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Zambia arrests 15-year-old for 'defaming' president on Facebook

2020-03-11 21:56

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in Zambia for allegedly defaming President Edgar Lungu in Facebook posts, police say, as critics accuse the regime of turning increasingly authoritarian.

Zambia deploys troops to quell gas attacks by criminal gangs

2020-02-14 18:30

Zambia has deployed soldiers to suppress a wave of attacks on civilians by gangs using a special gas to immobilise their victims.

US recalls Zambia envoy after spat over gay sex sentencing

2019-12-24 10:37

The United States has recalled its Zambia envoy after the country's president demanded his removal for criticising the jailing of two gay men, a US embassy source has said.

Drought and mounting debt leaves Zambia and Zimbabwe in the dark

2019-12-18 10:45

Drought has plunged millions of Zambians and Zimbabweans into darkness as hydro-power dams drain, and their governments’ debt is making matters worse.

Eskom: We have 'non-firm' power contracts with Zim and Zambia

2019-12-11 19:57

Eskom chief operations officer Jan Oberholzer has said that Eskom has contracts with Zimbabwe and Zambia to supply power - but only when it can.

US envoy to Zambia bemoans 'decaying' ties after gay ruling

2019-12-02 19:18

The US envoy to Zambia Daniel Foote has warned of "decaying" bilateral ties following a 15-year jail sentence slapped on two men for homosexuality.

Eskom owed over R600m in back payments from neighbouring countries

2019-11-07 14:17

Debtors include the national power utilities of Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique.

The climate change threat to Victoria Falls

2019-10-12 07:15

Receding water levels at Kariba Dam have meant the two countries that generate electricity from it have to look elsewhere for power supplies. But if climate change has its way, the two countries might lose another key economic contributor and major tourist attraction - Victoria Falls.

Zambia proposed constitutional reforms stoke opposition

2019-09-29 12:52

Proposed constitutional reforms that would sharply increase President Edgar Lungu's powers ahead of elections in 2021 are stoking concerns about Zambia's democratic credentials, analysts and civil society groups say.

Zambia may double electricity prices as drought slashes supply

2019-09-17 16:23

Zambia, Africa’s second-biggest copper producer, may double power tariffs as the government seeks more costly imports to offset a shortfall from its drought-stricken hydropower dams.

 

Transnet International Holdings: Winning over Africa, two years later

2020-02-18 05:02

Transnet International Holdings' foray into the African continent comes as global economic superpowers are also looking to mark their place in the African continent and capitalise on its growth potential.

Zambian president cuts his wages as energy prices rise

2019-12-27 22:03

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has cut his salary and those of senior cabinet ministers, as higher electricity and fuel prices take effect, his office says.

Power shortages grip Zambia as dam levels dip

2019-12-18 20:01

Zambia's 19-hour rolling blackouts have sent homes plunging into darkness, crippling daily life and business operations with the worst power outages the nation has seen.

Zambian leader seeks US envoy's recall for denouncing gay sex sentence

2019-12-16 11:59

Zambian President Edgar Lungu wants the US to recall its ambassador to Lusaka for criticising the southern African nation over a 15-year jail term slapped on two gay men for consensual sex.

Zambian president allegedly involved in illegal timber trade: report

2019-12-06 23:00

Zambia's president Edgar Lungu and other senior government officials have been accused of facilitating rosewood trafficking, according to an environmental investigation report.

Zambia's president denies stifling opposition

2019-11-08 21:57

Zambia's president Edgar Lungu has denied stifling the rights of opposition leaders, saying authorities who refuse them permits to assemble and meet supporters are working within the law.

2 million on brink of starvation in regional drought in Zambia

2019-10-30 16:27

More than two million Zambians are facing "severe" food insecurity after drought and flooding reduced harvests, the Red Cross says.

Trump is pondering a ban on hunting trophies - but not all Africa's animal lovers are convinced

2019-10-02 21:29

As US president Donald Trump mulls the signing into law of an act that would restrict imports of hunting trophies from African countries, wildlife experts and animal rights groups are at odds over the economic impact and its ultimate effect on conservation.

Zambia inflation at 3-year high, chance of more rate hikes

2019-09-27 14:01

Zambia’s inflation rate rose to the highest in three years in September, increasing chances that the nation’s central bank will resume its tightening before the end of the year.

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.

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