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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Hippos, Anthrax And Hunger Make A Deadly Mix - NPR

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Hippos, Anthrax And Hunger Make A Deadly Mix
NPR
A few years ago in Zambia, hippos were dropping dead by the dozens. Soon after the hippos fell ill, people started getting sick, too. Between August and September of 2011, at least 85 hippos died in a game management area along the South Luangwa River ...

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Zambia frees opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema - Aljazeera.com

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Zambia frees opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema
Aljazeera.com
A judge freed Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema on Wednesday after the state prosecutor dropped charges against him of plotting to overthrow the government. Hichilema and five others were arrested in April and charged with treason after his ...
Zambia opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema releasedBBC News
Zambia opposition chief freed, treason charge droppedDaily Nation
Zambia opposition leader goes free after state drops treason chargesEyewitness News
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Senong to lead Bafana in Zambia - Sport24

Senong to lead Bafana in Zambia
Sport24
Cape Town - Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter will not travel to Zambia with the squad for the second leg of the 2018 CHAN qualifiers, which will be played on Saturday, August 19 at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, Zambia. Assistant coach Thabo ...



First Quantum had agreed to conditional Zambia power tariff hike - Mining MX

Mining MX

First Quantum had agreed to conditional Zambia power tariff hike
Mining MX
FIRST Quantum Minerals said it was working to resolve a dispute with the Zambian authorities over compliance with a new electricity tariff which has resulted in power cuts to the firm's copper smelters in the country. But the Toronto-listed firm gave ...
Africa's Biggest Copper Mine Hit by Zambian Power RestrictionsBloomberg
Zambia reduces power supply to First Quantum Minerals copper minesReuters
First Quantum Minerals Provides Update on Zambian OperationsJunior Mining Network

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Zambia power spat hits First Quantum - Mining Journal (subscription)

Mining Journal (subscription)

Zambia power spat hits First Quantum
Mining Journal (subscription)
According to Reuters, Zambian energy minister David Mabumba said on Monday that First Quantum had failed to pay the new flat tariff of US$0.09 per kilowatt hour. First Quantum said that, in letters dated June 29 and Aug. 4, it had agreed to pay the ...
UPDATE 1-Zambia reduces power supply to First Quantum Minerals copper minesBusiness Insider

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Zambia: Another opposition leader set free - Anadolu Agency - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu Agency

Zambia: Another opposition leader set free - Anadolu Agency
Anadolu Agency
United Party for National Development vice president Geoffrey Mwamba was acquitted of assault and damage to property - Anadolu Agency.

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Government makes tremendous efforts in fulfilling globalization goals Hamukale - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

Government makes tremendous efforts in fulfilling globalization goals Hamukale
Lusaka Times
The three-day conference is being hosted by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants(CIMA) under the theme, 'Globalisation, Economic ...



No Baxter For Bafana Vs Zambia, Senong Takes Bench - Soccer Laduma

Soccer Laduma

No Baxter For Bafana Vs Zambia, Senong Takes Bench
Soccer Laduma
The South African Football Association has confirmed that Stuart Baxter will not be travelling with the squad to face Zambia this weekend. Bafana Bafana will face off with Zambia in the second leg of their Chan qualifier, looking for no less than a win ...

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Wada targets first win at Levy - Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail

Wada targets first win at Levy
Zambia Daily Mail
COACH Wedson Nyirenda is targeting getting the first win at Ndola's Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Saturday when Zambia face South Africa in the 2018 Kenya African Nations Championship (CHAN) second round return leg. Nyirenda said in an interview in ...

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Charity worker died in Zambia crash 'accident', inquest hears - BBC ... - BBC News

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Charity worker died in Zambia crash 'accident', inquest hears - BBC ...
BBC News
Charity worker from Barry was killed during an 'accidental' crash while helping farmers in Africa, inquest hears.

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