DRC, CAR crises under debate at 'Great Lakes' summit

2017-10-19 06:11

The crises in Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Burundi and South Sudan are expected to come under the microscope at a 12-nation summit in Brazzaville, officials say.

Zuma arrives in Zambia to launch OR Tambo heritage site

2017-10-12 21:38

President Jacob Zuma has reportedly arrived in Zambia for a state visit aimed at deepening and strengthening the good political, economic and cultural relations between the countries.

DRC children find refuge in Zambia

2017-10-09 07:59

As fighting rages in the central African nation, almost two-thirds of the Democratic Republic of Congo's refugees arriving in Zambia are children.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Moz, Uganda

2017-10-06 06:01

Among the top Africa stories is the latest developments in the Grace Mugabe underwear saga and reports of a Ugandan public servant who demanded to be buried with cash in his coffin, so that he could "bribe" God.

DRC violence pushes thousands into Zambia

2017-10-03 20:00

Several thousand people have fled to Zambia in the past month to escape violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, says the UN.

Police and anti-corruption protesters clash outside Zambian parliament

2017-09-29 18:30

Zambian police have clashed with about 100 anti-corruption protesters outside parliament, prompting arrests on the same day as the finance minister presented the national budget.

Zambian teen fights for the rights of children

2017-09-17 06:33

Margaret Musonda’s campaign against the abuse of children in Zambia has drawn comparisons with globally renowned children’s rights activist, Pakistani Malala Yousafzai. Barely 17 years old, Musonda is tipped to become Zambia’s future president.

Twitter outrage as Zambian journalist, 29, dies after giving birth

2017-09-12 15:47

News of the death of a Zambian journalist, who died after giving birth at a local hospital has led to a public outcry, with fellow journalists highlighting the issue of maternal deaths in the southern African country, a report says.

'Stop speaking ill of our country,' Zambian envoy tells Hichilema in SA

2017-09-01 08:17

Zambia's ambassador to South Africa, Emmanuel Mwamba, has accused opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema of "peddling lies and falsehood" about the southern African country during his three day visit to SA.

Maimane's detainment highlighted Zambia's problems - Hichilema

2017-08-31 16:35

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has said the involvement of Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane in his own detainment helped highlight the plight his country is facing.


Top Africa stories: Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe

2017-10-13 07:25

An expert says Kenya is "unlikely going to hold" a free and fair presidential vote, and Zimbabwean police have launched a campaign to clear Harare’s streets of illegal vendors.

Zambia ends emergency powers imposed during crisis

2017-10-12 06:00

Zambia's justice minister has said that emergency measures imposed at the height of a political crisis that followed the detention of an opposition leader on treason charges would not be renewed.

Zambia expects new armyworm threat – report

2017-10-07 13:00

Zambian authorities expect a new armyworm outbreak in the coming crop season after the maize-eating pests ravaged southern Africa early this year, says a report.

Lungu will no longer attend traditional ceremonies

2017-10-05 13:16

Zambian President Edgar Lungu will no longer attend traditional ceremonies as they are dividing the country, a report says.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zambia, Kenya

2017-09-30 12:02

President Robert Mugabe says whites came to Zimbabwe and wanted to make it their own, ignoring the fact that "what is not yours will never be yours", and Zambian police have clashed with protesters outside parliament.

Zambia seeks bids for new mobile provider to take on MTN

2017-09-19 10:24

Zambia is seeking bidders for a fourth mobile-network license to take on operators including market leader MTN Group in the southern African country, Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba said.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Kenya

2017-09-13 07:34

Rhodesian pensioners in SA have 'turned destitute' as Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe govt 'scraps payouts', and news of the death of a Zambian journalist after giving birth has led to a public outcry.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Hichilema, Lesotho

2017-09-01 08:17

President Robert Mugabe has slammed SA, Nigeria over slain Muammar Gaddafi, and opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema says DA leader Mmusi Maimane's Maimane's detainment highlighted Zambia's problems.

Zambian opposition leader says arrest was political

2017-08-31 17:30

Zambia's main opposition leader has condemned his four-month imprisonment for alleged treason as an abuse of the criminal justice system by his political opponents.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Zambia, Nigeria

2017-08-31 08:30

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has marched to show support for under fire First Lady Grace Mugabe, and Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is in South Africa for a three-day visit.

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