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Sorghum Alternative to Maize

By Makeli Phiri It is very interesting that last year a good number of farmers and non-farmers (that is those who rent land to grow something) did a wonderful job of growing sorghum. Sorghum is one crop which is gaining popularity in Zambia, it is drought tolerant that is it does well even when there […]

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Thinking beyond the 10pc punitive tax on maize exports… and more.

   By Mwiine Lubemba In his recent budget proposals, that got applause in the house, the Minister of Finance introduced a 10% punitive export tax on maize and I should think this will apply to all processed mealie meal exports. Earlier in the year, the government set the producer price of maize for this marketing […]

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…OF LEADERS FOREIGN TRIPS

  BY SYCORAX TIYESA NDHLOVU The story that the Chinese government invited ten (10) Zambian cabinet ministers on a fully sponsored trade mission to China because Beijing wanted to engage our cabinet ministers in collaborative business ventures on behalf of its provinces (Daily Nation Novembers 23, 2016; page 2) gives hope that such study tours […]

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Stop spouse-on-spouse killings

BY Augustine Phiri If you are a husband and see your wife holding a knife when there is no goat, pig or a chicken foraging in your own compound, then just know my friend that you are about to be murdered. At this crucial moment, you better start saying your last prayers asking the Almighty […]

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The Patriotic Front party and government could lose urban support soon

By Munshya wa Munshya The urban areas made the Patriotic Front win the 2016 elections. The United Party for National Development lost because there had not been enough movement in the urban areas away from the Patriotic Front. The rural vote was clearly split between east and west with the urban areas becoming the determining […]

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2017 national Budget expectations

By Augustine Phiri THE much awaited 2017 national budget is out of Government strong rooms into the public domain for every voter and non-voter to see, scrutinise and critique. Finance Minister Mr Felix Mutati, who is already coined as “Mr Pillars”, presented the annual national budget worth K64.5 billion to the National Assembly last Friday […]

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The history of hydropower development in Zambia

  By Ronald Lwamba Part 1: the construction of the Kariba Dam However, that is water under the bridge. Political differences must be cast aside when it comes to protection of the dam wall. Sometime back the Zimbabwean Minister of Energy and Power Development, Elton Mangoma admitted that the Kariba dam wall on the Zimbabwean […]

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The Slave Trade and its Racist Legacy

  Expendito Chipasha Chipalo Europeans reportedly first ventured into Africa before the birth of Christ possibly in the year 500 BC. But this era of history is too remote for ordinary readers. Only scholars devoted to the study of history can find relevance to records related to this period. I will therefore deal with the […]

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Mangoes and Avocados in Season

  By Makeli Phiri The mango and avocado plants are both evergreen fruit trees and do well in the tropical and semi – tropical regions of the world. Our Zambian weather favors both plants in their growth as they require a warm climate especially in their establishment stage. Both require a frost free and dry […]

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Tithing is unscriptural  under the new covenant

  By Ray Smith Since first posting this tithing paper on bible-truths.com, we have had hundreds of thousands of visitors seeking information on this topic. Many have written me personally thanking me for freeing them from this illegal and abusive practice of the Church. I have also received emails from some who are sure that […]

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