Victor Kalalanda investigates the world of the country’s illicit sex trade as part of a series. In this first piece, he goes undercover on one of Lusaka's infamous streets-Omelo Mumba.
Dressing and appearance are thoroughly scrutinized for women in Zambia; if a woman looks too feminine; chances are she will not be taken seriously. The sad truth of the matter is that when it comes to appearance, men are the standard and norm: a man going in town for shopping or to a business meeting does not fear or wonder about being attacked by a mob or being taken seriously based on what he is wearing- a woman does.
Dirty toilets, clogged sinks, broken beer bottles are all not uncommon at The University of Zambia (UNZA) main campus during the weekends. The
Invariably, the centre for student demonstrations, University of Zambia (UNZA) ‘Monk’ Square has come to be a symbol and an echo of student
Every year, on the 14th of February, love is in the air; flowers, chocolates, people dressed in red are an expected spectacle. This
The complaints were lodged, they were heard and the response was quick. Usually the acting president Piyo Ndlovu, popularly known as ‘Tolo’ only
Blesser-Blesse, has been a buzzword of late among young people, but what exactly is a blesser? Well, a blesser is basically a sugar-coated term
The history of Zambia having people that lived in caves as a place to lay their heads on is real! The reality of such a time is felt and experienced at the Mumbwa caves as one takes a tour through them.
The curtain is slowly closing, wrapping up this phase. The crowd is still clapping, right time to leave the stage. We both know the story is ending, playing our parts but just pretending. The love is already gone, it’s no use faking what we are not feeling. As I say the last line of this beautiful love story, pain is pricking every inch of my soul. As I say the words we both dread to hear, my heart is shattered to the core.
THE economy of Zambia has been under-performing for a long time now and there is urgent need to diversify the sectors which the economy is dependent on. From the post-independence period to date, the economy has heavily relied on foreign currency earnings from copper which apparently is proving to be unsustainable. It is unsustainable in that the country does not have the manufacturing machinery to process the very copper into finished products. Copper exports amount to approximately 77 percent of the country’s income.