Background: The territory of Northern Rhodesia was administered by the South Africa Company from 1891 until it was taken over by the UK in 1923. During the 1920s and 1930s, advances in mining spurred development and immigration. The name was changed to Zambia upon independence in 1964. In the 1980s and 1990s, declining copper prices and a prolonged drought hurt the economy. Elections in 1991 brought an end to one-party rule, but the subsequent vote in 1996 saw blatant harassment of opposition parties. The election in 2001 was marked by administrative problems with three parties filing a legal petition challenging the election of ruling party candidate Levy MWANAWASA. The new president launched a far-reaching anti-corruption campaign in 2002, which resulted in the prosecution of former President Frederick CHILUBA and many of his supporters in late 2003. Opposition parties currently hold a majority of seats in the National Assembly.
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- August 1st 2013 Trading shoes for a wooden bowl! Livingstone to Lusaka
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- July 24th 2013 Livingstone Living
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- July 23rd 2013 Top day!! Breakfast on Livingstone Island & a sunset cruise full of hippos
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- July 21st 2013 The Baboon Diet and Mosi-O-Tunya (Victoria Falls)
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- April 28th 2013 Lakeside to Waterfalls... and there's a ring!! xxx
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- February 26th 2013 River cruise in Botswana, the famous Victoria Falls, sunset cruise & walking with lions in Zambia & game watching in our campsite
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- February 13th 2013 Victoria Falls Day 2 (wow!!)
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- February 12th 2013 Victoria Falls - Zambia side
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- December 22nd 2012 Goodbye, Malawi. Hello, Victoria Falls.
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- November 13th 2012 WHY LEARNING ADVANCED PSYCHOLOGY CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE
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- October 21st 2012 Oct. 19 - 21: Livingstone, Zambia
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- October 20th 2012 Last Day of our Trip - Visiting Devil's Pool
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- October 18th 2012 The BEST Day So Far!!
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- October 17th 2012 Off to Livingston in Zambia!
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- October 5th 2012 ZOMBIA NO MORE!
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- September 21st 2012 Livingstone, Zambia – 18 – 21 August 2012
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- September 6th 2012 Zambia & Botswana: Such Great Heights
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- September 1st 2012 Zambia and a day in Zimbabwe
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- August 22nd 2012 Vic Falls - WOW!!!
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- August 13th 2012 ZAMBIA: Hardcore Africa
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