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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...

Zambian president warns of chaos if re-election is blocked

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu warned constitutional court judges not to stop him running for another term in office, state media reported, drawing...

DRC troops accused of killing civilians – UN

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government forces have been killing civilians in an insurgency-hit region, prompting another influx of refugees to northern...

Zambian president calls for unity

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu has called for unity among political groups ahead of talks between government and the opposition aimed at reconciliation...

Zambia commissions L-15 simulator

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu has commissioned a simulator centre for the Zambian Air Force's recently acquired L-15 jets. The centre was commissioned...

Zambian opposition leader Hichilema calls on govt to free detained party...

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Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema called on the government to free several members of his party who are still being detained over...

Charges against Zambian opposition leader dropped

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Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was freed by a judge after the state prosecutor dropped charges against him of plotting to overthrow...

Zambian opposition leader denies treason charge

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Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, a long-time rival of President Edgar Lungu, denied plotting to overthrow government when he appeared in a...

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