Zambia

Country Zambia
Capital Lusaka
Continent Africa
Currency Zambian kwacha(ZMW)
Languages English, Bemba, Tonga, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Kaonde, Nyanja & Chewa

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Introduction

The territory of Northern Rhodesia was administered by the [British] South Africa Company from 1891 until it was taken over by the UK in 1923. During the 1920s and 1930s, advances in mining spurred development and immigration. The name was changed to Zambia upon independence in 1964. In the 1980s and 1990s, declining copper prices and a prolonged drought hurt the economy. Elections in 1991 brought an end to one-party rule, but the subsequent vote in 1996 saw blatant harassment of opposition parties. The election in 2001 was marked by administrative problems with three parties filing a legal petition challenging the election of ruling party candidate Levy MWANAWASA. The new president launched an anticorruption investigation in 2002 to probe high-level corruption during the previous administration. In 2006-07, this task force successfully prosecuted four cases, including a landmark civil case in the UK in which former President CHILUBA and numerous others were found liable for USD 41 million. MWANAWASA was reelected in 2006 in an election that was deemed free and fair. Upon his abrupt death in August 2008, he was succeeded by his Vice President Rupiah BANDA, who subsequently won a special presidential election in October 2008.

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Government encourages Zambian authors to write more books about Zambia's cultural heritage - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

Government encourages Zambian authors to write more books about Zambia's cultural heritage
Lusaka Times
Mr. Banda says if the country continues being weak in writing about its own heritage, present and future generations will not fully understand the country's cultural heritage. ZANIS reports that the minister said this last night in Lusaka when he ...



Zambia : Zambia bow out of COSAFA U20 Cup - Lusaka Times - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

Zambia : Zambia bow out of COSAFA U20 Cup - Lusaka Times
Lusaka Times
Lusaka - Zambia: Hosts and defending champions Zambia's interest at the 2017 Cosafa U20 Cup has ended. Zambia's fate at was decided by proceedings outside Group A on Saturd.
Defending COSAFA not priority – Kamanga – Zambia Daily MailZambia Daily Mail

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First ever privately owned fertiliser firm in Kabwe officially opens - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

First ever privately owned fertiliser firm in Kabwe officially opens
Lusaka Times
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has officially opened the first ever privately owned fertilizer producing company called Foresticol Fertilisers Zambia Limited in Kabwe District in Central province. Speaking at the official opening of the company, President Lungu ...
PF democratic-VEEPZNBC

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Zambia will have two entrants in both Caf Club competitions - BBC ... - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Zambia will have two entrants in both Caf Club competitions - BBC ...
BBC Sport
Zambia will have two entrants in both African club competitions for the first time from next year, after moving up Caf's rankings of club results.
CAF Confirms entry list for 2018 Champions League - Kawowo SportsKawowo Sports

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Traffic normalizes at Nakonde border - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

Traffic normalizes at Nakonde border
Lusaka Times
Nakonde District Commissioner Field Simwinga has confirmed the development to the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Chinsali yesterday. Mr. Simwinga said a newly devised system that allows a simultaneous flow of traffic especially trucks ...



Defending Champions Stumble in Cosafa | Zambia Reports - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

Defending Champions Stumble in Cosafa | Zambia Reports
Zambia Reports
The Zambia U-20 national team's chances of making it to the semi-finals of the Cosafa Youth Championship have all but vanished after being held to a goalless draw by a spirited Malawi side. Host nation Zambia has picked up a point from a possible six ...
Junior Flames hold ZambiaMalawi24
Malawi U-20 hold Cosafa champions and hosts Zambia | Malawi ...Nyasa Times
Shameful Kitwe fans boo Zambia U20Lusaka Times
ESPN (press release) (blog) -Zambia Daily Mail -ZNBC
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Zambia : Zambia gains recognition for efforts in curbing Gender ... - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

Zambia : Zambia gains recognition for efforts in curbing Gender ...
Lusaka Times
Lusaka - Zambia: The Establishment of Fast track courts to deal with Gender Based Violence-GBV- related cases has made Zambia to receive continental recognition as one of t.

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Pres. Lungu Takes Firm Stance Against Corruption | Zambia Reports - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports



Zambia Is Bigger Than Any Political Party - Nakachinda | Zambia ... - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

Zambia Is Bigger Than Any Political Party - Nakachinda | Zambia ...
Zambia Reports
MMD National Secretary Raphael Nakacinda says it is incumbent up on the PF to a lead the way in fostering dialogue towards the safe gaurding of peace and unity in the country but that politicians from other political parties should also “behave ...

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Government pays tribute to late Freedom fighter and World War II veteran Frank Ferguson - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

Government pays tribute to late Freedom fighter and World War II veteran Frank Ferguson
Lusaka Times
Secretary to Cabinet Roland Msiska says government entrenched some of the Late Mr' Fergurson's powerful ideas in the country's 7th National Development Plan ( SNDP) . Speaking during the Church Service for late Mr Ferguson at The Cathedral of Holy ...