Stigma still an issue for the HIV positive

By ANNIE ZULU “THE result of my HIV test suddenly changed my status to unworthy of basic medical treatment,” says 37-year-old HIV positive Lucy Kabwe. Lucy, of Lusaka’s Chawama Compound was pregnant for her first child last year and when her time was up, she was rushed to a public hospital

TRUMP’S SH*THOLE COMMENTS, DOES THAT MAKE YOU MAD?

By Kelvin Chungu This past week we witnessed the level of African unity that is rarely seen in modern times. Unified in condemnation, whether it was in Botswana, in South Africa, whether it was in Ghana or Nigeria and yes whether it was in Zambia, there was only one trending topic

All the hot air about a ‘missing’ US$ 3bn

  By Martin Musanka  ZAMBIA’s mining industry, which has suffered from unpredictable  Government policies in the past 10 years, had its fair share of  commentaries during 2017 on the performance of mining companies which  were repeatedly accused of tax evasion to the tune of a colossal US$3  billion per year. Some self-styled analysts

TITHE AND OFFERING:

THE THORNY ISSUE SURROUNDING CHURCH FUNDS EXPLAINED By EDWARD MWANGO THE most agonising experience for some clergymen is when the majority of their followers contribute coins as tithe or offering to the church. One clergyman in Lusaka is said to have threatened to boycott mass arguing that he was fed up of his

GOD SAVE US FROM CHOLERA

By Augustin Phiri GROUNDS are vibrating at Embassy Park near the cenotaph in Lusaka as our beloved departed leaders who lie there calmly are suddenly turning in their Mausoleums and chattering about sanitation in view of the cholera epidemic currently ravaging Zambia. “When I declared Zambia as a Christian nation soon after

THE FUSS BEHIND MUKULA TREE: What makes it so cherished?

By EDWARD MWANGO ILLEGAL exports of the Zambian Mukula tree is increasingly becoming a source of worry among authorities and other stakeholders in the timber industry. Unease over the illicit trade of the Mukula tree is increasingly becoming strenuous among authorities in the country as they try by all means to ensure

From abused to glorious, successful farmer

… the hand of God at work By BENNIE MUNDANDO SHE fell from being one of the best and most celebrated medical personnel who shared the same heart operation rooms with the world’s best doctors in Australia to being a mere housewife without any steady income and later a Gender-Based Violence (GBV)

A DEEPER LOOK INTO SCHOOL BULLYING

A CONCERNED parent asked me why I was dwelling on such a negative and unpleasant topic as school bullying. I took time to find out why the parent was uncomfortable and interestingly, I found out that he was once a big time school bully in his hey days. Consequences of

THIS IS THE LONG SPEECH HE WAS GIVEN WHICH HE FAILED TO READ

I am privileged and honoured today to be with you and the members of Parliament on this important day of our national calendar to officially open the fourth session of the eleventh national assembly. It is now three years since the patriotic front government took office, and there are only

Cholera In Lusaka, Lessons For The Rest of Zambia

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By Hapenga Haamubbi   The recent outbreak of cholera in Lusaka and President Edgar Lungu’s direction to the military to help fight the spread of cholera, which has so far killed over 50 people in the nation’s capital and made more than 1,500 others sick since late September provide useful lessons for