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Who will save Zambia?

Who will save Zambia?

683 ViewsBy Linda Kasonde I grew up in Zambia in the 1980s and 1990s. I am old enough to remember some of what it was like to live under authoritarian one-party rule in Zambia. I remember that people felt afraid of speaking openly and frankly over the phone. I remember stories of people dying under […]

Kagem signs collective agreement with unions

532 ViewsKagem Mining, which operates the largest emerald mine in the world, in Lufwanyama, has signed a collective agreement with unions under which unionised employees will receive a 10% increase in basic salary for 2020 and a further 10% increase for 2021. The company is owned 75% by London-based Gemfields in partnership with the Industrial […]

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Why you must give Hakainde a chance

1,447 ViewsBy David Chikwanda Coming into politics three months before the 2006 general elections, Hakainde Hichilema faced an uphill battle when senior members of the the party abandoned him as they claimed they could not be led by an amateur. Some of these so called experienced politicians formed their own political parties with a view […]

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British Prime Minister, African leaders urge investors to accelerate economic role on the continent

790 ViewsUK companies must leap at the chance to deepen economic ties with Africa, a continent with unmatched investment opportunities, several African leaders said at a high-level panel. At an oversubscribed opening ceremony for the 2020 UK-Africa Investment Summit, Monday, attended by dignitaries and delegates from 16 African countries, including President El Sisi of Egypt, […]

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You can’t run a government using propaganda

1,498 ViewsThe Patriotic Front has not spared anyone in their blame game. It is laughable to note that the PF government have been blaming God, nature and the UPND party for their own failures. As if that is not enough,they have gone ahead and accused foreign diplomats of plotting to unseat the government. We are […]

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Drug addicts ‘getting high’ on ARVs

1,513 ViewsSome drug addicts in Zambia have turned to anti-retroviral drugs to get high, a medical expert has revealed. Dr. Ravi Paul, a psychiatrist at Chainama Hills Hospital, says the addicts are accessing the ARVs despite not being HIV positive. “It is unfortunate that some of them are now addicted to ARVs and facing difficulties […]

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Treason case adjourned

1,628 ViewsThe matter in which a 58-year-old man is accused of attempting to assassinate President Edgar Lungu and other senior government officials has been adjourned to January 31 this year. The matter came up for mention and hearing of the application of preliminary inquiry to ascertain if indeed the State has enough evidence against the […]

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Urban residents also benefit from hunting – the untold story

1,228 ViewsBy Emmanuel Koro Widely viewed as only benefiting poor rural residents of Africa, the hunting industry is stunningly benefiting urban residents as well. The benefits are far-reaching and crosscutting, demonstrating the importance of the hunting industry to Southern Africa’s wildlife economy. In rural Africa, hunting is known to bring wonderful mind-set-changing benefits that have […]

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PF is a catalyst to climate change

1,194 ViewsBy David Chikwanda “Just like yeast to flour so is PF to climate change” When a country is grappling with the effects of climate change, we expect everyone especially those in power to engage in activities that are aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change. But alas, we have a party in power […]

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Desperate PF using fear to cling to power – HH

2,920 ViewsUPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has alleged that there are desperate attempts by the Patriotic Front to weaponize fear in order to discourage Zambians from voting for the UPND. Hichilema says the PF have tried all kinds of methods that have clearly flopped to sway the mood of a citizenry that is already resolved to […]

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