Zambia restricts access to information
01 Mar 10

The Media Institute of Southern Africa and the Africa Freedom of Information Centre have urged the Zambian president to include access to information in the country’s first ever constitution. The not-for-profit groups made the plea to Rupiah Banda after the National Constitutional Conference of Zambia deleted the clause in a draft document. This decision is in direct contradiction to article nine of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, which the country has ratified.