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Alba Iulia
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Columns

Leadership cults in Africa and Zambia in particular

Former Zairean President Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga once told a Western journalist that they should never expect their kind of democracy to apply to Africa. In his words, 'We are Bantu, we are not...

Citizens are Entitled to Express Public Displeasure With the President

By: Anthony Bwalya - UPND Member As part of his ongoing countrywide political campaigns, paying zero regards to public health regulations in view of COVID19, President Edgar Lungu was recently in Monze of Southern Province where he was commissioning houses...

Personalization of Zambian Politics

I thought there was polarisation in Zambian Politics but have come to realize it is more of personalization. Polarisation would be about strongly held political/economic positions on how our country should be governed. Whereas it is true governance is all...

Disrespecting the President in UPND Strongholds:PF warns of same treatment to UPND Leaders

By Alex Simuwelu Our people in PF strongholds have followed very closely how three (3) Monze based UPND Members of Parliament led by Mr. Jack Mwimbu and their Ward Councillors disrespected the President of the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency...

Can Judicial Review or Petition halt consideration of Bill 10 by Parliament?

By Isaac Mwanza Introduction When the former Minister of Commerce Mr. Dipak Patel dragged the Government to court in relation to parliamentary oversight on debt contraction as provided in Article 63 of the Constitution of Zambia, a point of order was...

To Alliance or Not to Alliance in 2021 General Elections

By: Anthony Bwalya - UPND Member I have to declare an interest from the onset: as a member of the United Party for National Development (UPND), my natural judgment informs me, on the balance of the political mood in the...

HOW ZESCO MADE AN IMAGINARY MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR LOSS

By Nchinde Mampuulwa The much-demonized Bulk Supply Agreement (BSA) between ZESCO Limited and Copperbelt Energy Corporation came to a-not-so-surprising end on the last day of March. Not surprising to many that had followed the unfolding of events. Zesco and government...

Zambia Debt Crisis and its Implications on the Economy

By Hakainde Hichilema UPND President The combined effects of poor economic management, corruption, prolonged power cuts and the COVID-19 pandemic have caused a severe deterioration in economic outcomes in the first half of 2020. Shortfalls in tax revenue collections, intensification of...

Sex and street kids!

A couple of weeks ago, Youth and Sports Minister Emmanuel Mulenga revealed that hundreds of street kids who were recently removed from the streets and taken to shelter homes and orphanages across the country had ‘escaped’ and found their...

Statement on the allegations of fraud and theft made against me by Mr. Lewis Mosho

By Dr. Fred M’membe It is very sad that wild and malicious allegations have once again been made against me. I was last week summoned by the Police in Chinsali, Muchinga, made to believe that my house was taken, with no...
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State House Refutes Allegation Accusing President Lungu of Providing Financial support to Rwandan Rebels

State House has issued a statement describing as false allegations that have emerged in international media that President Edgar Lungu provided financial resources to...

Wada Is Lusaka Dynamos Coach

Wedson Nyirenda has returned to the bench following his appointment as coach of Lusaka Dynamos today. The ex-Chipolopolo coach is back on the job after...