Former Zambian president acquitted over oil deal with Nigeria

2015-06-30 05:13

Former Zambian president Rupiah Banda was acquitted on Monday after a court case in which he was alleged to have personally benefited from a $2.5 million oil deal with Nigeria.

Zambia leader to seek treatment in SA after collapse

2015-03-10 14:37

Zambian President Edgar Lungu says he will travel to South Africa for specialised treatment after he collapsed at an International Women’s Day event at the weekend.

Ailing Zambian leader to seek treatment abroad

2015-03-09 20:45

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been advised by doctors to undergo specialist treatment abroad to correct a narrowing of the food pipe which caused him to fall ill over the weekend, the presidency says.

Zuma congratulates Zambia’s new leader Lungu

2015-01-25 16:00

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Zambia’s new president-elect Edgar Lungu with a commitment that the two countries would work closely together.

Zambia's new president Lungu sworn into office

2015-01-25 11:29

Zambia’s new president Edgar Lungu has taken the oath of office to become the country’s sixth president after narrowly winning a vote rejected by the opposition.

Polls: Zambian ruling party takes early lead

2015-01-21 16:56

Zambia’s ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party candidate Edgar Lungu has taken an early lead in a presidential election that ran into a second day after heavy rains disrupted voting.

Claims of fraud as Zambians vote for president

2015-01-20 16:31

One of the frontrunners in Zambia’s presidential elections has cried fraud just hours after polling stations opened in a tightly contested race to replace Michael Sata, who died in office last year.

Zambia voters not deterred by heavy rains

2015-01-20 12:10

Heavy rains have not deterred Zambian voters who stood in rain drenched clothes on muddy ground to vote to elect a president after a ruling party struggle following the death of Michael Sata in office last year.

Zambia heads to the polls

2015-01-19 12:45

Zambia will hold a presidential election to replace Michael Sata, who died in October after a long illness.

Zambian politics at cross-roads ahead of polls

2014-12-12 16:05

Zambian political leaders are steeped in power struggles that threaten to derail a peaceful transition and an orderly conduct of the poll next month, amid street fights, court actions and suspensions.


I will quit if I'm unfit for office - Zambian leader

2015-03-11 09:20

Zambian leader Edgar Lungu, who is in SA for medical tests and possible surgery after he was diagnosed with a blocked windpipe, says he will quit office if his health continues to deteriorate.

Zambian leader discharged from hospital after illness

2015-03-10 13:38

Newly elected Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been discharged from the hospital where he had been receiving treatment since he fell ill at the weekend, the presidency says.

Zambia's new leader drops white VP Scott

2015-01-26 18:04

Zambia's newly-elected president Edgar Lungu has dropped vice president Guy Scott – who was briefly Africa’s only white leader – from his administration.

Dlamini-Zuma congratulates Zambia after polls

2015-01-25 14:06

The AU commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has congratulated Zambia for holding successful elections, which set an example for the rest of the continent.

Zambia ruling party candidate takes early lead in vote

2015-01-22 13:55

Zambia's ruling party candidate Edgar Lungu is leading in the race to replace the late president Michael Sata, authorities say, as voting continues in parts of the country.

Boats, oxen deployed to save Zambia's rain-hit polls

2015-01-21 13:08

Boats and ox-wagons have deployed to get ballot papers to parts of Zambia hit by torrential rains as presidential elections are extended for a second day.

Zambia polls: A tight race between Lungu and Hichilema

2015-01-20 14:18

Edgar Lungu, leader of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF), is seen having a slight edge over main rival Hakainde Hichilema as Zambians flock to the poll to choose their next leader.

Zambians vote in special presidential election

2015-01-20 06:12

Zambia is voting in a tightly contested race to elect a president after a ruling party power struggle following the death of Michael Sata in office last year.

Africa's biggest news stories in 2014

2014-12-30 11:42

In 2014 Africa saw the Ebola outbreak, a number of presidential elections, and Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe sacked his vice president. See our review of the continent's biggest news events.

Zambian court rules Lungu is PF presidential candidate

2014-12-04 20:18

Zambia’s high court has declared defence minister Edgar Lungu the duly elected presidential candidate of the ruling PF, after a power struggle that has rocked the party ahead of next month’s polls.

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