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2013-03-28 12:27:55

LONDON, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the disputed removal of immunity of the former President of Zambia Rupiah Banda and his arrest on trumped up charges, his international lawyer Robert Amsterdam says that the persecution forms part of the ruling party's plan to transfer power from President Michael Sata to a successor. "Now that we are seeing media reports about the Patriotic Front's preparations for a presidential by-election after President Sata steps down, it explains why...

2012-10-03 02:26:23

LONDON, October 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of lawyers representing various opposition parties in Zambia have announced the formation of The Coalition for the Defence of Democratic Rights (CDDR), an organization which will work within both local and international legal structures to halt the violation of civil rights currently taking place under the Patriotic Front administration of President Michael Sata. In a statement circulated to Lusaka media outlets, the CDDR...

2012-05-13 22:21:38

LONDON, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, May 11th, the offices of international lawyer Robert Amsterdam received correspondence from legal representatives of Zambian President Michael Chilufya Sata threatening litigation and demanding compensation in response to public statements made by Mr. Amsterdam. "President Sata's crude efforts to silence and bully opponents with threats and intimidation will not work, and we would in fact welcome the opportunity to lead a serious public debate...

2011-03-11 10:00:00

LUSAKA, Zambia/>, March 11, 2011/> /PRNewswire/ -- His Excellency, Mr. Rupiah Banda, President of the Republic of Zambia/> has spoken ahead of Zambia's/> Youth Day tomorrow commending young people across the country for their energy and drive and highlighting his commitment to their future. President Banda urged all Zambians to join him in celebrating the achievements of young people in Zambia/> reminding them of the vital role of Zambia's/> youth in the development and...

2011-02-17 08:34:00

LUSAKA, Zambia, February 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today His Excellency, Mr. Rupiah Banda, President of the Republic of Zambia, officially opened the National Nutrition Consultative Forum at a ceremony in Livingstone in the Southern Province. The meeting focused on national food security and highlighted President Banda's commitment to providing a better future for all Zambians, not based on tribal or regional allegiances but on genuine need. During President Banda's...

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...

2011-01-10 07:00:00

LUSAKA, Zambia, January 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At a ceremony today, His Excellency Mr Rupiah Banda, President of Zambia, marked the commencement of two major building projects in Lusaka: a new state of the art sports stadium and the redevelopment of Independence stadium. The new Independence stadium will be the largest in the country accommodating up to 50,000 spectators. It will also be the home of the national football team and will stand on the site of the previous Independence...

2010-12-15 12:06:00

LUSAKA, Zambia, December 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- His Excellency, Mr. Rupiah Banda, President of the Republic of Zambia, today called on leaders from across Africa to assist in the fight against the illegal exploitation of natural resources. As Chair of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), President Banda is leading today's summit, which takes place in Lusaka. The objective is to examine the problems associated with exploiting natural resources, which has...

2010-12-03 09:43:00

JOHANNESBURG, December 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- His Excellency, President Rupiah Banda of Zambia, today hailed the virtues of Zambia's booming business sector at the Zambia South Africa Business Forum in Johannesburg. Speaking to a group of business and political leaders, including South African President Jacob Zuma, he warmly welcomed investment in the country as a means of improving national and regional development and prosperity. President Banda said, "We recognise that...

2010-12-01 02:00:00

LUSAKA, Zambia, December 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- His Excellency, Mr. Rupiah Banda, President of the Republic of Zambia, has marked World AIDS Day by highlighting the advances made in combating the disease across Zambia. Boosting health provision throughout the country has been a key Government priority as President Banda works to build a stronger and more productive nation. A central part of this has been strengthening AIDS prevention work and the treatment and support of Zambians...