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Zambia sees 2020 expenditure up $1.1 bln as kwacha falls

25 June 2020, 4:33 PM

Zambia’s expenditure is expected to rise by approximately 20 billion kwacha ($1.11 billion) this year as the local currency weakens, piling more pressure on a nation already struggling with huge debt, President Edgar Lungu said on Thursday.

Zambian President pardons gay couple jailed for 15 years

26 May 2020, 8:20 PM

Zambia’s President has pardoned a gay couple sentenced to 15 years in prison in November under colonial-era sodomy laws in a case that caused a diplomatic row with the United States.

Zambia shuts Tanzania border to fight COVID-19, delaying copper exports

12 May 2020, 5:12 PM

Zambia temporarily shut its border with Tanzania to enhance measures against the spread of the new coronavirus, delaying its main copper exports via Dar es Salaam, a minister said on Tuesday.

Zambia’s President vows to contain debt within sustainable levels

9 November 2019, 2:48 PM

Zambia is committed to ensuring that debt is contained within sustainable levels through continued austerity measures, President Edgar Lungu said on Friday.

Zambian opposition leader arrested, accused of defaming president: lawyer

28 August 2019, 7:53 PM

Police arrested the leader of a small Zambian opposition party on Wednesday on charges of defaming President Edgar Lungu by describing the head of state as a dog, his lawyer said.

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