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The history of hydropower development in Zambia

  Part 1: the construction of the Kariba Dam By Ronald Lwamba The history of hydro-power development in Zambia cannot be told without mentioning Dr. David Livingstone. He saw the Zambezi River as “God’s Highway” to the sea but unfortunately God had other ideas. During his first journey down the Zambezi River, he came across […]

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Night drive ban rekindles roadside marriages

By Augustine Phiri A little boy wearing school uniform gets on a bus and sits right behind the driver and repeatedly keeps saying, “If my mum was a cow and my dad was a bull, I would be a little calf. “ “If my mum was a hen and my dad was a cockerel, I […]

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The Case for Cannabis

  How legalization can benefit Zambian society By David Julian Wightman When David Livingstone explored these lands in 1855 he recorded that cannabis was used by local peoples to increase work efficiency, as a sexual stimulant, and for bravery in battle. Within a century, however, cannabis was transformed on a global scale, from a benign […]

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Insurance industry: historical perspective

By Chungu Katotobwe Insurance is an arrangement by which a company or the state undertakes to provide a guarantee of compensation for specified loss, damage, illness, or death in return for payment of a specified premium. Insurance and Assurance are interchangeable words. In Britain they use Assurance and in USA they use Insurance. In Zambia, […]

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SHIII…LET’S KEEP THIS BETWEEN US…’ELSE ….President Lungu will fire somebody for sure…

By Mwiine Lubemba Seriously; why should the fate of the Zambian economy depend on the guesswork of the Minister of Finance—and the guesswork of the Bank of Zambia about what the Minister of Finance will guess? I don’t know…I kind of like the idea of having all the facts in front of me and determining […]

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There is no need to extend presidential terms in Zambia

By Munshya Wa Munshya The values of our democracy demand upon us to react against vile when it exhibits itself. The values of our democracy expect us to foresee evil ahead of time and retort against it before it manifests itself. Recently, there have been some calls among the ruling party cadres to request President […]

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What is industrialization of economy?

  (Continued from last week) By Dr.Kashiwa Bulaya Who benefits from capitalist industrialisation? Large scale machine production and industrial complexes in capitalist countries are developed primarily to enrich the capitalists and are coupled with greater exploitation of the workers, the greater intensity of their labour, more industrial accidents and higher unemployment, which exacerbates the antagonisms […]

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Simple Economics and Record Keeping On the Farm   

By Makeli phiri Each person especially women when they want to buy something they have to look at what they have that is money – wise. The economics of spending the available money so that she is able to at least reach another pay day to supplement family needs. The farmer to produce satisfactorily he […]

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Do you enjoy studying or working in your career?

  It was close to 14:00hours on Friday when I saw one of the University of Zambia (UNZA) youthful students carrying a huge greenish book while walking towards Natural Sciences’ Biology Building. The light complexioned young man appeared sorrowful and humble.  ‘Is that a laptop bag you are carrying in your hands?’ being impressed with […]

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The usefulness of sharing useless knowledge

By Mwiine Lubemba I’ve been keeping this away from public knowledge. It was Thursday election eve August 10; I wanted to gauge the election mood. I decided to revisit a popular public bar on Mumbwa road frequented by young voting age Kanyama residents. At weekends, when there are British soccer matches, Mbereshi Empire is packed […]

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