Violently disturbing the livelihoods and businesses of our street vendors and booth traders in order to create the false impression that our capital city, Lusaka, is everywhere clean and orderly, to the African Union (AU) delegates is a most sure way of fuelling hostility, especially among our young people who are the majority of street traders, for the remote and obscure AU among Zambia’s young people. There was absolutely no need for the inhuman drama of evicting street vendors and removing booths from their usual trading areas, just to impress delegates coming from, in most cases, even poorer and more impoverished African capitals! Africa, especially so-called Sub Sahara Africa, is home to the world’s poorest people who survive on extremely…...

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