• Zambia’s Human Rights Record Under the Spotlight

    Zambia’s Human Rights Record Under the Spotlight0

    Zambia’s human rights record and standing continues to come under scrutiny on the backdrop of reports of escalating violations of some fundamental freedoms by the state. Last week the US Department of State released the 2015 U.S Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Zambia. U.S Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S government

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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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  • Zambian Government Angers Civil Society Over Mental Disorder Act

    Zambian Government Angers Civil Society Over Mental Disorder Act0

    Zambia’s sixth President Edgar Lungu on Friday, 18th September 2015 delivered his first speech on the floor of parliament after his election to the highest office in January 2015. In his speech, Lungu made promises including that his government would repeal the Mental Disorders Act and enact the Mental Health Bill into law. The Mental

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  • Caregiving for Ghosts

    Caregiving for Ghosts0

    My memory is again in the way of your history. Agha Shahid Ali, Farewell. I’ve been wondering about the role of apathy. We read about it and talk about it often. Even as we try and figure out how to best present a story we ask ourselves “why should I care?” This question has been

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