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Vol 59 No 20

Published 12th October 2018


Zambia

A clumsy crackdown

The death of Vespers Shimuzhila, a University of Zambia student who suffocated when police fired a teargas canister into her room following student demonstrations over unpaid government meal allowances, and the government's reaction – Information minister Dora Siliya blamed the students – is a microcosm of the government's tin-eared response to recent criticism.

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