Opinion

Once Supportive, Foreign Diplomats Feel the Bite of King Cobra

Whenever Zambia’s president Michael Sata takes a swipe at foreign dignitaries accredited to the country, for those that follow political events here, they are usually confronted with two scenarios: either...

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Confessions of SACCORD: Zambia missing Rupiah Bwezani Banda

In the struggle for the re-introduction of plural politics in Zambia, a popular rendition in almost equal measure to the Patriotic Front’s donchi kubeba (don’t tell them) mantra griped the...

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Zambia’s Upside Down Media Ethics

On a recent visit to Lusaka from Kitwe where I am based and follow Zambia’s political events, I bought the latest edition of the New African continental magazine. One of...

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Michael Sata: From Populist to Recluse

Shakespeare, in his view about leaders and leadership, said rulers have the habit of distancing themselves from their people once they get into power. It was as though Shakespeare knew...

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A Child for Zambian Minister? Risking National Security in GBM’s Hands as Defence Minister

Zambian defence minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba has issued two statements in a space of five days targeted at opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema. The two statements – one in response to...

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Sata’s Future and the Price of Mealie Meal

Arguably, the dwindling of popularity for the Patrotic Front (PF) government is fast emerging judging by the pace at which matters of governance are spiraling out of control. Ministers and...

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A Fool’s Paradise: The Case of Sata’s Hypocrisy and the ‘Secret’ Pay Rise

President Michael Sata’s specialty in riddles is well documented. It actually forms part of his long political character. From his days as a mere councilor (maybe even as a constable),...

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Lungu’s Promiscuous Relationship with the Truth

Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu is one of the good lawyers in Zambia, but the learned colleague is exhibiting signs of cheap political patronage going by the statements he has...

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Is Michael Sata Using ‘Lawfare’ against Henry Banda’s Lawyer?

Three months ago, President Michael Sata filed a defamation suit against Henry Banda’s international lawyer, Robert Amsterdam. Now Mr. Amsterdam is facing a similar lawsuit from a General in the...

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Sata’s Press Aide Abandons Defence for Maputo Diplomatic Boob

President Michael Sata’s press aide George Chellah was among government officials that came out strong to defend yet another diplomatic boob by the Zambian head of state at a regional...

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