Bembas and Tongas will change the face of Zambia

A Tonga warrior welcoming the president.
By George T. Sikazwe, International development practitioner I cannot write anything about our Paramount Chief Chitimukulu because that would be disrespectful as I am his subject, but the recent press revelations which indicated that the next Government intends to oust His Royal Highness from his reign...

Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions: Book Review

Introduction In 2008 I got a frantic call from a close Zambian friend who lives in Chicago with his wife and two children in a typical middle class neighborhood. His 19 year old son was attending college and went to a party near campus with...

Could what happens in Ethiopia be important to Zambia?

How Africa could become the new Asia By Hans Gerard Moleman For a long time, Ethiopia was known as one of the poorest nations in the world. Hunger and drought were synonymous with the country where Emperor Haile Selassie once held sway. It may therefore come as...

An address of Mwinelubemba (King) Chitimukulu Kanyanta -Manga II to the School of African-American studies

Chief Chitimukulu
PART I Preamble I feel especially honored to be at this great institution today. However, I would be remiss if I don’t tell you a little bit about myself. I was born in the Bemba Royal family as Henry Kanyanta Sosala. I ascended to the Bemba...

Essays on Statecraft: Why Is Zambia Broke? Part 4

By Jones K. Kasonso It is heart-breaking that our politics in Zambia are no longer a platform to solve the critical problems of the country. Our politics have become arid of truth and devoid of substance. Consequently, our elections in recent years have become wantonly...

What would the world miss about Zambia if we simply vanished tomorrow?

Dr Sishuwa Sishuwa taking some notes during a public discussion organized by the Oasis Forum in Lusaka on Tuesday evening
By Sishuwa Sishuwa A visitor to Zambia who restricts themselves to parts of Lusaka could be forgiven for thinking that they had entered a vibrant and developing nation. As they stroll around newly built shopping malls, usually packed with shoppers and shops retailing the latest...

Essays on Statecraft: Why Is Zambia Broke Part 3

By Jones K. Kasonso Having a population of 60% plus living below the poverty line, 54 years after independence, is an urgent crisis that requires immediate attention. It is no longer acceptable that in a nation of people with brains and so many resources we...

Essays On Statecraft :Why Is Zambia Broke? Part 1

By Jones K Kasonso This series of articles attempts to provoke a conversation about the fundamental issues that touch on the current economic problems of our country and how we can utilize the collective genius of all patriots to resolve them. The problem to be...

An Analysis of the Lands (Acquisition) ACT CAP 296 of 1970 – Chitimukulu

Luangwa Valley Ariel View
By Henry Kanyanta Sosala The above is the law that deals with absentee landlords who may appear sometime later and claim land ownership with the cunning intention of gaining compensation on the idle land which they never developed. (Ba katyetye mwenda mwalimwa). And in this case...

Exposing Zambia’s Fake Heroes by Chitimukulu (Part 2)

HH and DA Leader Maimane holding a joint press briefing
By Henry Kanyanta Sosala The Failed Attempt of Regime Change in Zambia Impeccable sources have been revealing about the meetings that have been taking place in South Africa between foreign financers and some Zambian opposition leaders. The most notable one was prior to the 2016 general...

Exposing Zambia’s Fake Heroes by Chitimukulu (Part1)

By Henry Kanyanta Sosala Preamble There was an ideological tug of war to dominate their influences over the emerging African states between the western countries and the Communist states i.e. The Union of Sovereign Socialist Republics (USSR) or popularly known as Russia. In fact Africa has...

The need to move with technology: a case of Zambia’s national registration card

NRC National Registration
By Aristide Bance Prologue The year is 1998 and I had just turned 16. My mum comes to my room and says I should get ready as we are going to get my Green National Registration. I am now becoming a man I thought. The excitement...

The illusive role of the Chitimukulu as the chief executive of the Bemba people and tribe

By Henry Kanyanta Sosala Preamble It’s the vulnerability of chiefs to politicians or that chiefs are at the mercy of people with political power is what strongly and continuously comes to my mind and is one great lesson I learned during the two years period that...

Why Mugabe flushed Obama’s speech in the Lavatory

By Field Ruwe Obama reminds me of the farmer in the “Parable of the Sower” in Matthew 13 who scattered seed “some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.” His recent trip to Africa remains as fresh as yesterday. I...

Hunt for Successor 54:The Chinese are not more intelligent than us

By Field Ruwe The Dragon tames the King Cobra Candidate Michael Sata, the man who promised to decapitate the dragon was an unskilled practitioner of confidence tricks. He had won awed recognition from us for threatening to pull all Chinese investments in Zambia should he be...