Daniel Munkombwe’s Political Life: What Do We Learn From It?

Daniel Munkombwe’s Political Life: What Do We Learn From It?

After being at the centre of national politics for over half a century, Daniel Chibbwalu Munkombwe joined, in 2015, the very short list of Zambian political leaders who have written their memoirs. Published by Fleetfoot (a local publishing company that provides an important platform for works that are unlikely to win the approval of commercial […]

Zambian Political Defections- The Real Losers

Zambian Political Defections- The Real Losers

And yesterday we all woke up to news that Mulenga Sata, son to 5th Zambian president, Micheal Sata had rejoined the ruling Patriotic Front from Upnd, a party he joined prior to the 2016 tripartite elections but hasn’t lasted two years in it. Usual reactions; Praised by PF supporters as the return of the prodigal […]

Kenyans Mock Zambian MPs’ Corruption Fight

Kenyans Mock Zambian MPs’ Corruption Fight

KENYANS on Twitter have turned into a joke a visit by Zambian members of parliament who are in that country for a “benchmarking” trip on corruption fight. One of the main newspapers has reported that a group of Zambian members of parliament was in the country to “get tips on how to fight corruption”. The […]

TIZ Questions PF’s Attacks On FIC

TIZ Questions PF’s Attacks On FIC

TRANSPARENCY International Zambia has condemned calls by the Patriotic Front to disband the Financial Intelligence Centre and prosecution of Mary Tshuma. TIZ executive director Wesley Chibamba said it was amazing that the party in power was fighting government institutions and civil society. He has furthermore called on President Edgar Lungu to demonstrate leadership and live […]

Musokotwane Says PF Can’t Win General Elections the Way It’s Winning By-Elections

Musokotwane Says PF Can’t Win General Elections the Way It’s Winning By-Elections

Liuwa UPND member of parliament Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane says the Patriotic Front’s victory in the just ended parliamentary and local government by-elections is not an indication that his party has lost popularity. And Dr Mosokotwane has promised to demand for the release of Constituency Development Funds (CDF) for the development of constituencies held by opposition […]

PF Calls For Disbandment Of FIC Board For Exposing Govt Corruption

PF Calls For Disbandment Of FIC Board For Exposing Govt Corruption

The opposition UPND has been challenged to realize that the solution to ending political violence in Zambian politics lies in denouncing its violence formula Mapatizya. Lunte PF Member of Parliament Mutotwe Kafwaya says he has now established that the violence that was being perpetrated in Mapatizya is the one that is now haunting the Country’s […]

Court Dismisses Liato Election Petition Appeal

Court Dismisses Liato Election Petition Appeal

THE Constitutional Court has thrown out Austin Liato’s election appeal in which he was challenging the election of Kaoma Central UPND member of parliament General Sitwala Sitwala for lacking merit. Liato, who stood on the PF ticket and lost to General Sitwala, petitioned the seat in the High Court but it was dismissed because he […]

Zambia Risks Becoming a Mafia State – Zitukule Consortium

Zambia Risks Becoming a Mafia State – Zitukule Consortium

ZAMBIA risks becoming a Mafia state where corrupt and criminal elements gang up against independent public institutions to cover their clandestine activities, says governance activist Nicholas Phiri. Phiri, executive director of Zitukule Consortium, said the organisation was concerned that the leadership of the Financial Intelligence Centre has been on the receiving end of unwarranted attacks […]

Statement On Pres. Lungu’s Stance Against Proposed Secret Meeting

June 4, 2018 Zambian DNA commends President Edgar Lungu for rejecting the secret night meeting proposed by a known opposition party leader.   However, we are elated that President Lungu is ready for an inclusive national dialogue, and not one on one secret night meeting. Indeed, it’s unusual that an opposition leader who refused to […]

Police asks Prime TV for Footage of Siwale Interview

Police asks Prime TV for Footage of Siwale Interview

POLICE in Lusaka have written to Prime Television to release footage in which Fresher Siwale allegedly defamed President Edgar Lungu. But Prime Television managing director Gerald Shawa says the station will not release any footage to the police until they produce a court order. New Labour Party president Siwale was last month granted K10,000 bail […]