Kamala Harris misspelled as “Kamara” in a typo on the front page of the National Newspaper

A Zambian national newspaper misspelled Vice President Kamala Harris‘s first name on the front page of its Friday edition in an article about her meeting with the country’s president.

Zambia weather posted a headline on September 24 that read “Kamara Hosts HH” – referring to Harris’ meeting with Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema on Wednesday.

Some details of the White House meeting were released on Wednesday evening and the newly elected president became the first Zambian leader to visit the White House since 1992.

Twitter users reported the front page typo on Friday, but the error also appeared on Zambia weatherwhen website News week accessed it early Friday morning.

However, the vice-president’s first name was spelled correctly in the body of the article.

Zambia weather is a national daily in the country of more than 18 million people. News week asked the newspaper for comment.

Harris met the Zambian President on Wednesday in her ceremonial office and she spoke of their shared commitment to democracy. Hichilema won the heavy presidential election on August 12 in a landslide victory over incumbent President Edgar Lungu.

“This is the first time that we have welcomed Zambia to the White House since 1992, so we think this is historic in terms of the importance of your visit and your election,” Harris said, according to a reading from the White House.

“We recognize, of course, that in addition to the close bonds between our peoples, we both share common values ​​and a common vision of what is possible amid the challenges we all face,” he said. she declared.

“And, today, of course, we share a commitment to democracy. And we understand and know that strengthening democratic institutions means respecting and upholding the rule of law and raising awareness of the importance and importance of fight for all peoples and their rights and human rights. “

Hichilema praised Harris and President Joe Biden for “winning your election here in a decisive victory, I think.”

“We too have been handed over by the Zambian people in a substantial way in very difficult circumstances – democratic space not being respected – since we have spoken of democracy,” he said.

Hichilema said he felt “honored” by the visit and agreed with Harris on key issues.

“And I think you touched on the most important issues – important issues related to valuing democracy; valuing democracy, the rule of law, institutionalism, if I can use that expression – so that we can run our countries in a way that would deliver what you might call a demographic dividend, ”continued Hichilema.

“Providing accelerated economic growth, development to provide opportunities for our people – I think, Vice President, is what will support democracy. This is what will make democracy attractive,” the president said.

US Vice President Kamala Harris (right) speaks as President Joe Biden (left) listens during an event on the Senate’s passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in the East Room from the White House on August 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. A Zambian newspaper misspelled Harris’s first name on the front page on Friday.
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