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Let’s pray

  Today marks another very important chapter in the history of our country as the entire nation is called to prayer for peace following politically orchestrated violence. The trumpet for national prayer is particularly timely and vital going by the recently witnessed ugly scenes of heightened political violence which resulted in the brutal attacks on […]

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The debt trap

UNCTAD, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, has warned African governments against accumulating unsustainable debt, saying there is need to find a balance between the structural needs and pressures of the present and the demands of the future. The UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report 2016 makes it clear that although Africa’s external […]

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The die is cast

  THE die is cast. The completion of the printing process of the ballot papers for the presidential, referendum, mayoral, local government and National Assembly elections next month by Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing Company of Dubai is a feat worthy of commendation. So far the nine political parties being represented and other stakeholders who […]

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Cheating culture

  THE revelation by the Examination Council of Zambia (ECZ) that it has confiscated 100 forged Grade 12 certificates from Zambian politicians following the screening exercise of candidates vying for political office in the August 11 general election, is not only alarming but such a disgrace. If the Government had not decided to subject the […]

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Ignominious Nevers

  THE dishonour, with which some self-styled politicians conduct themselves in public life, raises more questions than inspiration. This is a serious source of worry as the mere thought of offering such individuals an opportunity to be in a position of power makes one shudder. We wonder how such individuals can run the affairs of […]

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Fred M’membe’s arrogance

  Fred M’membe’s irreverent, vile and virulent attack on the judiciary and tax authorities is otiose, infantile and certainly not supported by logic. The intentional cheating on taxes, and not the Judges and Tax authorities has brought about the current quagmire he finds himself in. It is not fair to attack officers who cannot defend […]

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Voice of Reason

THE striking contrasts between those political party leaders advocating for and against violence-free campaigns as well as consequential elections can clearly be noted. It is from their manner of speech and actions that their stance is made known to the electorate and distant political observers on the unfolding events in our political sphere. Presidential candidates, […]

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Rolling stone Scott

DR GUY Scott’s lack of diplomacy, timing and naivity is amazing. Just when some Zambians were beginning to think the former Republican Vice President was settling down in his new party, the UPND, and that he was getting used to the taste of the watermelon, alas! The man who founded the ruling Patriotic Front with […]

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Money in your pocket

  GOVERNMENT intends to buy a record  one million tonnes of maize and 2,000 tonnes of paddy rice through the Food Reserve Agency this year and no doubt our farmers, especially peasant and small-scale, must be smiling all the way to the bank. With the price jacked up to K85.00 per 50 kg bag of […]

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CCZ SABOTAGE?

  THE call by the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) for Government and the Electoral Commission of Zambia to postpone the national referendum so that it does not take place alongside the general elections next month, would have been laughable if it were not being made by such a respected Church mother body. With […]

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