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Zambia on track for debt restructuring next quarter -finance minister

Zambia is pushing hard to complete the restructuring of nearly $15 billion of external debt in the first quarter of 2023 and is “in active engagement” with its largest bilateral creditor China, Zambia’s finance minister said in an interview at the Reuters NEXT conference. Zambia defaulted on its sovereign debt in 2020 and the currentContinue reading “Zambia on track for debt restructuring next quarter -finance minister”


The President of the Republic of Zambia and Commander-In-Chief of the Defence Force, Mr Hakainde Hichilema made a commitment to provide resources towards stabilizing the security situation in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, following the SADC Extraordinary Meeting of Heads of State held in January 2022 in Malawi. President Hichilema said maintaining peace in neighboring countries isContinue reading “ZAMBIA DEPLOYS A ZAF AIRCRAFT TO SUPPORT SADC MISSION IN MOZAMBIQUE”

Procedure for Removal of Presidential Immunity

The August 12, 2021 produced a Hang Parliament. There is no party that can claim to have two-thirds majority. The Zambian Parliament has a total of 156 Seats and 10 Nominated Members of Parliament by the Republican President. Currently the United Party for National Development has 82 Members of Parliament, the Patriotic Front has 62,Continue reading “Procedure for Removal of Presidential Immunity”

IMF Bailout: A sense of De Javu for the Citizens

By Yohane Mbeeya Moono Prior to the August 12 elections, the Patriotic Front led government was engaged in serious negotiations to have an economic bailout package from the International Monetary Fund. The then President Edgar Chagwa Lungu in November of 2020 launched the Economic Recovery Plan. The Patriotic Front and the United Party for NationalContinue reading “IMF Bailout: A sense of De Javu for the Citizens”

Is Democracy the Best form of Governance?

Democracy has long been and widely praised as the best form of governance more especially the proponents coming from the Western part of the World. Democracy entails the full participation of the citizens on matters of concern to the country. Zambia having learnt from the Western World colonial masters has long adopted and lauded asContinue reading “Is Democracy the Best form of Governance?”

We’re dealing with a right, focused President – Liato

By Chambwa Moonga I’M very confident that we are dealing with a right President, says Austin Liato. He says President Hakainde Hichilema is focused and he is determined to fulfill his campaign promises. Liato also says the 2022 national budget has correctly answered most of President Hichilema’s campaign pledges. Early last month, Liato, a formerContinue reading “We’re dealing with a right, focused President – Liato”

Life Beyond Political Campaigns

Immediately after the 2016 elections, the petition came and as soon as the petition was desposed off, then came the Inuaguration of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu. What was so fascinating about these events and the aftermath is how quickly the Patriotic Front and it’s members began to endorse President Edgar Chagwa Lungu for 2021 asContinue reading “Life Beyond Political Campaigns”

Is this the end of Zambia-China Relationship?

By John Moono On Monday 16 August, 2021 the Electoral Commission of Zambia announced that Hakainde Hichilema had won the Presidential Election making him the 7th Republican President of Zambia.Under the Leadership of Edgar Chagwa Lungu, Zambia jailed two men from Kapiri Mposhi for 15 years in Jail for practicing Gayism. Zambia is generally conservativeContinue reading “Is this the end of Zambia-China Relationship?”

Zambia has waited for long to implement decentralisation policy – Kamanga

By Oliver Chisenga of the Mast REGIONAL Cluster of Permanent Secretaries in the Provinces chairperson Elias Kamanga has applauded President Hakainde Hichilema on his indication to place high premium on devolution and decentralization of resources as the anchor of his government’s inaugural budget. Kamanga said the President’s assurance of a departure from an over centralisedContinue reading “Zambia has waited for long to implement decentralisation policy – Kamanga”

Government produces Hichilema’s official portrait

GOVERNMENT has announced that the official portrait of President Hakainde Hichilema has been produced. According to a statement from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services quoting permanent secretary Amos Malupenga, the portrait will be distributed through the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) offices spread across the country. Malupenga categorised the portrait in threethreeContinue reading “Government produces Hichilema’s official portrait”