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The new Cabinet

  ‘‘IT IS time to work,’’ President Lungu told his new ministers yesterday. And it is quite clear the Head of State is rearing to go. He has hit the ground running. After being shackled by the 14-day presidential petition and the week-long trip to New York where he joined hundreds of heads of state […]

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Is corruption real?

  WE WONDER what Zambia’s ranking is this year on the Transparency International’s corruption perception index published each year to highlight the threat of this monstrous, elusive crime which has caused the extinction of some of the most powerful nations in history. Is corruption in Zambia a mere perception or it is real? The report […]

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The imperious UPND

  THE era for political leaders to hold on to power in perpetuity is no longer acceptable in democratic dispensations. This is only characteristic of dictatorship. This is because leaders of such a political party are dictators, and that is exactly what they are. Such leadership will usually build a cocoon around them to safeguard […]

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PF DEMOCRACY IGNOMINY

THE compromise may have bought peace and temporary respite but has done nothing to assuage fears of authoritarianism, which is a threat to libral democracy. Intra-party and indeed inter-party elections are the essence of democracy beacuse those who feel best suited offer themselves for elective office and in the process make themselves accountable. What transpired […]

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Intra-Party democracy in PF

  THE tussle for the deputy mayoral candidacy for the city of Lusaka between Tasila Lungu and Christopher Shakafuswa is painting the ruling party black. It is a dictate of democracy for people to offer themselves and be elected for leadership positions. A contrary position deviates from the path of well-established ethos of democracy, tolerance […]

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Democracy Vs Theocracy

THE stance taken by the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) and the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) to oppose the creation of the Ministry of National Guidance and Religious Affairs is ill-conceived. The two Church mother bodies have chosen to deliberately turn an idea and decision devoid of politics political. It must be […]

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Objective journalism

  We are not given to fabricating stories neither are we purveyors of half-truths, innuendo and calumny. Ours is the noble task of being a balanced, professional and reliable media for the dissemination of the truth. That is why we are greatly disturbed when the entire UPND engages in a campaign to discredit the stories […]

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Demonising courts

THE judiciary as an arm of government, alongside the Executive and the Legislature, performs its definite role in the governance structure. The judiciary is mandated to interpret laws promulgated by the Legislature which the Executive must execute through the various government ministries and departments. The assenting into law of the amended Constitution early this year […]

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Tawdry  politicking

  THE intimation by the President Edgar Lungu to institute a Commission of Inquiry to probe architects of politically orchestrated violence has struck a rich cord. An inquiry by its very nature is to get to the bottom of the matter under investigation. And it is plain truth that this year’s election campaigns registered a […]

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UPND’s revolution criminal

IT is criminal and an illegality for the UPND to call for a revolution as a way of protesting the re-election of President Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front. Why should the UPND think of calling for a revolution against a legitimately elected Government? In whose interest is such a revolution? We think that the […]

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