• The Success of Social Media Campaign in Zambia

    The Success of Social Media Campaign in Zambia0

    On 1st March, 2016 I launched the #PromoteTheWomanConstable social media campaign to attract the attention of the authorities and consider promoting Constable Marjory Moyo to Sergeant following her unfortunate accident where she was run over by a speeding mini bus in Lusaka. A few days earlier, Marjory in the company of other Police officers from

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  • 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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  • Ritual Killers Terrorise Lusaka, Killing And Removing Body Parts

    Ritual Killers Terrorise Lusaka, Killing And Removing Body Parts0

    Tired of discovering mutilated dead bodies, some Lusaka residents recently protested over what they term as lack of protection from the Zambia Police Service (ZPS) following the suspected ritual killings which have claimed six lives in the past four weeks. Residents of Chunga township took to the streets chanting anti-Police slogans and calling for the

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  • Popular Zambian Bus Operator Faces Ban Over Deaths, Injuries

    Popular Zambian Bus Operator Faces Ban Over Deaths, Injuries0

    Mazhandu Family Bus Services, a popular coach service in Zambia, faces a ban over a spate of road accidents that have claimed lives and injured dozens of people over the last 12 months. The company, which is owned by the wealthy Mazhandu family, runs coaches to several towns across Zambia. Mazhandu coaches prides itself with time

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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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  • 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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