Over 12 000 flee DRC unrest into Zambia: UN

2017-12-01 16:31

More than 12 000 people fleeing violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo have poured into Zambia this year, the United Nations has said, warning that aid operations there were "hugely underfunded".

Nine children drown as boat capsizes in DRC lake: official

2017-11-09 20:14

Nine children died and another was missing after a canoe capsized on Lake Tanganyika in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo. a local official has said.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zambia, Kenya

2017-11-06 08:30

Lawyers and a US embassy official say Zimbabwe police have arrested a United States citizen for allegedly insulting President Robert Mugabe, and President Edgar Lungu has warned Zambia's judges against blocking him from running in 2021 elections.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zambia, Kenya

2017-10-24 08:25

Zimbabwean government says the WHO is the "biggest loser" after rescinding its decision to appoint President Robert Mugabe, and Pope Francis has called for constructive dialogue in Kenya.

DRC, CAR crises under debate at 'Great Lakes' summit

2017-10-19 06:11

The crises in Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Burundi and South Sudan are expected to come under the microscope at a 12-nation summit in Brazzaville, officials say.

Zuma arrives in Zambia to launch OR Tambo heritage site

2017-10-12 21:38

President Jacob Zuma has reportedly arrived in Zambia for a state visit aimed at deepening and strengthening the good political, economic and cultural relations between the countries.

DRC children find refuge in Zambia

2017-10-09 07:59

As fighting rages in the central African nation, almost two-thirds of the Democratic Republic of Congo's refugees arriving in Zambia are children.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Moz, Uganda

2017-10-06 06:01

Among the top Africa stories is the latest developments in the Grace Mugabe underwear saga and reports of a Ugandan public servant who demanded to be buried with cash in his coffin, so that he could "bribe" God.

DRC violence pushes thousands into Zambia

2017-10-03 20:00

Several thousand people have fled to Zambia in the past month to escape violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, says the UN.

Police and anti-corruption protesters clash outside Zambian parliament

2017-09-29 18:30

Zambian police have clashed with about 100 anti-corruption protesters outside parliament, prompting arrests on the same day as the finance minister presented the national budget.


Zuma joins other regional leaders in Angola to discuss Zim crisis

2017-11-21 11:24

Four regional countries are meeting on Zimbabwe's crisis. President Jacob Zuma is joining the Angola-hosted summit of the SADC, along with the leaders of Zambia and Tanzania.

Refugees flee to Zambia, accusing DRC troops of killings

2017-11-09 17:05

Recounting horrific stories of rape and murder allegedly by government soldiers, thousands of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have sought safety on the Zambian side of Lake Mweru.

Zambia president Lungu warns judges not to follow Kenya's lead

2017-11-03 17:01

President Edgar Lungu has warned Zambia's judges against blocking him from running in 2021 elections, saying a judicial intervention like that in Kenya could plunge the country into chaos.

Maternal deaths prompt calls for action in Zambia

2017-10-23 06:00

The birthday of twins Karen and Kelly Junior will always be tinged by sadness as it also marks the day their mother died in childbirth - a tragic occurrence of increasing public debate in Zambia.

Top Africa stories: Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe

2017-10-13 07:25

An expert says Kenya is "unlikely going to hold" a free and fair presidential vote, and Zimbabwean police have launched a campaign to clear Harare’s streets of illegal vendors.

Zambia ends emergency powers imposed during crisis

2017-10-12 06:00

Zambia's justice minister has said that emergency measures imposed at the height of a political crisis that followed the detention of an opposition leader on treason charges would not be renewed.

Zambia expects new armyworm threat – report

2017-10-07 13:00

Zambian authorities expect a new armyworm outbreak in the coming crop season after the maize-eating pests ravaged southern Africa early this year, says a report.

Lungu will no longer attend traditional ceremonies

2017-10-05 13:16

Zambian President Edgar Lungu will no longer attend traditional ceremonies as they are dividing the country, a report says.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zambia, Kenya

2017-09-30 12:02

President Robert Mugabe says whites came to Zimbabwe and wanted to make it their own, ignoring the fact that "what is not yours will never be yours", and Zambian police have clashed with protesters outside parliament.

Zambia seeks bids for new mobile provider to take on MTN

2017-09-19 10:24

Zambia is seeking bidders for a fourth mobile-network license to take on operators including market leader MTN Group in the southern African country, Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba said.

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