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As Mining Companies in Africa Make Billions, Children Are Left Illiterate

Those who can least afford to pay the heaviest price. Zambia is a rich country with a poor population. A Zambian trade unionist, a veteran of many years of struggle in the copper belt of the country, tells me that the situation is bleak. It is true that the poverty rate is high - unimaginably high, beyond the data available from the government and international agencies.
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