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94,342. If the people of Zambia paid everything they produced to the bankers and investment companies who have loaned their country money, it would still take them three full years to pay off the interest charges. If they did that, of course (which they cannot), none of them would exist. As it is, many hundreds of thousands will perish anyway, while the rest try to scratch some kind of survival from what was once one of the richest-endowed countries on earth. Paul Foot, The Case for Socialism chapter 4
94,343. A region that has long been coveted by foreign powers. Zambia, or northern Rhodesia as it was known, was a British colony. There’s a good reason why the British wanted to control this place. Zambia is sitting on top of an extraordinary resource – one of the largest seems of copper in the world. Hundreds of kilometres wide in places, and there is reckoned to be billions of dollars’ worth of copper still in the ground. (Zambia & Copper & Mining) Justin Rowlatt, The Chinese Are Coming, BBC 2011
94,344. The presence of Chinese mining companies in Zambia has become a major political issue. At other mines there have been demonstrations about pay and conditions and violent clashes. Recently, eleven Zambian protesters were shot by Chinese managers at a coal mine. (Zambia & Mining) ibid.
94,346. Locals throughout the Congo river basin in the swamps of northern Zambia say a real dinosaur has survived extinction and is alive and well and feeding on local fishermen. (Zambia & Cryptozoology) Destination Truth s2e3
94,347. Villagers in southern Africa who say they are literally being hunted by a flying dinosaur. The locals call the suspect the Kongamato, which translates as breaker of boats. This big bird has been sporadically reported in Zambia, Angola and the Congo for hundreds of years. (Zambia & Cryptozoology) Destination Truth s2e5