Wrong person in State House, ex-president's son tells Zambians

2016-03-29 12:36

The son of former Zambian president Rupiah Banda has criticised the current administration led by President Edgar Lungu, calling on citizens to "wake up" because there is a "wrong person" in State House.

Ex-Zambian leader’s oil deal with Nigeria must be revisited - APNAC

2016-01-18 14:59

The African parliamentarians Networks Against Corruption has demanded that Zambia's next government should revisit former president Rupiah Banda's Nigerian government to government oil deal

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.

Banda retreats from presidential race

2014-12-24 22:02

Former Zambian President Rupiah Banda has retreated out of the presidential race by issuing a statement urging his supporters to accept the verdict of the Supreme Court.

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.

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 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.

Zambia politician held for calling Sata a potato

2014-01-07 14:05

Zambian police have arrested and charged an opposition leader with defamation after he compared the president to a potato, a party ally says.

Zambian ex-president's son arrested

2013-07-26 08:08

The son of Zambia’s former president Rupiah Banda has been arrested on charges of defaming his father’s successor, his lawyer says.

Zambian ex-president's case delayed

2013-04-17 19:31

A Zambian court has delayed the trial of ex-leader Rupiah Banda, who is accused of skimming cash from a Nigerian oil deal.


Zambia has a lot to learn from Uganda polls, says former president

2016-02-24 13:23

Former president Rupiah Banda says Zambia has a lot to learn from the just ended Uganda elections, as the southern African country prepares to go to the polls later this year, a report says.

Zambian leader seeks God's help to halt currency freefall

2015-10-19 07:22

Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu has prayed to God to “heal” his country’s ailing currency, with bars shut and football matches cancelled on a national day of prayer to end a record slump.

Zambia's top prosecutor drops charges against self

2015-02-21 12:02

Zambia’s top prosecutor has stunned a magistrate after he refused to prosecute himself on charges of abuse of office and declared himself a free man.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

Zambia ex-leader pleads not guilty to graft

2013-11-05 15:00

Zambia's embattled ex-president Rupiah Banda has pleaded not guilty to charges of illicitly receiving election campaign vehicles from a Chinese-linked construction firm.

Banda barred from leaving Zambia, again

2013-06-07 11:48

Zambian immigration authorities have blocked former president Rupiah Banda from leaving the country for the third time in nearly two months.

Ex-Zambian leader Banda arrested again

2013-04-15 14:44

Embattled ex-Zambian president Rupiah Banda has been arrested and slapped with fresh graft charges linked to the acquisition of nine trucks for his 2011 re-election campaign, investigators say.

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