Zambian mealie-meal shortages blamed on smuggling

2016-02-08 12:01

A critical mealie-meal shortage has hit the Chipata District of Zambia, as reports indicate that the commodity is being smuggled into neighbouring countries.

Zambia shuts top universities after student riots

2016-02-03 22:55

Authorities in Zambia have closed the country's top two public universities after students went on the rampage protesting at non-payment of food and book allowances.

Zambian opposition MMD to partner with ruling PF

2016-02-02 16:59

An alliance between Zambia's ruling PF party and the official opposition, MMD seems to be set in stone as leaders have agreed to become partners ahead of the country's presidential elections.

Zambia's ruling PF party quashes Lungu's opposition pact plan

2016-01-29 13:55

Leadership in Zambia's ruling party, the Patriotic Front, has quashed a plan by President Edgar Lungu to partner with opposition parties to secure a win in the country's upcoming election.

Zambian police arrest 2 youths for booing president

2016-01-27 13:55

Zambian police have arrested two youths after President Edgar Lungu was booed during a rally, a report says.

Zambian opposition leader's son shoots lover to death over pregnancy

2016-01-25 13:41

Former Zambian defence minister, George Mpombo, has been arrested for failing to secure his gun used by his 17-year-old son to shoot his lover to death over her pregnancy, according to reports.

Opposition slams Lungu's plan to import maize from South America

2016-01-22 13:40

Zambia's opposition parties have slammed President Edgar Lungu's plans for the country to import maize from South America.

Zambia's opposition slams 'toothless' President Lungu

2016-01-20 12:27

Zambian opposition party, the UPND, has called President Edgar Lungu the weakest head of state the country had ever had.

Ex-Zambian leader’s oil deal with Nigeria must be revisited - APNAC

2016-01-18 14:59

The African parliamentarians Networks Against Corruption has demanded that Zambia's next government should revisit former president Rupiah Banda's Nigerian government to government oil deal

Zambia asks SA for 300 MW of emergency power

2016-01-14 18:30

Zambia has asked SA for up to 300 MW of emergency power to ease an electricity crunch that has hit mining companies already grappling with a slide in global copper prices, its embassy says.


Villagers suffer under Lungu - headman

2016-02-05 17:29

Zambians in the country's rural areas have suffered under President Edgar Lungu, according to a headman in Monze district.

We can't help ruling PF party's agenda, says Zambian opposition MP

2016-02-03 12:36

Zambia's ruling Patriotic Front party has reportedly been told to fold up if it is not ready for the country's upcoming elections.

Zambian mines complain about 25% power increase

2016-01-29 20:00

A report says Zambia's power utility Zesco's decision to raise power tariffs by 25% has left copper mining companies in the lurch.

Zambian president seekssopposition pact

2016-01-28 11:55

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has revealed that he is currently seeking a pact with the country's official opposition in order to secure victory in the upcoming presidential elections, a report says.

Zim, Zambia mines ramp up output on Eskom deal

2016-01-27 09:38

The 300MW excess electricity Eskom has agreed to supply to both Zimbabwe and Zambia is allowing mining operations across the region to intensify production.

Zambian youth boo president, demand change

2016-01-25 13:23

President Edgar Lungu has been booed in Zambia’s Kolomo district, as hundreds of youth chanted “we want change” during his visit to the area.

Zambian fuel tank drivers strike for pay hike

2016-01-21 11:21

Tanker drivers from Tanzanian oil company, Tazama Pipeline Limited, in Ndola, Zambia have started striking for better working conditions and increased pay, according to a news report.

I've worked hard and I'll emerge victorious, says Lungu

2016-01-18 15:02

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has told his supporters that he is confident that he will be re-elected.

Possible failure of Kariba Dam raises concern as El Nino bites

2016-01-15 15:18

Concerns surrounding the structural health of the Kariba Dam have risen following an announcement that the region could be facing a shutdown of its hydroelectric plants as water levels drop "dangerously" low.

Zambia to hold elections in August

2016-01-04 19:04

A Zambian government spokesperson says President Edgar Lungu will probably sign constitutional amendments on Tuesday for elections to be held in August.

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