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.

Zambian musician arrested for mocking president

2015-06-08 20:06

A Zambian musician has been arrested over a song he composed that officials said defamed President Edgar Lungu.

Zambia lifts ban on hunting of big cats

2015-05-20 21:16

Zambia has lifted a ban on the hunting of big cats that was imposed over allegations of corruption in the awarding of government hunting concessions, officials say.

Zambia police quiz journalists over presidency graft story

2015-05-14 11:46

Zambian police say they have questioned two journalists at a newspaper that published a story illegally drawn from classified documents about a graft investigation of a [residential aide, who was subsequently cleared.

I'm learning a lot from Mugabe, says Zambia's Lungu

2015-04-29 12:02

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has reportedly described his Zimbabwean counterpart President Robert Mugabe as an "elderly statesman in the region who knows all corners", saying he is "learning a lot" from him.

Friends gather for SA pilot's memorial service

2015-04-10 15:50

Friends of helicopter pilot Mike O'Donnell, who died in a helicopter crash in Zambia, have gathered for a memorial service.

SA pilot dies in Zambian air crash

2015-04-10 11:48

A South African pilot has been killed after a light aircraft crashed in Zambia, a close family friend has told News24.

Zambia's president recovering after surgery in SA

2015-03-14 12:49

Zambia's new President Edgar Lungu has undergone surgery in a South African hospital to correct a narrowing of the oesophagus which caused him to fall ill a week ago.

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.


Trial of Zambian singer accused of defaming president delayed

2015-06-24 14:01

The trial of a Zambian musician charged with conduct likely to breach the peace over his song which accuses President Edgar Lungu of drinking too much, has been postponed to July 13.

Glencore Zambia unit completes refinery upgrade

2015-05-21 15:30

Zambia's Mopani Copper Mines owned by Glencore has completed upgrading a copper refinery at a cost of $74m, seven months ahead of schedule.

Zambia lifts ban on big cat trophy hunting

2015-05-20 11:57

Zambia has lifted the ban on the hunting of leopards and will allow lion hunting next year after it established that the population of the big cats was higher than previously thought.

Zim, Zambia are 'Siamese twins' - Lungu

2015-04-30 18:03

Zimbabwe and Zambia are "Siamese twins" and their citizens have always worked together well, Zambian President Edgar Lungu says.

Investigation into chopper crash begins

2015-04-10 16:31

An investigation into the helicopter crash in Zambia, in which a South African pilot died, has begun.

SA chopper pilot involved in many rescue missions

2015-04-10 14:46

The South African pilot who died when his helicopter crashed in Zambia was actively involved in rescue operations back home, his friends say.

Zambian president discharged from Pretoria hospital

2015-03-14 20:05

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been discharged from hospital after undergoing a medical procedure in South Africa following his collapse at a public event.

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.

Edgar Lungu’s collapse not due to malaria – officials

2015-03-09 14:15

Officials in Zambia say further tests have shown that malaria was not the cause of President Edgar Lungu’s collapse during a public ceremony over the weekend.

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