Kinda Baboon Grooming: much, much more than just hygiene

If you have spent any time in the presence of baboons you will have noticed that they often pick through one another’s fur. This is called grooming. One’s first thought is that this serves a hygienic purpose by helping another get fleas...

Documentary of Illegal mining and damage to enviroment in Zambia by Chinese company

This is a documentary about illegal mining in Zambia's Shantumbu area.Everyone is free to visit Shantumbu and make their own conclusions from allegations made in this production. People need to rise up and save Zambia from such self-centred and corrupt activities by conduct. The...

How our Insurance Industry Can help Make Our Roads Safer

Chairman of the Zambia Road Safety TrustDaniel Mwamba
By Daniel Mwamba The first automobile propelled by an internal combustion engine is generally considered to be a three-wheeled vehicle introduced in 1886 by Germany's Karl Benz. Vehicle development thereafter proceeded rapidly in Europe and in the US. A revolutionary development occurred in 1913 near...

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

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...

Chibamba Kanyama’s media release earlier this week on the proposed minimum wage

Handle adjustment to minimum wages with caution By Chibamba Kanyama The directive by President Michael Sata for the Ministry of Labour to adjust the minimum wage will have a significant impact on the standard of living for the majority of Zambian workers. The cost of living...

How Debt Ceiling and Excessive Borrowings Delay Civil Servants Salaries

Gender Minister Inonge Wina congratulates Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda shortly after Finance Minister delivered the 2015 budget
State admits Zambia is an economic basket case by calling the IMF! By Kalima Nkonde The Minister of Finance, Mr. Alexander Chikwanda asked Parliament to approve raising the debt ceiling in order to enable him to borrow more from both the domestic and external markets as...

Edgar Lungu is Sixth President, HH is in for Another Rude Shock!

EDGAR LUNGU IS SIXTH PRESIDENT, HH IN FOR ANOTHER RUDE SHOCK! As ZRP, having politically analyzed the political atmosphere in the country, we strongly believe that Edgar Lungu is the sixth Zambian President whether people agree or not. It's very simple to tell, Edgar and PF...

Can anyone stop Zambia’s slide into authoritarianism?

Ester Lungu with Her husbands at Woodlands Last rally
Lungu may be taking his country down a path from which it’ll be hard to return. By Simon Allison Zambian President Edgar Lungu is not a dictator, and nor does he want to be. That’s his version, at least, and he’s sticking to it. ‘Zambia is the...

The Writing was on the Wall but Zambians Ignored It

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night. My mind takes me to the political landscape that is shaping the current economic woes and societal despondency in Zambia. My heart bleeds for my beloved country. What have we done to deserve what...

The Positive side of our Presidential Candidates-Episode 3 Edgar C Lungu

By David Kapoma About two (2) months ago now, I made a deliberate choice to try and bring out the positive sides of all the aspiring presidential candidates in this year’s elections. I started off with bringing the best out of the UPND leader Mr....

The management of markets and bus stations continue to rage countrywide

By KAPALA CHISUNKA and DOREEN NAWA ISSUES concerning the management of markets and bus stations continue to rage countrywide. In fact, the problem of who runs the markets stems from the United National Independence Party (UNIP) era when the vigilantes or political party youth wing controlled...

It’s How We End That Matters: A Review of Kalungu-Banda’s Book on President Mwanawasa

The author of the book, It’s How We End That Matters: Leadership Lessons from an African President, Martin Kalungu-Banda is not new to Zambia. He has been a lecturer at UNZA, worked for BP Zambia, OXFAM and famously had a stint at State House from 2005 to 2008. At State House he served in an ambiguous role as President Mwanawasa’s leadership consultant or unpaid Chief of Staff as the case may be. The greater nation of Zambia got introduced to Martin Kalungu-Banda by President Mwanawasa himself who praised his effort of making personal sacrifices to try and help the top Zambian government workers improve their leadership. He is currently a leadership consultant and this book is his second. A third book is still in the works.

UNESCO Research Shows the importance of Mother Tongue Education

Despite overwhelming evidence of the positive impact of using mother tongue as the preferred language of instruction for primary school learners, many African countries continue to use the colonial language as the primary language for teaching and governance. “These languages are not even the second...

Decolonizing Ngungi’s Mentality

Prophet of Doom Like Sir Mick “Phillip” Jagger of the of the Rolling Stones, Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o of the African Writers Series fame packs halls with nostalgic baby boomers and curious millennials. In the same way Jagger belts out “Sympathy for the Devil,” Ngugi...

Finding the Perfect Zambian Employee

By Wesley Ngwenya Introduction What qualities and qualifications do you look for as an employer when hiring? What are the most important attributes you consider? Whether it is education or experience the employer has to look deeper into the candidate to ensure they will fit into...