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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“Road traffic accidents in Zambia have remained unabated in the past decade and outdated driving licensing laws are a root cause of accidents” Lusaka, Zambia – 22rd April 2015.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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WHY we got it all wrong on taxation…..

By Reasonata Taxation has been defined by economists as the reduction of both purchasing power and investment. The former being PAYE deducted from employees and the latter funds that should have been used to create more wealth by companies. A … read more »

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Spirited debate about tomatoes, graduates, enterprise and jobs

By Sakwiba Sikota The last few weeks have seen a spirited debate about tomatoes, graduates, enterprise and jobs. We have also witnessed mobs of people walking around with rotten tomatoes searching for Stella in order to hurl them at the … read more »

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Men of God……..nay gold; stop robbing the poor!

During this sacred week as we commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, I am reminded of how some men of God……..nay men of gold are subtly using the world of God to rob the poor. Not so … read more »

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Zambia’s K5.4 Billion Road Sector Budget

“Road travel should not be riskier than any other daily activity we undertake. Also tackling corruption in the road sector will require a comprehensive response of integrated measures”. By Daniel Mwamba The National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) just announced the … read more »

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