· June, 2011

Stories about Zambia from June, 2011

Zambia: How Will Chiluba Be Remembered?

  25 June 2011

How will Chiluba be remembered? That is the question that is being debated by Zambian netizens on various networks. The buzz on the late former president’s death and his legacy is almost reflective of one of Zambian language sayings which states that on the day an elephant dies, it is the talk of the village.

Zambia: Chiluba Funeral Donation Call Raises Eyebrows

  23 June 2011

Zambian netizens have received an appeal by their government to donate money towards an estimated US$1 million of funeral costs for the late former president Frederick Chiluba with incredulity, considering that barely two and half years ago there was massive abusive of resources for the funeral of the then incumbent president Levy Mwanawasa.

Zambia: Violence at Chiluba's Funeral Gathering

  22 June 2011

Zambia’s second President, Frederick Chiluba is every bit as controversial in death as he was alive. Chiluba’s funeral wake, a tradition in Zambia where mourners gather from the day a person dies up to the time of burial, has been marked with violence and political manoeuvrings.

Zambia: Netizens Shocked by Death of Former President

  19 June 2011

Zambian netizens were shocked to wake up on the morning of Saturday June 18, to the news that Zambia’s second president Frederick Chiluba had passed away. Whatever the views on the death of Chiluba, it closes a political chapter in which the country's citizens regained their social, political and economic freedoms.

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