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African Land Forces Summit underway in Zambia

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The Zambian and US Armies are holding the twelfth edition of the African Land Forces Summit in Livingstone under the theme Regional Solutions to...

Zambia Air Force introduces Enstrom 480B, Bell 412 helicopters into service

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The Zambia Air Force (ZAF) has taken into service a new rotary wing type – the Enstrom 480B – and expanded its fleet of...

SADC peace missions in the spotlight

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Come Saturday, the eyes and ears of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will be focussed on and tuned in to the Zambian capital,...

Zambia Air Force to host first ever Aviation Week Africa event

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Come April, dozens of local and international exhibitors are expected to take part in Zambia’s first Aviation Week Africa event. This was launched on 15...

Enstrom Helicopter hosts training for Zambian mechanics

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Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has hosted mechanics from Zambia for a week of training on how to maintain the Enstrom 480B helicopters they will soon...

US donating helicopters to the Zambia Air Force

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The United States has announced an $80 million grant to Zambia for the supply of four Bell 412EP helicopters to the Zambia Air Force...

US General emphasises crucial role of non-commissioned officers during African military...

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A strong, professional non-commissioned officer corps is the true backbone of any military, US Marine Corps 4-Star General and Commander of the US military’s...

Egypt and Zambia strengthen military cooperation through memorandum of understanding

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In a significant move to enhance bilateral relations, Ambrose Lufuma, Zambia's Minister of Defence, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with his Egyptian counterpart,...

Zambia retrieves helicopters bought through the proceeds of crime in South...

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Zambia has recovered two helicopters bought illicitly from South Africa by former Zambian foreign affairs minister Joseph Malanji with $5 million of laundered money. The...

Zambia Air Force deploys force protection unit to Mozambique as it...

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The Zambia Air Force (ZAF) has been supporting the Southern African Development Community Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) with its C-27J Spartan transport aircraft and...

Zambia Air Force hosts successful Children’s Flight 2023

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The Zambia Air Force generously made its facilities and aircraft available for the second edition of Kumbululuka Kwa Bafana – the Children’s Flight –...

2023 African Partnership Flight kicks off in Zambia

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The Zambian Air Force and United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa are co-hosting the 2023 edition of African Partnership Flight...

Zambia hosts African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance symposium

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Nearly 30 African militaries attended the 2023 edition of the African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance (APORA) 2023 symposium in Lusaka, Zambia, with the support...

Zambian Air Force orders Enstrom 480B helicopters

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The Zambia Air Force (ZAF) has ordered two turbine-powered Enstrom 480B helicopters for training pilots and personnel. Enstrom Helicopter Corporation announced the sale on 17...

Top SADC man calls on Zambian President

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Southern African Development Community (SADC) Executive Secretary Elias Magosi’s latest stop on his courtesy call round to leaders of the regional bloc’s 16 member...

US Office of Security Cooperation in Zambia is not a military...

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In the last few weeks, defenceWeb has confirmed that the recently created United States’ Office of Security Cooperation in Zambia is not to be...

US Africa Command enhances US-Zambia security cooperation

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On 25 April, the US government announced US Africa Command will open an Office of Security Cooperation at the US Embassy in Zambia. Brigadier General...

Two dead in Zambian SF-260 crash

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Two Zambia Air Force pilots have been killed after their SF-260 trainer crashed near Livingstone. Director Public Relations & Foreign Liaison, Lieutenant Colonel Helen Chota,...

ISS: Zambia’s new president takes aim at the security sector

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The region’s securocrats are no doubt unsettled by Hichilema’s decisive action to replace the country’s entire security leadership. President Hakainde Hichilema has wasted no time...

ISS: Zambians vote for economic reform

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The election result was less about Hichilema’s popularity and more an expression of frustration with Lungu’s economic management. Almost five million Zambians came out to...

Zambian president Lungu concedes defeat after rival’s landslide win

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu conceded defeat on Monday after a landslide election win by opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, marking the southern African country’s third...

Zambia counting votes with internet restrictions still in force

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Zambia prepared on Friday to begin announcing results of a tight presidential election between top contenders President Edgar Lungu and main rival Hakainde Hichilema...

Zambians vote in presidential election seen as too close to call

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Zambians started voting on Thursday in an election showdown between President Edgar Lungu and main opposition rival Hakainde Hichilema that looks too tight to...

ISS: Amid economic collapse, Zambians head to the polls

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Despite soldiers being deployed to the streets, voter apathy during a financial crisis is the real threat to democracy. Zambians head to the polls on...

Zambia showcases new military hardware during military parade

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The Zambia National Defence Force paraded previously unseen military hardware during a parade in the capital Lusaka, including truck-mounted mortars and armoured personnel carriers. The...

US donates personal protective equipment to Zambian Ministry of Defence

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Lieutenant Colonel Erick Jordan, the US Embassy Zambia's senior defence official and defence attache, turned over personal protective equipment (PPE) and other infection control...

Zambian police take delivery of dozens of new vehicles

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The Zambian Police Service has taken delivery of 50 new vehicles which government says will help improve force capacity to maintain law and order. The...

ISS: Migrant smugglers are profiting from travel restrictions

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Travel and movement restrictions do not deter people from fleeing conflict, violence and dangerous and inhumane conditions – they merely drive more people to...

PARAMOUNT GROUP PROVIDES FOOD RELIEF TO GHANA, ZAMBIA AND MOZAMBIQUE COMMUNITIES...

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Johannesburg, South Africa – May 29, 2020 – Paramount Group, the global aerospace and technology company, continues its efforts to support South Africa and Sub...

Paramount provides food relief to Ghana, Zambia And Mozambique

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Paramount Group has provided food relief to the Embassies of Ghana, Mozambique and Zambia as part of its efforts to support South Africa and...

Zambia reopens border with Tanzania to cargo after COVID-19 closure

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Zambia reopened its Nakonde border with Tanzania on Friday for cargo after a five-day closure of the transit point for copper and cobalt exports...

Tanzania/Zambia border re-opening on the cards

Zambia, which closed its border with Tanzania to stem the spread of coronavirus, could reach an agreement with its neighbour over passage of cargo...

Revenge violence is response to Zambian poison spray attacks

More than 50 people in Zambia died in mob violence in response to a spate of poison spray attacks, President Edgar Lungu said, blaming...

Arrests for Zambia chemical attacks

Police in Zambia arrested 16 people suspected of being behind a spate of attacks where people were sprayed with poisonous substances and some died,...

Zambian SuperJet 100 deal falls through

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Zambia will no longer be receiving a Sukhoi SuperJet 100 VIP passenger jet from Russia as it lacks the funds to pay for the...

Zambian C-27Js delivered

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It appears the Zambian Air Force has taken delivery of its two C-27J Spartan transport aircraft, after they were ordered in 2015. One of Zambia’s...

Zambian opposition leader arrested

Police arrested the leader of a small Zambian opposition party on charges of defaming President Edgar Lungu describing him as a dog, his lawyer...

Zambia gets new presidential jet

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Zambia has taken delivery of a new Gulfstream G650 VIP jet, which arrived from Israel in the Zambian capital Lusaka on 28 February. The aircraft...

New chief for Zambian armed forces

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday swore in Lieutenant General William Sikazwe as head of the armed forces, telling him at the ceremony to...

Lungu cleared to stand in 2021 Zambian presidential election

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President Edgar Lungu can stand in presidential elections due in 2021 without breaching a constitutional two-term limit, Zambia's top court ruled, rejecting an opposition...

Royal support for Zambian elephant population

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Britain's Prince Harry offered Zambia support to boost the country's dwindling elephant population, as he began a two-day working visit without his...

Zambia hippo cull

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Zambia revived plans suspended two years ago after protests by animal rights activists for the controlled slaughter of up to 2,000 hippos...

Leonardo promoting C-27J on the back of African orders

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Leonardo is promoting its C-27J Spartan as an ideal airlift solution for African countries at the Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition underway...

Foreign aid to Zambian social welfare scheme halted

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Britain and Finland have frozen funding to Zambia on suspicion that $4 million they channelled into a social welfare scheme may have...

South Africa must tame Zambia – Hichilema

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Zambia opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema accused President Edgar Lungu's government of political killings, rights abuses and rampant corruption, calling on South Africa...

Impeachment debate in Zambia delayed

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Zambia's parliament delayed a debate on a motion seeking to impeach President Edgar Lungu over accusations of breaching the constitution, according to...

Zambia receives UAVs for counter-poaching operations

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The Zambian Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) has taken delivery of several unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that will be deployed...

Zambian army part of cholera controls

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Zambian troops entered a slum in Lusaka to restore order after residents rioted over a curfew and ban on street vending imposed...

Zambia to receive C-27Js

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Zambia appears to be the previously undisclosed customer for two Alenia C-27J Spartan transport aircraft that were ordered in 2015. It is...