Zambia General Elections, 20 September 2011

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The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the Zambia General Elections. The Group was led by former Nigeria Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, and comprised 12 eminent persons in total.



Political Background

The early inhabitants of modern day Zambia were the San, who were hunter-gatherers. In the 15th century, the Bantu or Tonga migrated from the North. The 16-19th century saw the emergence of organised kingdoms, including the Kazembe (North), Bemba (North-East) Chewa (East) and the Lozi (West). There are 73 ethnic groups in present day Zambia.


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