Opinion

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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Democracy and Abuse of Process in Zambia

Only six months ago, Zambia was seen as the icon of African democracy, celebrated, congratulated, and hailed as a model for other nations to follow. In a mostly free and...

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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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