Zambia

Headlines 20 March 2012

ZR Comment:  The end of March is looking increasingly complicated for the Sata administration.  First, the bungled attempt to ban the main opposition party MMD is backfiring in a very...

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Headlines 17 March 2012

ZR Comment:  Confusion continues to reign at State House in Lusaka.  Just one day after the Chief Registrar Clement Andeleki, allegedly acting upon orders of the president, ordered the dissolution...

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Headlines 15 March 2012

MMD challenges de-registration in court The Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) is challenging its de-registration through the courts of law. The Registrar of Societies announced yesterday that it had withdrawn...

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Headlines 14 March 2012

ZR Comment:  Just one day after President Michael Sata aggressively attacked the leadership of the two opposition parties, calling them “thieves,” as well as the removal of two parliamentary seats...

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Headlines 12 March 2012

ZR Comment:  Our apologies for the late delivery today.  Zambia may be the best kept investment secret in Africa, but its broadband connections still have a little way to go....

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Headlines 9 March 2012

ZR Comment:  The issue of partisan bias in the Zambian media appears to be deepening, as newspapers such as The Post are opening up an attack the former ruling party’s...

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Headlines 8 March 2012

ZR Comment:  President Michael Sata has once again shaken things up in the Patriotic Front administration with a series of new cabinet appointments and demotions of key staff.  The frequent...

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Headlines 7 March 2012

ZR Comment:  Yesterday the PF administration continued its seizure of property belonging to the opposition party with the impounding of a 63-seat campaign bus, which would presumably be used in...

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Headlines 5 March 2012

ZR Comment:  Hot story over the weekend was President Sata’s sudden sacking of the Director-General of the Zambian Public Procurement Authority Samuel Chibuye.  The rumors going round say that the...

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Headlines 2 March 2012

ZR Comment:  President Michael Sata has had a brutal week, politically speaking.  Following the visit of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to Lusaka, the divisive issue of gay rights has subsumed...

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