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Zambia Elections Set For June

Lusaka, Zambia PRESIDENTIAL nominations for the August 11 tripartite elections have been set for June 6 to June 10, 2016, the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has said. And the ECZ registered over 1.5...

S. Sudan Marks 2 Years of Civil War

ADDIS ABABA Tuesday marks two years since the start of the civil war in South Sudan. A peace deal was signed in August but implementation has been slow and complicated by continued disagreements. Peace...

Subsidized Housing for the Vulnerable in Zambia

Lusaka CHRISTINA Mwale, 60, lives with her eight dependents in a two-room mud house in Linda Township. The house is on the verge of collapse. The only thing preventing the roof of the house...

Zambia President Lungu Warns Against Tribalism

Zambia’s president, Edgar Lungu, has directed members of the governing Patriotic Front Party (PF) to avoid commenting on issues of tribalism. His comments were made after Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili was quoted as saying...

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