Ethiopia’s significance

  WE welcome to Zambia Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, a gallant son of Africa who has put Ethiopia back on the world map as a leading exponent of African unity and renaissance and a shining example of an African economy that has experienced strong and broad-based growth over the past

ICC DEBATE

    IT is unacceptable for the UPND Monze Central member of Parliament Jack Mwiimbu to deliberately mislead Zambians into believing that the debate on whether or not Zambia should remain a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) agenda. In his winding up debate to Parliament

Moral integrity

  it is morally reprehensible and unethical for any leader to expose his charges to harm in order to gain vain and dubious political acclaim. We say so because something is not adding up in the UPND boycott of President Edgar Lungu’s state of nation address. There is no doubt that all the

UPND rallies

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  WE APPEAL to the United Party for National Development (UPND) top leadership to heed the advice of the Zambia Police to put off the planned rally in Kanyama and demonstration at Parliament buildings until the current high tension in the country has abated. UPND is acutely aware that the political atmosphere

ECONOMY SHAPING UP 

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  INDICATIONS by Vedanta Resources Plc Chairman Anil Agarwal to make an additional investment of US$ 1 billion into the operations of the giant mining company Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) gives hope that the mainstay of Zambia’s economy is set to rebound. This announcement comes barely a month after another mining company

China friend indeed

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  FOR those unfamiliar with the chequered history of Southern Africa, they may be forgiven to think that the Great People’s Republic of China is interested in Zambia today because of its potential for foreign direct investment and the reward of massive profits to be gained by such investors. What they may

Attacks on Speaker unwarranted

  THE attack on the Speaker of the National Assembly by Hakainde Hichilema is totally unacceptable. It is not just the interference but sheer audacity to use base language against an honourable public officer that is shocking It is certain that the United Party for National Development (UPND) leader has lost political focus

Funding universities

  Populist politics are fast becoming the bane of cogent public policy. Good Government and social cohesion are invariably eclipsed by glib and often empty promises that offer reckless and mindless solutions to complex issues such as funding of universities. Populism has been described as pandering to what is popular, reinforcing public prejudices

Danger of overreaction

  The anger is understandable. The despicable conduct of the UPND members of Parliament who boycotted the State of Nation address by President Edgar Lungu defies logic and commonsense. Little wonder the demand for retribution and harsh treatment. There is however need for measured and tempered reaction to ensure a controlled and therefore

Justice at last?

  WE ARE delighted to learn that justice may at last prevail in the case of the eight applicants of land in Roma township in Lusaka whose plots were confiscated by unscrupulous officers in the Ministry of Lands and sold to underserving clients in a corruption scam that has shocked many