Zambia: The One-Party State Subsidy

The truth of the matter is that the fuel and maize subsidies have not actually been removed, but rather they have been transformed by the PF into the One-Party State Subsidy.

Time for International Action on Zambia

It is time to acknowledge that Zambia’s democracy is in crisis. The government willingly breaks the law and is set on destroying the competitive multiparty system. It is time for international action before it is too late.

Zambia’s Attack on Freedom of Expression

In Zambia today, the PF believes that it is illegal for you to have an opinion. You can be considered a “criminal” for disagreeing with the president, and apparently, you can face jail time if you dare to voice that criticism.

Rule of Law Under Attack in Zambia

“For my friends, anything; for my enemies, the law.” In Zambia, Michael Sata is using anti-corruption as a tool to eliminate multiparty democracy.

President of Zambia Must Halt Civil Rights Abuses

The Coalition for the Defence of Democratic Rights (CDDR) of Zambia has called upon President Michael Sata to put a stop to the harassment, violence, and persecution of opposition political figures. In recent months, the Zambian authorities have blocked meetings, orchestrated electoral violence, and arrested and jailed critics of the ruling party.

Is China Wearing Out its Welcome in Africa?

Only a few years ago, China stormed the world stage with its hugely expanded footprint in Africa. Now with India, Brazil, and new private equity players competing in the same space, does Beijing still have the soft power to dominate these fast rising markets?

Response to Government of Zambia’s Harassment and Intimidation of Counsel to Henry Banda

Statement from Amsterdam & Peroff LLP 14 April 2012 In an article published on 14 April 2012 in the Post Newspaper of Zambia, Wynter Kabimba, Secretary General of the ruling Patriotic Front party, makes several defamatory and threatening comments with respect toward Mr. Robert Amsterdam, international lawyer to Mr. Henry Banda. Specifically, Mr. Kabimba’s denunciation […]