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Zambia: Republic in southern Africa
Zambia, officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country in south-central Africa. Its neighbors are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique to the southeast, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south, Namibia to the southwest, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of Zambia. The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the northwest, the core economic hubs of the country.


Zambia court punishes student cannabis cake baker with essay

A 21-year-old was caught with cannabis-laced cakes weighing more than 1kg (2.2lb) in Zambia.
BBC News - Published

Why Africans should 'ditch one of their favourite dishes'

Zambia's vice-president calls for a radical change in the eating habits of the nation.
BBC News - Published

Zambia bails opposition leader charged with defaming president

A Zambian court on Friday charged the leader of a small opposition party with defaming President Edgar Lungu, after he allegedly referred to the head of state as a dog.
Reuters - Published

Britain urges Zambia to fight corruption to unlock aid

Zambia should show that it is taking measures to fight corruption to unlock donor aid and investments that have been withheld due to graft concerns, the British High Commissioner to the country said on..
Reuters - Published

Zambia court adjourns ex-minister graft case that prompted aid freeze

A Zambian court on Tuesday adjourned until September the start of corruption trial involving a former cabinet minister that prompted some western donors to freeze aid to the southern African nation.
Reuters - Published

Zambian finance minister urges quick implementation of austerity

Zambia should step up its implementation of austerity measures to rein in soaring debt and stabilize the economy, newly appointed finance minister Bwalya Ng'andu said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Abruptly appointed Zambian finance minister to review sales tax plan

Zambian President Edgar Lungu abruptly fired his finance minister on Monday, appointing in her place the respected deputy head of the central bank, who said he might further delay a sales tax designed..
Reuters - Published

Zambian president fires finance minister, replaces her with central bank's Ng'andu

Zambia's president has fired Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe and appointed central bank deputy governor Bwalya Ng'andu to replace her, the president's office said.
Reuters - Published

Zambian president removes finance minister, appoints central bank deputy governor

Zambia's president has appointed central bank deputy governor Bwalya Ng'andu as finance minister, taking over from Margaret Mwanakatwe who has been fired, a statement from the president's office said.
Reuters - Published

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