Zambia


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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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