It’s time that we talk about beer

On a recent Saturday, a friend stepped off one minibus just before it rear-ended another one. The driver was intoxicated. It was not yet 9am. I know that bus operators in Zambia are in a precarious position. Drivers work on tight margins and conductors can be easily replaced. Don’t get me started on the value…

Grounded for the night

When I returned to Zambia in January, I was surprised to learn that public transport vehicles were barred from moving between 21 hours and 05 hours. (Non-Zambians are likely to know these times as “9pm” and “5am.” Living in Zambia is great way for English-language speakers to learn the 24-hour clock.) Since this is a)…