· May, 2012

Stories about Zambia from May, 2012

Zambia: Mixed Feelings Greet Big Brother Eviction

  29 May 2012

The eviction of Zambia’s representative, musician popularly known as Mampi, from the on-going Big Brother Africa, has been received with mixed feelings from netizens. Big Brother Africa: StarGame is the seventh series of Africa's most popular reality television series.

Zambia: Judge Suspensions Unfold into Embarrassing Drama

  21 May 2012

The suspension of one Supreme Court Judge and two high court judges and setting up of a tribunal to investigate them is turning into an embarrassing drama. A high court judge, Flugence Chisanga, ruled against it in a move that inevitably pitted the judiciary against the executive.

Zambia: Citizen News Website Hacked

  13 May 2012

On Wednesday, 9 May 2012, netizens who flock to various citizen-run news websites such as Zambian Watchdog and Tumfweko were met with “page not available” or messages to similar effect. Zambian Watchdog reported that its website was a target of a sustained attack allegedly by the PF government.

Zambia: Netizens Question Judges’ Suspensions

  10 May 2012

When Zambian president Michael Sata suspended a Supreme Court judge and two high court judges and set up a tribunal to probe their alleged misconduct, he probably did not foresee the intense offline and online public debate the issue would attract, even threatening the tenure of his Director of Public Prosecutions.

Africa: Calls for Transparency Over Marked Increase in Land Deals

  2 May 2012

Almost 5% of Africa's agricultural land has been bought or leased by investors since 2000. Observers are increasingly worried about the fact that such land deals usually take place in the world poorest countries and how they impact its most vulnerable population, the farmers.

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