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Medardo Cardinal Mazombwe dies at 81

Posted by Charles Mafa on Friday, August 30, 2013, In : Religion 

We all know that some day we are destined to die. Yet when the cold hand of death visits us, the shock in us all is palpable. I can’t help but provide some reflections on the death of Zambia’s first indigenous Cardinal, Medardo Joseph Mazombwe. The country has been robbed of a much loved son of the land, the man who preached the word of God to all of us and stood for justice.

I want to take you back to 2010 when in the company of other Zambians, I travelled to Vatican in Rome, Italy to ...


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‘Dilapidated, insufficient, worn out’ The state of our trades training schools'

Posted by Charles Mafa on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, In : Education 

There is an argument that under-utilisation of human capital – which could be described as a lack of job skills -- is perhaps the biggest single factor contributing to Zambia’s lack of development. Without it, all other resources such as capital, land and nature are of little use. People have to be trained in the techniques and skills to do their jobs, but in the area of technical and vocational training it all comes unstuck. Charles Mafa reports.

The importance of technical and vocati...


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The Good, the Bad and the Chinese

Posted by Charles Mafa on Thursday, October 4, 2012, In : Commerce 

China’s voracious appetite for natural resources has driven a boom of investments and aid to African countries. In the Southern African country of Zambia, Chinese companies are building roads, hospitals, sports stadia as well as reviving copper mines abandoned in the country’s Copperbelt region.

The Chinese have also chosen Zambia as the place to set up its first out of five free trade zones in Africa. The Chambishi multi-facility economic zone on the Copperbelt is anchored by a 200 m...


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