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Zambia under financial pressure

Zambia under financial pressure

1622 ViewsZambia is under intensive financial pressure with President Lungu now giving a one-week ultimatum that those involved in theft of donor money be brought to book. This follows the freezing of donor aid by the United Kingdom. And with the story making international headlines, the Kwacha, the local currency depreciated against the major currencies […]

Admirable Presidential Qualities: A brief moral analysis of presidents Obama and Trump

703 ViewsBy Charles Mwewa “If you fail to honor your people, they will fail to honor you; It is said of a good leader that when the work is done, the aim fulfilled, the people will say, “We did this ourselves.” — Lao Tzu, 604-531 BC, Founder of Taoism, Tao Te Ching It is more than 18 months since President […]

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Chinese takeover of Zambia’s assets is real

2156 ViewsBy Diggers Editor The government has gone into overdrive trying to defend the country’s reputation over fears that China is about to take over strategic national institutions and assets. In the past week, we have seen our diplomats abroad, government officials and PF propagandists, sweating to defend the Chinese agenda in Zambia. We understand […]

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How Djibouti like Zambia is about to lose its port to China

926 ViewsOne such African country that is exhibiting all the red flag signals of going Sri Lankan and now Zambian way is Djibouti, according to Business Insider. Beijing’s cumulative loans to Africa since 2000 amounted to $124-billion by 2016, according to figures compiled by the China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI). Djibouti is projected to take on […]

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Outspoken Ugandan Police Officer assassinated

1489 Views       An outspoken and critical Ugandan policeman has been assassinated, a police spokesman said Sunday, in the latest in a series of murders of senior officers and politicians. Mr Muhammad Kirumira and his female companion were attacked near his home in Bulenga, Wakiso District on Saturday. “The Uganda Police Force is […]

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New faces but Soldiers remain in Mnangagwa’s cabinet

1508 ViewsZimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa has reduced his new cabinet from 33 to 20 members. This came to light today, Friday when President Mnangagwa announced his new cabinet. The military presence has been maintained by him retaining his two deputies who are soldiers and two ministers – Sibusiso Moyo for Foreign Affairs and Perence Shiri for […]

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Zimbabwe’s uneven democratic space

647 Views The clampdown of the democratic space by the government and its proxies is increasing. The proxies blocked a peaceful “Thank You Rally” by opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, arrested 78 female protesters in Victoria Falls, Obert Mpofu threatening a crackdown on any street protest in the capital, Central Intelligence Organisation and Military Intelligence circulating […]

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Now is the time for local investors to step up and electrify Africa

404 ViewsFor years, the African renewable energy development market has been dominated by foreign investors and financial institutions. Now is the time for African investors to step up to the plate and join the continent’s solar energy transition. Africa is now even preparing to feed Europe’s growing energy needs through various projects, such as the TuNur […]

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Mnangagwa’s Commission of inquiry a cover-up

498 ViewsThe true colours and character of the inaugurated President Mnangagwa are coming to light. The unconstitutional act he did coming up with the 7 member Commission of inquiry “which includes his sister” (Vimbai Nyemba) without consulting the cabinet and also not appointing the relevant ministry to foresee the inquiry was unlawful. In my own opinion, Mnangagwa […]

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China, Africa Summit: We are foolishly giving our future to China

1264 ViewsBy Yona Musukwa China has invited (read summoned) leaders of its African colonies for the 7th Summit of the Forum on China – Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) scheduled for September 3 – 4, 2018 in Beijing. 47 African Presidents, managing the common affairs and interests of China in Africa will join Xi Jinping for the […]

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