When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. — Arthur Conan Doyle

IS BEING BLACK the ONLY CRITERION FOR BEING A PATRIOTIC ZAMBIAN ?

  ||    25 July 2014
zambianswimmers WRITTEN BY BRIAN MULENGA (via Facebook). I will start by making a controversial statement. We black Zambians are racists. We hide behind our supposedly friendly nature but always we try to be more Zambian than other Zambians of a different colour.

Reminiscing on the Naming of Heroes National Stadium

  ||    27 May 2014
In whatever pomp, in whatever line of attack or lack thereof, the Heroes National Stadium has finally been opened. Hitherto, we can not completely ignore some ‘disaster’ in the route to its delayed commissioning; talk about delays in connecting electricity, water and access roads.

A Vendetta against Vedanta? – part 2

  ||    21 May 2014
As calls for nationalization or increased taxation of Vedanta’s KCM mine in Zambia grow, it is interesting to find many people who believe that they are actually not being motivated by any sort of envy when they demand that KCM pays more in (backdated) taxes. They tell themselves that they are only demanding “fairness.

A Vendetta against Vedanta?

  ||    21 May 2014
Copper Concentrate “Those who can, do; those who can’t, hate.” — Chanda Chisala, ZOL. A video that recently leaked on Youtube showing Vedanta’s founder, Anil Agarwal, talking about how he bought the KCM mine has infuriated many Zambians, with many calling on the government to nationalize the mine. Mr.

Zambian Elections 2016: Analysis & Perspectives (Part 5)

  ||    6 May 2014
Casting A Vote Every political party uses (and misuses) the results of By-Elections to prove they are getting more popular or that another party is losing ground. Do By-Elections have any predictive value? Are they a reliable indicator of the way things are unfolding on the ground? What else can the results show? This analysis looks at the 33 By-Elections between January 2007 and April 2014.

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SFGate'Avengers' unleash 'Ultron' footage at Comic-ConSFGateSAN DIEGO (AP) — Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel. Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Robert Downey Jr. were on ...Peyton Reed and Edgar Wright exchanged 'some
Mon, Jul 28, 2014
Up and ComersWatch The First 'Mockingjay' Teaser: Katniss Strikes BackMTV.comKatniss Everdeen and the rebellion strike back at the Capitol of Panem in the first official teaser trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” the first film in the two-part finale of the “Hunger Games” franchise. After one eerie
Mon, Jul 28, 2014
New York Daily News'Lucy' Conquers 'Hercules' as Johansson and Rock Face OffBloombergLuc Besson's thriller “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson, roughed up Dwayne Johnson's “Hercules” to win a box-office battle of new releases over the weekend. The Universal Pictures film pulled in $44 million to lead U.S. and Canadian ticket sales, ...Scarlett
Mon, Jul 28, 2014
TMZ.comImpact Wrestling -- CANCELLED By Spike TVTMZ.comTNA Wrestling's flagship show "Impact Wrestling" could soon be without a home -- Spike TV quietly let the league know it's not renewing their TV contract … TMZ has learned. Multiple sources with direct knowledge of the deal ... tell us Spike execs contacted
Mon, Jul 28, 2014
HitFixRecap: 'True Blood' - 'Karma'HitFixTonight's episode brings Will Yun Lee, formerly of “Witchblade” and the ill-fated “Bionic Woman” reboot, on board as Katsurou “Mr. Gus, Jr.” Ryouichi. He's the son of the CEO of the Yokonomo Corporation and the head of its North American division.True Blood Recap: Season 7 Episode
Mon, Jul 28, 2014
IBNLive'Sons of Anarchy' book announced at Comic-ConBloomington PantagraphSAN DIEGO (AP) — "Sons of Anarchy" is revving up for its final season but the outlaw motorcycle club will live on in books. Series creator Kurt Sutter revealed the cover art to "Sons of Anarchy: Bratva" (Titan Books Ltd.) Sunday at Comic-Con.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014
Los Angeles Times'Mad Max: Fury Road' trailer: Tom Hardy's world of fire and blood [video]Los Angeles TimesOnly one day after making a splash at San Diego's Comic-Con International, Warner Bros.' “Mad Max: Fury Road” makes a play for a wider audience, with the first trailer for George Miller's action vehicle
Mon, Jul 28, 2014
AceShowbizDozens Hospitalized During Keith Urban's Concert in MassachusettsAceShowbizAccording to officials, 22 concertgoers are taken to hospitals because of 'alcohol-related issues' while 50 other people are taken into protective custody. Tweet. Keith Urban. See larger image. Photo credit: Brian To/WENN. Dozens of fans who attended Keith ...Dozens of Fans Require Medical
Mon, Jul 28, 2014
NewsdayJennette McCurdy tweets condolences to Ariana Grande after death of singer's ...NewsdayAdd comment. Jennette McCurdy tweets condolences to Ariana Grande after death of singer's grandfather. Originally published: July 27, 2014 5:13 PM Updated: July 27, 2014 7:45 PM. In this publicity image released by Nickelodeon, Jennette McCurdy, ...Jennette McCurdy on
Mon, Jul 28, 2014
New York Daily NewsPiper Perabo is married!USA TODAYThe Covert Affairs star married Stephen Kay on Saturday in New York, reports Us Weekly and People. And this is one couple who has no problem mixing business with pleasure: they both work on the hit CIA series together. She plays CIA agent
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

Technology

SFGateNissan recalls over 226000 cars with defective airbagsTheCelebrityCafe.comThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Saturday that a number of Infiniti, Maxima, Pathfinder, and Sentra models from 2002 to 2004 will be recalled, as reported by the Associated Press. The problem with the airbags is that the inflators ...Nissan recalls 226000
Mon, Jul 28, 2014
Wall Street JournalJD.com, Tencent to Presell Microsoft's Xbox in ChinaWall Street JournalBeijing-based JD.com said Monday that users of Tencent's WeChat and mobile QQ messaging software will be able to reserve the newest Xbox with a deposit of 499 yuan (US$81). That is four days ahead of preorders for the rest
Mon, Jul 28, 2014
Times of IndiaMotorola rumoured to be working on a 5.9-inch Nexus smartphoneAndroidOS.inMotorola logo There have been a lot of rumours about Nexus devices lately but we are yet to get a clear picture of what to expect later this year and now Android Police has thrown in a new tidbit
Mon, Jul 28, 2014
BillboardBose Sues Beats, Sanofi, Hershey: Intellectual PropertyBusinessweekBose Corp. filed a patent-infringement action seeking to block U.S. imports of noise-canceling headphones made by Beats Electronics LLC, the company being bought by Apple Inc. The Beats Studio and Beats Studio Wireless headphones use technology ...Bose beats Beats: Stop infringing our noise-canceling patentsTech
Mon, Jul 28, 2014
FirstpostiPhone, the golden core of Apple's sales universeNew Zealand HeraldSince it was first released in 2007, the iPhone has more or less taken over Apple - accounting for 57 per cent of its revenue as of April, up from 2 per cent in 2007. Photo / AFP. Apple is under
Mon, Jul 28, 2014
MyArkLaMissPrice of Gas FallsMyArkLaMissGood news for families still looking to hit the road for a late summer vacation. West Monroe -- Good news for families still looking to hit the road for a late summer vacation. The price of gas has fallen nine cents in the last two weeks. Industry
Mon, Jul 28, 2014
ForbesLong Term Review Of The Samsung Galaxy S5: Has It Secured Samsung's ...ForbesOver the last six weeks I've been using Samsung's flagship handset, the Galaxy S5. The smartphone strategy of the South Korean company hands this flagship a huge amount of responsibility. It needs to be able to command a
Mon, Jul 28, 2014
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthAAA Michigan: Gas prices fall 14 centsWILX-TVDEARBON, Mich. (AP) -- AAA Michigan says gasoline prices in the state dropped about 14 cents in the last week, the fourth straight week they've fallen. The auto club says that the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular unleaded
Sun, Jul 27, 2014
VentureBeatAmazon's Fire Phone is a nice piece of gear, with some not-very-useful parlor tricksVentureBeatNOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get
Sun, Jul 27, 2014
Daily DigestMicrosoft CEO reshapes company with biggest layoff in historyDaily DigestNadella has been making headlines for the layoffs he has announced this week. In fact, there will be around 18,000 layoffs in Microsoft, prompting questions for the company's future. By Christian de Looper, Daily Digest News Saturday, July 26, 2014.Nadella
Sat, Jul 26, 2014
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