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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TRAFFIC happy with Zambia's move to ban Mukula movements - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

TRAFFIC happy with Zambia's move to ban Mukula movements
Lusaka Times
“TRAFFIC welcomes Zambia's move to restrict the movement of timber in response to concerns over disease introductions and is encouraged by the country's commitment to address timber trade issues. TRAFFIC would further encourage Zambia to consider ...
Auctioning of Mukula shelvedZNBC

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Zambia to top Africa - Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia to top Africa
Zambia Daily Mail
And Minister of Mines and Minerals Development Christopher Yaluma says increased production at Kalumbila Mine is expected to boost Zambia's copper yields from 774,000 to about 850,000 tonnes by the end of this year, reports KALONDE NYATI in ...
Zambia to sell stake in state-controlled mine holding companyBusiness Day (registration)
Zambia's Copper Industry has potential for growth – AlbaneseLusaka Times
Israeli firm looking to buy into Zambia's mining investment arm -sourceTimes of India
Xinhua -ZNBC -Africa Intelligence (subscription)
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Zambia: Lungu's Zeal to Transform Zambia Elates LGAZ - allAfrica.com - AllAfrica.com

Zambia: Lungu's Zeal to Transform Zambia Elates LGAZ - allAfrica.com
AllAfrica.com
THE Local Government Association of Zambia (LGAZ) has saluted President Edgar Lungu's efforts aimed at transforming Zambia into an information and ...

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Zambian bishops say people live in fear as police brutality increases - National Catholic Reporter

National Catholic Reporter

Zambian bishops say people live in fear as police brutality increases
National Catholic Reporter
Zambians are living in fear as police brutality increases and the southern African country approaches dictatorship, Zambia's Catholic bishops said. The bishops "are deeply saddened" by police officers' "unprofessional and brutal conduct," arbitrary ...
Zambia: Drop trumped-up treason charges against opposition leader and release him immediatelyAmnesty International
Zambian opposition chief sick in jail, bishops decry 'dictatorial ...africanews
Zambia: Bishops criticise gov. for the arrest of opposition leaderVatican Radio
AllAfrica.com -Deutsche Welle -Zambia Reports
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Zim golfers target Zambia Open | The Herald - The Herald

The Herald

Zim golfers target Zambia Open | The Herald
The Herald
ZIMBABWEAN professional golfers will be hoping for a better showing at the Zambia Sugar Open Golf Championship, which gets underway at Nkana Golf Club ...
Golfers size up for Zambia Sugar Open – Zambia Daily MailZambia Daily Mail

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Zambia: How Zambia Is Beating Malaria - AllAfrica.com

Zambia: How Zambia Is Beating Malaria
AllAfrica.com
A decade ago, most countries used only localised strategies. But Zambia decided to make bed nets, insecticides, and drugs available nationwide. As doctors, we have seen the devastating effect of malaria on children, families and communities. We have ...



Zambian MPs Pledge to Help Bring Rwandan Genocide Suspects to Book - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

Zambian MPs Pledge to Help Bring Rwandan Genocide Suspects to Book
Lusaka Times
Members of the Zambian Parliament, who are in Rwanda for a study tour have pledged to press for Rwandan Genocide fugitives living in Zambia to be brought to justice. Led by Patricia Mwashingwele, the seven lawmakers yesterday met with their Rwandan ...



Police Tighten Security - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

Police Tighten Security
Zambia Reports
Police say they are on high alert for the threat on damage of public property by suspected political forces. Lusaka Province Police Commissioner Nelson Phiri said that they were patrolling around strategic government institutions that may be targets ...



GBM In India For Knee Treatment - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

GBM In India For Knee Treatment
Zambia Reports
UPND Vice President Geoffrey Mwamba has travelled to India for specialist treatment on his knee. A member of the UPND legal team who preferred to remain anonymous told Journalists in Lusaka that Mr Mwamba flew out of the country last week. The source ...

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American, Zambian soldiers partner in military drills – Zambia Daily ... - Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail

American, Zambian soldiers partner in military drills – Zambia Daily ...
Zambia Daily Mail
THE Zambian Defence Force has since year 2000 supported the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions on the African continent and have left a good ...

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