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S.Africa's Ramaphosa rebukes minister for attacking Zambian leader

Johanesburg - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has "strongly reprimanded" his finance minister for challenging the Zambian leader to explain his decision to sack that country's central bank governor, the presidency said Monday.

Zambia dazed by wave of mysterious gas attacks

Lusaka - All the woman remembers before she passed out was an overwhelmingly pungent odour that suddenly filled her living room while she was watching television around midnight last month.

Zambia's president denies stifling opposition

Lusaka - Zambia's president Edgar Lungu on Friday denied stifling the rights of opposition leaders, saying authorities who refused them permits to assemble and meet supporters were working within the law.

Planned hippo cull in Zambia sparks fury

Lusaka - Zambia plans to slaughter 2,000 hippopotamuses to control overpopulation, officials said Wednesday, as conservationists lashed the scheme as a ploy to make money from trophy hunters.

Top Zimbabwe opponent bailed after Zambia asylum bid

Harare - Western governments and the UN expressed alarm Thursday as top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti appeared in court after a dramatic attempt to flee to neighbouring Zambia and claim asylum.

Zambia deports top Zimbabwe opponent Biti, defying court order: lawyer

Lusaka - Zambian authorities on Thursday defied a court order stopping them from deporting top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti, handing him to police across the border, his lawyer said.

Turkey's Erdogan to go on new Africa trip, attend BRICS summit

Ankara - Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan will make the latest in a string of trips to Africa this week, visiting South Africa and Zambia as well as attending a summit of the BRICS leading emerging economies, the presidency said Sunday.

No 'half-naked' female students in library: Zambia university

Lusaka - Zambia's leading university on Monday asked female students to stop visiting the library "half-naked", suggesting that their skimpy outfits were distracting their male counterparts.

Tourists taking pictures trampled by elephant in Zambia

Lusaka - A Dutch and a Belgian tourist were trampled to death by an elephant in Zambia as they got too close to the animal when trying to take pictures, police said on Sunday.

Maternal deaths prompt calls for action in Zambia

Lusaka - 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.

Zambian opposition leader says arrest was political

Cape Town - Zambia's main opposition leader on Thursday condemned his four-month imprisonment for alleged treason as an abuse of the criminal justice system by his political opponents.

Zambia opposition leader freed, treason charge dropped

Lusaka - Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema walked free from prison Wednesday after treason charges against him were dropped, averting a trial that threatened turmoil in the southern African nation.

Zambia opposition chief freed, treason charge dropped: party

Lusaka - Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was released from prison on Wednesday and treason charges against him were dropped, his party said shortly before his trial was to begin in Lusaka.

Zambia opposition leader pleads not guilty to treason

Lusaka - Zambia's detained opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema pleaded not guilty to treason Monday, ahead of a trial set to fuel political tension in a country previously known for its relative stability.

Zambia opposition leader due in court on treason charges

Lusaka - Zambia's detained opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is due to appear in court Monday on treason charges, four months after he was arrested and as political tensions rise in the country.

Woman held at S.Africa airport for rhino horn smuggling

Johanesburg - South African police Wednesday arrested a 24-year-old woman with 20 kilogrammes of rhino horn before boarding a flight bound for Hong Kong, a spokesman said.The woman whose nationality has not been revealed, was detained at Johannesburg's O.R.

Zambian opposition rails against emergency powers

Lusaka - Zambia's main opposition party on Monday accused President Edgar Lungu of endangering the country's democracy and plotting a dictatorship after he invoked emergency powers under the constitution.

Zambia president blames rivals for state of emergency

Lusaka - Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday justified imposing a state of emergency by alleging that opposition parties were behind a string of arson attacks intended "to create terror and panic".

Zambian president invokes state of emergency

Lusaka - Zambian President Edgar Lungu invoked a state of emergency on Wednesday after a series of apparent arson attacks, in a move likely to trigger fresh accusations of government authoritarianism.

Zambia opposition leader moved to maximum security jail

Lusaka - Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, facing treason charges, said Friday he had been moved from a prison in the capital Lusaka to a maximum security jail in a small town.

Zambia opposition leader faces High Court treason trial

Lusaka - Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema will face a High Court trial over treason charges and remain in police custody, a magistrate ruled on Thursday.

Zambian opposition demands release of arrested leader

Lusaka - The Zambian opposition UPND party called Thursday for the immediate release of its leader Hakainde Hichilema, who is due to appear in court next week on treason charges.

Zambian opposition anger over Lungu's 2021 re-election bid

Lusaka - Zambia's President Edgar Lungu's decision to contest the 2021 election sparked an angry response from the opposition on Saturday, with a prominent lawmaker arguing that the "tin-pot dictator" is ineligible for another term.

Zambian opposition leader arrested

Lusaka - Zambia's opposition leader and defeated presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema was arrested Wednesday on charges of sedition and unlawful assembly, police said.

Zambia to inaugurate president after disputed poll

Lusaka - Edgar Lungu is set to be inaugurated as president of Zambia on Tuesday, after a last-minute court bid by a defeated opposition candidate failed to halt the ceremony.

Zambia court throws out election result challenge

Lusaka - Zambia's constitutional court on Monday threw out an attempt by the defeated presidential candidate to annul August's election results, clearing the way for President Edgar Lungu's inauguration next week.

Zambia arrests 150 opposition activists over poll protest

Lusaka - Zambian police said Tuesday they had arrested 150 opposition activists over protests that erupted after President Edgar Lungu was declared the winner of a highly-contested vote.

Zambia's Lungu re-elected president as rival cries foul

Lusaka - Zambia's incumbent president, Edgar Lungu, on Monday was declared the winner of a closely-fought election but the victory was immediately challenged by his main rival.

Calls for calm as Zambia election results trickle in

Lusaka - Early results from Zambia's presidential election were released on Saturday, with poll observers calling for calm as delays in the counting process followed a tense campaigning period.

Zambia presidential challenger alleges election fraud

Lusaka - Zambian presidential challenger Hakainde Hichilema alleged election fraud on Friday, accusing poll officials and the ruling party of colluding over delayed results in the neck-and-neck race.
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