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Monday, February 24, 2003

Zambia's former President Frederick Chiluba has been arrested + charged with 66 counts of corruption.

Zambia's Supreme Court has recently stripped the former President of his immunity from prosecution following accusations that he illegally spent millions of dollars of government money while in power. Chiluba has also been questioned by the police following accusations made by his successor, President Levy Mwanawasa, regarding a $20 million arms deal which never materialised...

If state corruption interests you I recommend a report by Global Witness called "All the President's Men: the devastating story of oil and banking in Angola's privatised war".