Why did PF Cadres mobilize at a UPND Funeral

Vehicles damaged at the funeral home for late Lawrence Banda in Kanyama
By Andrew Nkhata. It is clear that the PF had a well orchestrated plan, and approved by their leaders, to attack the UPND mourners, who of course were at their most vulnerable point because of the situation on their hands of mourning a loved one. This...

Cry for my beloved Zambia – How many more Zambians should die?

By Alexander K Vomo My fellow Zambians, I write to you all as a fellow concern Zambian to what is going on in our beloved Zambia. We have been killing each other for one man to stay in power and for another man trying to...

Tribalism, Regionalism Over Nationalism and Pan-Africanism

Sunday Chanda with UPND President Hakainde Hichilema
By Sunday Chilufya Chanda INTRODUCTION Will the Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) participate in this year's Independence Commemoration, breaking from their long-held tradition absconding important national and continental events such as the Africa Freedom Day. As the title of Nelson Mandela’s book “Long walk to...

The PF and UPND Bloody Combat—Who is to Blame?

UPND cadres
Each election cycle, blood is spilled like dirt water. We mourn in rage until another election, while politicians drink beers together. Each election cycle, we employ democratic freedoms to indulge in violence rather than “serve one another humbly in love,” as Paul said to...

Who shot UPND’s cadres in the Head?

By CHARLES CHISALA FOLLOWING the fatal shooting incident involving rival campaign teams from the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) conflicting statements have flooded the media. Two versions have emerged: the first is that a known PF cadre shot the...

Aware of its fast declining popularity, PF Government has resorted to Denying the opposition chance to organize and mobilize

Socialist Party 2021 presidential candidate Dr Fred M'membe informing the Human Rights Commission that the police twiced denied the party an application to hold a rally in Matero, Lusaka
By Faston Mwale Dialectics teaches that “whatever goes up must come down”. This dialectical phenomenon is a fitting description of the present atrophic state of the Patriotic Front. But there is a socio-economic and political context to the rapidly declining relevance of the PF. Like...

Africa’s education system produces white-collar bureaucrats who can’t perform, innovate, write, research, develop or produce

ANTONIO Mwanza said it is impossible for the UPND to win the 2021 general
By Antonio Mwanza "Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously," Aristotle "You can go to school but you can't buy class," Jay Z. The last two weeks or so we have been subjected to some infantile and petty debate...

Why President Lungu and HH’s Scapegoating Gays is Undemocratic

HH and President Lungu meet at late Munkombwe’s burial in Choma
President Lungu, and Hakainde Hichilema's scapegoating of gays is laughable except for the harm it may cause to our fellow citizens. The rumours that HH supports gay rights did not come from nowhere--it is President Lungu's goal of instilling fear in Zambians not to...

Green Party’s Views on the 2020 National Budget Presentation by the Minister of Finance

Green Party leader Peter Sinkamba
Last week Friday, 27 September, 2019, the Minister of Finance Hon. Bwalya Ng’andu presented a K06.01Billion National Budget for 2020. In dollar terms, the budget is equivalent to US$8.15Billion. The Minister stated that the 2020 budget is 32.4% of GDP. This means the GDP in...

Forgive Stephen Katuka, For he knows Not what he is saying

Sunday Chanda
By Sunday Chanda We find it extremely worrying that the Secretary General of what is supposed to be the Country's main Opposition Party, United Party for National Development (UPND) Mr Stephen Katuka could comfortably, with intent to mislead and misinform, trade such ignorance in the...

HH and UPND Should Have Ignored The Hype Around President Lungu Tasting Snake Meat

By Prince Ndoyi, MMD Youth There is always a temptation for politicians to jump on the hot things in the country. But some things can be ignored and left for social media as neither do they add value no increase our support base in essence....

The Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia Submission on Bill Number 10 of 2019

Members of the clergy representing the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia making submissions to the parliamentary committee.
THE EVANGELICAL FELLOWSHIP OF ZAMBIA SUBMISSIONS TO THE PARLIAMENTARY SELECT COMMITTEE TO SCRUTINISE THE CONSTITUTION OF ZAMBIA AMENDMENT BILL N.A.B 10 OF 2019 1. PREAMBLE The Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ), representing a constituent of the people of Zambia, have reviewed the constitution-making process in a...

Why the Copperbelt remains Zambia’s factory of political change

Dr Sishuwa Sishuwa
By Sishuwa Sishuwa Since its emergence in the 1920s as the site of Africa’s most rapid and large-scale industrialisation and urbanisation outside of South Africa, the Copperbelt has occupied a central place in Zambia’s political imagination. Its importance stemmed from the revenue generated by copper...

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...

End of Rule by Politicians – Did Boris Johnson dupe the Queen?

Immediately after the decision was released by the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) on September 24th, 2019, the majority who commented said, “Nobody expected this…” Some shouted, “Its unbelievable…shocking….” The reactions themselves, rather than the unanimous ruling of all eleven Supreme Court judges, handed down...