Tuesday 30th May 2017

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OPINION PIECE: PF Running Scared from Debate Challenge – Ruth Mwanza
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This morning it has become clear the Patriotic Front are running scared from UPND President Hakainde Hichilema’s debate proposition. Early this month Open Zambia called on the PF and UPND Presidents...
The ECZ has no legal standing to suspend election campaigns – Beth Chanda
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Dear Editor, The ECZ suspension of all campaigning in Lusaka and Namwala district is not lawful and infringes upon opposition campaigns. The ECZ have suspended campaigning because of building electo...
TODAY’S BLOG: Lungu and his close advisors are all drowning in allegations of corruption
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It is becoming increasingly clear that Edgar Lungu is a crooked man who surrounds himself with equally crooked advisors. In recent months, Margaret Mwanakatwe, Kaizer Zulu, Kelvin Bwalya and Edgar Lun...
TODAYS BLOG: Students will never forget the academic torture they have been subjected to
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A statement released by CBU students Tobias Makai, outgoing Students Council of Representatives chairperson, and Samson Thole, outgoing member, described the heartbreaking situations that the students...
TODAY’S BLOG: The new legislation PF passed without you knowing could threaten election results
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Evidence is mounting that suggests the up and coming Zambian elections on 11th August will not be free or fair, and that any guarantee of a fair hearing should there be any post-election dispute over ...
Zambian Culture Is Unrivalled
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An amalgam of traditions, norms and values of a diverse people from over 70 ethnic groups make up the Zambian culture. The Soutern African country derives its name from the Zambezi River, which forms ...
TODAY’S BLOG: Are ZAF playing dirty tricks?
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Worry increases as more and more evidence points to potential rigging of the presidential election in August. Employees of the Zambian Air Force, ZAF, reportedly had to hand over their registration...
TODAY’S BLOG: An evaluation of PFs 2016-2021 Manifesto – impressive on the outside but disappointing on the inside…
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PF finally decided to release their new Manifesto – a very large 79 page long manifesto intended to explain to the Zambian voters how they will continue to contribute to the development of the count...
TODAY’S BLOG: Never’s chooses God over personal gain
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Yesterday, we saw the former pastor and MMD President Dr Nevers Mumba come out and endorse Hakainde Hichilema for President. He announced the MMD will put their full support into getting HH into State...
24 Hours Later…No Sign of PF Manifesto
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It has now been 24 hours since the PF and President Lungu announced the launch of their new manifesto. At Heroes stadium Lungu proudly announced their new plans would be available online. Open Zamb...
Privatisation Is Not White Imperialism – Private Industry Is Universal
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This is the second instalment of our series discussing privatisation. We want to uncover the truth about privatisation and also hear what you have to say! It has been posited that privatisation is jus...
PF Facing Serious Internal Struggles
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  Yesterday Mr. Mulenga Sata announced that he was resigning from the Patriotic Front and joining the UPND. Mr Sata is one in a string of high profile PF members to defect in recent weeks, inc...
COMMENT: On World Press Freedom Day It’s Time To Reflect
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World Press Freedom Day 216 celebrates the right to access information and fundamental freedoms. Every year on May 3rd UNESCO set aside the day to highlight the fundamental principles of press freedom...
Happy Labour Day From Open Zambia
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Happy Labour Day to all our readers!!! On this wonderful day let us take a moment to honor all those who work hard across the country to provide for not only themselves and their families but others t...
What’s the Big Debate?
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Surely a presidential debate is a no brainer. For the voter it’s a great way to see the candidates side by side and weigh up their different qualities and policies. For the candidate it gives them a...
TODAY’S BLOG: UN Janet Rogan’s bizarre praise for the dodgy ECZ
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In a bizarre statement made yesterday in Ndola, the United Nations representative Janet Rogan praised the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) as credible and outstanding. Coming at a time when the EC...
TODAY’S BLOG: The future of Zambian energy – are we ready to switch on the lights?
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Zambia is nearly completely dependent on hydropower – 96% of the country’s energy is fueled by the Zambezi river. But climate change has largely affected its capacity, leading to the current situa...
Today’s Blog: PF Making Excuses Yet Again
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A number of reports have suggested that the PF ‘mega-rally’ at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in the Copperbelt was a flop.   In typical PF fashion they have been quick to start making excu...
OPINION: ZAF General Chimese Out Of Touch With Zambians
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Last week ZAF General Chimese released a statement criticising Zambian citizens. He announced that he was deeply concerned by our citizens who in his words were demonstrating ‘carelessness, lack of ...
COMMENT: PF Resorting To Desperate Tricks
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Both the PF and the UPND last week announced they were both going to hold Campaign Rallys on Saturday the 14th of May. The PF were set to hold theirs at Heroes Stadium whereas the UPND had chosen Kitw...