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Zambia: Convention will not push us to enact new constitution – Justice Minister, Kabimba

Wynter KabimbaStory from the Zambian Eye Website

Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba has said the Patriotic Front government will not be pushed with time frame to enact the new constitution. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: Vote on the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 halted, as the issue is withdrawn at the Constitution Convention

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National Constitution Convention,

Story from the Lusaka Times Website

The anticipated voting over the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 at the national Constitution Convention in Lusaka yesterday failed to take place after architects of the motion decided to have the voting called off. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: No State Borrowing Without Parley Approval

National Constitution ConventionStory from the Mwebantu Website

THE on-going National Constitution
 Convention has retained an article in the First Draft Constitution on
the borrowing and lending by government to permit it to borrow
money from any source but subject to parliament authorization. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: Delegates Vote to Limit Tenure for MPs

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DELEGATES at the on-going National Constitution Convention have unanimously voted to limit the tenure of Members of Parliament to two five-year terms only. Click here for the Full Story

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Delegates Vote To Strip off Presidential Powers to nominate MPsDelegates Vote To Strip off Presidential

National Constitution ConventionStory from the Mwebantu Website

DELEGATES at the on-going Constitution National Convention have agreed to stripped off the presidential powers to nominate members of parliament after the house agreed to delete article 135 of the draft constitution . Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: Delegates Endorse Appointment of Ministers Outside Parliament

National Constitution ConventionStory from the Mwebantu Website

DELEGATES TO THE ON-GOING CONSTITUTION NATIONAL CONVENTION have unanimously endorsed the recommendation 
that ministers and their deputies should be
appointed outside parliament and that their appointments should not be ratified by parliament. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: Constitution Convention Rejects Degree Clause

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The National Constitution Convention sitting in Lusaka has rejected the degree clause for presidential candidates. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: Defecting MPs to be barred from contesting any seat or taking up a public appointment

National Constitution ConventionStory from the Lusaka Times Website

The National Constitution Convention has introduced a new provision under article 75 to create a caveat against unnecessary by-elections. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: New Zambian Constitution to Ban Homesexuality

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The ongoing National Constitution Convention has recommended to the Technical Committee on Drafting the Zambian Constitution to make clear and precise a clause in the draft constitution that bars Anti-Social practices such as homosexuality, lesbianism and other abominable practices from being practiced in Zambia. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: NCC resolves to adopt national constitution through referendum

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THE National Constitution Convention has resolved that the new constitution should be adopted through a National Referendum to allow for a national consensus. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: Emotional Barotseland Agreement differed at the constitutional conference

Story from the Lusaka Times Website

barotseland coat arms
barotseland coat arms

THE Barotseland Agreement of 1964 yesterday brought about mixed emotions to delegates attending the Constitution-making National Convention where some delegates wanted the Agreement embodied in the preamble while others were against. Click here for the Full Story

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Zambia: 50 plus 1 clause goes through, Solicitor General Mwenye abstained from voting

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The thematic working group on representation of people at the ongoing National Constitution Convention have unanimously retained the 50+1 vote threshold clause in the First Draft Constitution for the election of the republican President. Click here for the Full Story

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