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 to emulate Ghana's 'good practices' in key sectors - Myjoyonline.com

Myjoyonline.com

Zambia to emulate Ghana's 'good practices' in key sectors
Myjoyonline.com
President of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu, has reiterated his and the commitment of the Zambians to developing strong bilateral ties and exploring areas of co-operation with Ghana to the mutual benefit of the two countries. He said the margin of victory ...
Ghana will explore business opportunities with Zambia - Nana AddoYEN.COM.GH
Akufo Addo leaves for Zambia on 3-day official visitCitifmonline
Akufo-Addo arrives in Lusaka, Zambia for 3-day visitBusinessGhana
Ghana News Agency -Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release) (registration) -Graphic Online
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'We don't know what they do behind the wall': Zambian women miss out on help - The Guardian

The Guardian

'We don't know what they do behind the wall': Zambian women miss out on help
The Guardian
On the highway heading towards Chongwe, 15km south-east of Lusaka, the red Chinese lettering, high flagpoles and gleaming modern architecture of the Zambia Chinese Agricultural Technology Demonstration Centre (ZATDC) stand out amid the vast fields ...



Prisoners in Mongu to sit for Examinations under the Examination Council of Zambia - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

Prisoners in Mongu to sit for Examinations under the Examination Council of Zambia
Lusaka Times
OVER 30 inmates from the Mongu correctional centre will this year sit for examinations under the Examination Council of Zambia (ECZ). And Mongu correctional centre has received two more teachers to reinforce the education department. Mongu correctional ...

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Zambia's economic fundamentals are brightening up-Mutati - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

Zambia's economic fundamentals are brightening up-Mutati
Lusaka Times
Finance Minister Felix Mutati said that the country's economic fundamentals are brightening up and are expected to remain stable next year. Speaking during a media briefing, Mr. Mutati however, stated that the country is still grappling with debt ...
Lungu, Mutati take over Intermarket bank using IDCZambian Watchdog

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Jailed Zambia opposition leader speaks out - DailyNews Live - DailyNews

Zambia Reports

Jailed Zambia opposition leader speaks out - DailyNews Live
DailyNews
LUSAKA - Hakainde Hichilema, the Zambian opposition leader who has been in custody since a traffic incident when his convoy refused to give way to the ...
Letter: The Type Of Dictatorship In ZambiaZambia Reports
Zambian Opposition Leader Still In Good Spirits In PrisonHuffington Post South Africa (blog)
Japan urged to invest in ZambiaZNBC
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Government to mobilise billions of dollars for Rail Transportation under the 7th National Development Plan - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

Government to mobilise billions of dollars for Rail Transportation under the 7th National Development Plan
Lusaka Times
GOVERNMENT will in the next four years undertake a comprehensive rehabilitation of the Zambia Railways mainline at a cost of US$1.3 billion to enhance operational efficiency. Minister of National Development and Planning Lucky Mulusa said Zambia will ...

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Zambia writing its own development story | The Chronicle - Chronicle

Chronicle

Zambia writing its own development story | The Chronicle
Chronicle
The vendors were there but never a distraction and most were at designated places. The air was ecstatic and the talk on everyone's mouth including radio ...

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CSOs Question Zambia's Democratic Credentials | Zambia Reports - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

CSOs Question Zambia's Democratic Credentials | Zambia Reports
Zambia Reports
The latest news, politics, business, and opinion from Zambia.

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Zambia : Zambia will be a major exporter of timber -Mulusa - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

Zambia : Zambia will be a major exporter of timber -Mulusa
Lusaka Times
Lusaka - Zambia: GOVERNMENT through the Zambia Forestry and Forest Industries Corporation (ZAFFICO) will secure 50000 hectares of land in each of the 10 ...

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WEEKEND SCORECARD - Lusaka Times

WEEKEND SCORECARD
Lusaka Times
Under 20 star Emmanuel Banda is a major doubt for Zambia's 2017 Cosafa Cup campaign after securing a 3 year deal with 2016/2017 Belgium runners-up KV Oostende on Monday. Banda was one of the 27 players summoned for Cosafa Cup training camp ...

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