Opinion

How Foreign Aid Fuels African Media’s Payola Problem

By Prue Clarke At a recent press conference, a small group of Liberian journalists made a courageous admission: they confessed they were all “on the take.” To supplement salaries as...

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Ending Load Shedding: A Promise Kept?

On September 18, 2015, eight months after his election as Head of State, President Edgar Lungu made a promise to Zambians that the country “will soon” have a reduction in...

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Congratulations PF and UPND!

The February 12 by-elections are finally behind us! The UPND has retained the Sesheke parliamentary seat while the ruling PF has scooped all seven of the local government by-elections and...

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Congo’s Election: a Defeat for Democracy, a Disaster for the People

In accepting the controversial outcome of DRC’s presidential election, the global community has failed the country. The major players in the international community have accepted the outcome of January’s elections...

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Djokotoe Weighs in On Great Kalu FIFA Affair

Veteran journalist and media trainer Edem Djokotoe has weighed in on the case of former FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya whose two-year ban has been lifted by FIFA on appeal. Djokotoe...

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OPINION: Congo Kicks the Can Down the Road

How a Failed Election Could Lead to a Violent Uprising By Tatiana Carayannis and Herbert Weiss On December 30, 2018, millions of citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

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OPINION: Kambwili in Catch 22 Dialogue Conundrum

The debate over the eligibility of Roan Patriotic Front Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has continued to rage. Kambwili is a parliamentarian on the Patriotic Front roster but has also...

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2019 Should be Zambia’s Watershed Year

2019 is firmly upon us, after having had a tumultuous 2018 that left many unsolved political questions. We welcome 2019 and hope that it becomes the year that Zambia breaks...

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OPINION: The Presidents and “Chimbuya”

By Dickson Jere I was livid with this double-headed comedian, Brighton Sinkala, for ridiculing the President in public. He made outrageous jokes about the President’s knee injury that saw him...

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GUEST ARTICLE: A GOAT DRAMA: WHEN USEFUL IDIOTS DRESSED AS GOATS IN SHEEP SKIN ‘CONGREGOAT’ IN A COMICAL GOAT-TOGETHER!

By Sunday Chilufya Chanda A “useful idiot” is a colourful term for a person who is a propagandist for a cause of whose goals they are not fully aware and...

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