Opinion

PF Must Recognize the Importance of Unity in Zambia

On September 23, 2011, scores of Zambians gathered to witness the peaceful handover of power from President Rupiah Banda to Michael Sata at the Supreme Court grounds. For many, it...

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Sata Turns National Assembly Address into Theatre with Meaningless Jokes

President Michael Sata today addressed the National Assembly inundating his speech with some meaningless jokes. Some commentators have previously referred to President Sata as Ukwa, a Nigerian actor whose real...

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Kaunda Threatens His Own Legacy With Unnecessary Partisanship

Recently the Zambia Rainbow Coalition made a request to relatives of former president Kenneth Kaunda to stop him from making unnecessary public appearances. He must take a leaf from South...

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Stay Away KK, Dare Not Open Old Wounds

If Rupiah Banda was to give advise, as the only other surviving former president, regarding the political situation in the country whether positive or otherwise PF dimwits, its now accepted...

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Zambia’s Missing Freedom of Information Bill

We would like to join the clarion call from journalists and other stakeholders for the enactment of the Freedom of Information Bill (FOI), which is being kept under lock and...

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ZCTU’s Praise for PF Unmerited

Any average or sensible Zambian can testify that the Patrotic Front (PF) government has fulfilled few, if any, of its campaign promises during their first year in office. So it...

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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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