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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Zambia - CIA World Fact Book
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President Kenyatta hold talks with his Zambian counterpart Lungu - Capital FM Kenya

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President Kenyatta hold talks with his Zambian counterpart Lungu
Capital FM Kenya
By PSCU, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 18 President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Zambian counterpart Edgar Lungu at the weekend held bilateral talks focusing on ways to enhance economic and security cooperation between Kenya and the Southern Africa nation.
Uhuru, Zambia's Lungu hold talks to enhance trade, bilateral ties ...The Star, Kenya
Kenya, Zambia Presidents hold talks to enhance trade, bilateral links between the two nationsLusaka Times
Tourism gets boostZambia Daily Mail
diggers.news -Zambian Watchdog
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FIFA WORLD CUP CORNER - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

FIFA WORLD CUP CORNER
Zambia Reports
Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe will officiate today's FIFA World Cup match involving Belgium and Panama. Full Results of games played so far: Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia. Egypt 0-1 Uruguay. Morocco 0-1 Iran. Portugal 3-3 Spain. France 2-1 Australia.



60% of Zambian girls below 19 are bearing children report - diggers.news

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60% of Zambian girls below 19 are bearing children report
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Zambia has been ranked 7th out of the 175 countries in the world with the highest levels of children missing out on their childhood due to poor health, malnutrition, HIV/AIDS infections and extreme violence. According to the latest Save the Children ...



Zambian runners impress - Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail

Zambian runners impress
Zambia Daily Mail
CECILIA ZULU, Lusaka RUNNERS Suwilanji Mpondela and Quincy Malekani began their preparations for their various international competitions on a bright note recording impressive results at the International Meet competition in Germany last Saturday.



How President Lungu's loan ban and fiscal measures has averted a crisis and led Zambia to economic recovery - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

How President Lungu's loan ban and fiscal measures has averted a crisis and led Zambia to economic recovery
Lusaka Times
The measures announced by Finance Minister Margret Mwanakatwe, if strictly implemented, will set Zambia on a quick road to economic recovery as the monetary policy base is already in place and has been waiting for fiscal policy measures to complement ...
Has Zambia's failure to secure IMF aid deal rattled investors?News Ghana
Austerity measures too late, says NDCthemastonline.com

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WFP Zambia Country Brief, May 2018 - Reliefweb

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WFP Zambia Country Brief, May 2018
Reliefweb
The Country Office in liaison with the Regional Bureau, through the WFP and Sodexo global partnership to end hunger and malnutrition, are planning a mission to Zambia in June to assess the status of food safety, handling, cooking practices and mass ...

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Govt Hails Rotarians - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

Govt Hails Rotarians
Zambia Reports
Rotarians were in eminent company when Works and Supply Minister Felix Mutati officiated at induction new Rotary Club of Maluba president Charles Sichangwa. Mutati hailed the role Rotarians play in uplifting the living standards of the communities in ...



Zambia delays borrowing plans indefinitely - africanews

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Zambia delays borrowing plans indefinitely
africanews
The International Monetary Fund rejected Zambia's borrowing plans in February, saying they risked making its debt load harder to sustain. The new debt management plan could now clear the way for Zambia to agree a $1.3 billion loan agreement with the ...

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Zambians have the right to hold judges accountable, says ZCSD ... - themastonline.com

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Zambians have the right to hold judges accountable, says ZCSD ...
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BULLYING citizens to remain silent on alleged impropriety of judges will deepen public speculation, says Zambia Council for Social Development (ZCSD) ...
Zambia : Stanbic Zambia gets support from its parent bank in SA ...Lusaka Times
How Austin Mwape betrayed Savenda for Stanbic job, money ...Zambian Watchdog

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Zambia yet again robbed of seasoned politician - Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia yet again robbed of seasoned politician
Zambia Daily Mail
Dear editor, ZAMBIA has in the recent past continued losing seasoned politicians through untimely deaths.The death of Daniel Munkombwe in the early hours of Friday June 15, 2018 makes sad reading to the family and indeed the nation at large.