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Forest 27

499 ViewsDear Editor, hide my name President Edgar Lungu signed SI  No 62 of 2017  degazetting of the Forest number 27. Now, why would a President sign such a destructive SI, knowing very well that forest reserve 27 is the only forest remaining in Lusaka and a recharge area for chalimbana and Chongwe rivers?  All […]

Why good corporate governance is the cornerstone of any business

579 ViewsBy Rudi Badenhorst Good corporate governance is the cornerstone of any business. It incorporates priorities and objectives, practices and policies that management sets out by aligning them with those of the Board and the shareholders the company represents. Well-managed and well-governed businesses are the engine of our economy, thus good corporate governance must be […]

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Our Educational System was designed to produce workers and not Entreprenuers

645 ViewsBy Amb. Emmanuel Mwamba Do you wonder when you will use the knowledge from your Geography lessons about Canada, its prairies and it’s Great Lakes? Do you wonder just when you will use the bulk of knowledge of irrelevant matters in courses you memorised, learnt and passed? And your wonderful numeracy and literacy skills […]

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When the President says Count Me Out

1,572 ViewsPresident Lungu says the austerity measures the country needs to implement do not affect him. He is of the view that addressing the fallout from the reckless debt contraction and general mismanagement of the economy his government has implemented excludes the President. He suggests he is free to still spend like it’s Christmas in […]

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Leaving Islam: Message from Somalia

1,190 ViewsBy Leo Igwe  Last week I received a message from Somalia. The message was from an ex-Muslim. He needs some help after his renunciation of Islam. Yari wrote: “Hello, Leo Igwe. I am from Somalia, a country in East Africa. Somalia is 99 percent Muslim”. Going by this percentage, one could say that there […]

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On the Economics Association of Zambia

965 ViewsBy Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane, UPND Chairman of Finance and Economics Finally, the Economic Association of Zambia (EAZ) conference in Livingstone is over and concluded. It was dubbed “the Future of Economic Diplomacy. Supporting Inclusive Growth and sustainable Development in Africa”. President Lungu and other foreign dignitaries graced the occasion which was also attended by […]

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I Love Zambia: No clue Lungu

1,570 ViewsBy Charles Mwewa A country like Zambia should not be struggling economically – that is an insult. A country with the type and variety of resources Zambia has should be one of the most prosperous in the world.  And you ask me how? And that’s why we should be paying serious attention to who […]

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Opinion: Why disaster readiness is critical for Africa – and what the Commonwealth is doing about it

1,018 ViewsBy The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Commonwealth Secretary-General Five months ago, Cyclone Idai ripped through the Southern African region, causing a massive humanitarian disaster that affected three million people. More than a thousand perished, while 200,000 lost their homes, many of whom are still to this day living in refugee camps. Economic losses […]

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Are atheists intellectually dishonest?

1,048 ViewsBy Leo Igwe A tweet by a self-described Christian author, philosopher, and apologist, Rob Robinson, has prompted me to revisit theists’ impressions of atheists and atheism. Too often, pious minds lash out at atheists in an attempt to demonstrate their faith in God. People who claim to be devout present themselves as honest, and […]

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You are the company you keep: A tale of two mining companies

1,045 ViewsBy Kevin Coulter There is a mining licence being contested today in Zambia with, on the one side, intimidation and defamation and on the other corporate social responsibility and the promise of jobs. This is not an unusual occurrence in the highly competitive world of Copper Mining. What is unusual is the contrast between […]

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