• How Kalusha Bwalya Lost Elections: A Lesson for Zambian Football

    How Kalusha Bwalya Lost Elections: A Lesson for Zambian Football0

    It took over an hour for the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) President-Elect, Andrew Kamanga to move from the audience at Moba Hotel to the front of the conference room, a short distance of about 60 meters. Overjoyed councilors who had fought for eight years to unseat the 1988 African Footballer of Year, Kalusha Bwalya

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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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  • Zambia’s Gender Based Violence cases shoot to alarming levels

    Zambia’s Gender Based Violence cases shoot to alarming levels0

    Cases of gender based violence (GBV) have reached alarming levels in Zambia to an extent where school-going girls are now being taught not to allow their older brothers or fathers to touch them. GBV is so common that the media in the country has now made it one of the stories being given prominence in

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  • Outrage as Zambia Hikes Presidential Nomination Fees By 750%

    Outrage as Zambia Hikes Presidential Nomination Fees By 750%0

    The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has announced an increment of  nomination fee for presidential candidates for the country’s 2016 presidential election by 750%, triggering complaints from opposition parties, aspiring candidates and the civil society. ECZ Chairperson Justice Esau Chulu said the increase of the presidential nomination fee from K10,000 (US$1,000) to K75,000 (US$7,500) was

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  • Zambia: Tribal Talk Backfires on Ruling Party

    Zambia: Tribal Talk Backfires on Ruling Party0

    An effort to use tribalism and regionalism tactics and antics to disadvantage the opposition in upcoming general elections has terribly backfired on Zambia’s ruling party, Patriotic Front (FP), forcing President Lungu to call for an immediate ceasefire. Featuring on National Television on the evening of Sunday 10th January, 2016, chief government spokesperson and senior party

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