The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligenct are full of doubt. — Bertrand Russell

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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