· January, 2012

Stories about Zambia from January, 2012

Zambia: When Wikipedia Entry “Kills” a President

  27 January 2012

On the morning of 22 January, Zambians woke up to a statement from State House rebuking news websites for spreading a rumour that President Michael Sata had been assassinated. However, it emerged later that the rumour stemmed from a Wikipedia entry about Michael Sata.

Zambia: Netizens Abuzz Over Senegal's Loss at AFCON 2012

  23 January 2012

When Zambia beat Senegal at one of the two opening games of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on January 21, Zambian netizens went abuzz on Facebook and Twitter to celebrate the victory even asking “Demba who?” referring to the Senegalese player, Demba Ba,the second top goal scorer in the Barclays Premier League.

Zambia: Blogger Challenges Ex-ruling Party's Query On Guy Scott's Appointment

  20 January 2012

The former ruling party, the MMD, has questioned the legality of the appointment of independent Zambia’s first white Vice President, Dr Guy Scott, threatening to take the matter to the court of law to determine its constitutionality. But one Zambian blogger argues that Dr Scott qualifies hold the office of Vice President and even to stand for the office of president.

Zambia 2011: Two Events That Shook the Country

  6 January 2012

Two events in Zambia will go down as having shaken the country to its core in 2011. The first was the death of Second Republican President Frederick Chiluba and the second was the defeat of the ruling MMD after clocking 20 years in power.

Zambia: Meet Chibwe Katebe – Zambian Comedian

  4 January 2012

Alumanda Shakankale blogs about Zambia's leading stand-up comedian: “Finalist in the MNET talent show “Stand up Zambia” Chibwe is no stranger in the international spotlight. He has performed at different forums locally and internationally.”

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