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Meet Proscovia Nalweyiso, appointed Uganda’s first female Major General. Photo: New Vision
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Meet Proscovia Nalweyiso, appointed Uganda’s first female Major General

In 2011, Proscovia Nalweyiso became the first female Brigadier General in Uganda, a noteworthy achievement, which was celebrated across the continent. Fast-forward to 2017, the country has recorded another remarkable milestone, the promotion of Brig Nalweyiso to the rank of Major General. With the appointment, Nalweyiso becomes the country’s first female Major General, and one of the few women across the continent to hold such a powerful military position. We applaud and congratulate Maj Gen Nalweyiso on the historic achievement.

Second Lieutenant Thokozile Muwamba
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Meet Second Lieutenant Thokozile Muwamba, Zambia’s first female fighter pilot

Last year, 19 year-old Besa Mumba, became Zambia’s youngest commercial pilot, an achievement which was widely celebrated across the continent. Fast-forward six months, Zambia is celebrating yet another remarkable accomplishment, as 24-year-old Second Lieutenant Thokozile Muwamba becomes the country’s first female fighter pilot. We applaud Lt Muwamba’s historic achievement.

Zambian President Edgar Lungu was on August 15, 2016 re-elected in a closely-fought vote. Photo: ANP/AFP Gianluigi Guercia
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WhatWouldLunguDo? Zambian Pres Edgar Lungu slashes salary by half

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has slashed his salary by half as part of a proposed austerity drive. However, the Presidency has not revealed how the funds saved through the salary cut will be spent. There have been mixed reactions on social media with some users applauding President Lungu, making suggestions on how the funds can be reallocated. However, others have been critical of the pay-cut labelling it a grandstanding gesture.

Tax dodge: Africa isn't getting its due from multinationals (Photo: 401(K) 2012 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/68751915@N05/)
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Stealing Africa: The case for wiping out all debt

The amount of wealth flowing out of Africa is ten times the amount the continent receives in foreign assistance. This is the only argument African countries need to make when advocating for debt forgiveness. Through tax dodges like “transfer pricing”, big multinationals pay more taxes in the West than they do in Africa while carting away its resources. How long shall Africa allow this to continue?

This file photo taken on May 21, 2016 shows Zambian President Edgar Lungu addressing tens of thousands of supporters at the Heroes Stadium in Lusaka Photo: ANP/AFP. Salim Dawood
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Authorities in Zambia shut down private TV and radio stations

Zambia and Zimbabwe were both colonised by the British and exploited by the same megalomaniac, Cecil John Rhodes. Zambia used to be known as Northern Rhodesia, while its southern neighbour was known as Southern Rhodesia. Both countries are ruled by parties with Patriotic Front in its name. Do the similarities end there? Maybe not. Both parties do not seem to love private media.