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 U20 seal fightback win over Iran - ESPN FC

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Zambia U20 seal fightback win over Iran
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Zambia came back from two goals down to secure a thrilling 4-2 victory over Iran on Wednesday, taking a giant step towards the knockout stages of the 2017 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Gabon. A double from Reza Shekari had the Iranians 2-0 up almost 10 ...
Zambia the first African team to qualify for U-20 second roundBBC Sport
Zambia rally to rout Iran and reach last 16Lusaka Times
Believe In Yourselves; You Can Do It, Sinkala Tells Under-20Zambia Reports
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Zambia: Bus accident claims 20 lives - Anadolu Agency

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Zambia: Bus accident claims 20 lives
Anadolu Agency
Twenty people were killed and 48 injured in a bus accident in Zambia early Wednesday morning. Police spokeswoman Easter Katongo told journalists that the bus fell off a cliff near the southern border with Mozambique after failing to negotiate a corner ...
17 killed in Zambia bus accidentBusiness Standard
Home General News 17 people die on the spot in a night bus accident...Lusaka Times
17 die, 48 injured as bus overturns in eastern ZambiaXinhua

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Spanish Referee Named For Zambia Vs Iran Match - Zambia Reports

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Spanish Referee Named For Zambia Vs Iran Match
Zambia Reports
FIFA has named Spanish referee Antonio Lahoz Mateu as match official of today's fixture between Zambia and Iran at the 2017 Under-20 World Cup in Jeju, South Korea. And Zambia's skipper Solomon Sakala is among 11 players on the referees' book.
Zambia through after stunning fightbackFIFA.com
Zambia U20 aim for early last 16 qualificationLusaka Times

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Dreams Zambia has new female judge - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

Dreams Zambia has new female judge
Lusaka Times
Dreams Zambia this year is re-branding as they go international on a bigger platform beyond Zambia.As part of re-branding they have a new female judge Thandi Vundamina. A very vibrant and bubbly radio personality who has a wide understanding of music ...



Zambia U20s showing fruits of new philosophy, says coach - ESPN FC - ESPN FC

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Zambia U20s showing fruits of new philosophy, says coach - ESPN FC
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Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda has hailed the trailblazing performances of the Zambia U20s at the FIFA U20 World Cup.

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Zambia's new national strip unveiled - BBC Sport - BBC Sport

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Zambia's new national strip unveiled - BBC Sport
BBC Sport
After nearly three years without a kit supplier, Zambia unveil a new strip ahead of their World Cup and Africa Cup qualifiers.

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Manchester Terror Attack Shocks Pres. Lungu | Zambia Reports - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

Manchester Terror Attack Shocks Pres. Lungu | Zambia Reports
Zambia Reports
President Edgar Lungu has joined other global citizens in condemning the suicide act in Manchester that has left 23 people dead with 50 others injured.
LUNGU sadden by terror attack | Zambia National Broadcasting ...ZNBC
Times of Zambia | EL calls for concerted efforts against terrorismTimes of Zambia

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Zambia, ITB in tourism, cultural partnership Zambia Daily Mail - Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia, ITB in tourism, cultural partnership Zambia Daily Mail
Zambia Daily Mail
THE International Tourism Berlin (ITB) has signed a contract with the Zambian government in which the country will serve as a cultural partner in hosting of the ...

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Tame your tongue Zambia Daily Mail - Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail

Tame your tongue Zambia Daily Mail
Zambia Daily Mail
THE Malawian government has disowned South Africa-based prophet Shepherd Bushiri and has advised the clergyman against disrespecting Zambian laws.

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Zambia blocks South Africa's Maimane from seeing HH - Zambian Watchdog

Zambian Watchdog

Zambia blocks South Africa's Maimane from seeing HH
Zambian Watchdog
The Zambian regime has blocked South Africa's main opposition leader Mmusi Maimane from visiting Hakainde Hichilema in prison. The PF regime has lied to Maimane and his delegation that there is a court order restricting the type and number of people ...

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