Top Africa stories: Mugabe, SADC, gays in Kenya

2018-04-26 08:33

A Zimbabwean soldier has denied stealing from the country's former president Robert Mugabe, and SADC Chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa, has expressed satisfaction that peace and security are being consolidated in the region.

Poetry contest decision due for teen who fled native Zambia

2018-04-20 18:33

A federal judge is expected to rule whether a high school student who fled his native Zambia can compete in a government-funded national poetry contest

Student from Zambia fights to compete in US poetry contest

2018-04-19 11:00

Lawyers for a high school student who fled his native Zambia and is suing to compete in a US government-funded national poetry competition say the case is about an "educational benefit" for any public school student.

Student from Zambia sues to compete in 'Poetry Out Loud'

2018-04-13 11:25

A Maine high school student and poet who fled his native country of Zambia last year is suing the National Endowment for the Arts because it will not let him compete in the national Poetry Out Loud Contest April 23-25

Zambia asks Cuba to recall ambassador over opposition 'support'

2018-04-03 11:35

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has requested that Cuba recall its ambassador for allegedly expressing support for a new opposition party.

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.

Botswana's Ian Khama accuses Trump of 'encouraging' elephant poaching

2018-03-17 18:01

Botswana's president Ian Khama has accused the US government of encouraging elephant poaching following its recent decision to reverse a ban on imports of sport-hunted trophies.

Listeria outbreak: Zim tightens food surveillance at border posts, as it bans imports of cold meat from SA

2018-03-06 08:30

Zimbabwe has banned the importation of cold meat from South Africa following the outbreak of Listeria, a report says, adding that the government has since activated its surveillance teams to monitor importation of such products into the country.

Zambian anti-gay law hounds two women

2018-01-31 16:05

Zambian police are searching for two young women suspected of breaking the conservative country's tough anti-homosexuality laws after images of them in intimate poses surfaced on social media, officers have said.

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.


Student from Zambia performs in national poetry contest

2018-04-25 08:30

A high-school student seeking asylum in Maine is drawing praise for his performance in a government-funded US poetry competition following a legal battle.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zim prophet, King Mswati

2018-04-20 08:00

A Zimbabwean minister has reportedly likened former president Robert Mugabe to some of Africa's most brutal dictators, and a Zimbabwean prophet reportedly killed a congregant during baptism, saying she 'appeared like a vampire' .

Fears grow Zambia hiding debt like Mozambique

2018-04-15 10:14

International lenders and markets are growing increasingly concerned about "hidden debt" in Zambia, a situation similar to the one that plunged neighbouring Mozambique into a deep financial crisis.

Zambia partially lifts ban on SA listeriosis-risky food

2018-04-03 20:43

Zambia says it has partially lifted a ban on processed meat and diary products from South Africa that were linked to the world’s worst outbreak of listeriosis.

Top Africa stories: Mnangagwa, Boko Haram, Mugabe

2018-03-24 07:33

Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly questioned the authenticity of the number of new political parties to contest this year's elections, and one Nigerian schoolgirl is still held by Boko Haram.

WHO says tainted food outbreak threatens 16 African nations

2018-03-20 21:00

WHO says deadly tainted food outbreak in South Africa now threatens 16 African nations

Zambia crackdown on sex dolls provokes fierce rights debate

2018-03-12 12:01

No one sells them openly, no one admits to owning one, and no one has been arrested - but Zambia is waging a fierce campaign against sex dolls.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Kenya, Mujuru

2018-02-01 08:37

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says his predecessor Robert Mugabe "never made mistakes" during his 37 years in power, and the home of Kenya's ex-vice president Kalonzo Musyoka has been attacked in "an assassination attempt".

Date My Family Zambia exposed for having fake contestants

2018-01-29 18:00

M-Net’s spin-off version of Date My Family Zambia has been hit by scandal following revelations over fake participants.

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.

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