Presidential Degree: The NCC’s raw deal

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By Elias Munshya wa Munshya The NCC has passed a resolution that the next republican constitution should require that for a person to be eligible to stand for the position of Republican President he must have attained the minimum academic qualification of a degree....

The Declaration of Zambia as a Christian Nation

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By Elias Munshya wa Munshya This article seeks to respond to Henry Kyambalesa’s article “Zambia: the declaration of Zambia as a Christian Nation” published on your website which I had accessed on January 20 2010. I will respond to several salient points from...

Response to Haiti Earthquake(Holycaust) article

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Firstly the Bible in Psalm 24:1 and I Corinthians 10:26 says, “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.” As far as the earth is concerned, it belongs to God and that’s because He created it. Then Psalm 115:16 says,...

Haiti Earthquake- The Holycaust?

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By Chanda Mwenya The book of Revelation in the Holy Bible, figuratively illustrate dramatic episodes indicating the begging of the end. In Matthew 24:3 Jesus was asked, "…tell us, what will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?" Ingenuously,...

Explanation of the Court’s Dismissal of an appeal against the DPP on FTJ’s acquittal

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THE dismissal of an application for judicial review against Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chalwe Mchenga’s decision to withdraw an appeal challenging former president Frederick Chiluba’s acquittal does not come as a surprise. This is because the issues raised centre around the powers of the...

The Party and Its Government Phenomenon

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By Henry Kyambalesa Since independence, government lea­ders have tended to be pre­occu­pied with serving the interests of their political parties at the expense of pressing national issues. In part, such a situation has been fostered by a political system that allows individuals to hold govern­ment...

Television Content in Zambia

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By Wesley Ngwenya Its 6am and you are up getting ready for a workday. You turn your television set on to ZNBC our national channel and you hear an annoying buzz. Oh forget it, its too early for them to open so you try our...

Targeting Zambians in Tourism

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By Wesley Ngwenya Last week, I happen to go on a working trip to Livingstone. The purpose of the trip was to bring awareness of the new product we were launching at work as well as solicit business in the Southern Province. I stayed at...

Political Party Conventions in Zambia are overrated and a mockery of democracy

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By Chanda Phiri (Ex-LT Microblogger) It is amazing how the calls by the so called democratic masses to all political party in Zambia to hold convention are intensifying. The ruling MMD earlier last year showed signs of not holding the convention and all sorts of mud...

The Saga of President Banda’s Baby Blankets

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By Henry Kyambalesa Last month, I suggested that President Rupiah Banda and Vice President George Kunda should seriously consider the prospect of creating a statutory and autonomous agency to be accountable to the Parliamentary Committee on Health, Community Development and Social Welfare, and which should...

2010-Kaya?

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By Chanda Mwenya Reading this article?- thank God. You have lived to see the year 2010. Undoubtedly, Danny Siulapwa in his future pondering song ‘Kaya’ was a voice for many of us who thought we would perhaps never live to see this day. If we...

Pros and Cons of Chinese Investments in Zambia

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By Henry Kyambalesa Of late, investments by Chinese corporations in Zambia seem to have become a topical issue among politicians and the general public. I have, therefore, found it necessary to make a contribution to the debate by citing some of the advantages and disadvantages...

Rt Hon. George Kunda SC: Is he wearing three hats?

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By C. Ngoma President Banda does not have the advantage of the late President Mwanawasa who was "legally savvy". I believe it was a mistake to appoint Rt Hon Kunda SC as Vice President AND Justice Minister. I wonder whether he is not calling the...

Living Abroad and Marriage

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By Bishop Jeston & Rev. Charity Katebe The first institution that God himself created for man is marriage. He said that it is not good for man to be alone. Then man was surrounded by all kinds of animals but even with all the...

Zambia’s leadership problematique

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By Henry Kyambalesa During the 1960s, we harbored very high and somewhat unrealistic expectations about the socio-economic prospects of our beloved country, Zambia. Equating independence with not only self-rule, but also with genuine democracy and prosperity, we strongly believed that the transfer of political power...