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New variant of Ebola virus detected

Researchers have published some initial findings on the characteristics of the Ebola virus discovered in Guinea. Initial virological investigations enabled them to identify Zaire ebolavirus as the pathogen responsible for this epidemic.

Former Zambia president Kaunda hospitalised

Lusaka - Zambia's founding father and former president Kenneth Kaunda was taken to hospital on Sunday, but is said to be in good spirits, the government said.President Michael Sata visited his predecessor in a Lusaka hospital, where 89-year-old Kaunda is report...

Tuberculosis hits new high in Zambia

In Zambia, the incidence of all forms of human tuberculosis (TB) is estimated to be 444 per 100,000. Many incidents occur in the Kafue area where TB occurs at a high level in cattle and antelope.

Another Zambian nabbed for alleged chicken rape

Kabwe - A man in central Zambia has been arrested for allegedly raping a chicken, the second Zambian to face such a charge this year.

Austerity in Greece having impact on human rights, says UN expert

Athens - That’s the opinion of a United Nations expert who warned yesterday that some of the austerity measures imposed on the Greek economy undermine Greek citizens’ access to jobs, health, water and energy.

Zambia gay rights activist arrested

Lusaka - A prominent Zambian gay rights activist has been arrested after appearing on television to call for the decriminalization of homosexuality.

Associated British Foods caught in global tax scandal

The Associated British Foods (ABF), one of the biggest British multinationals, whose brands include Silver Spoon sugar and Twinnings Tea, has been accused of avoiding to pay its million-dollar tax bill to Zambia, one of the poorest countries in the world.

Zambia outlaws hunting of endangered big cats

Zambia has banned the hunting of endangered lions and leopards due to the dwindling numbers of these big cats and the value of game viewing by tourists.

Review: 'Why Poverty?' Special

The BBC is currently broadcasting a series that asks this perennial question. The consensus so far appears to be that multinationals are the bad guys. But are they?

Zambian miners kill Chinese supervisor over pay

Lusaka - Miners working at Collum coal mine in Zambia, yesterday killed a Chinese supervisor and seriously wounded another over a pay dispute.

President George W. Bush trying to build upon successes in Africa

Lusaka - Former United States President George W. Bush is in Africa this week to promote cervical cancer detection and treatment for women who are living with HIV. Analysts are speculating Bush is trying to build upon his successes in Africa.

China, Zimbabwe trade doubles, calls for relaxed visas for Asians

Harare - Speaking at a public lecture presenting "Outlook of China’s Economy and Sino-Zimbabwe Relations," China's Ambassador to Zimbabwe Xin Shunkang said trade between the two nations has doubled to $800 million since 2010.

How to 'spot' a giraffe's age?

The result of several decades of research has indicated that the age of a giraffe can be estimated by looking at the animal's spots.

Zimbabwe dam wall at risk of collapse

Kariba dam, on the Zambezi river between Zimbabwe and Zambia, was built in the late 1950's to provide hydro-electric power. Now it seems the dam wall on the Zimbabwean side is cracking and is in danger of collapsing.

Zambia Stun Ivory Coast to Win Africa Cup

Toronto - Zambia clinched the 28th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating clear-cut favourites Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties in a nerve-wracking final played in Libreville, Gabon.

Zambia wins Africa Cup of Nations

Zambia beat Ivory Coast in a nail-biting final to the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon on Feb.12. They won the match following a penalty shoot out after extra time.

Troops of baboons terrorizing Zimbabwe-Zambia border, steal goods

Harare - It seems Zimbabwe doesn't have to just worry about corruption in government and disease outbreaks, but also an influx of baboons. Troops of baboons are wreaking havoc on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Bungee jumper's cord snaps at Victoria Falls

A 22-year-old Australian tourist had a close encounter of the crocodile kind when her bungee cord snapped during a jump off the Victoria Falls bridge that links Zimbabwe and Zambia. Fortunately, she lived to tell the tale.

We will not arrest Bush, says Zambian foreign minister

Lusaka - Zambia has rejected calls by Amnesty International for arrest of former U.S. president George W. Bush, on tour of three African countries, for alleged human rights violations during his tenure as president of the U.S..

Unique Roadshow Highlights Climate Change in Africa Special

With the UN Climate Summit barely two weeks away, Africa is abuzz with its biggest and most colorful road show ever to highlight the continent’s climate change woes: the ‘Trans African Caravan of Hope.’
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