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By IAfrica
Jan 20th, 2015
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Voting began on Tuesday for the next president of Zambia, one of Africa’s most promising frontier markets, in what shaped up as a tight race between a populist lawyer and a wealthy economist. Edgar Lungu, leader of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF)...
By IndepthAfrica
Jan 20th, 2015
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The Zambian presidential by-elections are just a few days away. It will be the small Southern African nation’s 4th election in just 9 years and their second presidential by-election. The polls have come down to a two-horse race between two parties whic...
By IAfrica
Jan 19th, 2015
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As the two frontrunners in the Zambian presidential election, Edgar Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema may be forgiven a few polling-day nerves as they wait for their countrymen to decide their fate on Wednesday. The loser, however, can console themselves wi...
By IAfrica
Dec 20th, 2014
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Nigeria’s economy may not be as rosy as the Federal Government claims, according to a global prosperity index released yesterday. Eight months after the Federal authorities announced the rebasing of the economy, making it the largest on the conti...
By IndepthAfrica
Dec 10th, 2014
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– By Arthur Simuchoba Following the ruling of the Lusaka High Court on December 3rd that the Defence and Justice Minister Edgar Lungu was the duly elected president of Zambia’s governing party, the Patriotic Front (PF), things have cooled down somewhat...
By IAfrica
Dec 4th, 2014
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For a man who promised so much for so long while in opposition, and then even more once he assumed office, Michael Sata’s legacy is underwhelming. Aside from his flagship initiative to raise the minimum wage, and some much-needed labour law refor...
By IAfrica
Oct 29th, 2014
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October 29, 2014 (LUSAKA) – Zambian president Michael Sata has died in London, where he was receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, media sources said. Late Zambian leader Michael Sata (AP photo) Various media outlets in the Southern Afri...
By IAfrica
Oct 13th, 2014
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Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote’s company in Zambia, Dangote Industries Zambia is suing the country’s Labour Minister, Fackson Shamenda, for defamation. According to AFP, the company initiated the lawsuit after the mr Shamenda clai...
By IAfrica
Sep 16th, 2014
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Nobel Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has arrived in Zambia on a four days visit on a programme to fight early marriages. Tutu a renowned anti apartheid advocate is in the country under the auspices of global organization “Girls not brides...
By IAfrica
Sep 15th, 2014
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The Insurance Association of Zambia has lamented the continued low levels of insurance in the country and has called for interventions so as to improve the culture. Speaking at a.. Related posts: Zambia State Insurance Corporation sues GBM for failure ...