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Lessons in Effective Citizen Activism: The Anti-Third Term Campaign in Zambia

Learn how Zambian civil society mobilised effectively to stop former President Frederick Chiluba changing the Constitution to run for a third term as president. Often, we complain that we lack the time, money and expertise to make any difference ...

The Evolution and Development of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy in Zambia

The liberal democratic wave that swept through Africa after the collapse of the USSR and communist regimes in eastern Europe spelled an end to several one-party states and military governments on the continent. Among other things it prompted the f...

The Myth and Reality of Chinese Investors: A Case Study of Chinese Investment in Zambia's Copper Industry

"In any attempt to analyse the implications of Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) for African countries, Zambia is the example par excellence, its historical relationship with China and its ever-increasing economic ties with the emerging powe...

Policy Effectiveness and China’s Investment in the Zambian Mining Sector

"Despite the financial crisis of 2008–2009, the pace of China’s investment into Africa has quickened. This is re-configuring state–firm relations in Africa’s resource-rich countries. However, Chinese and Western investors have different approaches...

The economic problems and policies of South Africa's neighbouring black African states

"Westerners tend to assume that the newly independent states of Africa are somehow, morally bound to make economic development their first and foremost priority. However, to Africans, no less than to other people, independence means to be master ...

Zambia moves into the forefront of the Rhodesian conflict

This paper has as its theme the struggle for independence in Rhodesia. The process to gain independence was not an easy one as sanctions had an adverse effect on the development of Rhodesia. The refusal of the United Nations to talk to the illegal...

Zambia

"I drew attention in June to the compulsion or temptation - I am not sure which it was - which led Zambian ministers to be the first to proclaim the failure of existing sanctions against Rhodesia, possibly in order to be able simultaneously to de...

Repercussions: Zambia, Rhodesia and South West Africa

In this report the author is discussing the problems of 3 different countries, namely Zambia, Rhodesia and South West Africa. The slow deterioration of Zambia's economy after their decision to move against Rhodesia is not at an end. Numerous probl...

Blame the rulers, not the rain: Democracy and food security in Zambia and Zimbabwe

The Southern African region is threatened by a famine and 5 of the 6 affected countries are democracies. However the current crisis raises serious questions about the strength of their democratic institutions and their ability to provide a basic l...

EISA Election Observer Mission Report: Zambia Presidential, parliamentary and local government elections 28 September 2006

"This report sets forth the assessment of the EISA Observer Mission to the Zambian tripartite elections of 28 September 2006, including the mission’s findings, analysis and recommendations on the electoral process in all its phases, especially the...

Chinese Debt, Aid and Trade: Opportunity or Threat for Zambia?

"This paper looks at the threats and opportunities of China’s involvement in Africa and Zambia, specifically relating to aid, trade and debt sustainability aspects, and offers policy recommendations that may enable ‘China in Africa’ to be benefici...

Elections and Democracy in Zambia

"This case study seeks to evaluate the prospects for the endurance of multiparty democracy in Zambia. The data used is based primarily on information gathered during interviews with key stakeholders in the political process in Zambia, namely polit...

Electoral System Reform, Democracy and Stability in the SADC Region: A Comparative Analysis

"The discussion begins with a fairly comprehensive survey of electoral democracy in the region with special reference to the selected countries. Section 2 chronicles the workings of various electoral systems in these countries and their impact on ...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 10

This Southern Africa record contains the following texts: Speech on Angola by K.D. Kaunda, President of Zambia; South Africa and Angola: Statement in Parliament on 25 March 1976 by the South African Minister of Defence, P.W. Botha, concerning refu...

Political Parties and Democratisation in the Southern African Development Community Region: The Weakest Link?

"This report sketches out historical and contemporary trends in respect of the internal functioning of political parties in Southern Africa. There is no doubt that political parties play a key role in the democratization process. Furthermore, poli...

Political Parties and the Quest for Democratic Consolidation in Zambia

"This is a study of political parties in Zambia within the context of a wider regional programme on political parties and governance in Southern Africa. It seeks to establish the place of political parties in the Zambian political system. It also...

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Political Parties in the SADC Region Through Public Outreach Programmes: Focus on Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zambia

"The study seeks to examine whether or not political parties have public outreach programmes and how they develop and implement these programmes. It also seeks to assess the impact of such public outreach programmes, where these exist, on sustaini...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 11

This Southern Africa Record contains the following: Statement by the President of Mozambique, Samora Machel, at the United Nations Conference in Support of the Peoples of Namibia and Zimbabwe, Maputo, 16 May 1977; Extract concerning South West Afr...

Parties in Parliament The Relationship between Members of Parliament and their Parties in Zambia

"The purpose of this paper is to discuss the relationship between parties and their Members of Parliament in Zambia. This will be done by first contextualising political parties and their relationship to Parliament in Zambia. Secondly, we discuss ...

Democratisation, Dominant Parties and Weak Opposition: The Southern African Project

"In order to grapple with these issues, this paper will probe the state of the region’s party-political systems, and consider the effects of dominant parties, the nature and state of opposition, and their implications for the democratisation proj...

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