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
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Zambia to maintain relations with both Morocco and Sahrawi - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

Zambia to maintain relations with both Morocco and Sahrawi
Lusaka Times
Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has said that Zambia will, however, ensure that the interests of the country came first as the country pursued this position. Mr. Kalaba has said that as a member of the African Union (AU) Peace and Security ...

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Zambian police banned from marrying foreigners - BBC News

BBC News

Zambian police banned from marrying foreigners
BBC News
Police in Zambia have been banned from marrying foreigners, according to a memo by police inspector general Kakoma Kanganja circulating on social media. The memo, dated 11 January, said those who were already married to foreigners should declare ...
Don't marry foreigners, Zambian cops toldNews24
Zambia bans police officers from marrying foreignersVanguard
Zambia police ban foreign wivesNews Agency of Nigeria (satire) (press release)
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CAPS take preps to Zambia - DailyNews

CAPS take preps to Zambia
DailyNews
HARARE - Zimbabwean league champions CAPS United will take their preparations for the African Champions League to Zambia this week where they will play two practice matches. Makepekepe will leave the country on Thursday, play Zambian champions ...

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Zambia's Catholic Bishops call for the protection of children. - Vatican Radio

Vatican Radio

Zambia's Catholic Bishops call for the protection of children.
Vatican Radio
Speaking on behalf of other Catholic Bishops of Zambia during the opening of a one-day workshop on Child Protection held at Lusaka's Kapingila House Monday, Lusaka Archdiocese's Archbishop Mpundu described the statistics on reported cases of abused ...

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Congratulations To Zambia's Raja Bobbili For Hitting Forbes List - Zambia Reports

Zambia Reports

Congratulations To Zambia's Raja Bobbili For Hitting Forbes List
Zambia Reports
Bobbili A Zambian based in the United States of America has attracted global attention by featuring in the 2017 Forbes 30 Best Financial professionals. Forbes is a globally acclaimed publication that is deemed an authority of the who is who in the ...

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Home Economy Zambia has bans the local making and importation of incandescent... - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

Home Economy Zambia has bans the local making and importation of incandescent...
Lusaka Times
Mrs Siame said her ministry had issued Statutory Instrument (SI) number 74 of 2016 in line with the Control of Goods Act to phase out the incandescent bulbs in Zambia. Meanwhile, Mrs Siame has said about US$20 million is required to successfully ...
Zambia needs US$20 million to phase out incandescent bulbsNews Ghana

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HH day-dreaming - Times of Zambia

Times of Zambia

HH day-dreaming
Times of Zambia
THE Patriotic Front (PF) has slammed the United Party for National Development (UPND) for criticising the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for allegedly failing to intervene in domestic political matters in Zambia the way the Economic ...



The Zambia maize saga: Parliament trashes Kapito's inquiry, says report lacks depth - The Maravi Post

The Maravi Post

The Zambia maize saga: Parliament trashes Kapito's inquiry, says report lacks depth
The Maravi Post
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The joint parliamentary committees of Agriculture and Public Accounts on the on-going Zambia maize scam probe has trashed Consumers Association of Malawi (CAMA)'s inquiry as lacking in depth on the matter adding that its ...
OXFAM calls for logical conclusion on Malawi-Zambia 'maizegate'Nyasa Times
Malawi: Stop Misleading, Kapito Raps Parliamentary Inquiry On Maizegate - 'Speculation Should Not Outweigh Evidence'AllAfrica.com

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Government refutes signing mealie meal export deal with DRC - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

Government refutes signing mealie meal export deal with DRC
Lusaka Times
He said that the Zambian government and the Democratic Republic of Congo have not signed any agreement allowing Zambian Milling Companies to export the commodity to Congo. The Provincial Minister has since urged all the security wings manning the ...



Two Zambians get 20 Years in Jail for Human Trafficking - Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times

Two Zambians get 20 Years in Jail for Human Trafficking
Lusaka Times
Two Zambians and 17 Ethiopians have been sentenced in Kabwe for the offences of smuggling in persons and consenting to being smuggled, respectively. The two Zambians James Nalube, 42 and Jammy Nalube, 35, both residents of Chalala in Lusaka ...