Tag Archives: Milenge

Hakainde Hichilema, Luapula Province and the Politics of Tribal Perception

 Munshya wa Munshya  It was certain that the Patriotic Front party was going to win the Mansa by-election. We all expected the PF to win. Luapula is their stronghold after all. And no doubt, the people of Mansa Central showed that they have not changed a bit in their unwavering support for the don’t kubeba party and its leader Michael

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Returning Abdul: An Analysis of Justice Mchenga’s Ruling in Simwaya v Attorney General (2013)

By E Munshya wa Munshya On 12th December 2012 Zambia’s Home Affairs Minister issued a deportation order to one Abdul Simwaya. Referring to him as a “foreign national”, Hon. Edgar Lungu declared that Simwaya had become “a danger to national security”.[1] Mr. Lungu further stated, “Government will not hesitate to deport foreigners that breach Zambian laws”. In a December 15

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What is development? Is it a Pit-Latrine or a Street?

A few years ago, I travelled by road from Lusaka to my home village of Milenge, Luapula Province. On my way, I discovered that an NGO had helped build, for my people, well ventilated pit latrines utilizing very sophisticated modern methods. The latrines looked good. They were built in concrete and asbestos for roofing sheets. However, I looked again and

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