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Stories about Zambia

17 February 2014

Zambia Ditches English in Primary School for Government-Approved Local Languages

Although there are 73 recognised languages in Zambia, only seven are to replace English as the language of instruction in primary school. Leaders of various ethnics groups oppose the change.

10 January 2014

Arrested for Calling Zambia's President Michael Sata a ‘Sweet Potato’

Catholic Priest turned politician Father Frank Bwalya called President Michael Sata a crooked sweet potato that cannot be straightened during a community radio show.

21 November 2013

Zambia’s ‘King Cobra’ President Publicly Calls Ministers, MPs Fools

President Michael Sata is notorious for his abrasiveness and disregard for protocol at both local and international functions.

31 October 2013

Radio Licences in Zambia Cancelled Because of Opposition's Access

Zambia's President Michael Sata has publicly lambasted former Information and Broadcasting Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba for issuing national broadcasting licences to two private radio stations and non-Christian radio stations.

20 October 2013

Zambia's President Increases His Salary, Blames Opposition MPs

Citizen media website Zambian Watchdog has unearthed a Statutory Instrument increasing President Michael Sata's salary after the freezing of civil service wages for two years.

16 October 2013

Once Welcomed Malawian Judge Faces Time In Zambian Jail

Malawian High Court judge Lovemore Chikopa risks going to jail for contempt of court after ignoring Zambian High Court orders.

11 October 2013

Only Six of 250 Student Lawyers in Zambia Passed the Bar This Year

Some online users argued for reforming the system.

7 October 2013

Zambia's Ex-First Lady's Facebook Page Faked for Alleged Scholarship Scam

She is not the first high profile Zambian who has had her profile faked. A fake Facebook page in the name of the country’s vice president was created recently.

25 September 2013

Lawyers Seek Ouster of Zambia's Chief Justice

Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda, Zambia's first female head of the judiciary, was rejected by parliament and therefore should not have the post, the Law Association of Zambia argues.

21 August 2013

Zambia Arrests Dozens After Secessionist Movement Appoints Local Leader

The secessionists believe that Zambia's Western Province, which they call by its its pre-colonial name, Barotseland, is an independent state.

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