Africa Sports World Zambia 

Zambia’s Copper Queens beaten 10-3 in Olympic debut

– Advertisement – Zambia’s women football team, the Copper Queens on Wednesday lost 10-3 in their Olympic debut, to European champions the Netherlands. Zambia however did put up a fight at the Miyagi Stadium with their captain Barbra Banda scoring an impressive hat-trick. The Zambian team is ranked 104th in the world and are the only female team from Africa in the competition. There have been reactions on social media over the outcome of the match. zambia just scored three against the world cup runner ups. but you’ll never see…

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Zambia 

Zambia: GBM’s Involvement of Chieftains in Politics

By Henry Kyambalesa The headline “Explain PF Achievements to Your Subjects, GBM Tells Chiefs “In Lusaka Times at first sight looked like it contained a fundamental error. My brother Geoffrey B. Mwamba is a respected and seasoned politician who would be the last person to involve chieftains in partisan politics by using them as PF surrogates, operatives, or political cadres. And how does he expect chieftains to perform such a duty, anyway? Does he expect them to hold political rallies at which they can explain PF’s so-called achievements to their…

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OP-ED Zambia 

Zambia: New Leaders Needed to Tackle Corruption

By Henry Kyambalesa While there is a noticeable scarcity of material and financial resources in the hands of the majority of citizens in Zambia, there is no shortage of pervasive and overwhelming socioeconomic problems one can write about. In this article, I have chosen to write about the scourge of corruption. As chronicled by Transparency International (TI), a reputable global institution that monitors and reports on matters relating to the specter of corruption worldwide, corruption in Zambia has been increasing consistently during the years the Patriotic Front (PF) has been…

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Africa Featured Southern Africa World Zambia 

Zambia’s ex-president Kaunda buried despite family’s protest

– – Zambia’s first president Kenneth Kaunda has been buried at a memorial site for former presidents. He was laid to rest on Wednesday at the Embassy Park national site in the capital Lusaka despite a court appeal by his family members against this arrangement. Kenneth Kaunda who was in office from 1964 to 1991 died on June 17 aged 97. The government decreed that Kaunda would be buried at the Embassy Park where the other past presidents have been laid to rest. But some of Kaunda’s children, grandchildren and…

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Africa Southern Africa World Zambia 

Zambia: Kaunda’s family sues government over burial plans

– – Some relatives of former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda have gone to court to try to stop his burial at the Embassy Park national site in the capital Lusaka. The country’s first president who was in office from 1964 to 1991 died on June 17 aged 97. The government later decreed that Kaunda would be buried at the Embassy Park where the other past presidents have been laid to rest. The burial is due to take place on Wednesday July 6 after a 21 day period of mourning. But some of…

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Zambia 

Zambia: Sunday Chanda and the “Tribe Must Die” Mantra

By Henry Kyambalesa While the debate relating to “tribe” or “tribalism” is a petty and irrelevant campaign issue in this year’s general elections, and in any future elections as a matter of fact, I have found it necessary to comment on the assertion by Patriotic Front (PF) Media Director, Sunday Chanda, that the United Party for National Development (UPND) was founded on what he has referred to as a “tribal cradle.” One of the recurring requirements for the establishment of a political party in Zambia’s Republican constitutions has been that…

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Opinions Zambia 

Zambia: Get Ready for Stale Political Rhetoric!

By Henry Kyambalesa In Zambia, it is not uncommon for a political party that is in power to engage in stale and rehearsed political campaigns designed to secure another term of office. Currently, such a political party is the Patriotic Front (PF). Among other things, the party and its leaders have started, or are likely to start, making the following claims: First, that voters should not experiment with leadership. Unfortunately, some of the current crop of government leaders are deadwood and, therefore, do not hold the key to Zambia’s future.…

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Africa Southern Africa World Zambia 

Zambian TV anchor demands unpaid salary on air

– – A Zambian TV anchor is being investigated for demanding his unpaid salary on a live news bulletin. In a viral video, Kabinda Kalimina who works with KBN TV was captured going off the script and demanding for his salary and that of his colleagues soon after providing the headlines. “Away from the news, ladies and gentlemen, we are human beings. We have to get paid. Unfortunately, on KBN we haven’t been paid. People are getting instruments on KBN…Sharon and everyone else haven’t been paid, including myself. We have…

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Opinions Zambia 

Zambia: Patriotic Front Should Bear the Blame for Violence

By Henry Kyambalesa The Patriotic Front (PF), the ruling political party in Zambia, should bear the blame for all the socioeconomic ills currently facing the country. Such socioeconomic ills include the high level of corruption, the country’s declining economic performance, the high level of government-secured debts, the unprecedented levels of poverty and inequality, and the current escalation of political violence, among a host of other socioeconomic problems and crises. With respect to the current spate of political violence, the following age-old proverb renders the verdict: “The fish start rotting from…

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Africa Southern Africa World Zambia 

Zambia’s former president Kenneth Kaunda dies aged 97

– – Zambia’s former president, Kenneth Kaunda who was the first to serve as the country’s president after leading it to independence has died. He died on Thursday at the age of 97 after he was admitted to a military hospital in Lusaka. The former president was being treated for Pneumonia while on admission, according to the government. Kenneth Kaunda ruled for 27 years as president and was nicknamed the “African Gandhi” for his non-violent activism. The ex-president led then Northern Rhodesia to bloodless independence in October 1964 from the…

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