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Opinion: Zambia’s Debt, Not Just A Product of Chinese Debt Diplomacy

Zambia’s public debt has increased significantly in recent years, and concerns over a possible crisis have lately attracted the attention of Western media. On September 3, a report by British business intelligence outlet Africa Confidential warned of escalating debt caused by allegedly unsustainable Chinese loans and claimed that Zesco, the state-owned national electricity company, has been in […]

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Why zambians are poor

If someone jets into Zambia, one would be surprised to learn that few people are rich while the many Zambians are poor. Such a picture can make one conclude that those who are poor are lazy; and that successive governments haven’t been doing much to improve on their living conditions. But such a conclusion might […]

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‘Dirty’ politics destroys Zambias economy

As we approach August 11, 2016 presidential and general elections, one expects each political party contesting in such elections to improve on its popularity to increase its chances of winning in the forthcoming elections. But if a party seems to be doing things which makes it more unpopular in the eyes of many Zambians, one […]

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Why we Catholics profess the apostle’s creed9.

  I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY  CATHOLIC CHURCH The Church is no mere collection of human beings. God himself is in it and gives it living power throughout the centuries . Jesus Christ told Simon Peter, ‘ you are the rock, and  on this rock, I shall build my Church and no powers of hell […]

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The PF Has ‘Battered Spouse Syndrome’ When Dealing With the Cartel…?

  Let me explain… I’ve got a young buddy in Kitwe. He’s the father of two sons and is married to a tiny, five and half foot tall Nsenga wife who beats the stuffing out of him if he doesn’t do what she says when she says it. The sad thing is he thinks all […]

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Diplomatic relations

BY SIMIN E KULUSIKA, Associate Professor The Daily Nation published (Wednesday, 16. 03.2016, p.17) a press release from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lusaka.  The press release was under the authorship of H.E. Ambassador Bernd Finke. The press release was a response from the German Ambassador to recent waves of assaults […]

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Electoral Commission of Zambia’s Grade 12 analysis is incorrect

By Munshya wa Munshya THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (the “Commission”) has issued what seems to be an official directive from the Commission about the Grade 12 requirement for running in the 2016 elections. According to the commission, only a school certificate as defined by the Examinations Council of Zambia (the “Council”), will be used […]

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GOING INTO POLITICAL ALLIANCE WITH ZAMBIANS

Although many factors to consider exist for a political party to win the August 11, 2016 presidential and general elections, for a party that is serious to become victorious in such elections should go into alliance with Zambians. But how can a political party go into a formidable political alliance with Zambians to win the […]

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With Rainbow Party socialism, we shall run out of Toilet Paper!

By Professor Mwiine Lubemba I got a call from a colleague last Sunday who said I must buy a copy of the Post Newspaper and give him my opinion on the editorial. The editorial was entertainingly glorifying socialism. It was baffling. Many people of mature years are amazed at how some young people have been […]

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WHY REVISE POLITICAL LEADERS’ QUALIFICATIONS?

Although Article 70 (1) (d) of the amended Constitution stipulates Grade 12 or its equivalent as the minimum qualification for one to stand as a ward counselor or as a member of Parliament (MP) creates some challenges in some areas to find people with such qualifications; such a clause will not only improve on the […]

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