The Political Life of Zambia’s Kenneth Kaunda

Identity Literacy –  President Kaunda was a biological product of2parents born in Malawi but who migrated into Zambia. He was born in Zambia. He was bred in Zambia. He rose2the highest office in the land. He looks human and there exists no known mechanism that would distinguish him from the rest of the humans who claim or may claim2be authentic Zambians. The attempt2revisit KK’s citizenship points2a dangerous but prevalent human propensity2use birth as a discriminator in life. Birth and its address is one of many pathways to citizenship yet some…

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African Presidents With the Shortest Terms in Power

With the common opinion of Africa as the Land of Elected Monarchs, it will be to a large extend hilarious to talk about Presidents who ruled or hard the shortest term in power. Though a few hold the distinction of holding power for the shortest time; power which usually change hands through democratic elections is not characteristic of most of them, who were either ousted through a coup or assassinated. The terms range from 68 days in power to 4 years something that has been unusual in the continent for…

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Mujuru challenges Presidential powers

Zimbabwe People First leader Dr Joice Mujuru has gone to the Constitutional Court to challenge the legality of a Presidential decree providing a legal framework for the introduction of bond notes as legal tender. President Mugabe issued a decree this week authorising the introduction of bond notes, which are expected to ease the liquidity crunch gripping the country. Dr Mujuru filed her application in the Constitutional Court yesterday and listed President Mugabe, Parliament, Finance and Economic Minister Patrick Chinamasa, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr John Mangudya and Attorney-General Advocate…

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