At least 20 die as Lake Kariba boat capsizes

2014-10-25 09:51

At least 20 people, mainly schoolchildren, are believed to have died in Zambia after a boat capsized on Lake Kariba during celebrations for the nation's golden anniversary of independence.

Zambia’s Sata goes abroad for medical check-up

2014-10-20 14:34

Zambian President Michael Sata has left for a medical check-up abroad at an undisclosed destination, his office says.

Dangote sues Zambian minister for libel

2014-10-13 15:00

Dangote Cement's Zambian subsidiary has sued the country's labour minister for libel and slander, after he accused a Nigerian executive of an attempted bribe.

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.

Glencore lay-offs illegal, says mining minister

2014-10-06 14:44

Zambia's mines minister has described as "illegal" plans by Glencore to halt operations at its zinc unit in the country and cut almost 170 jobs.

Zambia denies reports Sata treated in US

2014-09-26 20:04

Zambian President Michael Sata’s health is "entirely normal" and he didn’t receive medical treatment during a visit to the US this week, Vice President Guy Scott says.

I am not dead, says Zambia president

2014-09-19 15:22

Zambia’s elusive President Michael Sata has made a rare public appearance, opening a new session of parliament and declaring "I am not dead".

Zambia's Sata appears in public after three-months

2014-09-10 21:09

Zambian president Michael Sata has appeared in public allaying concerns about the health of the 77-year-old leader that had mounted during a largely unexplained three-month absence from the public eye.

Zambia waives VAT rule for mining firms

2014-09-03 11:01

Zambia will waive a rule requiring mining companies and other exporters to produce import certificates from destination countries in order to claim tax refunds.

19 SA riders to battle FIM Africa champs

2014-08-28 09:34

The Annual FIM Africa Motocross of African Nations will see 19 South Africans racing in Zambia this weekend. It's also the first time SA has sent a female team... go girls!

Zambia power struggle as Sata's health 'fails'

2014-08-27 08:58

Ailing Zambian President Michael Sata has not been seen in public for more than two months, prompting a behind-the-scenes power struggle to succeed him.

Stampeding buffalo killed in Zambia

2014-08-05 22:53

At least 52 Cape buffalo in a herd crossing a river in Zambia's largest game reserve have been killed in a stampede.

Zinc and Zambia weigh on Vedanta's earnings

2014-07-30 14:00

Lower zinc production and a decline in Zambian copper output have weighed on Vedanta Resources' core quarterly earnings.

Zambian leader Sata 'not critically ill'

2014-07-16 12:12

Zambia has released photographs of President Michael Sata chairing a cabinet meeting this week, allaying speculation that the 77-year-old leader is critically ill.

Zambia Parly concerned over Sata's health

2014-07-11 15:12

The health of Zambian President Michael Sata has come under scrutiny in parliament, with opposition lawmakers requesting a meeting with the ailing leader, who has not been seen in public for three weeks.

Watch: Wild leopard and crocodile share meal

2014-07-04 13:34

Tourists in Zambia got a rare chance to see something that almost never happens, a young leopard sharing a meal with a crocodile

Zambian leader 'receives medical treatment in Israel'

2014-06-26 14:57

Zambian President Michael Sata is receiving medical treatment in Israel, an Israel official says without elaborating on his condition.

Activists charged over Sata health rumours

2014-06-26 09:04

Zambian authorities have charged three opposition activists accused of claiming that President Michael Sata is dying, amid rumours over the elderly statesman’s health, one of the activists says.

China lauds better ties with Zambian workers

2014-06-20 08:58

Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao says industrial unrest in Chinese-run mines in Zambia has been reduced because of the understanding of the different working cultures.

Zambia to hike electricity prices

2014-06-02 14:00

Zambia will increase the cost of electricity by as much as 25%, a move that is likely to fuel inflation.

Zambia's economic growth 'inadequate'

2014-05-21 13:53

Zambia needs faster economic growth than its current single-digit annual rate to tackle rampant poverty, says the country's finance minister.

New Protea Hotel opens in Lusaka

2014-04-07 16:49

The new Protea Hotel Lusaka Tower has opened its doors, making it the fourth Protea Hotel offering in the Zambian capital and the eighth in Zambia as a whole.

Fastjet joins forces with Proflight Zambia

2014-04-03 12:58

Passengers are now able to travel to 15 destinations across Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania, following Pan African low cost airline fastjet's new alliance.

Zambia's Kwacha hits new record low

2014-03-28 16:04

Zambia's kwacha hit a new record low against the dollar as exporters held off on selling the dollar on speculation the local currency would weaken further.

Zambia moves swiftly to save Kariba Dam

2014-03-24 08:51

The Zambian government has reportedly moved swiftly to try and mobilise funds to help prevent the imminent collapse of the Kariba Dam.


Sata to miss 50th independence anniversary

2014-10-21 17:30

Zambian President Michael Sata, who left for medical treatment abroad at an undisclosed destination this weekend, will miss the southern African nation's 50th independence anniversary celebrations.

Ebola hysteria grips US, children removed from school

2014-10-20 14:33

Hundreds of parents reportedly removed their children from a Mississippi middle school fearing that they could get infected with Ebola after the school’s principal travelled to Africa.

Zambia to lift mining tax

2014-10-10 16:41

Zambia will increase underground mining royalties to 8% from 6% as part of an effort to revamp the industry's tax system, Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda says.

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.

Graft: Zambia ex-air force commander convicted

2014-10-06 14:08

A Zambia court has convicted the country’s former air force commander Andrew Sakala of corruption, opening the door to a possible 15-year jail term.

Zambia's leader treated by doctors in New York

2014-09-26 07:43

Police say Zambia's president Michael Sata was treated in his New York hotel room by doctors during the world leaders' meeting at the UN General Assembly, but was not hospitalised.

SA's Chardri is African off-road champ

2014-09-12 11:36

There's a new dirt queen in town, and she hails from the Eastern Cape. Chardri Monk has been crowned the 2014 Africa Southern Off-Road quad champion.

SA team wins FIM Aftrica champs

2014-09-05 08:25

South Africa's team of riders has won the 2014 FIM Africa Motocross of African Nations championship in Zambia.

Zambia president sacks minister

2014-08-28 18:07

Zambian president Michael Sata has sacked his justice minister, a top contender in the battle to succeed the reportedly ailing leader.

Zambia lifts ban on safari hunting

2014-08-27 19:07

Zambia has lifted a 20-month ban on safari hunting because it has lost too much revenue, but lions and leopards will remain protected.

Zambia bans travellers from countries hit by Ebola

2014-08-10 08:48

Zambia says it will restrict entry of travellers from countries affected by the Ebola virus and would ban Zambians from travelling to those countries, in one of the strictest moves yet by a southern African country against the deadly virus.

Facebook offers free internet in Zambia

2014-07-31 10:02

Facebook is launching a mobile app that gives users in Zambia free access to a handful of online services on mobile phones.

Dreaming of owning a house

2014-07-25 18:20

A Fin24 user has a dream of owning a house but is not sure how to go about it and if he could get finance.

Zambian acquitted for calling Sata 'a potato'

2014-07-15 14:51

A Zambian opposition leader charged with defamation after comparing the president to a sweet potato has been acquitted after a court found he was merely exercising his right to free speech.

Zambia president Sata returns from Israel

2014-07-08 12:40

Zambian President Michael Sata has returned from Israel and celebrated his 77th birthday with friends and family, a report says.

Zambian men acquitted of gay charges

2014-07-03 20:00

Two Zambian man charged with having consensual gay sex have been acquitted after magistrates said the state failed to provide sufficient evidence in the high-profile case.

Zambia inflation quickens in June

2014-06-26 11:34

Zambia's consumer inflation has quickened year-on-year in June, compared with May, largely due to a rise in the prices of non-food items.

Zambia gay couple verdict delayed again

2014-06-23 21:00

A Zambian gay couple charged over homosexuality has seen the verdict in their case postponed for a second time after a magistrate failed to turn up.

Zambia makes arrests in ranger killing

2014-06-03 17:36

A group that runs African wildlife parks says two suspected poachers have been arrested for the shooting of the head of law enforcement at a park in Zambia.

Suspected poacher murders ranger

2014-05-27 11:43

A group that runs African wildlife parks says a suspected poacher has killed a ranger in charge of law enforcement at a park in Zambia.

Gemfields output, grades fall

2014-05-02 11:46

Precious stones miner Gemfields has reported a sharp fall in third-quarter production as high unseasonal rainfall in Zambia hurt output.

Zambia electricity price hike to hit mining

2014-04-04 16:11

The Chamber of Mines of Zambia has warned that the 29% electricity price hike threatens operations of mining companies.

Hyena eats man's penis in Zambia

2014-04-02 20:56

A Malawian man has been left without a penis and is missing three toes after they were eaten by a hyena in a Zambian border town.

Zambia's consumer inflation quickens

2014-03-27 11:00

Zambia's consumer inflation quickened year-on-year in March, says the statistics office.

3.5m in danger as Kariba Dam 'faces collapse'

2014-03-20 12:49

At least 3.5 million people in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia are reportedly in danger, after revelations that the Kariba Dam wall has developed “serious structural weaknesses”.

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