Economic Diversification is the Answer to Zambia’S Poor Economy

Economic Diversification is the Answer to Zambia’S Poor Economy »

8 Apr, 2014
Focus Point

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. 

POEM: Street Kids

POEM: Street Kids »

1 Apr, 2014

THEY live today, worrying about tomorrow, Living in pain, their hearts are torn with sorrow. All seems dark, pain paints their emotions, Paralleled to satisfaction, by lack; only tasting it in microscopic proportions.   They have no home, know no shelter, Living all alone, wishing for a helper. Unlike deserts, their eyes are ever wet- with tears, Their potential minds suppressed in a corner of fears.

Poem: Snakes and Ladders

Poem: Snakes and Ladders »

5 Dec, 2013

The dice is rolled; My journey of life begins; I set foot on this road. Faith carries me far enough to make me believe in a god. I climb many ladders because of the virtues I hold. The King in me savours the days I spend in the city of gold. I am living a life of endless luxuries; my life will definitely be told. I swim in pools of pride saying goodbye to my past. My glass is always filled to the brim with lust.

Poetry: Era of the hit and runs

Poetry: Era of the hit and runs »

27 Jul, 2013

So many girls with broken hearts One wonders if they are all genuine all they just claim. I met this girl named Barbra Said her boyfriend left her with a broken heart, Cause of Sandra? Charming her while eating her friend up like lasagna... She told me the day she find out her mind tripped like she stepped on a banana.

Need for up-to-date books and material in the UNZA Main Library

Need for up-to-date books and material in the UNZA Main Library »

27 Mar, 2013
Focus Point

The purpose of university libraries is to support teaching, learning, and research in ways consistent with, and supportive of, the institution's mission and goals. In addition, library resources and services should be sufficient in quality, depth, diversity, and currency to support the institution's curriculum. To say the least university libraries are considered as the most important resource centre of an academic institution. They are perceived as a good measure of an institution's excellence and quality.

Street Chic Fashion: Natural is beautiful!

Street Chic Fashion: Natural is beautiful! »

10 Oct, 2012

What is beauty? What is true African beauty? Does it lie in the curves of a woman? Does it lie in her ebony, chocolate or caramel smooth skin? What is beauty?   Many say that a woman’s beauty lies more in her hair than in anything else. Some say a woman’s hair is one of the few things a man actually pays attention to. I don’t know how true that is, but i know for sure that if it doesn’t look good he’ll definitely say something about it, no matter how inattentive he seems to be.

Lets talk about it! »

9 Oct, 2012
Focus Point

The use of demonstrations as a way of expressing grievances at higher institutions of learning is more than a growing phenomenon. When it comes to the expression of grievances by the University of Zambia (UNZA) students the use of demonstrations cannot be overemphasized. This is to say demonstrations are the order of the day whenever there is a misunderstanding between management and students.

Don’t just say it: Wear it!

Don’t just say it: Wear it! »

24 Sep, 2012

Weird as they are, these outfits are more than just clothes. They are the brainchild of creative minds. They are voices. Put another way, these clothes are a form of advocacy.

UNZA Alumni: Where art thou?

UNZA Alumni: Where art thou? »

24 Sep, 2012
Focus Point

WHAT happens when University of Zambia (UNZA) students graduate? Is UNZA just to be used as a stepping-stone and forgotten about? Where are the Alumni? The conditions at UNZA are now worse than what most of the Alumni found and yet they still remain silent. UNZA cannot improve without a collective effort. Many students have graduated from the institution since 1969 but how many, really, have taken the time to contribute anything to the improvement of UNZA?