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Uganda’s shadow state

Revealing the networks of people with power Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In the April 30-07 issue of The Independent, Andrew Mwenda; in his column, wrote an article entitled “Paved with good intentions: How Western interventions in African affairs, even when well intentioned, produce bad results.” In that article, …

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Zambian ministers undergo induction program to enhance performance

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Zambia’s new ministers on Monday underwent an induction program that sets the benchmark on how they were expected to conduct themselves in the next five years. The induction workshop was meant to familiarize the ministers who were sworn in last week following last month’s elections. In …

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New Zambian president to make first trip abroad for UN meet

Lusaka, Zambia | XINHUA |  Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema will make his first trip outside the country since winning last month’s elections by attending the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, his office said Saturday. The Zambian leader will attend the UN General Assembly to be held in New York, the …

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Zambia parliament elects first woman speaker

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Lawmakers in Zambia on Friday chose prominent lawyer Nelly Mutti as the country’s first woman Speaker of the National Assembly. Cecilia Mbewe, clerk of the National Assembly, declared Mutti as the Speaker after the nomination went through unopposed. Mutti was duly elected during the first session …

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Zambian leader shows determination to fix economy

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Newly-elected Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema has vowed to fix the economy with the appointment of a new finance minister, the only minister appointed so far. The Zambian leader on Aug. 27 appointed Situmbeko Musokotwane as the country’s new finance minister, with a call for him to …

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Zambia inaugurates new president at colorful ceremony

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Hundreds of dignitaries and thousands of ordinary citizens on Tuesday thronged the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, to witness the inauguration of the country’s new President Hakainde Hichilema. People, many clad in red T-shirts and caps, the color of the United Party for …

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Zambian opposition defeats ruling party

Stalwart Hichilema secures big win in presidential elections | MICHELLE GAVIN | Late last week, in the midst of deep economic crisis and fears of political violence, the Zambian people took decisive action in favour of a change in course. They turned out in robust numbers to elect veteran opposition …

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Out-going Zambian president pardons 60 inmates

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Out-going Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday pardoned 60 inmates, including those who were serving cases of defaming him. Others pardoned include lactating mothers, pregnant women, the old and the terminally-ill, among others. The inmates have been pardoned in line with the prerogative of mercy powers …

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