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Zambia to Host Summit for Democracy in 2023 with Support of Co-Hosts Costa Rica, the Netherlands, and the Republic of Korea

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Zambia will host the Summit for Democracy in 2023, with the support of co-hosts Costa Rica, the Netherlands, and the Republic of Korea, as announced at the recent US-Africa Leaders Summit.

The summit, scheduled for March 29 and 30, will be a virtual plenary event followed by meetings in each host country with government, civil society, and private sector representatives.

The theme of the summit will be a review of the “Year of Action,” which was the theme of the first such summit held on December 9, 2020. The purpose of the summit is to highlight progress made by participating countries on their commitments during the “Year of Action” and to address current challenges to democracy.

The US Department of State emphasizes the importance of the summit in demonstrating that democracy can still work and improve people’s lives in tangible ways, as democracy and human rights are facing threats globally and governments are failing to provide equitable and sustainable economic and political progress, leading to political polarization and the rise of leaders who undermine democratic norms and institutions.

The Summit for Democracy will take place ahead of elections in 25 African countries, including presidential and general elections in Zimbabwe, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, and Sudan, and local or parliamentary elections in Eswatini, Togo, Mozambique, Mauritania, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Ghana, Egypt, Côte d’Ivoire, Comoros, Djibouti, Benin, and the Central African Republic.

3 COMMENTS

  1. “Zambia to Host Summit for Democracy in 2023 with Support of Co-Hosts Costa Rica, the Netherlands, and the Republic of Korea”- LT

    “The early bird catches the worm.” We were one of the strongest colonies, not for nothing. Can you imagine if they would’ve thrown in Magna Carta as complimentary how far we would’ve been.

  2. Please note that this is not the time for self praising and mudslinging others within Zambia about having been jailed and all other ills.

    It’s time to uplift the Country’s Democratic credentials it so dearly deserved after Lungu handed power even when rigging by the upnd was evident in Southern Province.

    It’s time to take the Country forward. Not just unfounded self praise.

    Stop washing dirty linen in public now. It’s about Zambia.

    Well done Zambia

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