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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The 28 year adventure – the Zambia Airways story - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

The 28 year adventure – the Zambia Airways story
Lusaka Times
Zambia Airways not only flies locally but it flies scheduled international flights from Lusaka to Bombay, Dar es Salaam, Entebbe, Frankfurt, Gaborone, Harare, Johannesburg, Lilongwe, London, Lubumbashi Nairobi, and Rome. True to his reputation, Luke ...
The Zambia Airways story by Brian Mulengamwebantu.com

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Zambia introduces tax on Whatsapp calls - Zambian Watchdog

Zambian Watchdog

Zambia introduces tax on Whatsapp calls
Zambian Watchdog
At the 12th Cabinet Meeting held today at State House, chaired by His Excellency the President Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu three (3) substantive Items were discussed as the Patriotic Front Government continues to provide its policy direction aimed at ...
Zambia : Zambia Slaps a 30 Ngwee a Day Tariff on Internet Phone ...Lusaka Times
Govt introduces extra charge on WhatsApp, Internet callsdiggers.news

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Confirmed: Chimese being investigated for stealing $ 62m - Zambian Watchdog

Zambian Watchdog

Confirmed: Chimese being investigated for stealing $ 62m
Zambian Watchdog
Former Zambia Air Force (ZAF) Commander Eric Chimese is being investigated for stealing more than US$ 62 Million he purportedly used to buy uniforms for soldiers. But prosecuting Lieutenant General Chimese is proving difficult as he has promised that ...



Zambia hits back at the US and UN over Biti's deportation - The Zimbabwe Mail

The Zimbabwe Mail

Zambia hits back at the US and UN over Biti's deportation
The Zimbabwe Mail
LUSAKA – Zambian government Presidential Spokesman Amos Chanda has charged that the US State Department and UN Refugee's agency both rushed into condemning the Zambian government after it handed over Zimbabwean opposition politician ...
US Government's statement on Biti's deportation was extremely premature-State HouseLusaka Times
MMD Takes Strong Stance Against the United States Sanctions ThreatZambia Reports

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UN accuses Zambia of breaking international refugee law - Zambian ... - Zambian Watchdog

Zambian Watchdog

UN accuses Zambia of breaking international refugee law - Zambian ...
Zambian Watchdog
The United Nations (UN) has started investigating Zambia for abrogating international law when it arrested and sent back Zimbabwean nationals who were ...
Zambia opposition fears US sanctions over Biti debacle - Bulawayo24Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog)
There is a regional vote of no confidence in Lungu – Msonidiggers.news

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Zambia off to bright start - Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia off to bright start
Zambia Daily Mail
ZAMBIA started the campaign for the continental title and a place at the 2019 Liverpool World Cup on a bright note when they beat Botswana in an exciting opening match of the Africa Cup Netball Tournament played before a capacity crowd at Olympic Youth ...
NETBALL: ZAMBIA BEAT BOTSWANAZNBC

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Govt to Tax Whatsup & Internet Calls - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

Govt to Tax Whatsup & Internet Calls
Zambia Reports
“The Bill will authorise the taking of measures to ensure cyber security in Zambia, facilitate the establishment of the Zambia National Cyber Security Agency (ZNCSA) that will serve as the highest coordination centre for all matters related to cyber ...



MISA Condemns Internet Calls Tax - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

MISA Condemns Internet Calls Tax
Zambia Reports
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has aired its concerns on the proposed tariff in internet voice calls. MISA Zambia has labelled the move as double taxation on clients and also questioned the rapidity with which the tax has been implemented.
Zambia to tax online calls to protect telcosITWeb Africa
ZAMBIA TO TAX WHATSAPP CALLSNewsdzeZimbabwe
MISA Zambia and Bloggers of Zambia express concern over the 30 Ngwee tariff on Internet voice calls in Zambia.mwebantu.com

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COMESA to mediate Kenya, Zambia trade dispute | The Herald - The Herald

COMESA to mediate Kenya, Zambia trade dispute | The Herald
The Herald
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) plans to mediate between Kenya and Zambia trade dispute, officials said yesterday.

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UNICEF Zambia Humanitarian Situation Report – Reporting Period January-June 2018 - ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb

UNICEF Zambia Humanitarian Situation Report – Reporting Period January-June 2018
ReliefWeb
Highlights. • As of 28 June 2018, a total of 15,425 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were registered at Kenani transit centre in the Luapula Province of Zambia. • UNICEF and partners are supporting the Government of Zambia to ...