Zambia


Zambia sacks minister over graft scandal

2018-09-19 18:12

Zambia has sacked its development minister a day after Britain suspended aid payments to the country over a mounting row about alleged corruption in President Edgar Lungu's government.

Gugulethu's story and how it gives hope for Africa's wildlife

2018-08-22 08:35

For three days Gugulethu took us around the game reserve and out on the Zambezi river. His passion for the animals was infectious as was his wide smile and deep laugh, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Top Africa stories: Zim opposition leader deported, Tsvangirai and Mugabe

2018-08-10 08:07

Zimbabwean opposition official Tendai Biti has been deported from Zambia after he was denied asylum and has been deported, and the late MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai 'tried to get Robert Mugabe's backing', says a Mugabe ally.

Zambia court finds men guilty of gay relationship

2018-08-03 16:01

A Zambian court has convicted two men for homosexuality, the latest such ruling in the conservative African nation which has resisted international pressure to lift its tough anti-gay laws.

Clinging to power in Africa via constitutional reforms

2018-07-28 10:09

Monday's controversial referendum in the Comoros could allow its president, Azali Assoumani, to seek re-election and retain power beyond 2021, when his currently non-renewable term would otherwise end.

On campaign trail, Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa pledges power project

2018-07-09 14:04

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed to push ahead with a hydro-electric power project on the Zambezi river as he campaigns ahead of the July 30 election on a promise to rebuild the shattered economy.

Zambian anti-graft activists in court over budget demo

2018-06-25 21:02

Six Zambian activists including a celebrated hip-hop musician have appeared in court after they staged an anti-corruption protest as the government was unveiling the budget.

Ebola response on 'knife's edge' as timing key, WHO says

2018-05-23 16:34

The World Health Organisation is accelerating its efforts with nine countries neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo to try to prevent the current Ebola outbreak from spreading beyond the border, WHO's director for Africa has said, as a colleague warned that the next few weeks will determine whether the virus can be kept under control.

Taxpayers fund Mswati-Lungu bromance

2018-05-20 06:02

The growing bonds of friendship between Swaziland’s King Mswati III and Zambian leader Edgar Lungu have reached new, but worrying, levels for the two countries' citizens.

Activist musician who fled to South Africa arrested as he arrives home in Zambia

2018-05-17 18:00

Fumba, popularly known as Pilato, was picked up by plain-clothed police officers as he arrived home from South Africa after four months abroad, eyewitnesses said.

 

Britain freezes aid to Zambia over graft fears

2018-09-18 20:12

Britain has suspended aid payments to Zambia over concerns of alleged fraud and corruption by the government of President Edgar Lungu who has faced graft allegations from within his own party.

Anger as Zambia announces tax on internet calls

2018-08-20 18:03

Zambia will tax phone calls made over the internet to protect traditional telecoms companies, the government has said, a move activists warned would stifle freedom of expression.

DRC opposition leader barred from return

2018-08-03 18:22

The Democratic Republic of Congo has barred an opposition leader from returning home to file a bid to run in the volatile country's presidential elections.

Barred DRC opposition leader to try entry via Zambia

2018-08-03 13:14

Exiled opposition leader Moise Katumbi will not attempt to land in DRC after being barred from entering the country, but will instead try to enter via Zambia, his party has said.

Africa's iconic baobab trees dying off at alarming rate

2018-07-12 13:00

Africa's ancient baobab, with its distinctive swollen trunk and known as the "tree of life", is under a new and mysterious threat, with some of the largest and oldest dying abruptly in recent years.

Zambia planning social media clampdown

2018-07-06 06:01

Zambia says it will introduce tough new laws to regulate social media use to fight cyber-crime and combat the consumption of pornography in the conservative African country.

Zambia probes mine dump collapse that killed 10

2018-06-21 21:16

Zambia's mining minister Richard Musukwa has announced an investigation after 10 people died during the collapse of a mine dump in the country's copper-producing region.

Star Zambian musician freed on bail ahead of trial

2018-05-21 16:01

A Zambian court has released on bail a popular protest musician, who was arrested last week when he returned home having fled the country fearing for his life.

Top Africa stories: Mnangagwa, Lungu's mansion, Ebola

2018-05-18 08:00

An ex-zimbabwean minister fingers President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a fraud case, and Swaziland says the issue involving Zambian President Edgar Lungu's plans to build a mansion in that country is a "private matter"

Zambian musician held as he returns from self-imposed exile in SA

2018-05-17 14:40

Zambian authorities have arrested singer and activist Chama Fumba at Lusaka airport in a move condemned by Amnesty as a "shocking demonstration" of the government's intolerance of criticism.

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