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A response to Human Rights Watch’s update on Chinese copper mining in Zambia

Regular readers of Pambazuka News will remember a debate held a year or so ago in its pages between the US-based NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) and ourselves about a lengthy report that HRW had issued on labour rights violations … read more »

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Maiko quits ZAMBIA Association of Musicians (ZAM) presidence

SENSATIONAL reggae artiste Maiko Zulu, formerly St. Michael, has with immediate effect resigned as president of the Zambia Association of Musicians (ZAM). This is according to a statement he has posted on his facebook page. Zulu has however not stated … read more »

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Cancellation of the mining license for Collum Coal Mine in national interest

Government says the cancellation of the mining license for Collum Coal Mine Limited should not be mistaken for nationalization. In a statement made available to ZANIS today, Chief Government Spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni said the action by government is merely a … read more »

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Govt accuses RB of sponsoring opposition scheme

Zambian opposition political leaders gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa have urged the Commonwealth to appoint an envoy to undertake an independent investigation into what they are calling violation of their rights and those of civil society and breach of the … read more »

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Dual citizenship clause in the First Draft Constitution has been rejected by delegates of Northern Province

THE clause which allows for dual citizenship in the First Draft Constitution has been rejected by delegates to the Northern Province Constitution Convention in Kasama. Dual citizens can carry two passports and essentially live, work, and travel freely within their … read more »

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Mines Minister concerned at issuing a mining rights license

MINES, Energy and Water Development Minister Yamfwa Mukanga expressed concern at the delayed issuance of the mining rights license to China Copper Mines (CCM) of Chingola. Mr Mukanga said in an interview after his fact-finding mission at CCM and two … read more »

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Emirates and Arsenal Agree New £150 Million Sponsorship Deal

Emirates to remain shirt sponsors of Arsenal to the end of 2018/2019 season Emirates Stadium naming rights extended to 2028 as part of deal  LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – 25 November 2012 – Emirates, which flies daily to Lusaka from Dubai, and … read more »

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For how long shall it be a case of ‘Them’ and ‘Us’?

By Lady C There is a growing, vibrant and strong Zambian community here in the UK and most of them consider this to be their adopted home. Apart from providing financial support to family in Zambia, a majority only have … read more »

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Catholic Bishops in Zambia Reject Draft Constitution

By Malama Katulwende The Catholic Bishops of Zambia have rejected the Draft Constitution prepared by the National Constitution Conference (NCC) citing, among other things, the composition of the NCC (which used its inbuilt majority to reject popular recommendations in favor … read more »

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