Rupiah Banda

By IndepthAfrica
In Southern Africa
Mar 28th, 2013
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Michael Sata came to power in Zambia with a promise to root out corruption at the highest level, and it doesn’t get much higher than the arrest this week of former president Rupiah Banda, who stands accused of plundering $11 million from dodgy Nigeria contracts. But Banda also happens to be one of Sa...
By IndepthAfrica
In Southern Africa
Mar 26th, 2013
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LUSAKA: Zambia’s ex-president Rupiah Banda Tuesday pleaded not guilty to a charge of abuse of power linked to an oil contract signed while he was in office. He was arrested on Monday after being questioned by investigators over his role in a deal with a Nigerian firm. “No my Lord, I deny ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 25th, 2013
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  Zambia has arrested former President Rupiah Banda for abuse of authority over a Nigerian oil deal. Mr Banda last week appeared before an official panel to answer allegations of corruption. The allegations relate to the three years in charge of Africa’s biggest copper producer. Mr Banda h...
By IndepthAfrica
In Southern Africa
Mar 16th, 2013
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The Zambian Parliament has removed the legal immunity of former President Rupiah Banda to enable the government to take him to court and answer charges of alleged abuse of office and corruption. The rushed manner in which the motion to remove President Banda’s immunity has left a big cloud of doubt o...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 3rd, 2013
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Zambia’s former president says he is confident Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will organize a peaceful and credible election, despite reports of escalating tensions before Monday’s vote. Rupiah Banda is leading the U.S.-based Carter Center poll observers. He says...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Feb 4th, 2013
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America’s 26th President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “to announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” The same can be said about Zambia an...
By IndepthAfrica
In Zambia
Oct 3rd, 2012
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A group of lawyers representing various opposition parties in Zambia have announced the formation of The Coalition for the Defence of Democratic Rights (CDDR), an organization which will work within both local and international legal structures to halt the violation of civil rights currently taking p...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 28th, 2012
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Gershom Ndhlovu Zambia recently woke up to a story in state-owned media that a group calling itself Tongas Under Oath had killed two people belonging to President Michael Sata’s ethnic group, and was now in the process of removing settlers from the ethnically Tonga Southern Province. However, the sto...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Sep 5th, 2012
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The Anyiam-Osigwe family of Nigeria says none of its members or their company received any payment or compensation from the government of Zambia for crude oil supply. In a protest letter to the Deputy High Commissioner, Zambian High Commission, Abuja, the family, in a letter signed by Mr Michael Anyi...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 17th, 2012
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Former Zambian Vice President George Kunda died Monday at the University Teaching Hospital in the capital, Lusaka. Kunda served as vice president in former President Rupiah Banda’s administration before his party lost to current President Michael Sata’s Patriotic Front Party in last September’s...