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03May/21

Zambia – 2021 World Press Freedom Day #PostForThePress

THE 2021 WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY COMMEMORATION

Lusaka, Zambia. May 3, 2021 — The Media Liaison Committee, through its World Press Freedom Day local organising committee, is pleased to announce to all journalists, media institutions and other stakeholders that we shall physically commemorate this year’s event on May 3. In Lusaka, the commemoration will also involve a marchpast from the High Court grounds to the Freedom Statue.
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28Apr/21

Happy 97th Birthday Kenneth Kaunda

Today is yet another important day as we celebrate the birthday of our nation’s founding father and the First Republican President, Dr Kenneth Kaunda.
As a nation, we admire your fight for freedom that led to the independence of not only the Republic of Zambia but other African nations too. Indeed the story of Africa can not be told without the mention of your name.
Join me in wishing Super Ken a Happy 97th Birthday, good health and many more years.
Zambia Celebrates you.

#SuperKen #CelebratingKaunda #OneZambiaOneNation

Source: Edgar Chagwa Lungu
@EdgarChagwaLungu · Politician

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23Dec/19

U.S. recalls its ambassador to Zambia after gay rights row – sources

LUSAKA, Dec 23 (Reuters) – The United States has withdrawn its ambassador to Zambia following a row with authorities in the southern African nation after he criticised the jailing of a gay couple, embassy sources said on Monday.
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06Dec/19

New EIA Report, Mukula Cartel

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Mukula Cartel, exposes how associates connected to Zambian President Edgar Lungu, including his daughter Tasila Lungu, onetime resident of the United States of America, are reportedly involved in the plunder of valuable, increasingly scarce, mukula rosewood trees; and hence the destruction of Zambia’s vulnerable forests. The investigation shows that despite public pledges to end the illegal mukula trade, several politicians are repeatedly named as key actors in an influential timber trafficking network that bypasses existing national bans on mukula harvest and export.
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13Aug/17

Zambia to Drop Treason Charges Against Opposition Leader – Sources

LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambia plans to drop treason charges against the country’s main opposition leader and free him from prison on Monday under a deal brokered by the Commonwealth secretary-general, government and legal sources told Reuters. Continue reading

12Aug/17

Britain’s Tullow launches oil, gas exploration in Zambia

LUSAKA, Aug 11 (Reuters) – British company Tullow Oil on Friday started exploring for oil and gas in Zambia, Africa’s No.2 copper producer, as the country pushes to diversify its economy and reduce its reliance on the industrial metal.
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05Jul/17

Zambia’s biggest market gutted, government suspects arson

LUSAKA, July 4 (Reuters) – Fire gutted part of Zambia’s biggest market in the nation’s capital on Tuesday in what the government suspected was an act of arson as tensions rise following the arrest of an opposition leader.
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26Apr/17

Zambian court refuses to throw out opposition leader’s treason charge

Zambian court refuses to quash the charges of trying to overthrow the government against opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema and refers the case up to the High Court.
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