Author Archives: Malama Katulwende

The Derrick Chanda Grisly Murder

Malama Katulwende The death of Derrick Chanda, a Zambian truck driver who was burnt to death in his vehicle at Kasumbalesa border post by some mob of Democratic Republic of Congo nationals has had a very profound effect on me. … read more »

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The Chirwan Proposals – PF-UPND Pact

By Malama Katulwende Professor Clive Chirwa, the UPND’s Chairperson for International relations, had offered some very good advice to members of the PF-UPND Pact. His views were contained in a letter addressed to Mr. Whynter Kabimba, the spokesperson of the … read more »

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Residents and police in Mazabuka clash

Malama Katulwende Residents of  Mazabuka  – a small agricultural town in the southern part of Zambia – have been clashing  with the Zambia police over the deaths of two people last night. According to Hibajene, an eye-witness working for a … read more »

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Age of Revolution – African Continent and the Arab world

Malama Katulwende The age of revolution has finally struck the continent of Africa. Discontented by poverty, unemployment, bad laws, corruption, political repression and the status quo whose only desire is to perpetuate their hold on power forever, the citizens, once … read more »

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Barotseland: The Law and the Politics of Secession – a missing link in the natural flow of Zambia’s political discourse

Malama Katulwende I have always believed that the Barotseland Agreement 1964 was a missing link in the natural flow of Zambia’s political discourse.  Why has there been silence and secrecy over an issue which should have been in the public … read more »

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“Shikapwasha’s Dogs”: Why the Public Media in Zambia Has Lost the People’s Trust

By Malama Katulwende In the recent past Mumbi Phiri, an opposition Member of Parliament referred to journalists in the public media in Zambia as “Ronnie Shikapwasha’s dogs”.  This reference to Ronnie Shikapwasha, a top government official who rants like a … read more »

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What Ordinary Zambians feel about brain-draining their country

Malama Katulwende I must confess that the central idea of my novel, “Bitterness”, was actually conceived in a lecture room when Professor Godfrey Lungwangwa – then senior lecturer at the University of Zambia – debated human capital flight in Third … read more »

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Zambia:Tears of the Zambian Child – exclusive report

By Malama Katulwende Left to Right: Children learning under a tree in Rural Zambia, then Children in a classroom in urban Zambia The little girl gaped at me in awe – her big, clear, brown eyes staring at me fixedly … read more »

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Zambia: The legal and Ethical Challenges of Web-blogging

A Case of the Zambian Watch Dog and the Lusaka Times Malama Katulwende Blogs have recently gained increasing notice and coverage for their role in breaking, shaping and initiating news stories on the Internet.  Blogging has thus become a distinctive, … read more »

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