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Zambian Newspaper Editor's Home Attacked - 2002-08-02


In Zambia Thursday night, several explosions rocked the home of the editor of Zambia’s widely read and privately owned post newspapers. It’s not known who set off the bombs. The attack, which occurred at 9pm, is believed to be the work of those angered by the papers’ recent revelations of corruption in the previous government.

The explosions took down about twenty meters of a security wall around the house of editor Fred Membe. No one was home at the time of the explosions, except a security guard. He was not injured.

Mr. Membe says he remains “unmoved” by the attack and will continue investigating reports of corruption in the administration of former president, Frederick Chiluba. English to Africa reporter Kellys Kaunda reports from Lusaka.

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