Zambia


Zambia's president pushes contested constitutional reforms

2019-09-13 16:45

Zambian President Edgar Lungu says his government would go ahead with proposed constitutional amendments despite flak from opposition leaders and civil society groups.

WATCH | From cardiology to tomato grower: An accidental farmer in Zambia

2019-08-29 21:17

Four years ago Maria Zaloumis quit her job as a cardiology nurse in Australia, to attend to her ailing father in her native African country of Zambia.

WATCH | Land Cruiser hauls fully-submerged Hilux from Zambian dam

2019-08-27 20:08

South African expat in Zambia, Craig Wagner, was having the perfect day on Sunday, until things went terribly wrong. Watch.

Lead pollution in Zambia town a public health 'emergency': HRW

2019-08-24 09:22

Children living in a central Zambian mining town are still exposed to high levels of toxic lead 25 years after the mine closed, Human Rights Watch says, as lawyers announced plans to take legal action.

GE, Power China win contract for dam on Zambia, Zimbabwe border

2019-07-14 08:00

Both Zambia and Zimbabwe are facing a power crisis as a drought has reduced water levels to 27% at Lake Kariba, the world’s largest man-made reservoir, a key power source for the two countries.

Zambia president vows to wind up copper giant KCM

2019-06-04 18:45

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has pledged to dissolve KCM, the country's largest copper producer, in a deepening dispute with foreign mining companies over tax and employment.

Elephant-rich African nations demand right to resume Ivory sales

2019-05-07 20:56

Five southern African nations that are home to most of the world’s elephants demanded the right to sell ivory, arguing that people who live alongside the animals must be allowed to benefit from them.

Zambia will cull hippo despite global backlash

2019-02-15 10:19

South African hunting outfitters are eagerly awaiting the end of the Zambian rainy season in April to start a killing-spree of up to 1 250 hippopotamus living in the world-renowned Luangwa Valley.

12 Chinese workers arrested for growing cannabis in Zambia

2019-01-11 11:05

Zambian anti-drug authorities have arrested 12 Chinese construction workers for allegedly cultivating cannabis without a permit, a top government official says.

South Africa, Zambia pressure DRC on vote

2019-01-09 16:17

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Zambian President Edgar Lungu are urging Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission to "speedily" complete vote-counting and announce the delayed results of the December 30 presidential election.

 

Climate change behind Zim's power problems – Energy Minister

2019-09-07 07:00

Zimbabwe Energy Minister Fortune Chasi says the country is looking to incorporate alternative energy sources for its Integrated Resources Plan, amid climate change challenges impacting its hydropower plant.

Zambian opposition leader arrested, accused of defaming president

2019-08-29 10:11

Chishimba Kambwili set to appear in court for allegedly inferring in video that President Edgar Lungu was a dog.

British envoy to Zambia blasts govt over graft in leaving speech

2019-08-27 19:37

Britain's outgoing ambassador to Zambia on Tuesday denounced "rampant corruption" in the southern African nation and said donors were right to slash aid.

Zambians march against graft in government

2019-07-20 22:11

Hundreds of people wearing yellow T-shirts rallied in Zambia's capital Lusaka - to kick start a campaign against corruption in President Edgar Lungu's government.

For the love of bakkies: We drive Toyota's new Hilux Legend 50 and GR Sport

2019-07-09 11:37

When Toyota slaps the 'Legend' badge onto its Hilux it usually means there's a new one on the way, Sean Parker put the Legend 50 and GR Sport models through their paces in Southern Africa.

Judge bitten by black mamba to be cremated in Zambia

2019-05-23 12:49

Cape Town Labour Court Judge Anton Steenkamp, who died after a black mamba bit him, is expected to be cremated in Zambia's capital, Lusaka, according to his family.

Zambia police charge MP with hate speech for 'Indian jibe'

2019-02-26 05:17

Authorities in Zambia charged a prominent ruling party MP, Chishimba Kambwili, with hate speech for allegedly telling an ethnic Indian worker he was stealing local jobs.

Zambia on the hunt for SA investors

2019-02-05 13:49

President of the Economics Association of Zambia, Lubinda Haabazoka, has said while South African companies such as Murray & Roberts, Shoprite and Pick 'n Pay are already present in Zambia, the country wants to attract more SA investment.

Zambian firm halts production of 'erection' energy drink

2019-01-10 13:15

A Zambian firm says it has suspended production of an energy drink after a consumer in Uganda complained of a prolonged erection, with tests suggesting it contained the active ingredient of Viagra.

Zambia's president fires army chiefs

2018-12-31 20:05

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has sacked the army commander and his deputy, a rare firing of the top military brass in the country.

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