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Pluto: NASA New Horizons photos show mysterious dark spots

The most recent views of Pluto sent by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft have revealed four mysterious dark spots, each hundreds of miles in size.

Zambia's new president Lungu sworn into office

Lusaka - Zambia's new President Edgar Lungu was sworn in Sunday to become the country's sixth president after narrowly winning a vote rejected by the opposition.

Defence Minister Lungu wins Zambia's disputed presidential race

Lusaka - Zambia's defence minister Edgar Lungu, of the ruling Patriotic Front, has narrowly won the country's presidential race, the electoral commission announced after an election marred by delays.Lungu won 48.

Boats, oxen deployed to save Zambia's rain-hit election

Lusaka - Boats and ox-wagons were deployed to get ballot papers to parts of Zambia hit by torrential rains as presidential elections were extended for a second day Wednesday.

Zambia ruling party suspends acting president Scott

Lusaka - Zambia's governing Patriotic Front party on Friday suspended Guy Scott from the party, weeks after he took over as interim president of the country following the death of Michael Sata last month.

Zambia in mourning for president as U.S. urges peaceful transition

Lusaka - Zambia holds a second day of mourning Thursday for president Michael Sata, who died in a London hospital, as his deputy Guy Scott becomes, pending elections, Africa's first white leader since South Africa's apartheid era.

Guy Scott named interim Zambia president after death of Sata

Lusaka - Zambian Vice President Guy Scott has been named acting leader following the death of President Michael Sata, Defence and Justice minister Edgar Lungu said Wednesday.

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.
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