political violence is reported in Zambia.

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Posted 2/26/2013 by clee321 in NSBR Board
 

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Posted: 2/26/2013 5:46:59 PM
The most peaceful country in Africa-until today.

I believe my trip is on hold.

UPDATE evening 2-26
BBC and NPR have had coverage today


one of a few articles posted

Livingstone was our destination city.

UPDATED 2-27
Good morning. Changed title as requested. The reports from yesterday stated a coup in Livingstone. Today the reports are of 1 dead, 17+ arrested, curfews instated, the President calling for an end to the violence. Our agency is investigating how this will affect our trip and expects a decision tonight or tomorrow morning

There are no changes to travel advisories issued from the US. There hasnt been any report of threats to nonpolitical people and no reports of threats or actions against tourists.





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Posted: 2/26/2013 6:13:19 PM
The mystery country!




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Posted: 2/26/2013 6:18:13 PM
Oh no...that's where the little girl we're sponsoring lives....do you have any more info?



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Posted: 2/26/2013 6:22:49 PM
That's strange, I can't find anything at all about it.

Where did you get the info ?




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Posted: 2/26/2013 6:23:53 PM
I know, I didn't turn up anything either.



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Posted: 2/26/2013 6:40:58 PM
I saw there was a failed coup attempt in Congo but I couldn't find anything about Zambia either.



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Posted: 2/26/2013 6:51:30 PM

I saw there was a failed coup attempt in Congo but I couldn't find anything about Zambia either.


Was that about the one in Congo a while ago? The men behind it have only just been sentenced a couple of weeks ago. Or is it another one?




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Posted: 2/26/2013 7:29:08 PM
Btt with one link



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Posted: 2/26/2013 7:32:37 PM
Dotty, the date line is today: 20 men arrested in failed coup plot re. the Democratic Republic of Congo.



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Posted: 2/26/2013 7:59:33 PM
Scary. I have several friends in Zambia acting as missionaries and now I am worried they have not updated their blogs.
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Posted: 2/26/2013 9:07:23 PM
If it had to happen, I am glad you were not there during it.




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Posted: 2/26/2013 9:23:33 PM

I'm not saying that this news report isn't true, but how is it that that's the only report that can be found on this coup attempt. This is the age of instant everything. Why is it that we can't find reports of this coup attempt on CNN or some other big news source?


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Posted: 2/26/2013 9:44:42 PM
I am not sure. The first I heard of it was on a BBC news report and then on NPR using the BBC report this morning.

Our agency is investigating and we will have a decision for our trip in 24-36 hours.



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Posted: 2/26/2013 9:52:00 PM
I've not been able to find anything on either the BBC or NPR website. Even checked the S. African news pages and nothing there either. I'll keep my eye out for more news. It would not surprise me in the least though. Having lived in Africa twice, one thing I know is the political situation can change in an instant.


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Posted: 2/27/2013 6:16:06 AM
Violence before parliamentary elections

It doesn't seem like there was a coup but it also doesn't sound very peaceful right now.



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Posted: 2/27/2013 8:22:56 AM


It doesn't seem like there was a coup but it also doesn't sound very peaceful right now.





I agree!

Vilence before an election between rival parties doesn't pertain to a coup.

I can't find anything on the BBC about it and it certainly wasn't reported on our world newsfrom the BBC in the UK either.

I would suggest that you change the title of your post clee, it's misleading



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Posted: 2/27/2013 8:25:23 AM

Dotty, the date line is today: 20 men arrested in failed coup plot re. the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Thanks Sarah, can't open your link though.


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