British Embassy closes in Zambia

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The British Embassy has said goodbye to Zambia, to apply for a VISA to the UK, one has to go to South Africa.


Despite that Zambia was colonized by Britain, and that South Africa is less British, Zambians will have to go to South Africa if they are interested in going to UK.


According to sources in the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Britain has notified the government that they are closing down all its operations in Zambia and that people will have to go to South Africa for VISAs.


The source explained that, the decision has been influenced by appalling violations of Human Rights by the government and weaker policies to tackle corruption and good governance among Government officials.


However, trade and other partnership between Zambia and Britain will remain intact for now, but it seems this is threatened as time goes on.


Usually, diplomatic ties between nations are ended when there is shift of allegiances between or among partners.


Currently, Zambia is advocating the pulling out of ICC and K2 million will be spent on ‘consulting’ people but countries with the idea of ICC remaining, think it is unnecessary and irresponsible for any Government to spend such monies to consult on whether or not to stop it’s leaders from being accountable of their acts.


The case of accountability of African leaders has often times been a topic of discussion by the Western powers – African leaders on the other side accuse the ICC of selective Justice as a result some of them such as Mugabe, Mseveni, Kabila want out of ICC. President Lungu has also been accused of indirectly and silently pushing for Zambia to pull out from the ICC.


7 Responses to British Embassy closes in Zambia

  1. Useless reporting – did the UK cut ties with Uganda during Amin’s reign? Has the UK cut ties with Zimbabwe? Let’s be serious with our freedom to write any nonsense that comes to mind.

    March 29, 2017 at 11:10 am

  2. Even if you’re biased towards political party items need testing before publication. Zambian visa application have been processed through RSA for past 5 years or so. Human Rights violation leading to closure? This is fake news!

    The Chosen One
    March 29, 2017 at 11:13 am

  3. This story sounds fake. Applications for British visas for sometime now have been done online. But for the visa to be stamped in the passport, the passport has to be taken to Pretoria. There is a British visa office here in Lusaka which plays a role in the processing of visa applications. I am not sure, between the visa office and the actual British High Commission, which one is alleged to have been closed. I hope none of the two is true.

    March 29, 2017 at 11:14 am

  4. The question is why has Britain decided to close its mission in Zambia ? It’ s not about ukukole fishmu or niani ukolele ifingi iyoo. When such measures are taken by such countries like the UK, it speaks volumes and it’ s a key indicator that something is wrong within the Zambian governance system.

    Mpwi Mpwi
    March 29, 2017 at 11:56 am

    • Your failure to see from the outset that this story is false is shameful.

      March 29, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      • Your reaction to a false story is equally shameful….shows you have nothing better to do.

        March 30, 2017 at 8:17 am

  5. definitely there will be issues with citizens travelling to the uk. cos now the other challenge will be in south-Africa, cos even though you dont need a permit going there remember your’e just a visitor. i guess if that has happenedin Zambia more will happen to other countries and that will be a big challen

    Abel in Johannesburg Clinic
    March 29, 2017 at 10:57 pm

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