A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls. — Dan Quayle

Reminiscing 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.

Zambian Elections 2016: Analysis & Perspectives (Part 4)

  ||    31 March 2014
United Party for National Development (UPND) Logo Some of the feedback I received after making an election forecast in Part Three suggests that I was too "harsh" on the UPND. Many people believe that UPND is increasing in popularity at a very rapid rate that my forecast did not capture. My forecast gives UPND a 7% increase from their last result and gives them two new provinces (Western and North-Western). They even get a seat and increase their tally by 6% in Lusaka.

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Telegraph.co.ukFirst look: Apple's new OS X Yosemite offers sleek new styling, privacy and securitySouth China Morning Post (subscription)Apple opens a public beta programme for OS X Yosemite today – and the South China Morning Post can give a sneak preview of what's in store for users after spending two days
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CNNMoneyGeneral Motors Announces Six Recalls for Safety Issueswgowam(DETROIT) -- Automaker General Motors announced another round of recalls Wednesday for more than 700,000 vehicles in the United States. Newer models of Chevrolets and Buicks are affected, with the company citing them for safety issues.GM Recalls 717950 Vehicles in US , Not
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