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ZAMBIA / CORRUPTION - 2002-02-19

Former Zambian President Frederick Chiluba has warned current government ministers not to level allegations of corruption against him. In recent days, officials in the administration of Levy Mwanawasa have said corruption in the previous government cost the country millions of dollars. Mr. Chiluba told the current officials that criticizing the previous government is like shooting oneself in the foot. Observers say Mr. Chiluba decided to remain as the head of the ruling party to contain any corruption probes. English to Africa reporter Kellys Kaunda has the story from Lusaka.