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Review Electoral Act

The people of Mangango on Tuesday went back to their various polling stations to choose their representative in Parliament after a marathon campaign run by various political parties which were canvassing for votes. The campaigns in Mangango which started on a peaceful note however degenerated into violence which left a PF cadre, transported there from […]

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The NAZI tin pot

Joseph Goebbels the Nazi propagandist was a master at deception and twisting facts. He would build an entire hate campaign on the basis of twisted and convoluted facts. His greatest strength was persistence. He opined that a lie repeated often enough would soon become a truth in public perception. This is what Zambia is witnessing […]

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Insulting Sata

The raging succession debate within the Patriotic Front is taking on more menacing proportions and it is about time that the Cabinet and the Central committee weighed in to avoid any further damage to the Government and the popularity of the party. It is inexcusable that outsiders with vested interests should be allowed to insult […]

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Looting starts

We challenge the Minister of Lands to explain the demarcation and sharing of Mikango Barracks shooting range. The land was made available to the army by Chief Nkomeshya for use as a range, not for demarcation to bogus settlers who are now threatening to evict the indigenous population. We would like to know at what […]

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Libongani grilled

Inspector General of Police Stella Libongani yesterday came under fire for the unprofessional conduct by police officers when handling complaints from the opposition political parties, especially during by-election campaigns. This was at a meeting called by the Electoral Commission of Zambia to discuss the violence in Mangango constituency by-election. Those who attended the meeting included […]

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Unity of purpose

Zambian opposition political parties have a lot to learn from the painful lessons offered by the faltering revolutions in the Arab world, where the very promising Arab spring has wilted into political stagnation because there was no common purpose. Factions and disparate civil groups came together to ouster despotic regimes without first charting a course […]

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Chikwanda’s faults

The succession battle in the ruling Patriotic Front is gaining more precipitous proportions. We now know that there is a raging battle for succession in the PF, is that the reason Mr Chikwanda is being targeted and if so why? Is it because he is Bemba? But happily UPND president Haikainde Hichilema has said tribe […]

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Clean ups

Yes, Zambia has been experiencing a steady stream of illegal immigrants in recent years and their numbers have been soaring in our communities while space is becoming smaller. And yes, there are many genuine foreign nationals coming into the country searching for peace and tranquility as well as business opportunities. It is also a notorious […]

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Aiding and abetting corruption

It is very dangerous when the judiciary is seen to aid massive corruption and plunder. It is not good enough to hide behind technical verbosity and verbiage to defend outright plunder. This is an affront to common sense and popular appreciation of facts  which must be allowed to stand in courts of law. They should […]

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Stop ferrying cadres

We strongly condemn the violence that erupted in Luampa district where the by-election campaigns are being conducted. Any form of violence should be condemned by all well-meaning Zambians. The perpetrators of such political crimes which resulted in the beating and stabbing of a Lusaka PF member who was ferried to Luampa to campaign should be […]

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