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 - Wikipedia
Zambia - CIA World Fact Book
Zambia - BBC
Zambia - Timeline - BBC

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The Zambian Government Buys Luxury Jets Whilst the People Suffer- MEE - Lusaka Times

The Zambian Government Buys Luxury Jets Whilst the People Suffer- MEE
Lusaka Times
Recent news that the President of Zambia Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu and the PF government purchased five luxury planes at a staggering price tag of USD 400 million is extremely disturbing. It is also a colossal error in judgment and shows a high level of ...



Barbara Banda to Sign for Top Spanish Side - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

Barbara Banda to Sign for Top Spanish Side
Zambia Reports
Barbara who was one of the standout players in the qualification for the 2018 Africa Cup of Nations and Cosafa Women Championship will make history by becoming the first Zambian women footballer to sign for a European side. She is expected to lead ...



Star Times, ZNBC in Conditional Merger - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

Star Times, ZNBC in Conditional Merger
Zambia Reports
A new era has dawned on ZNBC with the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission granting conditional authorization to the proposed merger between Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation and Hantex International Corporation Limited which ...
China Startimes granted conditional merger with ZNBCLusaka Times
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Zambians urged to make submissions on Public Order Act - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

Zambians urged to make submissions on Public Order Act
Lusaka Times
The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has urged people to take advantage of the on-going consultative meetings on the amendment of the Public Order Act (POA) and make submissions towards improving the promotion and protection of the right to freedom ...



Tokota Boys Continue Defence - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

Tokota Boys Continue Defence
Zambia Reports
Three of the 18 members of the Tokota Boys have accused the police of having framed them in a matter they are charged with offences contrary to the laws of Zambia. The trio was presenting its defence before Kitwe Court Judge in charge who found them ...



Zambia: Various Ways of Observing National Prayer Day By Leo Igwe - SaharaReporters.com

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Zambia: Various Ways of Observing National Prayer Day By Leo Igwe
SaharaReporters.com
Since 2015, this southern African nation has observed a national day of prayer. In the same year, its current President Edgar Lungu led the entire nation to pray for the appreciation of the value of the Kwacha, which is Zambia's national currency. This ...
Pres. Lungu Leads National Day of PrayerZambia Reports
Zambians react to scandals when its too late to reversediggers.news

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UNZA lecturer Mbozi charged with offence of 'tribalism' - Zambian Watchdog

Zambian Watchdog

UNZA lecturer Mbozi charged with offence of 'tribalism'
Zambian Watchdog
University of Zambia lecturer Austin Mbozi has finally been charged by the police and subsequently released on bond after spending several days in police cells at Woodlands police station after writing an article critical of the regime. Police ...
UNZA lecturer arrested for issuing tribal statements against another tribal groupingLusaka Times

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United Kingdom a steadfast friend of Zambia. - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

United Kingdom a steadfast friend of Zambia.
Lusaka Times
United Kingdom Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister of State at the Department for International Development Harriett Baldwin has said the UK is a steadfast friend of Zambia. During a meeting when Minister ...



Zambia has a shithole cabinet - Zambian Watchdog

Zambian Watchdog

Zambia has a shithole cabinet
Zambian Watchdog
Perhaps people don't understand what makes the Zambian government a shithole government-. – A government that has financial challenges but opts to purchase forty two very expensive un needed fire trucks at $1Million each. – A government that owes a ...



World Bank picks Zambia - Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail

World Bank picks Zambia
Zambia Daily Mail
“Also, we are organising the hosting of the mid-term review of the International Development Association which the WB has accepted to host in Zambia next month and we thought it would be an opportunity for us to present to you the programme we will be ...