• Should The Zambian Government Continue Owning Newspapers?

    Should The Zambian Government Continue Owning Newspapers?0

     The Zambian government has announced plans to create a consolidated media and newspaper publishing company under the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Group. The shocking move announced towards the end of December 2019 is unstrategic given Zambia’s severely constrained fiscal position. The first step was taken when the IDC dissolved the Times Printpak Board of Directors

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  • The Economic Pressure Behind Zambia’s ‘Weed licenses’

    The Economic Pressure Behind Zambia’s ‘Weed licenses’0

    Crippling debt, weakening currency and poor budget performance pushes the Southern African government to join the weed race… Zambia’s cabinet on 4th December 2019 approved the production and export of Marijuana, effectively lifting a longstanding moratorium on the issuance of licenses for this purpose.  A Ministerial Technical Committee for the cultivation, processing, and export of

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  • Jailing Of Homosexuals Sparks Zambia-US Diplomatic Row

    Jailing Of Homosexuals Sparks Zambia-US Diplomatic Row0

    A diplomatic row has broken out between Zambia and the United States following the arrest of Zambian men to 15 years in jail, each for homosexuality. This is the minmum jail term that those convicted of “unnatural acts” can get. The two men, Japhet Chataba and Steven Sambo, both in their 30s are the first

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  • Ritual Killers Target Albinos’ Body Parts in Zambia

    Ritual Killers Target Albinos’ Body Parts in Zambia0

    Parents of children born with albinism across Zambia are having to employ extra security for their children following a number of cases in which people with albinism  are being killed or brutally attacked by suspected ritual killers. Fortune seekers believe that using albino body parts can make one rich. This myth has led to many

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  • Politics of Hunger in Zambia

    Politics of Hunger in Zambia0

    A recent report by Global Hunger Index has ranked Zambia the fifth hungriest country in the world. This coincidentally comes at a time when the country is grappling with a severe drought which has devastated more than half of the country mainly in the Southern, Central and Western Provinces, leaving many rural households surviving on wild fruits, roots and

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  • Gun Culture Engulfs Zambian Politics

    Gun Culture Engulfs Zambian Politics0

    The political temperature is rising as Zambia nears the 2021 general elections. The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and the main opposition party United Party for National Development (UPND) are not leaving anything to chance. Analysts have put this to the fact that the ruling party has never felt secure with its narrow victory over UPND

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  • Zambian Investigative Reporter Dies under Mysterious Circumstances

    Zambian Investigative Reporter Dies under Mysterious Circumstances0

    A 42 year old Zambian investigative journalist, Humphrey Nkonde who has been writing hard-hitting investigative reports has been found dead, 10 days after he went missing. Nkonde, was an assistant editor at a Catholic-run Mission Press in the northern town of Ndola. He went missing on 22nd September, a day before he was scheduled to

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  • South African Businesses Close As Zambian Students Protest Xenophobia

    South African Businesses Close As Zambian Students Protest Xenophobia0

    Dozens of South African businesses include banks, supermarkets and a television provider have been temporarily shut down in the Zambian capital Lusaka, as thousands of university students protest xenophobia taking place in South Africa. First National Bank (FNB), Shoprite, Multichoice (DStv), Hungry Lion, Barclays Bank, Pick N Pay and several other South African owned companies

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  • Zambian Gov’t Tables Constitutional Amendments Bill, Amid Public Resistance

    Zambian Gov’t Tables Constitutional Amendments Bill, Amid Public Resistance0

    Zambia’s Minister of Justice, Given Lubinda has gone ahead tabling a Bill to amend the Republican Constitution despite the proposed amendments receiving massive public resistance. The proposed amendments include reintroduction of the position of Deputy Ministers which Zambia did away with in 2016 after years of consistent submissions by the public against the position. The

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  • South African Artist, Somizi Denied Entry Into Zambia Over Homosexuality0

    Zambia has refused South African artist and socialite, Somizi Mhlongo entery into the country over his sexuality. Minister ofReligious Affairs and National Values, who is also a Reverend, Godfridah Sumaili says Somizi is not welcome in the country because he is openly gay. The minister says Zambia will not welcome people with “questionable” characters. “Every

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