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The arrogance of the political alliances endless!

  After several days of reflection on the current state of our political leadership landscape, I came up with the above headline. It’s the best description of my major conclusion that: we’ve not been spared from the worst state of political arrogance. Will I be kidding you. If I said Dr Kaunda’s slogan was arrogant? […]

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Political violence threatens Zambia’s peace

Zambians shouldn’t be hypocritical; and pretend that this year’s political campaigns for; and after August 11 presidential and general elections, our country will remain peaceful. Unless stringent measures are put in place, it appears political violence will heighten; and we are likely to shed more blood than ever before. It was first assumed that forming […]

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ANALYSIS [Loan contraction and debt management:] BY Andrew Njovu

  In the 2nd book of Kings Chapter 4 1-6 we read  that  ‘the wife of a  man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha ‘ Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord, but now his creditor is coming to take  my two(2) sons as […]

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FORMULATING STRATEGIES FOR PEACE TO PREVAIL

By Sycorax Tiyesa Ndhlovu   The August, 2016 presidential and general elections seem to be exclusively unique which, if not properly handled, can erode the peace and stability Zambia has enjoyed for many decades now. In addition to the common political violence, potential presidential re-run can threaten peace and stability in this country. Among the […]

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NATIONALIST OR POLITICALLY CORRECT?

  Each and every Zambian of any description has a choice. To be nationalistic, serve the country and see things for what they are or be politically correct in furtherance of a personal objective, in order to put food on the table. I once asked one young man almost ten years ago, why he was […]

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WHAT NEXT AFTER NEW CONSTITUTION?

There is no longer doubt now that the 2016 general elections slatted for August 11 will be held under a substantially altered new constitution. This follows President Edgar Lungu’s assenting to the Zambia Constitution Amendment Bill on January 5. It is also expected that towards the end of 2016 Part III of the current constitution […]

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OOPS! PROFESSOR LAMEKI GOMA WAS RIGHT

“The usefulness of useless grade 12 certificates.” By Prof Mwine Lubemba In our headline above, we’ve paraphrased the sub title of late Professor Lameki Goma’s speech at our graduation ceremony that he called: “The usefulness of useless disciplines.” At that graduation, there were close to 500 grandaunts in the social science and less than 100 […]

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INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND THE ECONOMY The construction of canals, transcontinental railroads, national highways and ports in the 20th century sparked economic growth, development and prosperity of millions of Americans. Infrastructure like roads, railways, ports, energy, telecommunication, IT, social and sound political system are prerequisites for manufacturing industries, distribution of products, marketing, cost reduction, foreign direct […]

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ANALYSIS-[FACED WITH ECONOMIC IGNORANCE]

…it’s “better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” This week we should have continued with coal gasification from last week but the editorial in the Daily Nation on Wednesday 21st headlined: “Economics Made Easy” made me start thinking otherwise. The Daily Nation editorial headline is […]

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SHOULD GOVERNMENT REGULATE JOURNALISM?

By Sycorax Tiyesa Ndhlovu Because of the way some media houses practice journalism, our country seems to have now reached a crescendo on whether government should regulate journalism practice or not. The catalyst to the need for government media regulation in Zambia is the perceived biased and malicious news reporting; and promoting of hate speech […]

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