Stories about Zambia from February, 2011
Zambia’s education minister Dora Siliya who is also ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) spokesperson, has in the last few months used Facebook to make important government policy announcements as well as party matters.
The issue of windfall tax on Zambia’s main export, copper, refuses to go away for the current administration of President Rupiah Banda which it removed a couple of years ago apparently because of low international copper prices at the time. The latest issue is the revelation that mine companies, or at least one of them, Mopani Copper Mines is involved in a massive tax evasion scam.
Gershom wants the two main opposition parties in Zambia to stop pretending that there is a pact: The UPND/PF, or is it the PF/UPND, Pact has squandered the people’s goodwill with which it was welcomed when it was announced just over two years ago. Truth be told, this political alliance...