Zambia


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.

Eight-nation summit discusses DRC

2018-12-27 07:29

Eight nations in southern and central Africa have met to discuss the situation in Democratic Republic of Congo, a country that has been a regional battleground twice in the last quarter-century.

Britain's Prince Harry is in Zambia for 2-day visit

2018-11-26 17:08

Britain's Prince Harry is in Zambia for a two-day visit during which he will attend a commemoration of Zambian military veterans and meet Zambian officials, social workers and young entrepreneurs.

Zambia jails rights activist for calling judiciary to account

2018-11-23 19:51

Zambia's Supreme Court has jailed a human rights activist for contempt of court after he accused the judiciary of corruption.

 

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.

Zambian court jails journalist for calling judiciary to account

2018-12-20 15:27

Zambia's Supreme Court has slapped an 18-month jail sentence on a journalist for contempt of court after he accused the judiciary of corruption.

WATCH: Prince Harry given warm welcome in Zambia

2018-11-26 15:13

Prince Harry arrived in in Lusaka, Zambia to a warm welcome and a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

Zambian police quiz opposition leader over attacks on Chinese

2018-11-20 16:59

Zambian police have questioned opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema for allegedly fuelling attacks on Chinese nationals, in a sign of growing political tension in the country.

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