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2011-02-04 05:18:00

LUSAKA, Republic of Zambia, February 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today His Excellency Mr Rupiah Banda, President of The Republic of Zambia, launched the Sixth National Development Plan (SNDP), outlining the Government's five year commitment to building a better future for all Zambians. Speaking at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka, the President said: "Today marks a time of renewal and recommitment to our national vision of being a middle-income country by 2030. We...

2010-11-01 08:25:00

LUSAKA, Zambia/>, November 1, 2010/> /PRNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, 2 November 2010/>, marks two/> years since His Excellency Mr Rupiah Banda became President of Zambia/>. President Banda succeeded the late President Levy Mwanawasa in November 2008/>, promising to build on his predecessor's achievements by campaigning on the themes of 'Continuity, Good Governance and Prosperity for All.' Since then, President Banda has successfully guided Zambia/> through the worst global...

2008-10-11 09:00:19

Text of report by state-owned national newspaper Zambia Daily Mail website on 10 October [Report by Wallen Simwaka: "RB Pledges To Revive Maamba Coal Mine"] Acting President, Rupiah Banda has pledged to revive Maamba Colliers if elected as president to bring back life to Maamba town. And Mr Banda has said that he will not abuse the authority Zambians would give him if he wins in the October 30 election. He was speaking in Maamba at a campaign rally yesterday. Mr Banda said the...

2008-09-17 09:00:44

Text of report by state-owned national newspaper Zambia Daily Mail website on 17 September [Unattributed report: "Chinese Firm To Invest $2bn"] A Chinese mining company plans to invest $2 billion in new mines and set up a town in North western province making this the biggest investment by a private company in Zambia's history. Zhonghui Mining Industry Zambia Limited plans to open new mines in Luapula and North Western Provinces, complete with a hydropower station and water supply...

2008-08-25 09:01:30

Body of Zambian late president to arrive in Lusaka from Paris LUSAKA, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- The body of Zambian late President Levy Mwanawasa, who died in Percy Military Hospital in Paris, France on Tuesday, is expected to arrive in Zambia on Sunday, Times of Zambia reported Thursday. Arrangements are also being made for a public funeral program at the showgrounds in Lusaka as the nation awaits the arrival of his body from France, according to the report. Secretary to the Cabinet...

2008-08-19 15:00:30

France said Tuesday that Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa died in a French hospital where he was being treated for a stroke suffered seven weeks ago. The 59-year-old leader fell ill in Egypt last month on the eve of the African Union summit. AllAfrica.com said Mwanawasa's death was confirmed by French President Nicholas Sarkozy. Mwanawasa became president of the African nation in 2002 after a career as a lawyer that included a term as Zambia's solicitor general and as the nation's vice...

2008-08-09 12:00:54

Text of report by Zambian privately-owned daily newspaper The Post website on 9 August [Report by Lambwe Kachal: "Levy's Healing Will Take Long - Chituwo"] Health minister Dr Brian Chituwo yesterday said President Levy Mwanawasa's healing process will take long. And Dr Chituwo said President Mwanawasa's illness should remind Zambians of the need for unity, strength, goodwill and other key factors for national success. Presenting a ministerial statement to Parliament on President...

2008-06-27 09:00:20

By Basildon Peta Robert Mugabe was under mounting pressure last night from the South African President Thabo Mbeki to to negotiate with the opposition MDC on a unity government after he is declared "winner" of an "election" today in which he is the only contender. African diplomatic sources said Mr Mbeki and other African leaders had given up hope of persuading Mr Mugabe to cancel the presidential run-off and were now focusing on how best to alleviate the Zimbabwe crisis after Mr Mugabe,...

2008-06-25 12:00:04

Text of report by South Africa-based Zim Online website on 25 June [Report by Jameson Mombe: "SADC Meets on Zim as US Says Will Not Recognise Poll"] JOHANNESBURG - The United States (US) has said it will not recognise the outcome of Zimbabwe's presidential run-off election on Friday being held amid worsening political violence that has killed 86 opposition members and displaced 200,000 others. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who has taken refuge in the Dutch embassy in Harare...

2008-06-23 12:00:42

By Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai pulled out of Zimbabwe's violence-wracked presidential runoff Sunday, declaring that the election was no longer credible and the loss of life among his supporters was simply too high. The announcement cleared the way for President Robert Mugabe to continue his 28-year rule, despite mounting condemnation from even loyal African allies that the former independence hero has become a despot who has bankrupted the...


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