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BBC World Questions comes to Zambia

November 15, 2023

On December 6th, BBC World Questions, the BBC World Service programme that puts people and their questions at the heart of the debate, comes to Lusaka to bring together leading figures and the public to discuss the issues that matter most to people of Zambia.

The BBC’s Jonny Dymond presents on location at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre with a panel of leading politicians and opinion formers in a debate led entirely by questions from a public audience.

Zambia is one the world’s biggest exporters of copper, has a youthful population and is one of the most stable democracies in Africa, but it faces challenges: high fuel prices, rising costs, persistent poverty and claims that political rights are under threat. What are the country’s priorities in a fast-changing world?

Jonny Dymond chairs as a political panel debate questions on the country’s issues put to them by a public audience in Lusaka, Zambia.

Appearing on the panel for this programme will be:

  • Cornelius Mweetwa, MP – Minister for Media and Information, Government Spokesperson
  • Linda Kasonde – Former President of the Law Association of Zambia, and Executive Director of Chapter One Foundation
  • Chishala Kateka – Economist and Leader of the New Heritage Party
  • Brian Mundubile, MP – Opposition Member in Parliament, former Minister for Northern Province

Jon Zilkha, Controller, World Service English says: “BBC World Questions is the ultimate programme to hold power to account and to hear the voices and concerns of our local audience. We’re really pleased we can bring the debate in Lusaka, Zambia, to all our listeners around the world.”

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