· November, 2010

Stories about Zambia from November, 2010

Zambia: Interview with Zambian author Theresa Lungu

  22 November 2010

Miss Bwalya interviews Zambian author Theresa Lungu about her book Twilight in the Morning: “I did a phone interview with her to acquaint myself and others with her life and work. I hope you find this informative as I did.”

Africa: The Mobutu Prize of Corruption International

  22 November 2010

Do you know the Mobutu Prize of Corruption International? “The first nominee is the King of Ethiopia, His Excellency King Haille Gleedie, who sold the entire national food reserve to buy his wife those diamonds.’ ‘Hurray!’ shouted the crowd. ‘What courage! What sacrifice!’”

Zambia: Politician jailed for assaulting journalists

  16 November 2010

A Zambia ruling Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) politician has been jailed for assaulting journalists who had gone to cover President Rupiah Banda at the Lusaka International Airport last July. Zambian netizens react to the court's ruling.

Zambia: A Coalition for Windfall Tax

  15 November 2010

Zambian Economist update on the call for government to reintroduce the windfall tax in Zambia: “As the momentum gathers, with many pushing for this to be an electoral issue, we shall keep this post regularly updated.”

Zambia: Community Entrepreneurship

  11 November 2010

An example of community entrepreneurship in Zambia: “Four of our entrepreneurs started a community store with their loan money. By combining their loans, they were able to hire another member of their village to build them a shop – now not only are our entrepreneurs benefiting off this co-op, but...

Zambia: Reversing domestic violence

  9 November 2010

Steps to be taken to reverse domestic violence in Zambia: “The second change is the need for special domestic violence courts. It appears that our courts may not fully realise the special nature of some of these cases, especially the cultural and economic angles. We need to experiment with tailored...

Zambia: A Culture Denied

  7 November 2010

What is wrong with Zambian culture?: “It used to be that Zambians prided themselves on their very identity. Those things that made us uniquely a part of the Southern hemisphere of Africa. We tied ourselves into the historical travels of the Bantu and the Mfecane migration of those bolting from...

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