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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Comment: UPND Needs Leadership Not Arrogance – MMD - Zambia Reports

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Comment: UPND Needs Leadership Not Arrogance – MMD
Zambia Reports
We want to comment on the continued refusal by Hakainde Hichilema and his UPND to attend the Day Of National Prayer & Fasting as they have done in the past. Where did we go wrong? Zambians what has God not done for us? Last time we made a ...



NDC Founder Attends National Day Of Prayer - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

NDC Founder Attends National Day Of Prayer
Zambia Reports
He said the NDC will continue to speak for the poor in Zambia but that does not make them enemies of progress in the country. “There is a misconception being created, why should there by reconciliation? Are we enemies? We are just providing what is ...



'We slept out in the open air like wild animals' - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

'We slept out in the open air like wild animals'
Aljazeera.com
"We slept out in the open air like wild animals. Our children fell sick because of the cold," Felicia K told me. "We had not put up any proper structures. We were using leaves." Felicia, a 52-year-old mother of 10, is one of many rural Zambians who ...



Zambia's Bwalya to vet coaches for Uganda job - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Zambia's Bwalya to vet coaches for Uganda job
BBC Sport
Uganda's football federation (Fufa) has turned to Zambian football legend Kalusha Bwalya for help in finding a new national coach for the Cranes. Bwalya, who was crowned African Footballer of the Year in 1988, will lead Fufa's five-man panel to select ...



Zambia's E-Voucher System wins UN praise - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

Zambia's E-Voucher System wins UN praise
Lusaka Times
THE United Nations (UN) has applauded Zambia for having launched its first ever Virtual Farmers' Market (VFM), an e-commerce platform in the agriculture sector under the E-Voucher System which does not only aim at expanding the distribution of farming ...



Promote Peace and reconciliation as individuals – VEEP - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

Promote Peace and reconciliation as individuals – VEEP
Lusaka Times
She added that all leaders in the country have the responsibility of promoting peace and reconciliation in order to strengthen national unity and diversity as reflected in the country's motto of “One Zambia One Nation.” And the Vice President said ...



Pres. Lungu Leads Hundreds in National Day of Prayer - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

Pres. Lungu Leads Hundreds in National Day of Prayer
Zambia Reports
He reiterated that Zambia will remain a Christian Nation under his stewardship. And Bishop Joshua Banda who is the National House of Prayer Board chairperson said that a high level fundraising dinner will be hosted on October 27 where top Barcelona ...



Anglican Archbishop Chama in pastoral visits to Malawi from Zambia - Nyasa Times

Nyasa Times

Anglican Archbishop Chama in pastoral visits to Malawi from Zambia
Nyasa Times
“His Grace Albert will return home [in Zambia] on Sunday or Monday back after the pastoral visit,” said Bishop Malasa, who in an email statement requested the clergy and all lay persons to attend the function. “We are all encouraged to wear – “Go and ...



Karatekas set for Zambia - The Herald

Karatekas set for Zambia
The Herald
THE International Federation of Karate Zimbabwe, which runs Zimbabwe kyokushin karate, have named a strong 20-member team that will take part in the Zambia Japanese Ambassador Invitational Tournament in Lusaka this weekend. The association ...



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Zambia Gains On FIFA Ranking | Zambia Reports
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