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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.

Is there Tender Corruption at Lusaka Water Project?

  ||    24 March 2014
EDITOR NOTE: Someone who says s/he is on the Evaluation Committee for awarding a contract to consultant firm on the large 355 US million dollar Lusaka Water project in Zambia wrote us this email about the corruption currently happening in the tender process.

Zambian Elections 2016: Analysis & Perspectives (Part 3)

  ||    10 March 2014
2011 Registered Voters by Province After laying the foundation in my two earlier articles, I am now ready to make a 2016 election forecast for both presidential and parliamentary. To make a reasonable forecast, I have had to make several assumptions, one of which is ceteris paribus.

UNZA “Experts” Lied about Local Language Education in other Countries.

  ||    5 March 2014
UNZA_Logo The website of the University of Zambia announced not too long ago that their language and education “experts” were in support of government’s controversial policy of introducing local languages as medium of instruction for young primary school children.

Zambian Elections 2016: Analysis & Perspectives (Part 2)

  ||    4 March 2014
Presidential Candidates - Hakainde Hichilema, Michael Chilufya Sata, Nevers Sekwila Mumba President Michael Sata’s Patriotic Front (PF) government is increasingly becoming deeply unpopular for various reasons I cannot fully delve into, suffice to say that escalating commodity prices, broken promises, perceived tribalism, worsening governance record, poor economic decisions and alleged corruption are among the main ones.

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Cinema BlendWilliam Hurt quits Gregg Allman biopicSan Jose Mercury NewsWilliam Hurt has backed out from playing Gregg Allman in "Midnight Rider," the film adaptation of Allman's memoir "My Cross To Bear," according to Deadline.com. Hurt's exit casts a shadow over the future of the Randall Miller-directed film. In February ...William
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Orange Is The New Black Season 2′s First Scene [VIDEO]WebProNewsLast week Netflix unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming season of their hit original Orange Is The New Black, and today Entertainment Weekly has a look at the very first scene of season two. The last time we saw Piper,
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Washington PostMTV Video Music Awards to return to Los AngelesReutersLOS ANGELES, April 23 (Reuters) - The annual MTV Video Music Awards, one of the music industry's top televised showcases, will return to Los Angeles this summer from New York City, the U.S. cable channel said on Wednesday. The show, popular
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
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Mean Girls Star Daniel Franzese Comes OutTV GuideMean Girls star Daniel Franzese has come out as gay in a touching letter to his film character Damian. Posted on IndieWire.com, the letter thanks Damian for getting Franzese to the point where he would feel comfortable coming out. "I was twenty-six; you
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Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Toronto SunFCC, in 'Net Neutrality' Turnaround, Plans to Allow Fast LaneNew York TimesWASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules that allow Internet service providers to offer a faster lane through which to send video and other content to consumers, as long as a content company is willing
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
IT JungleIBM Unveils First OpenPOWER ServersPC MagazinePOWER8-based servers can crunch Big Data workloads 50 times faster than x86-based systems, according to Big Blue. 0shares. IBM POWER8 Servers/Credit: IBM. IBM on Wednesday unveiled new POWER8 processor-based servers that the computing ...IBM Unveils Power8 Chip as Open HardwareEE TimesIBM i Runs On
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BillboardFacebook Q1 sales leap as mobile ad business growsComputerworldIDG News Service - Facebook reported a nice 72 percent boost in sales for the first quarter, as the company continues to make strides expanding its advertising business on mobile devices. Total revenue for the period ended March 31 was $2.5 billion,
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
ABC NewsApple Acquired 24 Companies In The Last 18 MonthsTechCrunchApple's pace of acquisition has seemed to be picking up lately, and Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed just how many the company has been making of late. Cupertino has nabbed 24 companies over the course of the past year and a
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
FirstpostIPhone sales drive strong Apple earningsPCWorldApple's iPad shipments declined, but iPhone sales were strong as the company reported a hike in profit and revenue during the second quarter of 2014. Apple's net profit was $10.2 billion for the second fiscal quarter of 2014, up from $9.5 billion in the same
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The GuardianGo time traveling with Google MapsComputerworldComputerworld - Google is giving users something of a time machine in a new feature on Maps. The company is adding past images of places noted in Street View for the desktop version of Google Maps. The goal is to give users the ability
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
ExtremeTechWindows Phone 8.1 Finally Catches Up to Its RivalsNew York TimesMolly Wood tests out mobile virtual assistants, including Microsoft's Cortana, to see if Siri has met her match. Credit By Vanessa Perez, Ricky Montalvo, Rebekah Fergusson and Melanie Ruiz on Publish Date April 23, 2014. Credit. the main ...The
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Times of IndiaOnePlus One: A high-end device that may kill Nexus 5, iPhone 5STimes of IndiaNEW DELHI: OnePlus, a phone company founded last year in China, on Wednesday announced its first Android phone called OnePlus One, a flagship device that will be sold at a price of just $299. Despite
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Patch iOS, OS X now: PDFs, JPEGs, URLs, web pages can pwn your kitRegisterApple has released updates to its iOS and OS X operating systems that address serious security flaws. The company said the iOS 7.1.1 upgrade will include, as well as some stability updates, fixes for 19 security flaws.
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