Zambia


Lungu's stance on development unacceptable - Zambian opposition

2016-07-21 16:20

Zambian President Edgar Lungu's intention to only develop areas that voted for his party is divisive, says an opposition leader.

Nigerian pastor, brother held in Zambia over rape of minor

2016-07-15 12:54

A Nigerian pastor and his brother, who run the Christ Freedom Ministries International church in Zambia, have been arrested for raping a minor, reports say.

Zambian leader Lungu calls for peace ahead of polls

2016-07-11 12:04

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has called for peace ahead of the August 11 presidential elections, a report says.

Zambian president 'hires image builders' ahead of tough election

2016-07-07 16:04

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has reportedly hired image builders ahead of the upcoming elections next month, a report says.

Stop oppressive tendencies, Zambian opposition tells Lungu

2016-07-01 12:39

Zambian opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, has urged President Edgar Lungu to put an end to his oppressive tendencies, telling him that the world is now "closely watching" his actions, a report says.

Amnesty International demands immediate release of newspaper owner

2016-06-29 13:37

Amnesty International has demanded the "immediate and unconditional" release of the owner of The Post newspaper, Fred M'membe, his wife Mutinta and the newspaper's deputy managing editor, Joseph Mwenda.

Lungu vents frustration over continued publication of The Post newspaper

2016-06-28 14:23

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has lambasted his senior intelligence officers over the continued publishing of the Post newspaper despite the seizure of its offices last week, a report says.

Zimbabweans cross border to Zambia to get cheap blood - report

2016-06-27 11:23

Zimbabweans in the north of the country are “crossing to Zambia with cooler boxes” so they can buy blood for sick relatives who need it back home, an MP has reportedly said.

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.

 

Zambia elections: Opposition calls for televised presidential debate

2016-07-19 15:17

Zambian opposition party, the UPND, has called for a live debate on television between presidential candidates to enable voters to evaluate the contenders in an open and transparent format, a report says.

Zambian villagers, animals have to drink from same dam

2016-07-12 13:20

The people of Kapanda village in Chief Chipepo of Kapiri Mposhi district in Zambia have requested that relief food be urgently delivered to the area to avert hunger, a report says.

Zambia suspends election campaigning over violence

2016-07-10 15:42

Political campaigning in Zambia's capital Lusaka has been suspended for 10 days because of violent clashes ahead of next month's national elections.

Guy Scott slams Zambian president over his attack on US envoys

2016-07-04 10:53

Former Zambian vice president Guy Scott has criticised President Edgar Lungu's recent attack on US diplomats, who had aired their displeasure at the ongoing assault on press freedom following the closure of the The Post newspaper.

Pay newspaper's debt if you want it back, Zambian leader tells US envoys

2016-06-30 12:44

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has told US diplomats to raise the funds owed by The Post newspaper to the Zambian Revenue Authority if they feel that the newspaper is being victimised, a report says.

Editors of Zambian newspaper arrested

2016-06-28 21:05

Zambian police say they have arrested two senior editors of the country's largest independent newspaper that was shut last week over alleged unpaid tax.

Zambia's Post newspaper defies government, continues to publish

2016-06-27 11:32

The Post newspaper's editor-in-chief Fred M'membe has said that the newspaper will continue publishing despite having the newsroom and other operation offices locked up under police guard.

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.

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