• Is the End of Zambia’s Political Crisis in Sight?

    Is the End of Zambia’s Political Crisis in Sight?0

      Zambia’s leading opposition figure, Hakainde Hichilema and his co-accused walked to freedom on Wednesday 16th August, 2017 after the state entered a nolle prosequi [the plaintiff or prosecutor decides to stop legal proceedings] in the matter in which they were charged with treason. The release came after Hichilema, President of the United Party for National Development

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  • Zambia’s Disturbing Political Crisis

    Zambia’s Disturbing Political Crisis0

    Zambia’s main opposition party, United Party for National Development (UPND) has continued to receive a bashing from the Patriotic Front (PF) government with the church and civil society raising alarm at what they describe as an accelerated move towards a dictatorship. Zambia now has a situation where opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema remains in indefinite detention

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  • Malawi and Zambia Get Maized

    Malawi and Zambia Get Maized0

    This article was co-authored by  Jimmy Kainja from Malawi  Governments of Malawi and Zambia have come under fire over an alleged maize export scam of 100, 000 metric tons involving about US $13 million dollars. When the allegations of the scam surfaced, Malawi President Peter Mutharika appointed a Commission of Inquiry to probe into the

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  • An Overview Of Zambia’s Political Scene In 2016

    An Overview Of Zambia’s Political Scene In 20160

    2016 started with landmark decisions which would eventually shape the future of Zambia as a country both internationally and nationally. Most notable development revolved about electoral reforms and constitutional amendments. I have put together some key highlights of last year: Electoral reforms On January 5th 2016, President Edgar Lungu assented to national constitutional amendments, bringing

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  • China, Zambia Relations on the March

    China, Zambia Relations on the March0

    Zambia recently sent 10 Provincial Ministers on a study visit to China to learn how that country has pulled millions of its citizens out of poverty. In Zambia, Provincial Ministers, who are either elected or nominated Members of Parliament, are at the same level with Deputy Ministers but they do not attend Cabinet meetings. Particularly, the

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  • Zambia Referendum Fails As Less Than 50% Of Voters Show Up

    Zambia Referendum Fails As Less Than 50% Of Voters Show Up1

    Zambia has failed to pass several progressive human rights amendments to its constitution following the failure by voters to reach the 50% threshold needed to approve the amendments in a referendum. On 11th August 2016, Zambia went to the polls in a general election which was also tied to a referendum on the bill of

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  • Zambia Election and the Promise of Free Education

    Zambia Election and the Promise of Free Education0

    A heated debate on the feasibility of free education has ensued on the Zambian political scene ahead of the 11th August general elections. Education is one of the key campaign issues given the high illiteracy levels in Zambia. According to UNICEF, though Zambia made commendable progress in increasing access to education and gender parity, more

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  • The Success of Social Media Campaign in Zambia

    The Success of Social Media Campaign in Zambia0

    On 1st March, 2016 I launched the #PromoteTheWomanConstable social media campaign to attract the attention of the authorities and consider promoting Constable Marjory Moyo to Sergeant following her unfortunate accident where she was run over by a speeding mini bus in Lusaka. A few days earlier, Marjory in the company of other Police officers from

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  • Ritual Killers Terrorise Lusaka, Killing And Removing Body Parts

    Ritual Killers Terrorise Lusaka, Killing And Removing Body Parts0

    Tired of discovering mutilated dead bodies, some Lusaka residents recently protested over what they term as lack of protection from the Zambia Police Service (ZPS) following the suspected ritual killings which have claimed six lives in the past four weeks. Residents of Chunga township took to the streets chanting anti-Police slogans and calling for the

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  • Zambia: Towards a Fully Inclusive Electoral Process

    Zambia: Towards a Fully Inclusive Electoral Process0

    Zambia goes to the general elections in August this year under a new constitution that has significantly altered the electoral environment. The amended constitution stipulates that a winning presidential candidate must poll at least 50+1 percent of total votes cast. Also, positions of city mayor and council chairperson new now electable for a period of

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