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Daniel Tonga

Daniel Tonga is an esteemed journalist, economist, author, and communications professional with a distinguished career in media. He has served in various capacities, including Editor, Producer, and Head of the News Department at Prime Television Zambia. His journalistic work with Voice of America (VOA) has been pivotal in analyzing the economic and geopolitical dynamics of Zambia, with a particular focus on the impact of international firms on local businesses and the strategic interests of global powers in the region.

Tonga's contributions to literature and research are notable. He was a contributing researcher to 'An Enterprise Map of Zambia,' a book profiling leading Zambian companies, commissioned by the International Growth Centre (ICG) and the London School of Economics. He is also the author of 'Enemies of Truth' and has published several research papers in media and communication journals. His freelance journalism has reached a global audience through outlets such as France24, Global Times China, International News Agency-UK, Kenya Television Network (KTN), and Talk Radio 702.

Academically accomplished, Tonga holds a Diploma in Journalism, a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, a Master's Degree in Global Business Journalism, an MBA, and an MSc in Economics and Finance. His expertise in communications is further demonstrated by his current role as a Communications Specialist with MultiChoice Group - Zambia. Tonga is a fellow of the National Press Foundation in the United States, an alumnus of the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ) in Germany, and the Radio Nederlands Training Centre (RNTC) in the Netherlands. He is actively involved with media organizations, including the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zambia and the African Editors Economics Editors Network (A.E.E.N.).

 
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Construction companies in Zambia say Chinese companies are moving into their area and taking away their business. They say the competition has forced some local construction companies to close. VOA’s Daniel Tonga reports from the capital Lusaka.

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The increase of Chinese investment in the construction sector in Zambia has left many local construction companies struggling for survive, forcing some companies to close. Daniel Tonga reports from Lusaka, Zambia

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Daniel Tonga reports on US Vice President, Kamara Harris wrapping up her African tour

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Daniel Tonga reports on hundreds of Christians celebrating Easter in Zambia - Voice of America VOA

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Daniel Tonga reports ahead of US Vice President Kamara Harris' visit to Zambia on her three-nation Africa tour.

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On Africa 54: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Tuesday continues her three-nation Africa tour and is scheduled to next visit South Africa. Following talks in Zambia, VOA correspondent Daniel Tonga reports she received a mixed reception.

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Zambia was the second stop on U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's three-nation, 10-day tour of Africa, which started in Senegal and ends in South Africa. In Zambia, Yellen held talks with President Hakainde Hichilema and different stakeholders focussed

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This book, Enemies of Truth offers you the true understanding of what truth is and the consequences that ensure when you walk to defend it. This work of art chronicles compelling and interesting journalist’s life enshrined with threats, fears & dilemmas.

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Daniel Tonga reporting for Voice of America VOA - Africa54 about Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema marking 100 days in office.

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Daniel Tonga - Live on France24 discussing about Zambia’s presidential election which saw Hakainde Hichilema elected 7th President of Zambia.

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Daniel Tonga: Reporting for France24, from Lusaka, at the time Hakainde Hichilema leader of the opposition political party UPND was facing treason charges.

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Daniel Tonga: Reporting for Voice of America VOA - English To Africa Service of the VOA, from Lusaka, as Zambians head to the polls to elect their 7th president. The real contest was between incumbent, Edgar Lungu and Hakainde Hichilema.

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Daniel Tonga: Reporting Live on Voice of America VOA - English To Africa Service of the VOA, from Lusaka, Zambia on Xenophobia, Riots and Ritual Killings.

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Daniel Tonga: Reporting from Chibolya Compound in Lusaka, Zambia after Police raided the area to get rid of drug cartels and barons. The action left many people homeless and traumatised.

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Daniel Tonga: Reporting on growing conflicts within Patriotic Front PF, a ruling party in Zambia. Tension grew in the party following division among the leaders.

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Daniel Tonga: Reporting from Magistrate Court in Lusaka, Zambia in a peculiar case where the sitting Director of Public Prosecution DPP was being charged in office in what came to be known as, "The Chief Prosecutor Prosecuted"

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Daniel Tonga: Reporting from Magistrate Court in Lusaka, Zambia in a peculiar case where the sitting Director of Public Prosecution DPP was being charged in office in what came to be known as, "The Chief Prosecutor Prosecuted"

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Daniel Tonga: Reporting about lack of development in Chadiza town in Zambia about 543 kilometres East of Lusaka.

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Daniel Tonga: Reporting about hash economic situation in Lusaka,Zambia after a period of high inflation rate, unemployment,high food prices and transport fares.This period saw a decline in value of Zambia's currency the Kwacha against other major traded currencies such as the US Dollar.

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