• DREAMS OF OUR COUNTRY

    DREAMS OF OUR COUNTRY0

    … a book review by Bruce Chooma Author: Cade Chikobo Pages: 100 Theme: Politics and governance My friend of many years Cade Chikobo recently published a book called “Dreams Of Our Country” a call to young people to rise to the challenge of national political leadership. The book seeks to draw a narrative around the

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  • HIV Prevalence, Human Rights and Reforms in Zambian Prisons

    HIV Prevalence, Human Rights and Reforms in Zambian Prisons0

    The HIV prevalence rate for inmates in Zambia is twice bigger than that of the general population. A recent study by Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) has established that the HIV prevalence rate among inmates is at 27% while the country’s prevalence rate is at 13%. This is the first survey of its kind since Zambian

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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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  • Zambia’s LGBT Community Pushes For Official Recognition In HIV Fight

    Zambia’s LGBT Community Pushes For Official Recognition In HIV Fight0

    A consortium of Zambian civil society organizations championing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people has embarked on a campaign to advance their rights in the soon-to-be launched 2016 – 2019 Zambia National AIDS Strategic Framework. According to the consortium’s submission to Zambia’s National AIDS Council, the group wants the new framework to

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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: The case of an illusive economic recovery formula

    Zambia: The case of an illusive economic recovery formula0

    Zambia’s economy was ranked among the ten fastest growing economies in the world and among the first four in Sub Saharan Africa in very recent times. Zambia’s economic growth has now plunged to its lowest point in over a decade now staggering around 3% from a previous average growth rate of 6.9%. Zambia’s international reserves,

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  • Zambia, Lost Sheep

    Zambia, Lost Sheep0

    Zambians are amazing people. They can take anything from anyone. We are a lost sheep. We have lost the love for one another. We are jealous of each other, we fight one another. Even in families today we no longer celebrate each other’s successes with sincere hearts, we have broken Christian values. We do not

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  • Zambia Shuts Down Independent Media

    Zambia Shuts Down Independent Media0

    Zambia’s press freedom record continues on a downward spiral with a government decision to shut down some independent broadcasting houses on Monday 22nd August, 2016 on allegations of unprofessional conduct in the pre-election and post-election period. This comes a few months after the biggest independent newspaper, The Post which was very critical of the ruling party

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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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This not the first time, I think. Explains why we couldn't get that awhile ago as well. twitter.com/Snduhuki…