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Zambia Official Demands Graft Inquiry Over Accusations Zambia Official Demands Graft Inquiry Over Accusations
Zambia’s youth and sports minister, Chishimba Kambwili has called on the country’s anti-graft agency to investigate him after critics accused him of nepotism and embezzling state funds.Kambwili is accused of diverting funds earmarked for a nationwide Youth Development project to his family and girlfriends.Zambian newspapers have reported the allegations, saying they come from rival members in the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) Party.Kambwili has denied the accusations, saying they were an attempt by his...
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290 Hits, 7 Comments, Added On 12/19/2012 4:47:17 PM

Expulsion of Zambia Opposition Party Leader Stirs Controversy Expulsion of Zambia Opposition Party Leader Stirs Controversy
Zambia’s opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) party was thrown into chaos over the weekend when National Secretary Richard Kachingwe unilaterally announced the expulsion of party president Nevers Mumba.  Kachingwe said Mumba was being expelled because he was still a bonafide leader of the rival Reform Party. Soon after, MMD supporters reportedly beat up Kachingwe for single-handedly invalidating the election of Mumba as party president. They also accused Kachingwe of working for the ruling...
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256 Hits, 2 Comments, Added On 12/2/2012 10:29:55 PM

Zambian Millers Under Pressure to Sell At ‘Reasonable Prices’ Zambian Millers Under Pressure to Sell At ‘Reasonable Prices’
Zambia’s Information Minister said millers of mealie-meal, the flour made from corn which is the country’s staple food, have agreed to sell the commodity at reasonable prices.  Those prices rose last month from $8.50 to $15.00 per 25-kilogram bag.Before meeting with representatives of the Millers Association of Zambia Monday, President Michael Sata warned that, if they did not take action to protect the people by reducing their prices, he would do so himself. Sata said he did not want his government to...
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245 Hits, 4 Comments, Added On 1/7/2013 10:51:57 PM

Zambia Government Seeks Foreign Investors Zambia Government Seeks Foreign Investors
Zambia’s Commerce, Trade and Industry minister says the government has stepped up efforts to attract international investors to the country.Robert Sichinga said President Michael Sata’s government is implementing policies to create, encourage and protect a better environment for business investment.Sichinga recently visited the United States to meet business leaders as part of his country’s efforts to attract new investment to the Southern African country.“The main thrust of our visit here has been to...
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264 Hits, 5 Comments, Added On 10/17/2012 12:00:04 PM

Zambians Mourn Death of Former First Lady Betty Kaunda Zambians Mourn Death of Former First Lady Betty Kaunda
Zambia is mourning the death of Betty Kaunda, wife of the country’s founding president, Kenneth Kaunda, who died early Wednesday in Zimbabwe while visiting her daughter. The former first lady is viewed as the mother of the nation and the strength of her husband, who played a leading role during Africa’s liberation struggle. Kaunda was 84.  Zambia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Given Lubinda, President Michael Sata and the people of Zambia are shocked and saddened by the death of the woman...
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353 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 9/19/2012 11:27:11 PM

Zambia Concerned About DRC Conflict Spillover Zambia Concerned About DRC Conflict Spillover
Zambia has expressed concern that the ongoing conflict in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could spill over into its territory and other countries in the region.“We are very worried because this thing can engulf the whole region if we are not careful,” said Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu. “What we have done is to send the head of the military to meet our colleagues in DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and the entire region because we all appreciate that we are together, we swim...
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965 Hits, 283 Comments, Added On 11/26/2012 5:17:38 PM

Privatization Proposed for Micke Grove Zoo in San Joaquin County, CA Privatization Proposed for Micke Grove Zoo in San Joaquin County, CA
Zachary K. Johnson of the Record Staff reports: It has been six years since Micke Grove Zoo lost its national accreditation and more than three years since work to remake the eastern end of the zoo came to a halt, leaving a large, dormant construction site... And now a newly-invigorated nonprofit organization is hoping to breathe new life into the public zoo with a plan to privatize it, reclaim its lost accreditation and guide the San Joaquin County institution into a bigger future. The Micke Grove...
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Author: harris.kenny@reason.org (Harris Kenny)
374 Hits, 3 Comments, Added On 5/29/2012 4:00:00 AM

Airport Security vs. The Constitution Airport Security vs. The Constitution
You wouldn't think Aaron Tobey and Donald Rumsfeld have much in common. Tobey is the guy who stripped down to his shorts at the Richmond, Virginia airport last December. Rumsfeld is the former Defense Secretary under George W. Bush. Tobey, who was protesting the invasive airport screening practices that have outraged a good portion of the traveling public, is a stickler for constitutional rights. Rumsfeld? Not so much. The two of them, however, are united by a common case: Bivens v. Six Unknown Named...
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Author: info@reason.org (A. Barton Hinkle )
594 Hits, 10 Comments, Added On 8/19/2011 1:30:00 PM

How to Save Cleveland How to Save Cleveland
You want a quick indicator of urban decline in any city you visit? Ask a local what’s great about the place. If the top three answers include “a world-class symphony orchestra,” you’re smack dab in the middle of a current or future ghost town. This orchestra axiom is something I divined while working on Reason Saves Cleveland With Drew Carey, an hour-long documentary you can see at reason.tv/cleveland. Time and again, I’d ask Clevelanders—a proud breed beaten down by...
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Author: gillespie@reason.com (Nick Gillespie)
590 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 5/24/2010 7:47:00 AM

Bad Boys Bad Boys
You might think that putting an innocent person in prison for a major crime like rape or murder would end or at least impede a prosecutor’s career. But prosecutors are rarely sanctioned for mistakes, even when their misconduct is egregious. In fact, they are often re-elected, promoted to judge, or encouraged to run for political office. Sometimes they even owe these successes to the publicity they get from high-profile convictions of people who turned out to be innocent. Here are some of the worst...
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Author: rbalko@reason.com (Radley Balko)
888 Hits, 5 Comments, Added On 6/27/2011 9:00:00 AM

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