Author Archives: Clement Malambo

20 Congolese die in Zambia tragedy

Police in Nchelenge district in Zambia’s Luapula province have retrieved more bodies from a river where more than 20 people from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) drowned in an accident on...

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Headlines 29 March 2012

Police arrest three Ex-military commanders The joint investigative wings have formally arrested and charged three former defence chiefs. These are former Zambia Army Commander Lieutenant General Wisdom Lopa, former ZAF...

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Is Zambia Facing Its Own Yar’Adua Moment?

Many Nigerians recall the frightening constitutional crisis the country experienced in late 2009, early 2010 when their elderly president, Umaru Yar’Adua, absconded to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment, and did...

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Headlines 28 March 2012

ZR Comment:  It has now been six days since President Sata flew to India, and still hasn’t addressed the nation.  It is difficult to view the most recent move by...

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Headlines 27 March 2012

Ruling Party Accuses Opposition of “Celebrating” President’s Illness, Promises Punishment PF Chinsali Central Member of Parliament Christopher Mulenga has castigated political parties allegedly rejoicing over reports that President Michael Sata...

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Headlines 26 March 2012

ZR Comment:  Secrecy and reluctance to communicate with the public are quickly becoming defining characteristics of the Sata presidency.  President Michael Sata’s sudden, unannounced trip to India this past weekend...

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Headlines 23 March 2012

Sata sneaks out of the country PRESIDENT Michael Sata has left for India on a private visit, Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Labour Fackson Shamenda has confirmed. Shamenda who could...

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Headlines 22 March 2012

ZR Comment:  We are hearing a lot of chatter regarding an appearance by President Michael Sata before ZACOBO (A Zambian diaspora community in Botswana), in which some controversial / much...

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Headlines 21 March 2012

De-registration of MMD Akin to One-Party State, Says Opposition “Whether or not the MMD paid fees for the Lusaka branches doesn’t even matter,” said Dr. Neo Simutanyi, a political scientist...

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Headlines 20 March 2012

ZR Comment:  The end of March is looking increasingly complicated for the Sata administration.  First, the bungled attempt to ban the main opposition party MMD is backfiring in a very...

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