· July, 2011

Stories about Zambia from July, 2011

Zambia: Current Events Through Political Satire

  30 July 2011

Kalaki's corner is a political satire on current events in Zambia in the form of a weekly story: “Spectator Kalaki, aka Roy Clarke, came to international attention in January 2004 when he wrote a story about a foolish elephant. This story was read by the then president of Zambia, Levi...

Zambia/Ethiopia: Only Elephants Should Wear Ivory

  30 July 2011

A Zambian woman has been arrested in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for wearing ivory bracelets, Gershom Ndhlovu reacts: “Only elephants, and no one else, should wear ivory. As such, not only the Ethiopian authorities should arrest Zambians wearing ivory bangles on their territory, Zambians should also play their part for as...

Zambia: Blogger Thinks Late President Fixed Election Date

  28 July 2011

Zambia’s President Rupiah Banda on July 28 2011 finally announced September 20 as the election date. There has been debate in the country to have a fixed election date instead of depending on the whims of a sitting president. Zambian netizens have welcomed the date with mixed reactions.

Zambia: Facebook Group Leads 2011 Poll Debate

  23 July 2011

Can a Facebook group, 'Zambian People’s Pact', tip the Zambian elections due in the next few months against the ruling Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD), which has been in power for 20 years now? Gershom Ndhlovu investigates.

Zambia: Football Icon's Facebook Account Faked

  22 July 2011

Kalusha Bwalya is probably one of the most recognised Zambian faces because of his outstanding achievements in football. However, when it comes to Facebook, it is difficult to tell whether an account in his name is genuine or not.

Zambia: Tourism Body Ignores Local Musicians For Rebranding Event

  11 July 2011

The Zambia Tourist Board has just rebranded with a new logo. However, to the chagrin of local musicians, the board invited a Paris-based Congolese musician Fally Ipupa to perform at the rebranding function in the capital, Lusaka. Exasperated Zambian tweeps were quick to pick on the ZTB faux pas and quickly took to their gadgets to express their disapproval of the move.

Zambia: Who Do We Believe Online?

  8 July 2011

A highly incriminating email purportedly written by a senior member of an opposition party to his secretary general was leaked to and published by the online investigative news website Zambian Watchdog. However, netizens have taken it with a pinch of salt.

Zambia: Pastors Using Facebook to Evangelize

  2 July 2011

Zambian preachers are using every opportunity and, indeed, forum to spread the word. With the coming of social networking sites such as Facebook, some innovative pastors and motivation speakers are using the website to reach out to the “lost souls”.

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