Opinion

Reality Check: Is China burdening Africa with debt?

Africa is facing a looming debt crisis, say leading development economists. “Almost 40% of sub-Saharan African countries are in danger of slipping into a major debt crisis” according to the...

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OPINION: Jack Ma Visit to Zambia a Lost Opportunity

The recent visit to Zambia by China’s richest man Jack Ma hardly received any notice apart from just a milieu of selfie happy airport staff. Elsewhere on the continent Ma’s...

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OPINION: M’membe’s Socialist Party-Capitalists in Socialist Skin

Fred M’membe provides one of the greatest contradictions of our time. After years of breaking bread as a newspaperman, he has somehow reinvented himself as a politician. It may be...

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OPINION: Australia Based Habazoka Dissects UPND 20-Year Existence …They sold the soul to the devil: it’s now deliver the country or your soul

By Mweemba Habazoka The United Party for National Development (UPND) was formed in December 1998. The Party turns 20 years old in December 2018. Today its desperation has reached an...

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GUEST ARTICLE: Zambia’s Debt Trap in Perspective

Albert Einstein is remembered for his mastery of complex scientific theory, but in many ways, it was his passion for simplicity that set him apart from other intellects. With Einstein’s...

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FROM THE MAILBAG: Citizens’ View China-Zambia Relations

CAN THE GOVERNMENT BE TRUSTED? On 2nd May 2011 Osama Bin Laden was killed by the United States SEAL Team six. The following day, some people were calling in on...

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OPINION: LEST WE FORGET WHO WAS THERE FOR US

One of the marvels of the 1960s and 70s that to date still commands a measure of prestige is the Tanzania-Zambia Railways (TAZARA). Dubbed the Rainbow of Friendship, not only...

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OPINION: Multi-Billion Donor Fraud Could Provide the Turnaround President Lungu Needed on Weeding out Corruption

The last 48 hours have provided the kind of drama that Zambian politics has not seen in a long time. It could only be second to the succession mayhem after...

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OPINION: Has Garry Nkombo Finally Seen the Light?

After years of groping in the dark, Mazabuka Central lawmaker Garry Nkombo may have finally seen the light. Could he? Nkombo has called time on his role as UPND Chief...

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OPINION-WORLD BANK RANKING HEARTENING

The revelation of Zambia being ranked among the strongest performing Sub-Saharan Africa countries, in policy and institutional quality framework implementation by the World Bank could not have come at any better...

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