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Gershom Ndhlovu

I am a Zambian journalist and blogger with a passion for all things Zambian. In the process of commenting on the political, social and economic issues of my country of birth, some people obviously get hurt which is not my intention. My mission is to present facts as they are. Whatever the case, the idea is to leave a better Zambia for our children and their children. Please follow me on Twitter@GNdhlovu.

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Latest posts by Gershom Ndhlovu

20 July 2015

A Musician Convicted of Rape Released After He Sings the Praises of Zambia's President

"Clearly, President Lungu is increasingly becoming a danger not only to the nation but more specifically to the welfare of the girl child in Zambia."

14 July 2015

Zambia's Crippling Energy Crisis Is Changing Life for Everyone. And Not for the Better.

A near-nationwide power outage hit Zambia earlier this year, leading to drastic cutbacks in the country's electricity supply. A new "load-shedding" scheme is now testing consumers and employers alike.

16 June 2015

Zambia's Government Plans to Buy Police Cars That Cost Half a Million Dollars Each

"[D]o these vehicles refuel themselves, do they also stop crime on their own..are they automated cops?"

11 June 2015

Zambian Musician Charged Over Song Lampooning President Edgar Lungu

A musician has been taken to court for a song depicting the Zambian president, known for drinking habits, ascending to power with a suitcase full of Jameson whisky.

31 March 2015

In Zambia, a Tomato Pushes Joblessness Center Stage

Zambia's unemployment rate is ranked 9th highest in Africa.

18 February 2015

New Minister Threatens to Shut Down Zambian Independent News Site

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The site has been blocked within Zambia on numerous occasions, and reporters have been arrested because of suspected associations with the website.

11 February 2015

Déjà Vu? New Zambian President Sparks Health Speculation With Holiday

Zambians wonder if President Lungu is sick, despite his clean bill of health, following his holiday barely two weeks in office as replacement to Michael Sata, who died in office.

31 December 2014

As Elections Approach, Zambia Sees Rising Social Media Hate Speech, Ethnic Tension

"This electoral campaign period has brought out some sad realities about us as people."

31 October 2014

They Lied Until He Died: Zambia Acknowledges President's Illness Just Before His Death

Zambia's fifth president, Michael Sata, died on October 28, 2014. Zambians question the government's decision not to tell the nation the truth about his health.

28 October 2014

50 Years Later, Zambians Are Asking What Independence Day Means

While Zambians all over the world celebrated the holiday with food, the national colours, and more, some observations have raised serious questions about the country's past and future.

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