UPND’s Panicking over HH and his alleged support for Homosexuals further Exposes the Party’s Duplicity

President Hakainde Hichilema in a group photo with other eminent and distinguished personalities attending a meeting organised by the Brenhurst Foundation at Lake Como, Italy to discuss Africa's economic trajectory under a theme, “Can Africa be the Next Asia?”
By Canisius BANDA Development Activist As if caught in an embarrassing unnatural sexual act, the UPND now has egg on its face. It is ashamed. Aware that a most terrible political mistake, faux pas, has been made by its life leader Hakainde HICHILEMA, the UPND now is...

Why Tribalphobia is Zambia’s biggest threat?

A Tonga warrior welcoming the president.
By Chimwemwe Mwanza Whip-up a lie so hard, it will turn into truth. Propagandist, Joseph Goebbels of the Nazis and his master Adolph Hitler adopted this maxim to greater efficiency leaving in their trail, a wrought of historic devastation. Across the Great Lakes region, the Hutu’s...

Knowledge of Facts and Explanation of Facts

Lusaka Catholic Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu
I believe we can learn something from the philosophy of science: Knowledge of Facts i.e., what happened? Knowledge of facts is available to everyone who has seen, observed or heard about something. For example: if there is political violence (as a fact) during campaigns,...

We have created and earned him: Why Lungu remains Zambia’s President

President Edgar Lungu launch ZNS Earth Moving Euipment
By Sishuwa Sishuwa For a long time now, many of us have complained, sometimes with very persuasive arguments, that Zambia is where it is today because of bad leadership at the national level. We explain our country’s deepening crisis, illustrated by extreme cultural and material...

Running with the President

By Nicky Shabolyo Perhaps one of today’s most trending topics in Lusaka, if not the country, is the one on the early morning workouts led by Zambia’s President, His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu. A good number of individuals of various standing in society have...

Part 2: National Dialogue – Compromised Parties and leaders?

The launch of the National dialogue and reconciliation at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy cross in Lusaka, Zambia
By Isaac Mwanza Introduction In the last article, I discussed the issues under dispute which some fellow citizens thought to be subject to the national dialogue; I also pointed out that there could be an iceberg factor, that is, issues which the parties would not want...

Part 1: National Dialogue – Defining disputed issues

The launch of the National dialogue and reconciliation at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy cross in Lusaka, Zambia
By Isaac Mwanza Introduction ZAMBIA is currently embroiled in the never-ending discussion on the national political dialogue process, a combination of words that became so famous after the Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Right Hon Patricia Scotland, QC's visit to Zambia from 7 to 10 August, 2017 although...

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...