What does independence mean?

Being the first of anything is not easy. No one could possibly prepare you for the job. Imagine the first night surrounded by strangers and you are converted into a glorified prisoner with limited freedoms. Imagine, your former friends trying to cross institutional roadblocks just to say hello. Imagine the expectations of the people that had been waiting so much for the promise of independence. Then juxtapose the enthusiasm and expectations of independence with the scope of the job of a Prime Minister. The picture in your mind the flight…

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What nobody told you about the fruits of independence.

There are many things we don’t know much about yet we are always trigger-happy to talk about. The state,statecraft,and the actors occupy so much content in the daily discourses of the citizens of any country but we have yet to invest in a proper understanding of what these terms mean for us to better do performance appraisals of the actors. History records that President Kaunda was forced2pass on the torch2Chiluba and1would have expected civility2inform actions yet the post-Kaunda experiences exposed the real faultlines of the promise of independence. Can we…

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They call the Third World the lazy man’s purview

This article was penned by Field Ruwe. He is a US-based Zambian media practitioner and author. He is a PhD candidate with a B.A. in Mass Communication and Journalism, and an M.A. in History. They call the Third World the lazy man’s purview; the sluggishly slothful and languorous prefecture. In this realm people are sleepy, dreamy, torpid, lethargic, and therefore indigent—totally penniless, needy, destitute, poverty-stricken, disfavored, and impoverished. In this demesne, as they call it, there are hardly any discoveries, inventions, and innovations. Africa is the trailblazer. Some still call…

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