ARTICLES RELATING TO RUPIAH BANDA

Zambia's top prosecutor drops charges against self

2015-02-21 12:02

Zambia’s top prosecutor has stunned a magistrate after he refused to prosecute himself on charges of abuse of office and declared himself a free man.

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.

Zambia's Scott Africa's first white leader since apartheid

2014-10-30 07:12

Zambia will hold a second day of mourning for president Michael Sata, who died in a London hospital, as his deputy Guy Scott becomes, pending elections, Africa's first white leader since South Africa's apartheid era.

Sata an outstanding son of Africa – Uhuru Kenyatta

2014-10-29 13:46

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has hailed Zambia’s president Michael Sata as an "outstanding son of Africa", adding “he was gifted with unique, admirable abilities and strong values”.

Zambia's ex-president Banda hints at return

2014-10-08 21:06

With Zambia's president ailing, his predecessor Rupiah Banda has hinted at a possible return to politics.

Zambia ex-leader pleads not guilty to graft

2013-11-05 15:00

Zambia's embattled ex-president Rupiah Banda has pleaded not guilty to charges of illicitly receiving election campaign vehicles from a Chinese-linked construction firm.

Banda barred from leaving Zambia, again

2013-06-07 11:48

Zambian immigration authorities have blocked former president Rupiah Banda from leaving the country for the third time in nearly two months.

Ex-Zambian leader Banda arrested again

2013-04-15 14:44

Embattled ex-Zambian president Rupiah Banda has been arrested and slapped with fresh graft charges linked to the acquisition of nine trucks for his 2011 re-election campaign, investigators say.

Zambia drops charges against Hichilema

2013-04-09 20:08

Zambian prosecutors dropped defamation charges against opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema ending a highly charged and politically tinged case.

Zambian ex-leader's graft case delayed

2013-04-05 22:11

The start of a highly-charged trial of Zambia's ex-president Rupiah Banda on corruption charges has again been delayed, after his lawyers questioned the jurisdiction of the court.

 

Banda retreats from presidential race

2014-12-24 22:02

Former Zambian President Rupiah Banda has retreated out of the presidential race by issuing a statement urging his supporters to accept the verdict of the Supreme Court.

Zambian ex-minister held for 'celebrating' Sata’s death

2014-10-31 16:31

Zambian police say they have arrested and charged a former government official for celebrating the recent death of President Michael Sata by firing a gun in the air.

Messy struggle for Zambian presidency under way

2014-10-29 16:32

The battle for Zambia’s top job was already under way before long-ailing president Michael Sata died, but it looks set to become messier and more intense in his wake.

Zambian ex-air force chief jailed for graft

2014-10-10 15:17

Zambia’s former air force commander Andrew Sakala has been jailed for five years with hard labour after he was convicted of graft.

Zambia politician held for calling Sata a potato

2014-01-07 14:05

Zambian police have arrested and charged an opposition leader with defamation after he compared the president to a potato, a party ally says.

Zambian ex-president's son arrested

2013-07-26 08:08

The son of Zambia’s former president Rupiah Banda has been arrested on charges of defaming his father’s successor, his lawyer says.

Zambian ex-president's case delayed

2013-04-17 19:31

A Zambian court has delayed the trial of ex-leader Rupiah Banda, who is accused of skimming cash from a Nigerian oil deal.

Banda wins right to challenge ruling

2013-04-12 21:55

A Zambian high court judge has granted ex-president Rupiah Banda the right to challenge parliament's decision to remove his immunity, the first victory in a politically-tinged legal battle.

Banda blocked from flying to Kenya

2013-04-09 14:31

Zambian authorities have stopped ex-president Rupiah Banda from leaving the country to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Kenya’s new president, an aide and his lawyer says.

Zambia grills ex-leader over land deal

2013-04-04 21:05

Zambian officials have stepped up their investigation into ex-president Rupiah Banda's business dealings, questioning him about a Lusaka land deal.

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