Zambia


Horrific bus accident claims 12, mostly Zimbabweans

2015-07-20 14:39

At least 12 people, mostly Zimbabweans, are feared dead following a horrific bus accident that occurred in Zambia on Sunday, reports say.

Zambian editor, journalist released on bail

2015-07-17 13:48

A Zambian newspaper editor and a journalist arrested after publishing information related to corruption have been released on bail.

Zambia arrests editor, journalist over anti-corruption letter

2015-07-16 13:12

Zambian police say they have arrested the editor of a major newspaper and one of its journalists, a police spokesperson says.

Zim receives 1 800 tons of maize from Zambia – report

2015-07-10 14:26

Zambia has reportedly started exporting grain to Zimbabwe, which is facing serious food shortages following a drought that hit some parts of the country last season.

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.

 

Abolish death penalty, Zambia's leader Lungu told

2015-07-17 19:04

Amnesty International has lauded the decision by Zambian President Edgar Lungu to reduce the sentences of at least 332 prisoners awaiting death by hanging to life imprisonment, urging him to abolish the death penalty "completely".

Zambian leader commutes death sentences

2015-07-16 14:30

Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu has reduced the sentence of 332 prisoners awaiting death by hanging to life imprisonment to ease maximum security prison congestion.

Zambian singer accused of defaming president walks free

2015-07-13 13:10

Zambian authorities have dropped the case against a musician who was arrested over a bawdy song that lampooned the country’s president as a drunk incompetent.

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.

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