Lungu critic denies crimes in Zambia

2018-03-28 14:49

A former Zambian minister and a leading critic of President Edgar Lungu has appeared in court to deny charges that he had profited from the proceeds of crime.

Critic of Zambia President Lungu to face fraud trial

2018-01-29 15:00

A former Zambian minister and fierce critic of President Edgar Lungu is set to face trial after pleading not guilty to fraud charges following his arrest last week.

Zambia police tear gas traders angered by anti-cholera ban

2018-01-15 21:16

Police in Zambia's capital Lusaka have fired tear gas at angry traders marching to the president's office in protest over a ban on street commerce aimed at curbing a deadly cholera outbreak.

PICS: Violence in Zambia over retail ban to combat cholera

2018-01-12 17:14

Police in Zambia have clashed with residents in the capital Lusaka protesting an official ban on street commerce in a poor suburb intended to tackle a deadly cholera outbreak.

Zambia deploys army to battle cholera after 41 deaths

2017-12-30 18:33

Zambia's president Edgar Lungu has deployed the army to help combat a cholera outbreak that has claimed 41 lives in the capital Lusaka and affected 1 550 more since September.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zambia, Kenya

2017-11-06 08:30

Lawyers and a US embassy official say Zimbabwe police have arrested a United States citizen for allegedly insulting President Robert Mugabe, and President Edgar Lungu has warned Zambia's judges against blocking him from running in 2021 elections.

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.

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.

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.

'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.


Zambia opposition seeks to impeach president

2018-03-23 17:06

Zambia's main opposition party has filed a motion to impeach President Edgar Lungu for violating the constitution, the presidency has said, in the latest development following a disputed 2016 election.

Stability in southern Africa hinges on how leaders gain and lose power

2018-01-23 10:27

Too often developments in one country are seen in isolation. In southern Africa events in one affect others in the region, writes The Conversation.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Trump, Zambia

2018-01-13 09:29

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly said that the "military coup" claims by Grace Mugabe's ally are "rantings of a bitter professor", and Africa has been startled by US president Donald Trump's sudden and vulgar attention.

Schools closed in Zambia as cholera toll rises to 61

2018-01-09 17:30

The start of Zambia's school year has been postponed and all public gatherings banned to contain a cholera outbreak that has killed 61 people, officials have said.

Refugees flee to Zambia, accusing DRC troops of killings

2017-11-09 17:05

Recounting horrific stories of rape and murder allegedly by government soldiers, thousands of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have sought safety on the Zambian side of Lake Mweru.

Zambia president Lungu warns judges not to follow Kenya's lead

2017-11-03 17:01

President Edgar Lungu has warned Zambia's judges against blocking him from running in 2021 elections, saying a judicial intervention like that in Kenya could plunge the country into chaos.

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.

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.

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.

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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