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Zambia Group Hails Appointment of Female Cabinet Ministers

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has appointed eight women to his Cabinet in a decision that one women's group in the country has welcomed as a positive step forward. In a statement, Lungu said there was a need to encourage more women to become involved in politics. "Ministerial positions are not about appeasing. The appointment of ministers is a … prerogative of the president. ... It's about getting the best to deliver," said Lungu, who opens parliament Friday. He...

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