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Zambia squeezing its Golden Goose to death

October 24 is always a day for reflection for the Zambian diaspora spattered across the face of the planet.

Zambia squeezing its Golden Goose to death Zambia squeezing its Golden Goose to death Zambia squeezing its Golden Goose to death Zambia squeezing its Golden Goose to death Zambia squeezing its Golden Goose to death

Copper cathodes at Kansanshi

What a day of celebration that was in 1967 when the British flag came down and the cities and towns were adorned in the green, black, red and copper of the new republic flag under president Kenneth Kaunda, who turned 94 in April this year.

As kids living in the mining towns on the Copperbelt, it was an exciting time, none of us really quite sure why our country should ever have been controlled by a foreign nation thousands of miles ...