Archive | December, 2013

Politics of regime change

It is just as well the coup d’ etat attempt in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has failed. Nothing good comes out of these violent regime changes. However cantankerous, incorrigible, myopic and stubborn a regime might be, there is no justification for violent regime change. The answer is robust exchange within the democratic system, […]

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GBM goes to court

Former Defence Minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has given government and the Food Reserve Agency a 72 hour ultimatum to revoke the cancelation of a transportation contract reportedly decreed by President Michael Sata or face him in court. Meanwhile FRA has failed to explain the sudden cancellation of Arizona Transport contracts. In an interview Mwamba said […]

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DR Congo ‘repulses’ TV, airport and army base attacks

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s army has repulsed several attacks in the capital, Kinshasa, by an “unknown terrorist group”, the government says. The state TV headquarters, the international airport and a military base in the city were all targeted. The information minister said the situation was now under control and about 46 attackers had been […]

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Chellah verbally attacks Daily Nation reporter

President Michael Sata’s press aide George Chellah yesterday went ballistic and verbally abused a Daily Nation reporter and threatened him with unknown consequences over a story in which he had failed to give the position of the president on the cancellation of former Defence Minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba maize transportation contract with the Food and […]

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Constitution making process Collapses

The constitution making process has collapsed and the Technical Committee has thrown in the towel and washed their hands of the matter having failed to reason with the executive that has decreed that the committee should ignore its terms of reference and only print ten copies of the document exclusively for President Michael Sata. The […]

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PF youths vow to defend GBM

Patriotic Front (PF) youths in Lusaka have charged that it would be suicidl for the ruling party to expell former Defence Minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba because the Kasama Member of Parliament was not only a household name in the Zambian politics but had greatly contributed to the victory of President Michael Sata and the party. […]

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Forensic audit

When we first reported serious disquiet at the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) regarding the package of emoluments, officials denied the story and suggested that it was a fabrication.  It has since transpired that the Commission is parting company with a number of investigators and lawyers who feel   shortchanged by the recently introduced remuneration packages. This development […]

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More corruption under PF

There is more corruption in the Patriotic Front government than ever before in the history of the country because President Michael Sata has no capacity to fight the vice, says Alliance for Better Zambia president Fr. Frank Bwalya. Fr. Bwalya cited single sourcing in the road construction sector, the corrupt procurement of fuel and fertiliser […]

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Fire Kabimba for breaching secrecy oath

Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba has breached the oath of secrecy by converting a government legal opinion rendered to him in his capacity as a government minister to unauthorized Patriotic Front use and should therefore be arrested and jailed, Douglas Syakalima has charged. Breaching the oath of secrecy , according to Syakalima, was a criminal offence […]

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Explain awarding of councilors allowances through SI

The Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) has demanded that government should explicitly explain how it had signed a Statutory Instrument (SI) to award civic leader monthly allowances when the said allowance was part of the recommendations in the new draft constitution. FODEP executive director MacDonald Chipenzi has said while his organisation heartily welcomed monthly allowance […]

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