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Overcoming the financial crisis

By Pezzy Kudakwashe We are going through tough times. My heart bleeds for the many innocent Zambians who will go without food during this time of financial crisis. It aches for those who will die from the combination of...

Reasons for perpetuated poverty in Zambia

By Wesley Ngwenya Here are a few reasons why we continue having poverty in Zambia. The list is not exhaustive and each item could be a dissertation on its own. Getting rid of poverty in a developing country like Zambia...

Zambia is better off without Aid- Dambisa Moyo

By Milimo Moyo, New York Dr. Dambisa Moyo has revealed that she is scheduled to visit Zambia next week to speak to the government about aid-related issues raised in her popular new book, Dead Aid: Why Aid is not working...

ZESCO’s 66% tariffs hike: Recipe for Poverty Enhancement

By Beston Chitala ZESCO, a monopolistic power utility, has consistently asserted that it does not operate profitably on account of low tariffs to justify the tariffs hike. The 66% tariff will be introduced with “approval” from the Bank Governor...

The President we will never have

I remember being at the 2008 Miss. NIPA function at Smugglers in Ridgeway, hosting a couple of American friends from California talking about Barack Obama and the US election. Through out the world, the 2008 elections of Barack Obama and John Mccain brought American politics in a whole different light. For the first time in history, a black was this close to becoming the most powerful man on earth. Think about it, the man went against all odds and truly changed the course of history and every black man, Obama’s election was an endorsement on the Black race. It meant recognition that Black people are able to do it and in no other place than a place best known for committing the worst known atrocities to the black race.

Setting Goals for our leaders

The President and his cabinet ministers are undoubtedly the most powerful men and women in our country. These people are responsible for implementing policy, driving the economy and controlling Zambia’s meager resources. The President at the helm is the overall Chief Executive Officer of the land. In Zambia, especially, he is so powerful so much so that he is literally revered and somewhat admired by friends and foes alike. How should this powerful man together with his team govern the country?

Rupiah, MMD, and the Economic Malaise in Zambia

By C.Chanda It is now common knowledge that Rupiah Banda, President of Zambia, and his MMD party have lost direction. At a defining moment in our country’s economic situation, Rupiah’s government has vigorously engaged in a fight with a private...

Zambia’s Education System – 44 years after independence

By Roger Chali Every child should have a chance to go to school (Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister). The future belongs to the nation that best educates its citizens (Barack Obama, US president). Can someone explain to me why...

Demolishing Soweto market by Lusaka City Council

By Wesley Ngwenya The other morning we woke up only to find the famous Soweto market gone. All the market stalls were gone. This was received with utmost disbelief for most of the residents especially the men and women who...

The Other side of the Coin

The Zambian National Anthem- How accurate is it? By Mingeli Palata I still recall my first primary school days, the safari uniforms and shorts were the order of the day and each Monday we would go pa parade, meet the headmaster...

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