Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, DRC

2017-01-16 20:31

President Barack Obama has extended sanctions against Zimbabwe, and fearful of a looming political violence, Gambians are fleeing their tiny west African nation.

British lawyer briefly detained in Zambia's copper region

2017-01-12 18:26

A British law firm says one of its lawyers was arrested and held for hours in Zambia after meeting residents who filed complaints about alleged pollution from a copper mine.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Ghana, Zambia

2017-01-09 20:27

Morgan Tsvangirai has held talks with African leaders over his Zimbabwe's continuously deteriorating crisis and Ghana's new president Akufo-Addo has been caught up in a plagiarism scandal.

I'm not imposing myself, says Zambia leader Lungu

2017-01-09 13:30

Zambian President Edgar Lungu says he has chosen to speak about his eligibility to stand in 2021 in order to give some form of direction to his ruling PF party.

Top Africa stories: Moz, Tunisia, Zim

2017-01-04 21:00

A diplomatic storm is looming between Zimbabwe and Zambia over fishing in Lake Kariba, and Tunisian security forces have dismantled a 13-member "terrorist cell" that was funnelling young recruits to jihadist group.

Zambia drafts in air force to combat pests

2016-12-30 11:26

Zambia has ordered the national air force into action to fight a plague of pests that has invaded maize crops and threatens vital food supplies.

WATCH: Video of Zambian President Lungu 'munching' a mango goes viral

2016-12-24 17:00

A video clip of Zambian President Edgar Lungu munching a “juicy” mango has gone viral on social media.

Zambian leader Lungu cuts salary by half – reports

2016-11-20 07:04

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has reportedly asked that his salary be cut by half, as part of the government-led austerity measures.

Zambia: Lungu's aide wants presidential tenure extended

2016-10-29 17:00

Zambia's ruling Patriotic Front party lawmaker Paul Moonga has proposed that the country's presidential tenure be extended from the current five years to at least seven years, a report says.

Zambia opposition: Lungu has created 'artificial crisis'

2016-10-24 12:59

Zambian opposition party, The United Party for National Development has reportedly urged its supporters to boycott the country's independence day celebrations


African leaders vow to end conflict

2017-01-16 17:00

African leaders at the just ended 27th edition of the France-Africa summit in Mali have reportedly vowed to end conflicts across the continent.

Armyworm outbreak: Fears Zim's maize crops may be 'completely' wiped out

2017-01-10 14:30

Zimbabwe's maize crops could be "completely wiped out" if government fails to contain the outbreak of armyworms in the southern African country, reports say.

Tsvangirai holds 'meetings' with African leaders ahead of 2018 polls

2017-01-09 14:34

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai reportedly held a number of meetings with some of the African leaders who attended the inauguration ceremony of Ghana's new president Nana Akufo Addo over the weekend.

Zambian opposition anger over Lungu's 2021 re-election bid

2017-01-07 23:00

Zambian President Edgar Lungu's decision to contest the 2021 election has sparked an angry response from the opposition, with a prominent lawmaker arguing that the "tin-pot dictator" is ineligible for another term.

Zim, Zambia: 'Diplomatic storm' looms over Lake Kariba, says report

2017-01-04 14:00

A diplomatic storm is looming between Zimbabwe and Zambia over fishing in Lake Kariba, which is shared by the two countries, a report says.

Zambia drafts in air force to combat pests

2016-12-29 16:00

Zambia has ordered the national air force into action to fight a plague of pests that has invaded maize crops and threatened vital food supplies.

Zambia: Lungu's salary cut 'delusional', opposition says

2016-11-21 12:31

Zambia's opposition, the Green Party, has criticised President Edgar Lungu's move to have his salary cut by half, saying that it was "delusional" as it "meant nothing" for Zambians.

More African countries pledge support for ICC - HRW

2016-11-07 15:14

As three African countries, Burundi, Gambia, South Africa, are preparing to leave the International Criminal Court, many others on the continent have pledged their support towards it, according to Human Rights Watch

Top Africa stories: Burundi, Zim, Zambia, S Sudan

2016-10-28 20:00

Burundian government formally notifies the UN of its withdrawal from ICC, a Mozambican baby has been born with four legs, and Mugabe vows he won't protect corrupt officials.

WATCH: Baby ele has mud bath after op to injured tail is a success

2016-10-14 16:06

There's more to this cute video of elephant calves having a mud wallow than meets the eye. If you look closely you'll see one of the babies doesn't have a tail.

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