Hakainde Hichilema

Zambian president-elect for the United Party for National Development Hakainde Hichilema during a press briefing at his residence in Lusaka on August 11, 2021.

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Cowrie of hope for Zambia: Literature and reality for new president

What you need to know:

  • The President-Elect of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema, should remember that the voter is like the fictional character Nasula in A Cowrie of Hope.
  • The work for the new Zambian president and the incoming Kenyan president in 2022 is clearly cut: to, among other things, tackle the abject poverty.


 

African politics is menacing, like the sudden purring of a wild cat. Like the feel of the coldness of the muzzle of a loaded gun. It can be shimmering, fully-fledged and completely convincing or direct, jarring and shocking.

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