Opinion

Why Doesn’t Transparency International Care About Zambia?

It is well known to many of my friends among the opposition in Zambia that international NGOs in the country have been politically compromised by the Patriotic Front.  It is...

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Zambia: Uses and Abuses of the Justice System

I don’t often agree with our president, Mr. Michael Sata, but I think we can probably acknowledge that he got this one right. Sata deserves some credit for the candid...

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Michael Sata’s One-Party State and the Rights of Zambian Citizens

Attempts to turn Zambia into a one-party state by PF leader Michael Sata through intimidation and abuse of the legal process aimed at muzzling the media are being met with...

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No More Nationalizations, Says Sata, Except for Those He Wants to Nationalize

After taking a drubbing this week as the High Court moved to block his handpicked judicial review tribunal aimed at protecting his friends from a $3 million debt, President Michael...

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President Sata’s Bad Diplomacy

His public appearances are now becoming irritating. His comparison to Nigerian actor Nkem Uwoh (Ukwa) is a serious understatement. His international visits leave Zambians awe stricken, provoking jaw-dropping reactions. His...

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Zambia Preaches Media Freedom, But Doesn’t Practice

It is deeply fascinating to see how often the new Patriotic Front government of Zambia likes to talk about freedom of the press and freedom of expression, when in fact...

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Wynter Kabimba vs. the Times of Zambia

The following opinion column was submitted to Zambia Reports from a reader who wishes to remain anonymous. Wynter Kabimba’s ignorance as a lawyer is seriously alarming to the PF government...

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Corruption Allegations Behind Zambia’s Oil Tender with Trafigura

While the new Patriotic Front government of Zambia has been quite outspoken on issues of anti-corruption, a number of stories are beginning to leak that some officials are bending to...

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Journalists Under Pressure in Zambia

On my recent trip to Zambia, I met up with a local journalist and we got talking on a number of issues and how the media landscape is looking from...

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Zambia’s ‘Ukwa’ No Longer a Laughing Matter

Wherever top Nigerian actor Nkem Owoh maybe at the moment, he should not be shocked when he hears that he has a replica that is giving him serious competition in...

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