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White House says China holding Zambia captive using bribes  Zambian Watchdog

USA president Donald Trump's National Security Advisor John R. Bolton says China has suffocated Zamhia with debt and is about to take over Zesco as ...

Zambian Watchdog
Kenya battle Zambia for final berth  The Standard

Jacob Onyango of Kenya celebrates after scoring against Uganda during the Coca -cola under 16 Africa Cup at Nakuru High school on December 13, 2018.

The Standard
Zambia's chamber of mines sees 21,000 job cuts due to higher taxes  EWN

Africa's No.2 copper producer plans to introduce new mining duties, replace Value Added Tax with sales tax and increase royalties to help bring down mounting ...

Zambia : Zambia Correctional Services Headquarters to relocate from Lusaka to Kabwe after President Lungu issues directive  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: President Edgar Lungu has directed that the Zambia Correctional Services Headquarters be relocated from Lusaka to Kabwe by 1st January, ...

Lusaka Times
COPA: Botswana edge Zambia to emerge third  Futaa

Botswana won the third-place play-off the Copa Coca-Cola Africa Cup of Nations in an entertaining match played at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, Kenya on ...

Zambia : Turkish Airline has made its inaugural flight to Zambia.  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: This follows agreements signed between Turkish President Recep Edorgan and President Edgar Lungu during the former's visit to Zambia in ...

Lusaka Times
Calls mount for Zambian president's impeachment  IOL

Johannesburg - Now is the time to impeach Zambian President Edgar Lungu, says Douglas Syakalima, a member of Zambia's opposition United Party for ...

More gold medals for Zambia  Zambia Daily Mail

CECILA ZULU, Gaborone SIX boxers yesterday earned hero status after winning gold and so did runner Rachael Kundananji, who sprinted to first position in ...

Zambia Daily Mail
Lusaka Man Charged with Defamation for Insulting Pres. Lungu  Zambia Reports

Another Zambian has landed in hot soup after having insulted President Edgar Lungu. Twenty-four year old Steven Phiri, who is an employee of Zambeef ...

Zambia Reports
Lyle Foster spearheads SA Under-20s to Cosafa final in Zambia  TimesLIVE

SA Under-20 striker Lyle Foster celebrates with teammates after scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over Angola n Kitwe, Zambia, to reach the Cosafa Under-20 ...

Madagascar, Uganda and Zambia set to exploit digital economy opportunities  UNCTAD

UNCTAD publishes new Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessments of three African countries during Africa eCommerce Week in Nairobi, Kenya.


The Zambia COPA Coca-Cola Under-16 football team will be seeking a place in the quarter finals of the ongoing COPA Africa Cup tournament when they take ...

Goalkeeper Kubheka the hero as SA retain 2018 COSAFA title in Zambia  TimesLIVE

South Africa retained their title at the 2018 COSAFA Under-20 Championships after a tense final against Zimbabwe on Thursday‚ defeating their rivals 4-3 on ...

ECZ shortchanges exam markers  Zambian Watchdog

Good morning,. The Examinations Council of Zambia has failed to pay grade nine examinations markers their daily allowances. The markers were only given ...

Zambian Watchdog
Britain's Prince Harry is in Zambia for 2-day visit  Washington Post

Britain's Prince Harry is in Zambia for a two-day visit during which he will attend a commemoration of Zambian military veterans.

Washington Post
Intersex, transgender people in Zambia self-administer Hormones to avoid discrimination and arrest  Seattle Globalist

It's a crime in Zambia to be gay, so intersex people who are sometimes assumed to be gay say they face discrimination and potential arrest. Some of those ...

Seattle Globalist
Provide more information on plastic bags ban  Zambia Daily Mail

Dear editor, GOVERNMENT should clarify more on the banning of plastic bags in Zambia based on environmental management regulations statutory instrument ...

Zambia Daily Mail
Kenya to face Zambia in Copa AFCON semi  Capital FM Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 13 – Kenya's St. Anthony's Boys Kitale will square out with Zambia in the semi-finals of the inaugural edition of the Copa Coca-Cola Get ...

Capital FM Kenya
Girls hold the key to Zambia's future  World Economic Forum

Evidence shows that educating a girl has a ripple effect that benefits all around her - lowering mortality rates, boosting economic growth and creating a stronger ...

World Economic Forum
Pro-Israel caucus formed in Zambian parliament - Israel News  The Jerusalem Post - Israel News

Zambia became the 39th country in the world with a pro-Israel parliamentary caucus at an event Tuesday with ambassador Gershon Kedar, five days after the ...

The Jerusalem Post - Israel News

The Zambia under 17 national football team came from behind to beat Nigeria 2-1 in their first match of the 2018 COPA Coca-Cola Africa Cup tournament.

Zambians see red over Chinese investments  Financial Mail

Fears of Chinese involvement in the Zambian economy have spilt over into xenophobic riots against Chinese nationals.

Financial Mail
PF Wins Dundumwezi Support  Zambia Reports

The Patriotic Front strayed into the UPND's proverbial bedroom in the infamous Dundumwezi Constituency recruiting members as they make inroads into ...

Zambia Reports
Zambian Mines Warn Tax Changes Could Lead to 21,000 Job Losses  Bloomberg

Zambia's planned mining royalty increases could lead to more than 21000 job losses and operators cutting $500 million in capital spending over the next three ...

Zambia : Seychelles expected to recruit more teachers from Zambia to address shortage  Lusaka Times

The Seychelles Ministry of Education is expected to recruit more teachers from Zambia to compensate for the shortage of teachers in state schools, said a top ...

Lusaka Times
Zambia jails rights activist for calling judiciary to account  EWN

Gregory Chifire had questioned one of the court's rulings earlier this year in which it overturned a lower court's decision involving two large corporations.

Zambia court rules president can run again in 2021 vote  EWN

President Edgar Lungu completed former president Michael Sata's term after he died in 2015 before winning a full term in his own right in 2016. Zambian ...

Zambia : Ndola Residents riot after Zambia Police impound trucks suspected of smuggling  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: Police in Ndola fought running battles with residents of Kawama Compound after officers impounded trucks carrying over one thousand bags ...

Lusaka Times
Zambia : Zambia U20 battling to collect dignified Bronze  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: Zambia battle for bronze on Thursday on the closing day of the 2018 COSAFA U20 Cup when they face Angola in a 3rd and 4th playoff at ...

Lusaka Times

Energy Minister Matthew Nkhuwa says government is currently connecting all border towns to the national electricity grid. Mr. Nkhuwa says this is because there ...

Little crosses into Zambia in Africa expansion drive  Business Daily

Kenyan-founded ride-hailing firm Little has launched its *service* in Lusaka, Zambia, six months after the taxi app entered the Ugandan market in an expansion ...

Business Daily
Zambia police defend anti-graft protesters  News24

A senior Zambian police commander has defended the right to protest of six activists on trial for staging a demonstration at parliament over a $42m firefighting ...

Zambia : Zambian Breweries has applauded the ZRA for stopping smuggled beer entering the country  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: Zambian Breweries has applauded the Zambian Revenue Authority for its recent action to thwart smuggling of almost K1 million worth of ...

Lusaka Times
Top of the group carrot entices Banyana as they face Zambia  TimesLIVE

Banyana Banyana need just a point from their final Group B clash with Zambia in Accra on Saturday to make sure of their place in the semifinals of the 2018 ...

Making space for pedestrians and cyclists in Zambian cities  UN Environment

Zambia, a landlocked country in southern Africa, is home to over 16 million people. It is one of the most urbanized countries on continent, with 44 per cent of the ...

UN Environment
Zambia's chamber of mines sees 21000 job cuts  IOL

INTERNATIONAL – Mining companies in Zambia may lay off more than 21,000 workers due to reduced capital expenditure over the next three years if the ...

NASDEC revellers find Mosi chilled  Zambia Daily Mail

SHIKANDA KAWANGA, Lusaka FOLLOWING success of the first Mosi Chillz at the Polo fields in the Lusaka Showgrounds last month, Zambian Breweries ...

Zambia Daily Mail
Put Lungu's figurative remarks in context  Zambia Daily Mail

STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka THE Patriotic Front says it is an act of irresponsibility for anyone to allege that President Edgar Lungu's figurative remarks were meant ...

Zambia Daily Mail
Zambia's women religious to celebrate diamond jubilee  Vatican News

The Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) has called upon Zambian women religious to scale-up involvement in youth ...

Vatican News
Zambia : Finland pledges continued support to Zambia  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: The Embassy of Finland in Zambia has reiterated its continued cooperation with Zambia towards the reduction of poverty in the country.

Lusaka Times

Three Zambian runners have advanced to the finals at the on-going African Union Region Five Games in Botswana. Kennedy Luchembe and Daniel Mbewe ...

Zambia govt forged signatures to 3M Euro from Germany  Zambian Watchdog

The German government has revealed that the Zambian government forged signatures in an attempt to steal Three million Euros given as donor funds. Recently ...

Zambian Watchdog
Amajita begin title defence in Zambia in style  TimesLIVE

South Africa cruised to a 5-0 victory over Mauritius as they opened their defence of their COSAFA Under-20 Championships title with a comfortable win at the ...

Food safety: Zambia to formulate law  P.M. News

Zambian Government is in the process of formulating a bill aimed at tightening surveillance on food-related diseases such as cholera, a Senior Health Official ...

P.M. News
Govt says there will be drought, diseases in 2019  Zambian Watchdog


Zambian Watchdog

Zambia's High Commissioner to Kenya Brenda Muntemba says Zambia remains a great footballing nation on the African continent. ZNBC's Joy Siatubi reports ...

New clinic and schools save lives and build futures in Zambia  UNHCR

Refugees and their hosts are sharing services as part of a new approach in Zambia.

Kitwe Zampost Workers Down Tools  Zambia Reports

Unionised Workers at Zambia Postal Services (Zampost) in Kitwe have joined their counterparts in other parts of the country to down tools. The Unionised ...

Zambia Reports
Zambia : Mr Eazi Launches EmPawa in Zambia  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: Nigerian artist popularly known as Mr Eazi has introduced EmPawa; an initiative designed to scout, groom and support talent in African ...

Lusaka Times
RTSA to Remain Open Saturdays throughout Festive Season  Zambia Reports


Zambia Reports

The Japanese Government says it has extended official Development Assistance to Zambia of more than 24 billion Kwacha. Japanese Ambassador to Zambia ...

Zambian police quiz opposition leader over attacks on Chinese  News24

Zambian police have questioned opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema for allegedly fuelling attacks on Chinese nationals, in a sign of growing political tension ...

Parts of Malawi belong to Zambia, minister tells parliament  Zambian Watchdog

Parts of Mchinji, Mzimba, Kasungu and Rumphi districts of Malawi have been declared to belong to Zambia during the border re-demarcation exercise. Malawi's ...

Zambian Watchdog
Amajita without key overseas-based stars for Under-20 Championships in Zambia  TimesLIVE

SA Under-20 national team coach Thabo Senong will be without three of the five overseas-based players he called up in his 28-man provisional squad this ...

West MP told not to refer to Barotseland in Parliament  Zambian Watchdog

Sikongo Constituency Member of Parliament Mundia Ndalamei has observed that the amended Zambian constitution has brought confusion in Barotseland as it ...

Zambian Watchdog
Zambia's slide to authoritarianism | News | Africa  Mail and Guardian

Supporters of Hakainde Hichilema, leader of Zambian opposition party the United Party for National Development, do not want President Edgar Lungu to run for ...

Mail and Guardian
Zambia : Passport office frustrations  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: It is every Zambian citizens right to have a passport.It is an important document to every one of us to enable us travel outside the country, be it ...

Lusaka Times
Stanbic names best bank in Zambia  IOL

LUSAKA – Stanbic Bank Zambia has been voted the Best Bank in Zambia for 2018 by the Financial Times' The Banker magazine for its industry-shaping ...

Zambia : LAZ calls on on Zambians to stand up for Human Rights for everyone  Lusaka Times

The Law Association of Zambia has called on Zambians to stand up for Human Rights for everyone. The LAZ Council says Zambia's dreams and aspirations can ...

Lusaka Times
Zambia : Fighting the influx of Chinese is futile- President Lungu  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: President Edgar Lungu has observed that fighting the influx of Chinese in Zambia is an exercise in futility because Chinese are like ...

Lusaka Times
UK's Prince Harry to visit Zambia  The East African

Duke of Sussex to make a solo trip to southern Africa state.

The East African
Chinese are like cockroaches, they survive everywhere – Lungu  diggers.news

Someone told me Chinese are like cockroaches because they survive everywhere, says President Edgar Lungu. And President Lungu says out of 10 thieves, ...

Undiscovered Zambia  Jewish Chronicle

Lions, leopards, elephants... Zambia is known as one of the best places in Africa for wildlife. But what is less well known is the country's Jewish history — the ...

Jewish Chronicle
Area Donors Fund Theater in Zambia  Valley News

Lusaka, Zambia — For about three years, Circus Zambia has used performance arts to help provide children with the means to escape the sub-Saharan African ...

Valley News
Zambia: Anti-corruption activist facing trumped-up charges must not be jailed  Amnesty International

A Zambian human rights activist is facing jail simply for accusing the country's judiciary of corruption, Amnesty International said today.

Amnesty International

The Number of Medals minted by Zambia at the ongoing African Union Under 20 Games in Botswana, has increased to eight. ZNBC's Katwishi Bwalya reports ...

More than 46,000 households in Zambia to require food assistance, relief agency says  United News of India

Uniindia: Lusaka, Dec 14 (Xinhua) About 46800 households in Zambia will require food assistance for three months due to projected dry spells and droughts ...

United News of India
Zambian Clubs Shine in CAF Competitions  Zambia Reports

Nkana and Green Buffaloes won their respective matches on Wednesday to complete a 100% winning start for all the four Zambian envoys in CAF competitions.

Zambia Reports

The Zambia under 20 national football team has qualified to the semi-finals of the 2018 Mopani Copper mines sponsored junior COSAFA championship.

Haabazoka says Zambian economy excellent  Zambian Watchdog

The Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) has described the performance of Zambia's economy in 2018 as excellent compared to other Southern African ...

Zambian Watchdog
Zambia deputy commissioner implicated in Biti abduction  Bulawayo24 News

MDC deputy chairperson Tendai Biti yesterday accused a Zambian Deputy Police Commissioner of masterminding his abduction in Lusaka, although he was in ...

Bulawayo24 News

Zambia's Ambassador to Germany Anthony Mukwita says the successful negotiations of the development cooperation that was concluded between Zambia and ...

Zambia's Barbra Banda: The striker who is also a boxer  BBC Sport

Barbra Banda, who will play for Zambia at the Women's Africa Cup of Nations starting on Saturday, is also a top-level boxer.

BBC Sport
Mwape falls off  Zambia Daily Mail

STEPHEN PHIRI, Lusaka THE sorry tale of Zambian football continues to unfold with the latest being that the country will have no representation at the ...

Zambia Daily Mail
Zambia : Fear Not  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: The only thing we have to fear is fear itself – President Franklin Roosevolt DEFINITION Fear has been described as “a distressing emotion ...

Lusaka Times
Now PF to increase prices of medicines  Zambian Watchdog

In the wake of the high debt burden and the broke treasury, the government has now issued a Statutory Instrument to increase the prices of drugs. According to ...

Zambian Watchdog
27-Year-Old Convicted for Raping 65 Year Old Aunt  Zambia Reports

A 27 year old man of Nakonde has been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment with hard labour for allegedly raping his 65 years old aunt. The is in a matter ...

Zambia Reports
Zambia : Zimbabwe test Zambia's thirst for COSAFA U20 Cup  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: Zambia's quest to redeem themselves at the COSAFA U20 Cup continues on Tuesday when they face their trans-Zambezi neighbours ...

Lusaka Times
Ending structural violence against women  Zambia Daily Mail

Analysis: MUBANGA LUMPA MONDAY December 10, 2018 marked the Human Rights Day. The day is observed each year in all UN member countries as the ...

Zambia Daily Mail
Mycotoxin Control Benefits Public Health and Economy of Zambia  International Atomic Energy Agency

Each year, countries in sub-Saharan Africa lose more than US $450 million in trade revenue from major staples, particularly maize and groundnuts, as a result of ...

International Atomic Energy Agency
Kenya book final slot in Copa Coca-Cola tourney  Daily Nation

Kenya has booked a place in the Copa Coca-Cola under-16 Africa Cup of Nations final after seeing off stubborn Zambia 1-0 at Nakuru High School grounds on ...

Daily Nation
When climate change is spoken in tongues  Zambia Daily Mail

DANIEL SIKAZWE, Lusaka THE talk of December is climate change – in lofty places and in boardrooms, conference halls, hotels and science classrooms.

Zambia Daily Mail
Britain's Prince Harry arrives in Zambia for two-day tour | Watch News Videos Online  Globalnews.ca

Britain's Prince Harry arrived in Zambia on Monday for a two-day visit at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. On solo Zambia trip, Prince Harry ...

Zambia : Chambeshi: Nkana not scared of high-scoring Simba  Lusaka Times

Beston Chambeshi says Nkana is a very big team to be scared of high-scoring Simba SC of Tanzania whom they host on Saturday in a 2018/2019 CAF ...

Lusaka Times
Zambia's churches to work together to lead National Dialogue process  Anglicannews

The Churches of Zambia will lead the country's “National Dialogue” after reaching agreement with the Zambia Centre for Interparty Dialogue.

Zambia : Bank of Zambia introduces new banknotes  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: The Bank of Zambia (BoZ) will soon introduce enhanced Zambian Banknotes meant to ensure high quality notes and coins circulate. Speaking ...

Lusaka Times
Malawi starts importing electricity from Zambia to reduce blackouts  Nyasa Times

Zambia has commissioned the export of 20 megawatts of power to Malawi at a function which took place at Mwami Boarder in Mchinji which will directly benefit ...

Nyasa Times
General Education Minister spot-on  Zambia Daily Mail

Dear editor, MINISTER of General Education David Mabumba was recently in Chibombo to address teachers. Among the issues that he touched on was the ...

Zambia Daily Mail
Govt must explain forgery allegations in €3m German Aid  diggers.news

A very serious scandal has been brought to the attention of the public which the government is trying to suppress, downplay and kill by all means possible. Well ...

Zambia Holds Rate at 2014 Low as Inflation Pressure Persists  Bloomberg

Zambia's central bank held its key interest rate for a third straight meeting as inflation pressures persist in Africa's second-biggest copper producer.

Zambia targets 200 MW of solar power to reduce hydro dependency  IOL

INTERNATIONAL - Zambia is seeking proposals from potential developers of solar power projects with a combined 200 megawatt (MW) capacity as it tries to ...

Press Tour on Japan's Development Cooperation in Zambia  africanews

The Embassy of Japan hosted a Press Tour in Luapula Province for the major media in Zambia from 29th October to 1st November 2018, in.

Zambia : Zambians urged to embrace a reading culture  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: Government says it wants to increase knowledge levels on Christian and national values and principles so that people can meaningfully ...

Lusaka Times
Zambia : Zambia seek honour and redemption against Mozambique  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: Zambia battle for honour and redemption on Saturday against Mozambique on Saturday in a 2018 COSAFA U20 Cup Group A decider at ...

Lusaka Times
Attorney General Rules Miles Offside over Acting Mayoral Appointment  Zambia Reports

Ministry if Local Government Permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga who addressed the media in the presence of Attorney General Likando Kalaluka clarified ...

Zambia Reports
Mumba Yachi returns  The Independent Observer

By Staff Writer After more than a year of forcibly staying away from a country he considers home, deported folk musician Mumba Yachi is back in the country.

The Independent Observer
Buffaloes, Eagles in Arab test  Zambia Daily Mail

ROBINSON KUNDA, Sfax and BENEDICT TEMBO, Lusaka GREEN Buffaloes coach Bilton Musonda has refused to wear the tag of an underdog in tonight's ...

Zambia Daily Mail
Additional year for honours qualifications do not mean downgrading of Zambian universities – Luo  themastonline.com

HIGHER education minister Professor Nkandu Luo says requirements of an additional year of study to obtain honours qualifications outside Zambia do not mean ...

See Every Photo from Prince Harry's Solo Trip to Africa — One Year After His Engagement to Meghan  PEOPLE.com

Harry's two-day visit included shaking hands with clowns on stilts, being welcomed with flowers from a young girl and meeting with a conservation group.

Prince Harry Is Traveling to Zambia Alone so Meghan Markle Can Have Some Family Time at Home  HarpersBAZAAR.com

Prince Harry has jetted off to Zambia for an official visit this weekend, without wife Meghan Markle. The Daily Mail reports that the visit was always intended as a ...


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Zambia (), officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country in south-central Africa (although some sources consider it part of east Africa), neighbouring the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique to the southeast, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south, Namibia to the southwest, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, in the south-central part of Zambia. The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the northwest, the core economic hubs of the country.Originally inhabited by Khoisan peoples, the region was affected by the Bantu expansion of the thirteenth century. After visits by European explorers in the eighteenth century, the region became the British protectorates of Barotziland-North-Western Rhodesia and North-Eastern Rhodesia towards the end of the nineteenth century. These were merged in 1911 to form Northern Rhodesia. For most of the colonial period, Zambia was governed by an administration appointed from London with the advice of the British South Africa Company.On 24 October 1964, Zambia became independent of the United Kingdom and prime minister Kenneth Kaunda became the inaugural president. Kaunda's socialist United National Independence Party (UNIP) maintained power from 1964 until 1991. Kaunda played a key role in regional diplomacy, cooperating closely with the United States in search of solutions to conflicts in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), Angola, and Namibia. From 1972 to 1991 Zambia was a one-party state with the UNIP as the sole legal political party under the motto "One Zambia, One Nation". Kaunda was succeeded by Frederick Chiluba of the social-democratic Movement for Multi-Party Democracy in 1991, beginning a period of social-economic growth and government decentralisation. Levy Mwanawasa, Chiluba's chosen successor, presided over Zambia from January 2002 until his death in August 2008, and is credited with campaigns to reduce corruption and increase the standard of living. After Mwanawasa's death, Rupiah Banda presided as Acting President before being elected President in 2008. Holding office for only three years, Banda stepped down after his defeat in the 2011 elections by Patriotic Front party leader Michael Sata. Sata died on 28 October 2014, the second Zambian president to die in office. Guy Scott served briefly as interim president until new elections were held on 20 January 2015, in which Edgar Lungu was elected as the sixth President.In 2010, the World Bank named Zambia one of the world's fastest economically reformed countries. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is headquartered in Lusaka.