Zambia a Peaceful Country?

1990 Words Aug 17th, 2013 8 Pages
People have defined peace in different words and perspectives around the world. Hence, this essay will discuss whether Zambia is a peaceful nation or not from a perspective of a definition of peace as, a state of law or civil governance, a state of justice or goodness and a balance or equilibrium of power.

Analyzing the positioning of Zambia on whether Zambia is peaceful or not, basing on the above definition of peace, it can be said that, Zambia is not a peaceful nation. Below is the analysis on why Zambia can be said not to be a peaceful nation.

According to Farkins (2008) “Civil Government is the proper authority for governing and enforcing laws at the local, municipal, state, or national level.” civil government also known as
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Both Mumba and Hichilema have been arrested several times while meeting constituents and they have been told they now need formal authorisation to hold rallies and meetings or they could face further detention. In addition, a number of civil society organizations advocating for greater civic engagement in Zambia’s ongoing constitution-making process have recently been threatened with deregistration. In addition to this, several journalists and political activists have been arrested on various charges including defamation of the President and operating unsanctioned media outlets.

Justice is the fairness of a situation and a fair treatment. Rawls (1999) defines justice as “a concept of moral rightness based on ethics, rationality, law, natural law, religion, equity or fairness, as well as the administration of the law, taking into account the inalienable and inborn rights of all human beings and citizens, the right of all people and individuals to equal protection before the law of their civil rights, without discrimination on the basis of race, gender,
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