Monthly Archives: September 2010

A Pact of Naivety: Hakainde Hichilema and his Lost Battle for the Pact

A Pact of Naivety: Hakainde Hichilema and his Lost Battle for the Pact By Elias Munshya wa Munshya In an earlier article, I had given the so called UPND/PF Pact until November 2010 to survive. After November, I predicted that it was going to disintegrate into stark factions and rancour. November is two months away and all the signs are

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It’s How We End That Matters: A Review of Kalungu-Banda’s Book on President Mwanawasa

It’s How We End That Matters: A Review of Kalungu-Banda’s Book on President MwanawasaBy Elias Munshya wa Munshya The author of the book, It’s How We End That Matters: Leadership Lessons from an African President, Martin Kalungu-Banda is not new to Zambia. He has been a lecturer at UNZA, worked for BP Zambia, OXFAM and famously had a stint at

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From Kamanga to Kunda: Political Lessons from Zambia’s Vice-Presidents

From Kamanga to Kunda: Political Lessons from Zambia’s Vice-Presidents By Elias Munshya Wa Munshya Zambia’s presidency and presidents have dominated much of post-colonial analysis of politics and history. This is very well understood, considering the power that the presidency wields and the central role that it plays in the political and economic life of the nation. As such, political leadership

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