Ministers ask interim Zambian president to quit

2014-12-17 17:25

Zambia's cabinet has passed a vote of no confidence in interim president Guy Scott and asked him to resign, intensifying a power struggle within the ruling party.

Zambian politics at cross-roads ahead of polls

2014-12-12 16:05

Zambian political leaders are steeped in power struggles that threaten to derail a peaceful transition and an orderly conduct of the poll next month, amid street fights, court actions and suspensions.

Zambian court rules Lungu is PF presidential candidate

2014-12-04 20:18

Zambia’s high court has declared defence minister Edgar Lungu the duly elected presidential candidate of the ruling PF, after a power struggle that has rocked the party ahead of next month’s polls.

Teens turn to texts for Aids advice in Zambia

2014-12-02 16:08

The questions teenagers ask about HIV are brutally honest, anonymous, and sent in 160 characters or less over text. At U-Report, a Zambian advice organisation, thousands of questions come through.

Zambia ruling party suspends acting president Scott

2014-11-21 22:13

Zambia's governing Patriotic Front party has suspended Guy Scott from the party, weeks after he took over as interim president of the country following the death of Michael Sata last month.

Zambia sets date for presidential by-election

2014-11-18 23:09

Zambia's interim leader has announced the date for a by-election amid concerns about a tense contest to succeed President Michael Sata.

Zambia succession battle spills to courts

2014-11-13 15:14

The battle to succeed late Zambian president Michael Sata has entered the courts, with supporters of one contender claiming that his right to take over as interim president has been unlawfully denied.

Tears flow as Zambia's Sata laid to rest

2014-11-11 20:20

Zambia's president Michael Sata has been buried with full honours at a state funeral following his death at a London hospital two weeks ago.

Zambia holds requiem for late president Sata

2014-11-10 15:37

Zambia has held a final requiem service for president Michael Sata ahead of his burial, after a week of lying on state in the capital city.

Riots force Zambia's acting leader to back down

2014-11-04 15:19

Zambia’s acting president Guy Scott has rescinded his decision to dismiss the ruling party’s chief in a bid to defuse a political conflict that triggered riots.

Zambia defence minister calls dismissal from top post 'illegal'

2014-11-04 09:27

Zambia's defence minister and presidential front-runner Edgar Lungu says the decision by interim president Guy Scott to dismiss him as the ruling party's secretary-general is illegal.

Zambians pay respects to late president Sata

2014-11-02 14:29

Zambians have formed long lines to pay last respects to their late president, Michael Sata, whose body is lying in state in Lusaka.

Zambia may be backing off mine royalty rates

2014-10-31 18:37

There are indications Zambia may be backing away from plans to impose a 20% royalty rate on open pit mining in the country.

African hospitals poor - leaders

2014-10-30 20:20

When dying Zambian president Michael Sata flew to London last week he was following a long line of African leaders who have sought emergency, and secret medical treatment in foreign hospitals.

Zambia's Scott Africa's first white leader since apartheid

2014-10-30 07:12

Zambia will hold a second day of mourning for president Michael Sata, who died in a London hospital, as his deputy Guy Scott becomes, pending elections, Africa's first white leader since South Africa's apartheid era.

Zuma sends condolences to Sata's family

2014-10-29 15:37

President Jacob Zuma has sent his condolences to the family of Zambian President Michael Sata, who died in London aged 77.

ANC pays tribute to Zambia’s Sata

2014-10-29 14:36

Zambia's fifth president Michael Sata, who has died aged 77, will be remembered for helping the poor and disadvantaged, the ANC says.


In today's news headlines: funeral arrangements are underway for killed Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, the State wants nine life terms for the Diepsloot child killer and Zambia’s president dies in London.

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Zambian President Sata dies in London

2014-10-29 06:49

Zambian President Michael Sata has died in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, three private Zambian media outlets say.

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.


Zambian court locks out PF candidates

2014-12-16 06:50

The Zambian Supreme Court has set aside the consent judgment delivered in favour of Defence and Justice Minister Edgar Lungu, placing the election campaign of the Patriotic Front in jeopardy.

NGO claims SA companies funding Hichilema

2014-12-07 22:48

A Zambian NGO has accused opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema of receiving financial backing from foreign companies - some of them from South Africa - for his 2015 presidential bid.

Zambia ruling party splits

2014-12-02 20:16

A major split in Zambia's ruling Patriotic Front has seen two factions select rival candidates for presidential elections next month.

Zambia's splintered ruling party in dispute over new leader

2014-11-30 21:38

A faction in Zambia's ruling Patriotic Front has elected Defence Minister Edgar Lungu as the party's president in a disputed vote highlighting a bitter power struggle ahead of a January presidential election.

Widow of Zambian president joins succession race

2014-11-20 09:52

The battle for Zambia’s presidency has become even more of a family affair, with late leader Michael Sata’s widow joining the race to become the ruling party’s candidate.

Zambia presidential race hots up

2014-11-17 18:55

The Zambia presidential contest is hotting up in what promises to be a crowded ring.

Put people first, Mugabe urges African leaders

2014-11-12 10:50

People should not get into politics for selfish and personal interests but for service to the people, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says during Zambian president Michael Sata’s funeral.

Zambia bids final farewell to president Sata

2014-11-11 15:51

Tens and thousands of Zambian have turned out at a state funeral to bury president Michael Sata who died at a London hospital two weeks ago.

Sata named his preferred successor - claim

2014-11-06 18:51

On his deathbed in a London hospital, former Zambian president Michael Sata is said to have dictated a note in which he named his preferred successor.

Riots erupt in Zambian capital Lusaka

2014-11-04 12:00

Demonstrators are fighting police in Zambia in protests against the acting president, Guy Scott, who fired the ruling party chief following the death last week of president Michael Sata.

Zambia's interim leader fires presidential contender

2014-11-04 06:11

Acting Zambian leader Guy Scott has dismissed a presidential front-runner as secretary-general of the ruling party, pointing to a fiercely contested election in the next three months.

Body of Zambian president arrives home

2014-11-01 14:18

A chartered plane carrying the body of Zambian President Michael Sata, who died in the UK, has arrived in Lusaka..

Zambian ex-minister held for 'celebrating' Sata’s death

2014-10-31 16:31

Zambian police say they have arrested and charged a former government official for celebrating the recent death of President Michael Sata by firing a gun in the air.


In today's news headlines: Kelly Khumalo says Senzo Meyiwa took his last breaths in her arms, Nigerian preacher TB Joshua has been threatened with arrest and Zambia’s interim president becomes Africa’s first white president in twenty years. Watch.

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Messy struggle for Zambian presidency under way

2014-10-29 16:32

The battle for Zambia’s top job was already under way before long-ailing president Michael Sata died, but it looks set to become messier and more intense in his wake.

Zambian Vice President Scott named interim leader

2014-10-29 14:52

Zambian Vice President Guy Scott has been named the interim leader of Africa’s second largest copper producer, a government minister says, a day after president Michael Sata died.

Sata an outstanding son of Africa – Uhuru Kenyatta

2014-10-29 13:46

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has hailed Zambia’s president Michael Sata as an "outstanding son of Africa", adding “he was gifted with unique, admirable abilities and strong values”.

Call for calm after Zambian leader Sata dies

2014-10-29 09:16

Zambian government cabinet secretary Roland Msiska has called for calm following the death of President Michael Sata in London.

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".

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