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Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions: Book Review

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D Professor of Sociology Johann Hari, Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions, New York: Bloomsbury, 2018, 321 pp. K280.00 ($28.00), Hardcover. Introduction In 2008 I got a frantic … read more »

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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: Book Review

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D Professor of Sociology Nassim NicholasTaleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, New York: Random House, 2007, 2010, 444 pp. K240.00 ($24.00), Paperback. Introduction I have asked numerous puzzling random and unsystematic … read more »

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Improving Road Safety Outcomes in Zambia – Corporate Sector Opportunities

Road safety has been recognised as an increasing public health burden that disproportionately affects low- and middle-income countries, including Zambia. Ninety-one percent of the global road fatalities occur in low- and middle-income countries although these countries have approximately half of … read more »

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UPND should consider going to a convention-Mangani

THE challenges which the United Party for National Development (UPND) is currently going through including the bickering between the vice-president for administration Mr Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba and vice-president for politics Dr Canisius Banda can only be resolved by going for … read more »

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We should not forget Chibombo Road Disaster which claimed 51 lives

By Daniel Mwamba Sunday, 7th February marked another anniversary since the Chibombo road disaster that claimed over 51 lives. Two years ago, a bus was travelling from Ndola to Lusaka when it crashed in the early morning killing girls, boys, … read more »

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Lusaka is a Driving Nightmare

By Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D. (Professor of Sociology) Introduction I had just finished shopping at the Downtown Shopping Mall on the South-End of Cairo Road around the Kafue Round About. I turned left heading South to Kafue but I … read more »

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TEN LESSONS WE CAN PICK FROM GLENCORE SITUATION – PART II

By Kaela B Mulenga, Lately, there have been many stories written about Glencore. But the most striking one is that published on September 11, 2015 by BBC, which, for details can be accessed here: www.bbc.co.uk, by Peter Shadbolt. Let me … read more »

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REDEFINING OUR FUTURE – PART I: “LESSONS FROM MWANAWASA’S ERA”

The Zambian Kwacha is hitting the roof exerting a lot of inflationary pressures, which in turn exacerbates the suffering of ordinary people. This of course is linked to the rock bottom commodity prices. Copper, our main stay is only fetching … read more »

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ZRST urge RTSA to overhaul driver licensing laws to protect people’s lives

“Road traffic accidents in Zambia have remained unabated in the past decade and outdated driving licensing laws are a root cause of accidents” Lusaka, Zambia – 22rd April 2015. Zambian laws on driver licensing are not clear or practical and … read more »

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