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Zambia - The First 50 Years

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On 24 October 1964, the Republic of Zambia was formed, replacing the territory which had formerly been known as Northern Rhodesia. Fifty years on, Andrew Sardanis provides a sympathetic but critical insider's account of Zambia, from independence to the present. He paints a stark picture of Northern Rhodesia at decolonisation and the problems of the incoming government, presented with an immense uphill task of rebuilding the infrastructure of government and administration - civil service, law, local government and economic development. As a friend and colleague of many of the most prominent names in post-independence Zambia - from the presidencies of founding leader Kenneth Kaunda to the incumbent Michael Sata - Sardanis uses his unique eyewitness experience to provide an inside view of a country in transition.

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Part I: A Nation in the making
Zambia Proud and Free
Unprepared and Unready but Determined and Enthusiastic
UDI: A New Landscape in Africa
Hard Work and Fantasies
Political Turbulence and Rhodesian Spies
Fast Track for Zambian Business?
Control of the Mines
The Politicians Take over
Sir Arthur Benson’s Ghost
The 100 million Dollar Con

Part II: The UNIP Dictatorship
3. The Sole Custodians of the People’s Interests
4. Kaunda and Thatcher Tango: Rhodesia Vanishes
5. A Maverick Troublemaker and a Gentlemen’s Coup
6. Disarray

Part III: New Brooms?
7. The Love Affair: Tricky Fred and the West
8. The Plunder
9. The Zambian Business Blossoms; The economy dips
10. Vengeance and Cruelty and Frustrated Ambition
11. Zambian Trials and the London Delusion
12. Konkola: The Sale of the Century
13. Few Successes and Many Failures
14. ‘Steady As She Goes’
15. A Protectorate within a Protectorate is Pampered…
16. … And Abandoned
17. “The Hateful Western Province”
18. Ba Mwine Zambia: 2011
19. The Civic Society Gets Uneasy
20. Arrests, Incarcerations and ‘nolle prosequi’
21. President Sata and his future legacy

Part IV: Taking Stock
22. Copper: our Boon and our Bane
23. Farmers and Charcoal Burners and Marketeers
24. ‘To Learn and Learn More from the Learned’
25. Many Critics and Many Suitors
26. Epilogue

Appendix I Northern Rhodesia Report 1929
Appendix II The Mining Agreements
Appendix III Abrogation of the Mining Agreements
Appendix IV The Tika Project
Appendix V The Konkola Deal
Appendix VI The Barotseland Agreement 1964
Appendix VII Glencore Comments on Mopani Tax Payments

Product details

Authors Andrew Sardanis
Publisher Bloomsbury Academic
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 31.08.2019
EAN 9781350133891
ISBN 978-1-350-13389-1
No. of pages 384
Series International Library of Afric
International Library of Afric
Subject Non-fiction book > History > Miscellaneous

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