Opinion

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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When did Fred M’membe Become Hichilema’s Arresting Officer?

At about 10:00 hours this morning, opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is expected to show up at the Lusaka Central Police or Force Headquarters for reasons best not to the Zambia...

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Henry Banda Writes Open Letter Criticizing PF over Tribalism

Henry Banda, a son of the former President Rupiah Banda, has published an open letter to Zambian citizens criticizing the Patriotic Front government for manipulating issues of tribalism for political...

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Michael Sata: Zambia’s No. 1 Enemy of Freedom of Expression

Until Bishop George Lungu’s letter to the Catholic faith in Zambia’s Eastern Province following the sudden deportation of Lundazi Parish Priest Fr Viateur Banyangandora, the extent to what “crime” the...

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George Chellah and the Sata Government’s Media Problem

There seems to be an imaginary feeling at State House in Zambia that whoever says or does something the country’s president Michael Sata is not in agreement with is either...

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The President Who Wasn’t There: Michael Sata’s Absenteeism

There’s a well known saying that 90% of success is just showing up, but by that measurement, Zambia hasn’t been doing very well. The 19th annual African Union Summit held...

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