What Next in Zambia by Cecil Bello

December 21, 2011

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I have been most disturbed by events in my home country of Zambia. Both Zambian Watchdog and esteemed journalist Gloria Koko have been writing about President Sata’s transition into power. I am not one on the level of a countries President or statesman to know all the inner workings of politics but I do understand […]

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Sata says Situmbeko Musokotwane was paid K5.5 billion and got two salaries

December 19, 2011

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President Michael Sata says former Finance minister Situmbeko Musokotwane was paid K5.5 billion by the bank of Zambia. Speaking through his spokespersons, Sata has maintained that Musokotwane was paid two salaries when he was minister of Finance. Sata said Musokotwane got K5.5 bilion from the bank of Zambia between 2003 and 2008. He said the […]

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Zambia | Africa Wire International – Cecil Bello

November 29, 2011

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Most recently this journalist had a quick opportunity to sit with ex-president Banda and hear his words about the recent gold scandal involving him, his son James Banda and a Swiss National. Mr. Banda briefly stated that matter was not perceived correctly and that a mix up in paper work in the DEC was the […]

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Cops dig up K2.1bn at Liato’s farm

November 28, 2011

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By Chibaula Silwamba and Bright Mukwasa LAW enforcement officers have dug up K2.1 billion cash from former minister of labour Austin Liato’s farm. And President Michael Sata yesterday said the Mafia-style under which the money was hidden raises serious questions about how the same was acquired. The combined team of officers from the Zambia Police, […]

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Buzaianu distances himself from the purchase of gold by Gloria Koko

November 28, 2011

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Nicolae Buzaianu, the Swiss businessman President Michael Sata wrongly linked to the “mysterious disappearance” of about 118kgs of gold with a present day value of more than K32 billion may have distanced himself from Zambia and its gold scandal but has recently been awarded a gold medal by the Church of Russia for his charity […]

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No need for Swiss businessman to sue Zambia for US$100m over gold scam – Nicola Bogdan Buzaianu has been cleared

November 14, 2011

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Swiss businessman and ex-Zambia’s envoy to UNESCO in Geneva, Nicola Bogdan Buzaianu, originally threatened to sue the Zambia’s government and the country’s media over his alleged involvement in a gold scam. However the Zambian government has cleared Nicola Bogdan Buzaianu of any wrong doing. Buzaianu is also demanded US$100 million from the Zambian Government for allegedly […]

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Buzaianu steps down as Zambia’s UNESCO Representative

October 17, 2011

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Nicolae Buzaianu 25 Rue Galilée Paris XVI, France Paris, 14 October 2011 His Excellency Mr. Michael Chilufya Sata President of the Republic Lusaka, Zambia Your Excellency, I refer to the letter addressed to the Director General of UNESCO from the Minister of Foreign Affairs referenced MFA/ dated 17th July, 2010. I hereby submit to you […]

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