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Gershom Ndhlovu

I am a Zambian journalist and blogger with a passion for all things Zambian. In the process of commenting on the political, social and economic issues of my country of birth, some people obviously get hurt which is not my intention. My mission is to present facts as they are. Whatever the case, the idea is to leave a better Zambia for our children and their children. Please follow me on Twitter@GNdhlovu.

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Latest posts by Gershom Ndhlovu

25 February 2014

Show Me an ‘Animal-Driven Constitution’, Demands Zambian President

While civil society activists in Zambia are demanding a people-driven constitution, Zambian President Michael Sata mocked them by asking if anyone had ever seen an animal-driven constitution.

17 February 2014

Zambia Ditches English in Primary School for Government-Approved Local Languages

Although there are 73 recognised languages in Zambia, only seven are to replace English as the language of instruction in primary school. Leaders of various ethnics groups oppose the change.

10 January 2014

Arrested for Calling Zambia's President Michael Sata a ‘Sweet Potato’

Catholic Priest turned politician Father Frank Bwalya called President Michael Sata a crooked sweet potato that cannot be straightened during a community radio show.

21 November 2013

Zambia’s ‘King Cobra’ President Publicly Calls Ministers, MPs Fools

President Michael Sata is notorious for his abrasiveness and disregard for protocol at both local and international functions.

31 October 2013

Radio Licences in Zambia Cancelled Because of Opposition's Access

Zambia's President Michael Sata has publicly lambasted former Information and Broadcasting Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba for issuing national broadcasting licences to two private radio stations and non-Christian radio stations.

20 October 2013

Zambia's President Increases His Salary, Blames Opposition MPs

Citizen media website Zambian Watchdog has unearthed a Statutory Instrument increasing President Michael Sata's salary after the freezing of civil service wages for two years.

16 October 2013

Once Welcomed Malawian Judge Faces Time In Zambian Jail

Malawian High Court judge Lovemore Chikopa risks going to jail for contempt of court after ignoring Zambian High Court orders.

11 October 2013

Only Six of 250 Student Lawyers in Zambia Passed the Bar This Year

Some online users argued for reforming the system.

7 October 2013

Zambia's Ex-First Lady's Facebook Page Faked for Alleged Scholarship Scam

She is not the first high profile Zambian who has had her profile faked. A fake Facebook page in the name of the country’s vice president was created recently.

25 September 2013

Lawyers Seek Ouster of Zambia's Chief Justice

Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda, Zambia's first female head of the judiciary, was rejected by parliament and therefore should not have the post, the Law Association of Zambia argues.

21 August 2013

Zambia Arrests Dozens After Secessionist Movement Appoints Local Leader

The secessionists believe that Zambia's Western Province, which they call by its its pre-colonial name, Barotseland, is an independent state.

22 July 2013

Zambia: What Comes After Universal Primary Education?

As the 2015 deadline for achieving UN Millenium Development Goals approaches, Zambian students climb a steep education ladder.

10 April 2013

Zambian Activist Arrested After Speaking Out for Gay Rights

Gay rights activist Paul Kasonkomona was arrested in Zambia after he appeared on live television arguing that the country, which criminalises homosexual acts, should respect same-sex relationships. His arrest came...

5 April 2013

Judge Orders Arrest of Indecently Dressed Women in Zambia

A female high court judge in Zambia has directed police to start arresting indecently dressed women. The order is allegedly an attempt to curb the problem, but some Zambians have...

19 March 2013

Zambia Readies Corruption Case Against Former President Rupiah Banda

The political and legal stage has been set for the prosecution of Zambia’s former president Rupiah Banda on corruption charges after his presidential immunity was lifted by parliament in a...

28 February 2013

Zambian Opposition Lobby for Suspension from the Commonwealth

Zambia’s opposition parties travelled to South Africa to call upon the Commonwealth to suspend the country amid claims of a deteriorating political environment.

31 January 2013

Zambia: Interview with BongoHive Co-Founder

BongoHive, a Zambian-based innovation hub, has captured the attention of computer and internet technology enthusiasts in the country. Global Voices recently caught up with Simunza Muyangana, one of the four...

16 January 2013

Director of Films Denouncing President Sata Arrested in Zambia

Chanda Chimba III, a freelance filmmaker who made documentaries denouncing Michael Sata, while he was the opposition Patriotic Front leader and before he became the President of Zambia, has been...

8 January 2013

Zambian Ex-President Banda on his 2011 Election Defeat

Former Zambian President Rupiah Banda has stated in a YouTube video interview that he did not contest the 2011 elections results because he did not want the country to go...

20 December 2012

Zambian President Orders Killing of “Rebels” No One Can Find

It remains difficult to confirm the existence of the Barotse Liberation Army, the supposed paramilitary wing of various groups calling for the secession of Zambia’s Western Province. After President Michael...

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