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Friday, April 23, 2021

Feature Column

Class of 2020: Zambians who gravely disappointed last year – Part III

  By Sishuwa Sishuwa   Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo   Stephen Kampyongo is a kind of person Adolf Hitler would have loved to have been in charge of his police – someone who will wilfully torture themselves to advance what they...

Zambia’s response to its debt hole is to keep digging

Zambia mortgages the future by taking over Glencore copper debt State-owned Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited (ZCCM) this week agreed to take on $1.5bn of debt and pay a nominal $1 to take over a 73% stake in Mopani Copper...

WILL ZAMBIA FINALLY CLINCH THE IMF DEAL?

By Chibamba Kanyama The IMF Director of African Department Abebe Aemro Selassie has indicated the application by Zambia for funding will be assessed soon. This statement has been widely followed globally given Zambia’s debt situation and its recent default on...

Lesson 3 from America: With a bit more loyalty, Nevers Mumba might have ruled Zambia

By Dr Parkie Mbozi ONE OLD adage says, “Patience pays”. I would add another one, “Loyalty pays more.” A third one goes, “A vulture is a patient bird” (because it waits for an animal to die on its own...

China’s trade with Africa is not helping the continent in value addition, not even South Africa exports manufactured goods

By Edward Chisanga and Caesar Cheelo On 5th May 2020, The Economist published an article by Dambisa Moyo, our Zambian compatriot reading, “Marshall Plan for Africa”, which attracted some response from various observers and scholars. Because we notice that Dambisa...

What is the real opportunity cost of the $13 million Kafue Flyover Bridge?

By Anthony Bwalya - UPND Member Today is the day the Patriotic Front (PF) regime and President Edgar Lungu will once again parade the media and play and dance to the gallery as they commission the Kafue Flyover decongestion project. The...

What is Zambia’s COVID 19 Strategy Kanshi?

By Parkie Mbozi ON 23RD MARCH 2020, precisely five days after 18 March when Zambia reported a twin case of the Coronavirus (code-named COVID-19) “pandemic”, I authored a widely circulated article titled, What is the Science Behind Zambia’s COVID...

Without Power Dynamos, a part of us is lost

By Ponga Liwewe Wisdom Chansa, ever immaculate, despite playing for ninety minutes, and hardly appearing to have broken a sweat, holds aloft the CAF Cup Winners Cup in Lusaka's Independence Stadium as a roar goes around the terraces. This...

Is it Bally will fix it, or Bally will fix us?

"The slogan Bally will fix it," suggests HH and UPND will change Zambia's sociopolitical and economic culture. But this assumption ignores the historical basis of our political and economic systems. Our political foundation is undemocratic--save the songs of respect for...

Why a moral revolution is needed now more than ever

We cannot get overly familiar with the intolerable images of unarmed African American men dying on flimsy grounds, and in many cases, by the hands of people ordained to protect them. African Americans have suffered disproportionately under the heavy...

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Mwape:Shepolopolo Not Scared of Brazil

Shepolopolo coach Bruce Mwape says Zambia won’t fear Brazil when the two teams clash at the delayed 2020 Olympic...