United States Urges Zambian Government to Enable The Post to Reopen

The timing of the closure of The Post Newspaper by the Zambian Revenue Authority, only weeks before important elections in Zambia, is of deep concern.  The closure of The Post is the loss of an independent voice during the campaign period and election cycle.  The United States Government urges the Government of the Republic of Zambia to work with the Zambian Revenue Authority and The Post to find a way forward that allows The Post to reopen immediately.  The free flow of information to the Zambian people is an essential element of a free, fair, credible and peaceful election.