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Zambian Education Minister ‘Slams’ State Television for Airing Condom Ad
Zambian Education Minister Godfrey Miyanda yesterday 'slammed' state television for airing a condom advertisement, which he said "promotes promiscuity in the country," Agence France-Presse reports. Saying that the "companies behind the promotion" were not informing young people that condoms "do not provide 100% protection from HIV," Miyanda "urged" the station to "reduce" its number of condom advertisements and accused the companies of being mainly interested in gaining profit. Miyanda's comments followed protests from religious groups, who also "condemned" the promotion of condoms on state television. President Frederik Chiluba, who declared Zambia a Christian nation in 1993, has called the AIDS situation in the country "desperate" (Agence France-Presse, 1/9).
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