Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them. — Charles Simic

Was there really Tribalism in Zambian Elections?

  ||    29 January 2015
sata hh There have been many critics of the last Zambian presidential election who saw evidence of “tribalism” in voting patterns, especially in the Southern Province where candidate Hakainde Hichilema typically received over 90 percent of the vote.

Dear Next Zambian President

  ||    18 December 2014
Zambian Presidents I wish to express my deep sympathies with the predicament you are in Sir. You have inherited a poisoned chalice. A nation in a mess that is reeling from the from high cost of living, an escalating debt burden, corruption, poverty, a litany of broken promises, a delayed constitution process, a labour movement about to stage mass demonstrations, a culture of political intolerance, violence among cadres, total confusion politically, and many other things too numerous to mention.

Domestic Workers Still Needed Despite the Uganda Incident

  ||    4 December 2014
News of the brutality inflicted on a two-year old baby by a house maid in Uganda last week has cast a gloomy cloud on the services of female domestic workers in Africa.

The Absurdity of the Nevers Mumba Versus Rupiah Banda Saga

  ||    24 November 2014
Nevers Mumba Rupiah Banda Last week, the Movement for Multiparty Democracy National Secretary Muhabi Lungu announced that the National Executive Committee voted to suspend its President Nevers Mumba and adopted former President Rupiah Banda as the MMD candidate for the 20th January 2015 presidential by-election. The Rupiah Banda supporters say that it is his democratic right to contest to be the MMD presidential candidate. The Nevers Mumba supporters argue that Banda's time is past.


  ||    19 November 2014
Nevers Mumba Tells Off SATA ‘Being in Government or Being President Does Not Make One “Lord of All” AN IMAGINARY TRIAL. Judge: Please continue, Mr. Muhabi Lungu. For what reason and under what authority have you suspended the president of your party? Muhabi Lungu (ML): Your Lordship, we suspended the president of the MMD due to indiscipline.

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