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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TV3.ieWe Can't Stop Staring At These GIFs Of Katy Perry's 'This Is How We Do' OutfitsMTV.comDang, if you haven't already checked out Katy Perry's “This Is How We Do” video, I suggest you do so right this second. After teasing a number of upcoming looks from the video yesterday and
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
BusinessweekTaradise Lost: Tara Reid's Sharknado ComebackTIMETara Reid did not expect Sharknado to be her big comeback, but she's learned better than to try to predict when opportunity will knock. She is 38 years old now and she has, as she often says, been working her entire life. Though she is
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Irish IndependentThe SpongeBob Movie Could Be the Breakout Superhero Flick of 2015WiredNo One's Going to Stop Using Phones in the Car. Here's How We Make That Safer · The Weird Reasons Why People Make Up False Identities on the Internet · When Robots Come for Our Jobs, Will We Be
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
USA TODAYHow 'Get On Up' got doneUSA TODAYGetting Get On Up to the screen was a drama in itself. Producer Brian Grazer, who grew up loving James Brown's music, got the notion for the movie in the late '90s while working on another movie about music, 8 Mile. "I met
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
TV3.ie'The Hunger Games': Lorde to curate 'Mockingjay -- Part 1' soundtrackSan Jose Mercury NewsLorde has been put in charge of the "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1" soundtrack and will provide the album's first single, according to Billboard. Will that get her free movie tickets? That would be pretty
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
ReutersMichael Bay extends, expands first-look deal with ParamountLos Angeles TimesDirector Michael Bay attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Director Michael Bay attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Paramount Signs Michael Bay to Destroy
Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Technology

New York TimesGoogle reveals which countries have used the 'right to be forgotten' most frequentlyThe VergeGoogle's finding that a lot of people have things they'd rather others forget about. In just about the first month and half that it was accepting requests for links to be removed under Europe's controversial
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Economic TimesMicrosoft must give email stored in Ireland to US officialsUSA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO –Microsoft must hand over email stored on servers in Ireland to comply with a U.S. warrant in a narcotics case, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The ruling, by U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan, is the
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
USA TODAYTesla earnings beat expectations, stock wobblesUSA TODAYTesla Motors beat analysts' estimates for the second quarter, earning 11 cents per adjusted share compared to the expected 4 cents. Tesla shares rose almost 1% in after-hours trading immediately following the announcement, but then fell about 2%.Tesla Motors' Loss Widens Despite Greater
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Reuters UKIliad Sets the Pace for Sprint on T-MobileWall Street JournalBut that likely reflects hope that Sprint would be spurred into action, rather than excitement about Iliad's bid itself. Iliad's market capitalization is just $16 billion; T-Mobile's was $25 billion even before The Wall Street Journal broke news of the
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
ReutersUSB Hardware Easily Subverted, Researchers ClaimInformationWeekSecurity researchers say they can reprogram USB controller chips to hijack USB devices and connected computers. iPhone 6: 8 Ideas Ripped From Rivals? (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) USB hardware is insecure and there's no effective ...USB security is fundamentally broken, claim security
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
TIMETwitter Slams DOJ 'Inaction' on National Security Data RequestPC MagazineTwitter's transparency report lacks national security data, which the DOJ refuses to let the company share. 0shares. Twitter Censored. Twitter's fifth transparency report hit the Web today. But like the four before it, this account lacks national security request ...More Governments
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
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