Zambia


Woman arrested with almost R500 000 worth of cocaine at OR Tambo

2016-06-24 22:32

A 44-year-old woman was arrested with cocaine worth almost R500 000 at OR Tambo International airport, police said on Friday.

WATCH: Tiny village puppy trains as anti-poaching tracking dog in Zambia

2016-06-24 13:37

Dog handlers are training a tiny puppy from a Zambian village as a tracking dog to help in anti-poaching operations - and she's already a star.

Closure of Zambian newspaper a ploy to silence media - Amnesty International

2016-06-23 12:17

The decision by the Zambian government to shut down the independent Post newspaper, is a deliberate ploy to silence the media ahead of the August 11 election, rights group Amnesty International has said.

Elections: Zambian president threatens opposition

2016-06-22 13:43

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been caught up in a war of words with opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, with the two political leaders labelling each other as "stupid", a report says.

Zambia's Lungu holds huge rally in Lusaka amid calls for prayers over his health

2016-06-21 11:52

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has held a huge rally in Lusaka over the weekend, as local government urged the church to pray for his good health.

'Missing' Zambian president resurfaces

2016-06-17 12:21

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has reportedly reappeared and "shamed" his critics who, had in the past few days cast doubt over his health, with some even suggesting that he had been flown to South Africa for medical treatment.

'Missing' Lungu is suffering from 'political pneumonia' - Zambian opposition

2016-06-15 16:17

Zambia's opposition, the UPND, has mocked President Edgar Lungu over his unexplained absence from the ongoing election campaign rallies, saying he is suffering from "political pneumonia".

Things have gone 'terribly wrong' in Zambia - Dorothy Masuka

2016-06-13 15:28

Legendary jazz artist Dorothy Masuka has criticised Zambia's state of affairs, saying "something has terribly gone wrong" in the southern African country, a report says.

SA firm sells controversial Zambian hippo hunts for R181 300

2016-06-09 14:09

A South African company is selling seven-day hippo hunting safaris for more than R180 000 in Zambia’s Lupandi area.

I’ll stand down if I lose elections - Zambia's Lungu

2016-06-06 15:19

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has promised to stand down if he loses the country's presidential elections on August 11, a report says.

 

Zambian cops use teargas to disperse closed newspaper's employees

2016-06-24 14:01

Police in Zambia yesterday used teargas to disperse employees of The Post newspaper, who had gathered outside their office building in a show of defiance against a government they claim is trying to silence the publication.

6-week-old anti-poaching pup a star

2016-06-23 20:52

Dog handlers are training a tiny puppy from a Zambian village as a tracking dog to help in anti-poaching operations - and she's already a star.

Zambian newspaper shut down ahead of vote

2016-06-22 20:51

Zambia's biggest independent newspaper has been shut down by authorities over unpaid taxes, the editor says, calling the move an attempt to silence it ahead of August elections.

Mom, baby pangolins rescued from poachers in Zambia

2016-06-22 12:05

A mother and baby pangolin pair rescued last week from poachers in western Zambia are doing well, a conservation group is reporting.

German envoy warns Zambia over political violence

2016-06-20 14:51

German ambassador to Zambia, Bernd Finke, has expressed alarm at the increasing political violence that has gripped the southern African country, a report says.

Somalis suffocate in truck in Lusaka

2016-06-16 21:09

Reports from Lusaka say several Somali nationals have died of suffocation in a container truck after officials stopped it after banging sounds were heard.

Missing Zambian leader worries party supporters ahead of tough elections

2016-06-14 13:56

Zambia’s ruling PF party supporters are allegedly worried about the absence of President Edgar Lungu from campaign rallies, amid reports that he is not well and has been taken to South Africa for treatment, a report says.

Zambian leader's assets value doubles in just 16 months - report

2016-06-10 13:33

In just less than two years in power, Zambian president Edgar Lungu has doubled his total net worth, earning almost K23.7 million ($2.2 million).

Shoprite tie up with Zambeef yields profits

2016-06-08 14:18

The partnership between South African grocery chain, Shoprite and Zambian meat producer and processor, Zambeef, is bearing fruit.

Zambia rescues four girls trafficked from Malawi

2016-05-27 11:26

Immigration officers in Zambia have reportedly rescued four Malawian girls believed to have been trafficked into that country.

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