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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Varun Beverages hikes stake in Zambia subsidiary to 90% - Economic Times

Economic Times

Varun Beverages hikes stake in Zambia subsidiary to 90%
Economic Times
"Varun Beverages has increased its stake in its Zambia subsidiary, Varun Beverages (Zambia) Ltd, to 90 per cent from 60 per cent. VBL has been successfully running the Zambia operations since its acquisition in 2016," the company said in a statement.
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Varun Beverages raises stake in Zambia subsidiaryLivemint
Varun Beverages raises stake Zambian armHindu Business Line

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Corruption Legend Issa Hayatou Arrives In Zambia, Faces Some Brave Zambian Journalists - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

Corruption Legend Issa Hayatou Arrives In Zambia, Faces Some Brave Zambian Journalists
Zambia Reports
Confederation of African Football President Issa Hayatou famed for building an empire laden with corrupt activities has arrived in Zambia for the Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Zambia kicking off on Sunday. Hayatou was accompanied by a corrupt ...

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Zambia: A True Football-Crazy Nation? | Zambia Reports - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

Zambia: A True Football-Crazy Nation? | Zambia Reports
Zambia Reports
In many ways, the correct answer to this is both yes & no – Zambia is crazy about football, but at the same time it's a topic that can feel lethargic to speak about.
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FQM Spends US $3.5 Million On Solwezi-Chingola Road - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

FQM Spends US $3.5 Million On Solwezi-Chingola Road
Zambia Reports
“Any work stoppage due to the bad state of the road would have crippled operations at the mine will suffer, and we would not have suffered alone, the Zambian economy would suffer as a whole, as well,” said Gladston. The mining company deployed 85 staff ...



Zambia signs second mandate with Scaling Solar to develop 500MW of renewable power - Power Technology

Zambia signs second mandate with Scaling Solar to develop 500MW of renewable power
Power Technology
The Government of Zambia has signed agreements for a second deal with World Bank Group's Scaling Solar for the development of a total of 500MW of renewable power in the East African country. The decision was made following successful auctions held ...



Zambia: HM the King Leaves Lusaka After Official Visit to Zambia - AllAfrica.com

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Zambia: HM the King Leaves Lusaka After Official Visit to Zambia
AllAfrica.com
Lusaka — HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HH Prince Moulay Ismail, left on Thursday afternoon Lusaka after an official visit to the Republic of Zambia. At Kenneth Kaunda international airport, HM the King was greeted by President of the Republic of ...
King Mohammed VI Invites Zambian President to Visit MoroccoMorocco World News

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Lawmakers Approve Plans To Erect Ultra Modern Sex Den - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

Lawmakers Approve Plans To Erect Ultra Modern Sex Den
Zambia Reports
According to the Zambia Daily Mail, parliamentary chief whip Richard Musukwa says the current National Assembly motel is not only dilapidated but also has limited space following the increase in the number of constituencies and the abolition of the ...



Information Minister Claims Raid On M'membe's House Not Political ... - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

Information Minister Claims Raid On M'membe's House Not Political ...
Zambia Reports
Information Minister Kampamba Mulenga found herself pinned to the wall over the law enforcement agencies raid on Post Newspapers in liquidation owner Fred ...
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UPND Won 2016 Polls, Nevers Tells Court - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

UPND Won 2016 Polls, Nevers Tells Court
Zambia Reports
Opposition MMD faction leader Nevers Mumba has opened his defence in the Lusaka Magistrate Court over his unlawful entry of ZNBC charge and giving false information to a law enforcement officer. The UPND aligned opposition leader told the court that ...



Zambia warns citizens over South Africa xenophobic attacks - Daily Trust

Daily Trust

Zambia warns citizens over South Africa xenophobic attacks
Daily Trust
Zambian authorities on Thursday issued a warning to citizens intending to travel or residing in South Africa to exercise caution in the wake of attacks on foreign nationals. The country's embassy in South Africa issued a statement following attacks ...

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