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Vol 45 No 17

Published 27th August 2004


Success unseen

Zambia grows richer but people feel poorer and they blame the President

Political fumbling is overshadowing real economic achievements. President Levy Mwanawasa has failed to deliver a constitution and the anti-corruption crusade against his predecessor, Frederick Chiluba, shows few results. The Challenge, a Catholic newspaper, in June published a family tree purporting to show that presidential relatives hold over half of senior government positions. Mwanawasa's vigorous denials failed to convince many Zambians.

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