An independent United Nations human rights expert has called on the Zambian Government to make good on its promises to reduce the deep poverty in the Southern African nation. "Effectively addressing extreme poverty in Zambia requires moving from rhetoric to action," said Magdalena Sepulveda, the UN Independent Expert on the question of human rights and extreme poverty. "Zambia is a country rich in natural resources that experienced significant economic growth in the last eight years," but she stressed it "was appalling to see the persistence of extreme poverty in different regions of the country." (UN News Service)

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