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Zambia should raise electricity bills, says World Bank official

Zambia should raise electricity bills, says World Bank official

The World Bank, which has in the past been accused of prescribing “suicidal economic policies” for third world countries, says Zambia should increase its...
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Zambia: Zambia ‘porn’ reporter acquitted

A Zambian journalist has been acquitted of pornography charges after sending officials pictures of a woman giving birth in a hospital car park, writes...
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Zambia: Economy expected to grow

Zambia’s economy is expected to grow by 6.3 per cent in 2009, driven by strong growth in the agriculture, mining, construction and other sectors,...
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Zimbabwe: SADC to meet Mugabe and Tsvangirai

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is scheduled to hold discussions with Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe and Prime Minister Tsvangirai Thursday. SADC is on a...
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Africa: Leaders to improve Refugee conditions

African countries need to build strong institutions of the army, the police, intelligence and judiciary to forestall wars that cause displacement, affirmed President Yoweri...
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Zambia: President Banda calls his opponents to resign

According to Reuters, Zambian President, Rupiah Banda has told his opponents seeking to challenge him for the ruling party’s leadership that they should resign....
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South Africa: Angola, Uganda and Zambia give land to South Africa

According to the Independent Online, South Africa has been offered 48 square miles of land in Angola and Uganda as well as a land...
Football: Zambia’s Sakuwaha rejects big Sudanese offer in favour of France for lower pay

Football: Zambia’s Sakuwaha rejects big Sudanese offer in favour of France for lower pay

French Ligue One side FC Lorient has offered Zambian footballer Jonas Sakuwaha a one year contract with a 3,000 euro monthly salary. Sakuwaha, who...
Zambia: Chiluba’s acquittal sets high hopes for ex Malawi president’s corruption case

Zambia: Chiluba’s acquittal sets high hopes for ex Malawi president’s corruption case

Former Zambian president Fredrick Chiluba has said he has “defeated the devil” and will now demand that his immunity from prosecution be restored. On...
Zambia: Ex President Frederick Chiluba goes home a free man

Zambia: Ex President Frederick Chiluba goes home a free man

A court in Zambia has acquitted former Zambia president Frederick Chiluba of all graft charges that where hanging over his head. Magistrate Jones Chinyama...
Zambia: President Chiluba gets weekend grace before prison term?

Zambia: President Chiluba gets weekend grace before prison term?

Former Zambia president Frederick Chiluba whose jail sentence was expected Friday after an unprecedented criminal trial, that should send a shiver down the spines...
Zambia: Withdrawing 5800 health licences to save lives?

Zambia: Withdrawing 5800 health licences to save lives?

Zambian authorities could be forced to de-register more than 5,800 health practitioners, including medical doctors as they have not renewed their 2009 practicing certificates. Medical...
Zambia records falling rates in HIV related deaths

Zambia records falling rates in HIV related deaths

More than 1,200 people died from AIDS-related diseases in Zambia last year while more than 38,700 other people were diagnosed with the virus which...
Namibia and Zambia get disaster warnings

Namibia and Zambia get disaster warnings

As the water level in the upper Zambezi River continues to climb past its highest levels ever, destroying crops and road networks, disaster officials...
Former Zambian first lady jailed on 5 counts of theft

Former Zambian first lady jailed on 5 counts of theft

A Zambian court has sent former First lady, Regina Chiluba to jail for three-and-a-half years for receiving stolen property. Chief resident magistrate,...
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Zambia: 8000 mining jobs cut

The global economic meltdown has hit the Zambian mining sector hard. Over 8000 miners have lost their jobs since December, TV5 reports. According to...
Zambia’s copper-dependent economy at a breaking point

Zambia’s copper-dependent economy at a breaking point

The international price of copper has fallen and Zambia's copper-dependent economy is at a breaking point. In the 1980s, the country produced about 750,000...
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Morocco trounces Zambia in friendly match

Morocco trounced Zambia 3-0 on Wednesday evening in Casablanca in a friendly match as part of both teams' preparations for the third and last...
Zambia stops troops to DRC as Nkunda talks peace

Zambia stops troops to DRC as Nkunda talks peace

Zambia will not send its troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo as its defence forces are currently over-stretched with matters of internal security....
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Zambian police searching for “naked woman” protestor

Zambia’s Inspector General of Police Ephraim Mateyo has said police are in pursuit of a Lusaka woman who stripped naked on Independence Avenue in...
Zambia election recount : Party filing court documents

Zambia election recount : Party filing court documents

Zambia's losing presidential hopeful Michael Sata has called for a recount of the results after losing to Rupiah Banda who has since...
Zambia Elections: Banda wins, Sata furious amid minor unrest

Zambia Elections: Banda wins, Sata furious amid minor unrest

Zambian Electoral Commission announced Sunday that Acting President Rupiah Banda won the Zambian presidential race over Michael Sata, his combative rival. According to the chairwoman...
Zambia elections : Rupiah Banda leads

Zambia elections : Rupiah Banda leads

Acting President Rupiah Banda is set to become the new President of Zambia following the latest results released Saturday night by the Electoral Commission...
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Zambia elections : Rupiah Banda closes in on Michael Sata

Acting President Rupiah Banda of the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) is closing in on opposition leader Michael Sata in the latest presidential...
Zambia : Banda closes in on Sata despite voter apathy

Zambia : Banda closes in on Sata despite voter apathy

The disinterest shown by many eligible voters in Thursda y's presidential election in Zambia is of great concern, the state-run Zambia Daily Mail bemoaned...
Zambia Elections : Big lead for Sata after first count

Zambia Elections : Big lead for Sata after first count

Opposition Patriotic Front leader Michael Sata has taken an early lead in the first presidential election results announced early Friday by the chairperson of...
Zambians Vote

Zambians Vote

Zambians began streaming to countless polling stations across the vast country early Thursday to choose a successor to the late President Levy Mwanawasa. The choice...
Zambian opposition on election : “We won’t accept outcome”

Zambian opposition on election : “We won’t accept outcome”

Thursday has been declared as a public holiday to allow registered voters to possible cast their votes. Zambians would be electing the republican President...
Zambian elections : Banda dares opposition to promise

Zambian elections : Banda dares opposition to promise

In a bid to secure the permanent presidential seat come October 30, Stand-in Zambian President Rupiah Banda, while addressing a campaign rally at Kalumbwa...
Zambia : Voting for another ailing President

Zambia : Voting for another ailing President

It is a crunch time for Zambia’s aspiring presidential candidates as the country goes to the polls on Thursday to elect a fourth president...