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From the Horse’s mouth: As I sang along to the Rwanda anthem, I felt tears in my eyes (Part 2)

1,625 ViewsLisa Bwalya continues telling the story to Zambian Eye. Let me continue from last time. BY the time we were settling in Kigali in 1992, the seeds of tribal discord had already been planted. It had been a gradual process, spanning many decades. Sporadic incidences of violence between the two tribes had been reported […]

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From the Horse’s mouth: As I sang along to the Rwanda anthem, I felt tears in my eyes (Part 1)

1,396 ViewsAs I sang along to the Rwanda national anthem during the match between Zambia and Rwanda last Sunday, I felt tears in my eyes, writes Lisa Bwalya. My mind wandered unrestrained to the past. For those of you 25 years and under, you may only have read about it. But I lived through it. […]

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804 ViewsThe governing Patriotic Front (PF) is the only party going into the forthcoming presidential by-election without a recognizable candidate at this stage, writes Zambian Eye Special Correspondent The sooner he emerges, the better and the longer she/he remains under wraps the more the PF will lose time and time is of the essence. But […]

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523 ViewsBy our Special Correspondent A significant feature of the 2015 budget was the creation of a sovereign wealth fund with a seed capital of K100 million. On the basis that a culture of living hand-to-mouth could not safeguard the interests of posterity and that this generation had a duty to secure the future of the […]

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863 ViewsAbout thirty of Zambia’s fifty years have been unhappy ones spent largely on extinguishing or trying unsuccessfully to evade the practical ill-effects of a mono-economy and they were legion, writes Zambian Eye Special Correspondent. Yet even with the bitter lessons of the period, only lip-service continues to be paid to the diversification of the […]

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913 ViewsWhat has happened to the erstwhile General-Secretary of the Patriotic Front (PF) and Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba was the inevitable outcome of a system based on a front man while the real man stays behind, writes Zambian Eye Special Correspondent. The front man is pushed to the limit and when all hell breaks loose, […]

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Perspective: 50 Years of Zambia: Ode to the Concrete Block

2,097 ViewsWhen all is said and done, the concrete block may well be among the real heroes of the last 50 years, writes Zambian Eye Special Correspondent. It wasn’t always the brick of choice in Zambia but was popularized by the US$60 million Lusaka Housing Project that sought in the mid-70s to upgrade the city’s […]

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588 ViewsThe acquittal last month of the president of the Alliance for Better Zambia (ABZ) Fr. Frank Bwalya on a charge of “defamation of the President” was largely drowned out by events along the main line of rail, writes Zambian Eye Special Correspondent. But it was seminal. The charges were based on the new autocracy […]

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Perspective: No hand-shake, no kiss and no sex – The deadliest Ebola outbreak stalks Africa

2,796 ViewsEbola One/4 There had started a discussion about Zambia’s preparedness for the possible spread to her shores of Ebola, one of the deadliest viral hemorrhagic fevers known to man, writes Zambian Eye Special Correspondent. It is highly contagious, is largely unforgiving and rarely discriminates- once in motion, it threatens all equally. Since March this […]

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987 ViewsNot much thought would have gone into that State House attempt to bamboozle the public on the health status of President Michael Sata, writes Zambian Eye Special Correspondent. It was a gaffe of the rankest kind – a real bad job that missed the target by miles and was practically useless! It was unconvincing […]

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