Is Hichilema the lapdog of Zambia’s mining companies?

HH addressing the media at Dr Kambwili’s residence
By Sishuwa Sishuwa In the 2019 national budget, the Minister of Finance proposed a few changes to Zambia’s mining tax regime. As well as introducing a 1.5 per cent increase in mineral royalty rates, Margaret Mwanakatwe also imposed a 5 per cent import duty on...

Dancing with White Shadows: An analysis of the captive mind – Chitimukulu

By Henry Kanyanta Sosala PART II Consequences of Cultural Genocide Culture which I like to refer to within the current African context as "the effort to try to find one’s real self.’" It has been rightly said, ‘’Anyone who has a quarrel with the past, loses the...

Class of 2018: Zambians who inspired last year

Dr Sishuwa Sishuwa taking some notes during a public discussion organized by the Oasis Forum in Lusaka on Tuesday evening
By Sishuwa Sishuwa Across 2018, Zambia experienced no shortage of disappointments and setbacks. Yet there are some individuals whose courage and principles made them inspiring figures in the political landscape. In this and the next article, I list two sets of citizens of 2018: those...

How Zambia Loses Billions of Dollars in illicit Outflows, Fueling Excessive Debt and Low Foreign Reserves

Mine workers in one of the Zambian Mines on the Copper belt
….Mines’ threat of mass layoffs upsets government and Zambians…… By Kalima Nkonde Story Highlights The bottom line is that illicit financial flows leads to a loss of resources on the part of the government, and the resources are actually lost into foreign hands. Our call as...

Dancing With White Shadows: An Analysis Of The Captive Mind – Chitimukulu

Mwine Lubemba Chitimukulu Kanyanta Manga 11 arrive at the arena to start the Annual Ukusefya pa Ngwena Traditional Ceremony
By Henry Kanyanta Sosala PART I Preamble. In the first place, I would be remiss if I don’t tell a little bit about myself. I am a free-thinker and a free-thinker is supposed to be audacious i.e., to be extremely bold, daring, recklessly brave and fearless. Aristotle...

When Giving Life Ends in Death: The Face of Maternal and Infant Mortality in Zambia

Linda Kasonde
By Linda Kasonde I recently came across the story of a young African-American man, Charles Johnson IV, who is fighting for legislation to increase the quality of health care to reduce maternal mortality among African-American women. His own wife died after delivering a healthy baby...

Patriotism is an inescapable and compelling moral imperative for all citizens-Chikwanda

Minister of Finance Alexander Chikwanda addressing the gathering.
Patriotism (Love And Duty To The Country) Is An Inescapable And Compelling Moral Imperative For All Citizens By A. B. Chikwanda A country may be characterized or defined by a diversity of physical features such as mountains, rivers and peculiarities. All told, what constitutes a country...

Elias Chipimo says he believes the Constitutional Court misdirected itself on the Eligibility Case

NAREP leader Elias Chipimo
Summary Analysis of the Constitutional Court Decision That the Presidential Tenure From 25 January, 2015-13 September, 2016 Did Not Constitute a Full Term By Elias C. Chipimo Origin of the Three Year Partial Term Rule Under Zambia's Republican Constitution, the rule about a presidential term not qualifying...

The dialogue games: with a third term all but assured, Lungu agrees to play

By Sishuwa Sishuwa Zambians were recently surprised to learn of the commencement of a secretive dialogue process between President Edgar Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema, leader of the main opposition United Party for National Development (UPND), aimed at introducing institutional reforms on electoral law, judicial...

Reflecting on PF Milestones on the Road to Gender Equality and the Fight Against GBV

President Lungu"s daughter Tasila Lungu(l) talks to Mumbi Phiri(r) during the Presidential Nominations at Mulungushi conference center
By Hon. Mumbi Phiri Dear reader, As the nation joins the rest of the world in observing 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (GBV) – a period which also coincides with the World Aids Day and Human rights day, it provides us with...

Green Party Comments on the Six Years Sentencing of Gregory Cifire

Anti-corruption Activist Gregory Chifire
By Peter Sinkamba GREGORY CIFIRE IMPRISONMENT: FROM THE LENS OF THE GREEN PARTY Following the sentencing of Anti-Corruption and human rights activist Gregory Cifire to six years simple imprisonment by the Supreme Court last week on Friday last week, I have received calls from various media...

Zambia to Rebase the Economy: What does “REBASING the Economy” Mean?

The Presentation of the Budget in Parliament
Herryman Moono, Economist On Friday 28th September 2018 during her budget speech, the Minister of Finance, Hon. Margaret Mwanakatwe said: “Mr. Speaker, in 2019 Government will undertake an exercise to rebase the Gross Domestic Product, an exercise last conducted in 2012. The rebasing of the Gross...

UNZA Law School Sets the Record Straight: UNZA Graduates Top ZIALE Performance

UNZA School of Law Trophies displayed at Golden Jubilee Commemoration Stand, 2016
On Friday, October 19, 2018, the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE) publicly released the results of its 2017-2018 Legal Practitioners’ Qualifying Examinations (LPQ Examinations). Due to the grave misinformation circulating on various media platforms about the performance of the University of Zambia...

The Sad Reality of UNZA Law School

By Dickson JERE, ACIArb, LLB, LLM, MIP, AHCZ, Dip.Journalism Out of the 384 students that sat for the Legal Practitioners Qualification Examinations (LPQE) for 2018 at the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE) only 4 cleared all the ten courses. Of the four, non...

Forget the Regulations of Economics: It is a way of thought

Herryman Moono
Herryman Moono - Economist I have heard and read statements attributed to some of my learned seniors in the economics profession calling for the regulation of the economics profession in Zambia. They are sickened at the plethora of voices on economic matters in the country...