in Uganda or Corruption in Zambia ?

  79. Could it be majority editors at LT are PF surrogates? Just asking because we did not see them give so much negative coverage to PF. I think they covered PF very well on this platform. Maybe I have errored, please someone correct me. Just my observation.

  80. What should Biden call a government that buys wheelbarrows at $1million and buys expired medicines for the people who voted for them?
    He should have actually called them corrupt thugs. You write such a long defense in favor of corruption, who are you brother, a thief too?

  81. This unfortunately is the sad reality. Africa, Africa the sons of Africa that appear to so knowledgeable are indeed an embarrassment. Whatever the motivation our African leaders are always second or third class. Because they are ill prepared I’ll informed and mentally deranged with inferiority complex. We need the leaders who have graduated from nappies. This article just rubs it in. Africa twasebana.

  82. its because we are dumb . we think negative spoken on you is good news. Someone says you are thief you smile and very happy…thats how low we are. We think news is suppose to be negative.

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