This is my last week and soon I’ll be leaving Zambia – it also happens to coincide with National Presidental Elections in this once poverty stricken but now economically growing southern African country.
Just 3 months after the US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton visited Lusaka to address the 10th African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, the local Christians, who are more the majority here unlike populations in the first world, are sincerely praying for peace, and I hope these friendly people will not have to run anywhere.
Yesterday, the usually busy streets were ominously quiet both on the roads and off, just one day after voting while results start to trickle in. The opposition are winning a lot of seats, we’re holding onto our own – and hoping there will be peace in Zambia – whoever wins!
On the bright side, Zambia has gorgeous sunsets!