Category Archives: Field Ruwe

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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Edgar Lungu treading on thin ice

By Field Ruwe Just past the hour, the motorcade passed the gates to a tumultuous welcome. Edgar Lungu, dressed in a blue suit and a matador tie, stepped out of the Mercedes that had transported him to the Heroes Stadium, … read more »

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Mwango: The lone Bemba in the voting booth

By Field Ruwe Proceed with anything but caution when reading this article. In a country where tribalism exhales an unpleasant whiff the above title is enough to accuse me of fanning tribal embers. Don’t look at the title and throw … read more »

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Excuse me! Let me speak asks Field Ruwe

By Field Ruwe Excuse me! Let me speak. If you let me I shall speak calmly and rationally. When I am done let come on me what may for I have staked my life in order to fulfill nothing less … read more »

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Michael Chilufya Sata: Hero or Villain

By Field Ruwe On the day President Michael Chilufya Sata died Reuters carried the headline “Zambia’s President ‘King Cobra’ Sata dies.” The New York Times of October 30, 2014 described him as an “acerbic leader.” This is a word frequently … read more »

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Zambians born after independence, listen

By Field Ruwe I was about to press the “send” button for my latest article bearing the above title when my son Dalitso called to inform me of the president’s passing. I may have been the president’s harshest critic, but … read more »

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President Sata does not love us

By Field Ruwe Not once did I picture the president in the presence of Shimon Peres seeping kosher wine and laughing in chivalry. Nor did I envision him and his wife enjoying the serenity and basking in the ambience of … read more »

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Why The Post is Sata’s mouthpiece even in sickness

By Field Ruwe Phew that was close On May 21 when they saw the president he never looked better. He had lost a large amount of weight and appeared very sick all of a sudden—sicker than the previous months. Word … read more »

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I shed a tear for President Sata

By Field Ruwe Where are the people that love him? With tear-bleared eyes I looked at the picture of the president. I know I am his critic, but I felt a touch of pity and choked, distraught at the sight … read more »

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