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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
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.

Why Only Capitalism can Save Africa.

  ||    13 November 2014
The most puzzling thing in the world of ideas is why people keep looking for the answer to economic growth and development when the answer has already been found.


  ||    7 November 2014
  I was asked to respond to the LT article by Mr. Chilufya Tayali entitled “Attorney General Musa Mwenye misled Cabinet over the Appointment of Dr. Guy Scott as Acting President.” I’ll be quick about it. Mr.

Why Guy Scott is legally qualified to Act as President.

  ||    29 October 2014
Article 38 (2) of the Constitution of Zambia says: “Whenever the office of the President becomes vacant, the Vice-President or, in the absence of the Vice-President or if the Vice President is unable, by reason of physical or mental infirmity, to discharge the functions of his office, a member of the Cabinet elected by the...

50 Years Of …. What Exactly?

  ||    24 October 2014
A few weeks ago on, I put forward a thought experiment that I called “The Great Swap” as follows: Imagine that intelligent aliens come on earth, put everyone to sleep and swap all the citizens of Zambia with those of the United Kingdom, such that all Zambians wake up in the UK and all British...

Vision Aid Overseas – Helping the World to See

  ||    19 August 2014
Sight is one of the precious gifts that the almighty God has bestowed to humans and, of course, other members of the animal kingdom. Sadly, however, many lose it because they lack access to facilities where they can receive help when eye problems start.

The Many Faces of the Zambia International Trade Fair

  ||    5 August 2014
During the past 50 years the Zambia International Trade Fair has seen significant transformation in terms of exhibition and gate charges – but mostly to the displeasure of the public. Those who visited the show in the seventies would attest to the diminished amusement that modern-day show goers are treated to.
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