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Tensions flare in Zambia as critics see slide to 'dictatorship'

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Tensions flare in Zambia as critics see slide to 'dictatorship'

- Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Nearly a year after coming to power in a contested election, Zambian President Edgar Lungu is facing a growing chorus of criticism over his government’s moves to clamp down on dissent. “Zambia eminently qualifies to be branded a dictatorship,” the country’s religious leaders said in a rare statement on Friday, the latest sign that opposition to Lungu’s authority is spreading

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China says 31 nationals detained in Zambia for illegal mining

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China says 31 nationals detained in Zambia for illegal mining

- BEIJING: Zambia has detained 31 Chinese nationals for illegal mining in the African country's copper belt but has failed to provide strong proof of their crimes, a senior Chinese diplomat said as he lodged a complaint. Lin Songtian, the Chinese Foreign Ministry's director-general for African affairs, told a Zambian diplomat in Beijing that China understands and supports actions to crack down on illegal mining, the ministry said in a statement late on Sunday

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Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Zambia, Libya

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Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Zambia, Libya

- EXCLUSIVE: Grace Mugabe's 'greatest concern' Harare - Leader of Zanu-PF women's wing and First Lady Grace Mugabe, could be elevated to the cabinet of her husband, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in order to give her some political strength. Institute for Security Studies consultant Derek Matyszak told a seminar in Pretoria on Tuesday that Grace was concerned about her future after her husband is no longer president

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Zambia bars S.Africa opposition leader at airport

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Zambia bars S.Africa opposition leader at airport

- Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Zambian officials barred South Africa’s main opposition leader from entering the country Thursday, his party said, claiming he was blocked over his support for an imprisoned Zambian opposition leader. Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane was en route to the Zambian capital Lusaka to attend the treason trial of Zambia’s main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, the DA said in a statement

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Zambia politics in worrying turn

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Zambia politics in worrying turn

- Last August, politicians across the Continent watched with mounting concern as the drama surrounding the elections in Zambia unfolded. Without doubt the election result was close; many alleged it was stolen. Last week, Hakainde Hichilema (HH), the leader of the main opposition party, the UPND, was arrested on charges of treason and so far, both the African and the wider international response have been muted

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Malori, madereva washikiliwa Zambia

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Malori, madereva washikiliwa Zambia

- Dar es Salaam. Mwenyekiti wa Chama cha Wamiliki wa Malori Tanzania (Tatoa), Angelina Ngalula amesema malori 200, madereva na wafanyakazi zaidi ya 400 wamekamatwa na polisi nchini Zambia. Malori hayo yenye magogo yaliyokuwa yakisafirishwa kutoka Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Congo (DRC) kuja Tanzania, yameshikiliwa nchini humo. Kushikiliwa kwa malori hayo pamoja na madereva kunatokana na magogo yaliyobebwa, kuvunwa kwenye misitu ya nchi hiyo

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TZ drivers, trucks held in Zambia

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TZ drivers, trucks held in Zambia

- Dar es Salaam. Zambian authorities have seized about 200 Tanzanian trucks carrying logs from the DR Congo, according to the Tanzania Truck Owners Association (Tatoa) claims. Tatoa chairperson Angelina Ngalula said more than 400 Tanzanian drivers and their turn boys are also allegedly held in Zambia. Ms Ngalula told reporters in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the Zambian authorities believe the logs are from the Southern Africa country, and not from the DR Congo

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Okumbi calls up Zambia-based trio for Uganda Cranes, DR Congo matches

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Okumbi calls up Zambia-based trio for Uganda Cranes, DR Congo matches

- Nairobi, Kenya AFP Zambia-based trio Jesse Were, David Owino and Anthony Okumu have been called up to the Kenyan squad for upcoming international friendlies against Uganda and DR Congo. Were and Owino were on target for Zesco United when they scored two vital second-half goals against Burundian side, Le Messager de Ngozi in Bujumbura last Saturday, to send the former Zambian league champions into CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals

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8 die in as crowd stampedes to get food handouts in Zambia

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8 die in as crowd stampedes to get food handouts in Zambia

- Eight people are dead and 28 injured after a stampede during food handouts at a youth centre in Zambia's capital, Lusaka. Police spokeswoman Esther Katongo said the stampede happened on Monday when people forced their way into the Olympic Youth Development Centre, where the distribution of food handouts was scheduled to take place. Katongo said the dead include six women, one man and one boy. She said thousands of people had been invited to the event, which was organised by a church group

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Sanity prevails as Mahlambi given green light to travel to Zambia

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Sanity prevails as Mahlambi given green light to travel to Zambia

- A give-and-take agreement has been reached by the SA Football Association (Safa) and the 19-year-old striking prodigy’s club‚ Bidvest Wits‚ for Mahlambi to join the squad late. That agreement is that Mahlambi is available for the SA U-20s’ group stage matches against Senegal on Thursday in Ndola and Sudan next Monday in Lusaka‚ where hopefully his presence can help Amajita reach the semifinals‚ qualifying them for the Fifa U-20 World

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Zanaco yamrudisha Lwandamina Zambia

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Zanaco yamrudisha Lwandamina Zambia

- Dar es Salaam. Bao lililofungwa na Taonga Bwembya wa Zanaco ya Zambia dhidi ya APR ya Rwanda katika mechi ya marudiano ya Ligi ya Mabingwa Afrika mjini Kigali, limeifanya timu hiyo kumrudisha kwa muda kocha wa Yanga, George Lwandamina nchini Zambia, wakati timu hiyo itakapocheza na mabingwa hao wa Tanzania, mchezo wa raundi ya kwanza wa ligi hiyo. Yanga na Zanaco zitacheza siku 19 zijazo, kati ya Machi 11 na

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Zambia’s Red Arrows look to stun resurgent Azam FC

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Zambia’s Red Arrows look to stun resurgent Azam FC

- Dar es Salaam. After battling to a barren draw with Africa Champions League title holders Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa recently, Azam FC are now fine-tuning for yet another high-profile friendly match. Azam, the country’s flag bearers in CAF Confederation Cup, will go head to head with Zambia’s Red Arrows at the Chamazi Complex in the city later this week in what promises to be an exciting match. For the

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From Albania to Zambia, new citizens are sworn in as immigration debate rages on

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From Albania to Zambia, new citizens are sworn in as immigration debate rages on

- BELLEVILLE • The 105 people on stage Friday morning had just been sworn in as U.S. citizens and the federal judge overseeing the ceremony wanted to give each of them an opportunity to speak. Some of them were more proficient in English than others, and several became overwhelmed with emotion. But as they passed the microphone down each row, there were no political statements on immigrant bans or building walls,

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Lungu’s bid angers opposition in Zambia

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Lungu’s bid angers opposition in Zambia

- 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. Lungu announced this week that he was prepared to stand for re-election. “I am eligible to stand in 2021 and if you want you can go to the Constitutional Court and they will tell you I

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Zambia set for legal action over pollution

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Zambia set for legal action over pollution

- Lusaka. Zambia’s environmental regulator said on Tuesday that it has commenced legal proceedings against Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), a unit of London-listed Vedanta Resources, over the pollution of drinking water and the environment in one mining town on the Copperbelt Province. Ireen Chipili, the spokesperson of the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) said legal proceedings have been instituted against the firm after investigations revealed that it was responsible for the

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Veteran journalist Bill Saidi dies | The Herald

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Veteran journalist Bill Saidi dies | The Herald

- Herald Reporter. Veteran journalist and former Zimpapers editor, William Saidi, commonly known as Bill Saidi has died. Saidi (79) died in Zambia yesterday. His passing on filtered through social media yesterday with several journalists expressing their shock at the news. Zimbabwe Union of Journalists secretary-general, Foster Dongozi, said Saidi’s demise left the journalism fraternity poorer. “As a union we are deeply saddened by the death of veteran journalist who has

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White rainbows are only in 2 places (1 in U.S.)

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White rainbows are only in 2 places (1 in U.S.)

- (Newser) – Waterfalls are among the most reliable places to catch a rainbow, but only two on the planet offer up a regular display of its close cousin, the moonbow: Cumberland Falls in Kentucky and Victoria Falls on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border. Also called a white rainbow, a moonbow appears when moonlight (which is sunlight reflected off the moon) in the days just before, during, and after a full moon hits

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Tensions flare in Zambia as critics see slide to 'dictatorship'
Tensions flare in Zambia as critics see slide to 'dictatorship' Nearly a year after coming to power in a contested election, Zambian President Edgar Lungu is facing a growing chorus of criticism over his government's moves to clamp down on dissent."Zambia eminently qualifies to be branded a dictatorship," the country's religious leaders said in a rare statement on Friday, the latest sign that opposition to Lungu's authority is spreading.At the heart of the tensions is the arrest and continued detention of opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, a wealthy businessman who has run for president five times, and narrowly lost out to Lungu last August   Read More ...
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Tensions flare in Zambia as critics see slide to 'dictatorship'
Tensions flare in Zambia as critics see slide to 'dictatorship' Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Nearly a year after coming to power in a contested election, Zambian President Edgar Lungu is facing a growing chorus of criticism over his government’s moves to clamp down on dissent. “Zambia eminently qualifies to be branded a dictatorship,” the country’s religious leaders said in a rare statement on Friday, the latest sign that opposition to Lungu’s authority is spreading   Read More ...
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Tensions flare in Zambia as critics see slide to 'dictatorship'
Tensions flare in Zambia as critics see slide to 'dictatorship' Lusaka - Nearly a year after coming to power in a contested election, Zambian President Edgar Lungu is facing a growing chorus of criticism over his government's moves to clamp down on dissent. "Zambia eminently qualifies to be branded a dictatorship," the country's religious leaders said in a rare statement on Friday, the latest sign that opposition to Lungu's authority is spreading   Read More ...
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Ballot printing companies had tender war in Zambia
Ballot printing companies had tender war in Zambia The tussle over the printing of ballots for this year's General Election closely mirrors the happenings in Zambia a year ago. At the centre of the controversy was the Dubai-based Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing, which was recently awarded a Sh2.5 billion tender by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to print 130 million ballots. The allegations must have brought a sense of déjà vu to the head honchos of Al Ghurair in their air-conditioned offices in Al Muraqabat in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates   Read More ...
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Zambia friendly ends in defeat for Baxter's Bafana
Zambia friendly ends in defeat for Baxter's Bafana Cape Town - Bafana Bafana have suffered a 2-1 defeat in Stuart Baxter's second game in charge of the national team, an international friendly against Zambia played at the Moruleng Stadium near Rustenburg. Bafana Bafana were on the attack from the outset with a number of half-chances in the first quarter of the match. These include a shot off target by Lebogang Manyama and a tremendous through ball by Manyama for Sifiso Hlanti that required a brilliant last ditch tackle by a Zambian defender to snuff out any danger   Read More ...
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Former winners Zambia lose to Mozambique in opening 2019 qualifier
Former winners Zambia lose to Mozambique in opening 2019 qualifier Former winners Zambia were left stunned by a late goal as they lost 1-0 to Mozambique at home in their opening qualifier for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Mozambique left it until the 89th minute to earn their first ever win over Chipolopolo with Germany-based Stanley Ratifo scoring the goal in Ndola. 2012 African champions Zambia dominated the Group K encounter for long spells but failed to turn their superiority into goals   Read More ...
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Zimbabwe bus crash kills 43 near Zambia border
Zimbabwe bus crash kills 43 near Zambia border Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | A bus accident in Zimbabwe has killed 43 people after the driver lost control and rammed into a tree, police said Thursday. “We have been told that 43 people have been killed,” police spokeswoman Charity Charamba told AFP. “The bus was travelling to Zambia when the driver lost control at a curve yesterday evening,” she said   Read More ...
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China says Zambia let go 31 Chinese held for illegal mining
Dozens of Chinese nationals who had been held for illegal mining in Zambia have departed the African country to return home, China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. China had complained that Zambia provided no strong evidence of crimes committed by the 31 arrested in the copperbelt town of Chingola, including a pregnant woman and two victims of malaria. But Zambia's immigration chief had told Zambian media the Chinese would have to be deported for violating the law   Read More ...
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Bafana set for friendly against Zambia
Bafana set for friendly against Zambia Cape Town - Bafana Bafana will face Zambia in an international friendly match on Tuesday, 13 June at the Moruleng Stadium. Kick off is at 19:00. According to SAFA, the clash will be played just two days after the South Africans return from Uyo in Nigeria where they will face the home side in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON qualifier - that clash is on Saturday   Read More ...
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31 Chinese nationals detained in Zambia released
Thirty-one Chinese nationals detained in Zambia on suspicion of illegal mining activities have been released following talks between the Chinese embassy and Zambia's Ministry of Internal Affairs. The 31 Chinese have arrived at Ndola Airport and have passed the security checks. Their flight is expected to depart at 3:30 p.m. local time (1330 GMT) on Tuesday. According to Xinhua News Agency, Zambia's immigration department requested the Chinese nationals sign a deportation letter, a request they declined as they wished to leave the country normally   Read More ...
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Zambia releases 31 Chinese nationals
Immigration authorities in Zambia on Tuesday released all the 31 Chinese nationals who were detained over the weekend. The Chinese nationals, working for copper smelting Chinese companies on the Copperbelt province, were detained by police for suspected illegal purchase of copper tailing raw materials. However, Zambia authorities have failed to provide strong proof of their crimes, and released the Chinese nationals after talks with the Chinese Embassy officials   Read More ...
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Bafana Bafana to face Zambia in friendly international at Moruleng Stadium
Bafana Bafana to face Zambia in friendly international at Moruleng Stadium The game will be a second in charge for new coach Stuart Baxter and will come after the side return from Nigeria where they play an African Nations Cup qualifier on Saturday. It will be a first ever match for the side at the 2010 FIFA World Cup training venue that sits 65-kilometres from Rustenburg‚ but an 18th meeting against Zambia‚ comfortably their most frequent opponents since South Africa returned to international football 25 years ago   Read More ...
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Zambia FA boss keen to build on U-20 breakthrough
Zambia FA boss keen to build on U-20 breakthrough Football Association of Zambia president Andrew Kamanga wants the under-20 team to form the nucleus of the future national team. Zambia were eliminated from this year's U-20 World Cup in South Korea after a dramatic 3-2 defeat to Italy on Monday. Although the Junior Chipolopolo came up short, Kamanga believes that they could be a force to be reckoned with in the coming years   Read More ...
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Zambia releases 31 Chinese nationals
LUSAKA - Immigration authorities in Zambia on Tuesday released all the 31 Chinese nationals who were detained over the weekend. The Chinese nationals, working for copper smelting Chinese companies on the Copperbelt province, were detained by police for suspected illegal purchase of copper tailing raw materials. However, Zambia authorities have failed to provide strong proof of their crimes, and released the Chinese nationals after talks with the Chinese Embassy officials   Read More ...
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Zambia to release 31 Chinese workers
Zambia agreed on Monday to release 31 Chinese nationals it was detaining in the African country after Beijing's diplomatic efforts to help repatriate the individuals it claims were held through selective enforcement. According to Red Star News, a Chinese online publication, Chinese embassy staffers said Zambia agreed to release the Chinese detainees after China's Ambassador to Zambia Yang Youming work-ed with Steven Kampyongo, the Zambian home affairs minister   Read More ...
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Zambia to release 31 Chinese workers
Zambia agreed on Monday to release 31 Chinese nationals it was detaining in the African country after Beijing's diplomatic efforts to help repatriate the individuals it claims were held through selective enforcement. According to Red Star News, a Chinese online publication, Chinese embassy staffers said Zambia agreed to release the Chinese detainees after China's Ambassador to Zambia Yang Youming work-ed with Steven Kampyongo, the Zambian home affairs minister   Read More ...
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Italia derrota en prórroga a Zambia (3-2) y espera rival en semifinales del Mundial Sub-20
Italia derrota en prórroga a Zambia (3-2) y espera rival en semifinales del Mundial Sub-20 La selección de Italia Sub-20 se impuso a su similar de Zambia este lunes en Suwon (3-2), con un gol de Luca Vido en la prórroga que dio el pase a la 'Azzurrina' a semifinales del Mundial, donde se medirá con el ganador del México-Inglaterra. El vigente campeón de África de la categoría se adelantó por medio de su estrella, el delantero del Liefering austríaco Patson Daka, que libró la salida del arquero italiano con un toque sutil (4)   Read More ...
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China lodges representations to Zambia for detaining 31 nationals
BEIJING - China has lodged solemn representations to Zambia for detaining 31 Chinese nationals, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Monday. "China never defends illegal actions, but opposes 'selective' law-enforcement actions against its citizens overseas," Hua said at a routine press briefing. According to Hua, the 31 Chinese nationals, who were working for copper smelting Chinese companies in the African country, were detained by police of Zambia's Copperbelt province for suspected illegal purchasing of copper tailing raw materials   Read More ...
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China says 31 nationals detained in Zambia for illegal mining
China says 31 nationals detained in Zambia for illegal mining BEIJING: Zambia has detained 31 Chinese nationals for illegal mining in the African country's copper belt but has failed to provide strong proof of their crimes, a senior Chinese diplomat said as he lodged a complaint. Lin Songtian, the Chinese Foreign Ministry's director-general for African affairs, told a Zambian diplomat in Beijing that China understands and supports actions to crack down on illegal mining, the ministry said in a statement late on Sunday   Read More ...
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China says 31 nationals detained in Zambia for illegal mining
Zambia has detained 31 Chinese nationals for illegal mining in the African country's copper belt but has failed to provide strong proof of their crimes, a senior Chinese diplomat said as he lodged a complaint. Lin Songtian, the Chinese Foreign Ministry's director-general for African affairs, told a Zambian diplomat in Beijing that China understands and supports actions to crack down on illegal mining, the ministry said in a statement late on Sunday   Read More ...
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China says 31 nationals detained in Zambia for illegal mining
BEIJING Zambia has detained 31 Chinese nationals for illegal mining in the African country's copper belt but has failed to provide strong proof of their crimes, a senior Chinese diplomat said as he lodged a complaint. Lin Songtian, the Chinese Foreign Ministry's director-general for African affairs, told a Zambian diplomat in Beijing that China understands and supports actions to crack down on illegal mining, the ministry said in a statement late on Sunday   Read More ...
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China lodges serious protest to Zambia over 31 citizens arrested
China has lodged an official complaint to Zambia over the arrest of 31 Chinese nationals, said Lin Songtian, director-general of the Department of African Affairs of Foreign Ministry, while meeting with Zambia's temporary ambassador to China. The Chinese Foreign Ministry did not elaborate on the circumstances under which the Chinese nationals were arrested. However, Lin added that Zambian authorities had not followed correct law enforcement procedures in detaining those arrested   Read More ...
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Sunshine Tour: Nortje leads in Zambia
Sunshine Tour: Nortje leads in Zambia Kitwe – Riekus Nortje secured his spot atop the leaderboard on Friday at the Zambia Open when he shot a perfect second round five-under 67 to total 12-under-par at Nkana Golf Club. Starting on the 10th, Nortje racked up four birdies on that nine but things began to slow a bit on the homeward stretch. He only managed a single birdie there but that round takes him right to the top   Read More ...
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Flawless Bekker leads in Zambia
Flawless Bekker leads in Zambia Kitwe - An exhausted Oliver Bekker shot a flawless opening round 64 to take the lead at the Zambia Open held at Nkana Golf Club to continue a brilliant start to the season in which he has already won twice on the Sunshine Tour. Bekker showed his class again when he took to Kitwe, two days after he qualified for the 117th US Open, without having had a practice round to get a feel of the course   Read More ...
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Kenyan pro Andersen chases honours in Zambia Open
Kenyan pro Andersen chases honours in Zambia Open After making his second cut in Lombard Insurance Classic at Royal Swazi Spa Country Club in Swaziland, South Africa-based Kenyan professional Stefan Andersen travels to Zambia’s Copperbelt town of Kitwe for Mopani Zambia Open. The first round of the Sh15.45 million event being sponsored by Zambia’s largest copper mine, the Mopani Redpath Group, is set for Thursday at the 7,012 yards-long par-72 Nkana Golf Club course which hosted the Africa Region Five Amateur golf Championship last month   Read More ...
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The day road rage led to a treason charge in Zambia, as democracy falters in Africa
It began as a road rage incident between the president and opposition leader of Zambia, a southern African country once seen as a beacon of democracy. Two political convoys were speeding along a perilously narrow rural road on April 8 when the opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, refused to pull off to let President Edgar Lungu’s caravan roar past — a move that landed him in jail facing treason charges and a possible death sentence   Read More ...
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SA opposition demands action after Zambia deports leader
South Africa’s opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), wants Zambia taken to task for barring and deporting its leader Mmusi Maimane from the country on Thursday evening. Mr Maimane was blocked from entering Zambia at the Kenneth Kaunda Airport. He had planned to attend the treason trial of Hakainde Hichilema scheduled on Friday at the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court. Mr Hichilema is the president of Zambia’s largest opposition party, the United Party for National Development, and faces treason charges for allegedly obstructing President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade   Read More ...
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Zambia 'deports' SA opposition leader
Zambia 'deports' SA opposition leader BBC News • 26 May 2017 1:40PM • LUSAKA - South Africa's opposition leader has been expelled from Zambia, blocking him from attending the treason case of his detained counterpart, his party says. Police boarded Mmusi Maimane's flight, and "forcefully prevented" him from entering Zambia, his party said. Mr Maimane had planned to show solidarity with Zambia's main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema when he appears in court on Friday   Read More ...
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Maimane's deportation from Zambia 'casts spotlight on SAPDC network of opposition politicians
Maimane's deportation from Zambia 'casts spotlight on SAPDC network of opposition politicians Pretoria - DA leader Mmusi Maimane’s deportation from Zambia on Thursday night has cast a spotlight on a 19-month-old network of opposition politicians that was established in the region with the intention of sharing expertise and advising each other on governance issues. Maimane was on his way, as chairperson of this network, to attend the trial of Zambian opposition politician Hakainde Hichilema, who was arrested six weeks ago and detained on what appears to be trumped-up charges of treason   Read More ...
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Mmusi Maimane wants to return to Zambia to support Hakainde Hichilema
Mmusi Maimane wants to return to Zambia to support Hakainde Hichilema Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane wants to go back to Zambia‚ from where he was deported on Thursday‚ to show his support for jailed opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema. Maimane arrived at the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria on Friday morning to demand answers as to why he was thrown out of the country. “I want to go back and stand side-by-side with them‚” Maimane said   Read More ...
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South African opposition leader barred entry to Zambia
JOHANNESBURG – The leader of South Africa's main opposition party on Friday sharply criticized Zambian officials who denied him entry to their country as he tried to show support for a jailed opposition leader. Mmusi Maimane of the Democratic Alliance said officials boarded the plane on arrival in Zambia and "started to assault" him, temporarily confiscating his mobile phone and iPad and preventing him from leaving the aircraft   Read More ...
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South Africa's Mmusi Maimane 'barred' from Zambia
South Africa's Mmusi Maimane 'barred' from Zambia Mmusi Maimane, South Africa's main opposition leader, has accused Zambian officials of denying him entry to their country as he tried to show support for an imprisoned Zambian opposition leader who is being held on treason charges. Maimane, of the Democratic Alliance party, planned to attend the trial of Hakainde Hichilema, the leader of Zambia's United Party for National Development (UPND), on Friday   Read More ...
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South African opposition leader barred entry to Zambia
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The leader of South Africa's main opposition party is sharply criticizing Zambian officials who denied him entry to their country as he tried to show support for a jailed opposition leader. Mmusi Maimane of the Democratic Alliance said Friday that officials boarded the plane on arrival in Zambia and "started to assault" him, temporarily confiscating his mobile phone and iPad and preventing him from leaving the aircraft   Read More ...
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Maimane was in Zambia to undermine judiciary - High Commissioner
Maimane was in Zambia to undermine judiciary - High Commissioner Pretoria - Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maine was deported from Zambia because he intended pressurising the courts to release Hakainde Hichilema, the country's High Commissioner Emmanuel Mwamba said on Friday. Mwamba claimed that Maimane's comments about Hichilema, who is on trial for treason, were problematic as he intended to mobilise Zambian opposition parties. "DA leader Mmusi Maimane was turned away from Zambia as his presence was going to undermine the sanctity, integrity and independence of the judiciary," Mwamba said   Read More ...
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South African opposition leader barred entry to Zambia
The leader of South Africa's main opposition party is sharply criticizing Zambian officials who denied him entry to their country as he tried to show support for a jailed opposition leader. Mmusi Maimane of the Democratic Alliance said Friday that officials boarded the plane on arrival in Zambia and "started to assault" him, temporarily confiscating his mobile phone and iPad and preventing him from leaving the aircraft   Read More ...
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Zambia 'expels' South Africa's Mmusi Maimane
Zambia 'expels' South Africa's Mmusi Maimane South Africa's opposition leader has been expelled from Zambia, blocking him from attending the treason case of his detained counterpart, his party says. Police boarded Mmusi Maimane's flight, and "forcefully prevented" him from entering Zambia, his party said. Mr Maimane had planned to show solidarity with Zambia's main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema when he appears in court on Friday. A court is due to rule whether he should be tried for treason   Read More ...
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Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Zambia, Libya
Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Zambia, Libya EXCLUSIVE: Grace Mugabe's 'greatest concern' Harare - Leader of Zanu-PF women's wing and First Lady Grace Mugabe, could be elevated to the cabinet of her husband, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in order to give her some political strength. Institute for Security Studies consultant Derek Matyszak told a seminar in Pretoria on Tuesday that Grace was concerned about her future after her husband is no longer president   Read More ...
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Zambia bars S.Africa opposition leader at airport
Zambia bars S.Africa opposition leader at airport Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Zambian officials barred South Africa’s main opposition leader from entering the country Thursday, his party said, claiming he was blocked over his support for an imprisoned Zambian opposition leader. Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane was en route to the Zambian capital Lusaka to attend the treason trial of Zambia’s main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, the DA said in a statement   Read More ...
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Maimane deported from Zambia due to 'unknown reasons'
Maimane deported from Zambia due to 'unknown reasons' Johannesburg – DA leader Mmusi Maimane was deported to South Africa, for reasons unknown, when he landed in Zambia, his spokesperson Graham Charters said on Thursday night. Charters said when Maimane arrived at the Lusaka Airport at around 18:30 on Thursday evening, there were members of the police and immigration police already waiting for him on the tarmac on the runway   Read More ...
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Hakainde Hichilema's treason trial puts Zambia at crossroads
Hakainde Hichilema's treason trial puts Zambia at crossroads The man in the red fleece has been shuttling between prison and court for over a month in a country which rarely makes international headlines. But Hakainde Hichilema, leader of Zambia's United Party for National Development (UPND) has now become famous as the man facing treason charges for what appears to be a minor traffic offence. Critics fear it does not bode well for a country considered one of the most stable in Africa   Read More ...
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