• 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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  • Zambia Re-Elects Lungu in Disputed Polls

    Zambia Re-Elects Lungu in Disputed Polls0

    Zambians beat their own record on Thursday 11th August, 2016 when they turned up in large numbers and braved the scorching sun in long and winding queues as they waited for hours to cast their vote. The 2016 general elections came with a lot of enthusiasm and excitement given that the country was voting under

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  • How Will Zambians Remember Patriotic Front?

    How Will Zambians Remember Patriotic Front?0

    Should the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) succeed to lose tomorrow’s election, what memories will Zambians hold of a party many loved for its pro-poor ideologies and populist political strategy? In 2011 under the leadership of the late Michael Sata, in polls widely lauded as free and fair, the PF made history on the African continent

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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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On behalf of other Mumbwa-Mumbwas, i wish to congratulate the newly sworn in Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa who grew up in Kapyanga Village of Mumbwa here in Zambia and was educated at Mumbwa High School where I did my Grade 10 to 12. We are proud Mumbwa-Mumbwas!!!!