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Poll riots hit Zambia, opposition leads tight race

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Youths went on the rampage in northern Zambia's Copper Belt, a stronghold of opposition leader Michael Sata who is leading the race...

Zambians vote in ‘King Cobra vs RB’ election

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Zambians voted in a closely contested election between President Rupiah Banda and opposition leader Michael Sata, who has been a critic of...

Zambia deploys police on eve of close election

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Zambia's police chief deployed thousands of officers across the southern African country, the eve of a closely contested election between incumbent Rupiah...

Banda leads Zambia election race: just

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Zambian President Rupiah Banda has a narrow lead over opposition leader Michael Sata ahead of September 20 elections although a number of...

Zambia election campaign could pressure economy

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Campaigning for Zambia's September presidential election is in full swing with the incumbent launching an expensive building project at a time when...

Opposition seeks to block Zambia’s Banda from vote

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Zambia's main opposition Patriotic Front (PF) party has asked the high court to block President Rupiah Banda from taking part in next...

Zambia’s Banda favourite to win September 20 election

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Zambian President Rupiah Banda dissolved parliament and set September 20 as the date for elections that are likely to hand him and...

Zambia convicts ex-finance minister for corruption

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A Zambian magistrate court has jailed former finance minister Katele Kalumba for 5 years after finding him guilty on corruption charges. Magistrate Edward...

Zambia dismisses private top prosecutors

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Zambia has fired private lawyers who appealed against a court decision that acquitted former President Frederick Chiluba of stealing millions of dollars...

Zambia accuses Netherlands of funding opposition

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Zambia's ruling party has accused the Netherlands of financing the main opposition party, a charge that threatens to raise tensions with donors...

Zambian president Banda warned of imminent ‘war’

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Zambian president Rupiah Banda has been accused of "driving the country to the brink of civil war" as he is allegedly allowing...

Malawi, Zambia set for big US infrastructure aid

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Malawi and Zambia are set to win hundreds of millions of dollars in US infrastructure grants in the next two years due...

Zambia rejects Chiluba’s appeal against corruption ruling

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Zambia's Supreme Court yesterday rejected an application by former president Frederick Chiluba against the enforcement in Zambia of a London ruling that...

Zambia, Rwanda to jointly pursue genocide suspects

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Zambia and Rwanda have agreed to jointly identify and arrest 1994 genocide suspects who may be living in Zambia as refugees, the...

IMF lends Zambia $81 mln

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to lend Zambia $81 million to be disbursed immediately, a factor likely to provide short-term...

Zambia-Zimbabwe border post to save $486 mln: official

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Zambia and Zimbabwe's new one-stop border post will help to facilitate trade between the two countries and save about $486 million a...

Zambia denies shielding Rwanda genocide suspects

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Zambia denied reports that it had failed to help Rwandan authorities find and arrest 1994 genocide suspects believed to be living in...

Human rights expert urges Zambia to fight extreme poverty

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An independent UN human rights expert has called on the Zambian Government to make good on its promises to reduce the deep...