U.S. Embassy Applauds Peaceful By-Elections

September 17, 2014 Elections are the cornerstone of a participatory democracy, and they are successful when voters approach the polls free from fear of violence and intimidation. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), the Zambia Police Service (ZPS), Zambia’s political parties, and the people of Zambia for ...
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“President Obama’s U.S.-Africa Summit: Uniting for Africa’s Future”

August 1, 2014 President Obama’s words exemplify the deep commitment of the United States to support Africa’s vibrant and dynamic future. On August 5-6, President Obama will host the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., inviting heads of state and leaders from across Africa to come together to pave the way for a brighter ...
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Protecting Children’s Rights – An Imperative, Not an Option

June 1, 2014 – by German Ambassador Bernd Finke and U.S. Chargé d’Affaires David Young June 1 is International Children’s Day. It is a day to recall the aspirations, rights and, sadly, all too often the plight of the children of the world. International Children’s Day was proclaimed in 1925. Our societies have seen fundamental ...
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“A Free Press is the Guardian of a Free People”

May 15, 2014 “From 100 yards away, the freshly turned earth of the field appeared to be covered with haphazard dots. Five feet away, the dots became empty shoes, shattered eyeglasses, and decaying clothing…No evidence of battles having been fought was found.” Thus begins journalist David Rohde’s account of the mass graves he witnessed in ...
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Reconciliation Requires Peaceful Dialogue, an End to Violence, and Honest Debate

April 24, 2014 How wonderful to see the spirit of reconciliation that has marked this year’s Holy Week gatherings here in Lusaka! I was privileged to attend services at St. Ignatius Catholic Church and Miracle Life Church on Good Friday, and then St. Ignatius again on Easter Sunday. I was impressed to see the President, ...
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Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy Urges Freedom For All

January 20, 2014 On January 20, the United States celebrates one of our most timely and relevant national holidays – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. For me it is a holiday that focuses national attention on some of the founding ideals that make America strong as a democracy. Like all countries, the United States ...
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