VIDEO: Zambian Minister Mixes Up Barack Obama With Boko Haram in Viral Gaffe

Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 23:40, by Gershom Ndhlovu
A screenshot of the video showing Zambian Minister Nkandu Luo speaking at a solidarity march for the girls abducted by jihadist group Boko Haram. During the speech, she mixed up U.S. President's Barack Obama's name with Boko Haram.

A screenshot of the video showing Zambian Minister Nkandu Luo speaking at a solidarity march on May 17, 2014, for the girls abducted by jihadist group Boko Haram. 

American President Barack Obama's last name has more than once been confused with deceased al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's similar-sounding first name. But Barack with Boko Haram? That might be a first. 

Zambian Minister Nkandu Luo made that very blunder during a solidarity march held in the capital Lusaka on May 17 for the close to 300 girls abducted by the militant Islamist group in Nigeria. Video that has surfaced… ( Read on! )

Zambia Ditches English in Primary School for Government-Approved Local Languages

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 16:44, by Gershom Ndhlovu

In what is probably the most radical policy change by Zambia's just over two-years-old Patriotic Front (PF) government is the change in the language of instruction in lower primary school from English to local languages.

Lower primary school in Zambia is from Grade 1 to Grade 4 and caters to ages anywhere between three and 12 because there is no policy regarding how old a child has got to be to start or complete school.

The language change has its supporters, but it also has it is critics, and among the latter are chiefs, the traditional leaders who head various ethnic groups as custodians of… ( Read on! )

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