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Zambia arrests 3 Chinese for rhino horn trafficking

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Zambia arrests 3 Chinese for rhino horn trafficking

- Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambian authorities on Sunday said they had arrested three Chinese nationals and two locals found carrying pieces of rhino horn at the border with Mozambique. Parks and wildlife ministry spokesman Sakabilo Kalembwe said the five were arrested at the Chanida border post. They were held for “illegal possession of 25 rhino pieces weighing 32.2 kilograms (71 pounds),” Kalembwe said in a statement
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Zambia: Catholic bishops facilitate talks between Lungu and his rival Hichilema

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Zambia: Catholic bishops facilitate talks between Lungu and his rival Hichilema

- Lusaka – Zambian Catholic Church bishops are reportedly facilitating peace talks between President Edgar Lungu and his arch rival opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema. According to Lusaka Times, the Catholic Church bishops met with Lungu on Wednesday, following a meeting with Hichilema last week. The men of the cloth, however, said it was "too soon to tell if the process will bear desired fruits"
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Tebusweke signs for Zambia's Mufulira Wanderers

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Tebusweke signs for Zambia's Mufulira Wanderers

- Former Express striker Paddy Tebusweke has signed for Zambian side Mufulira Wanderers for a reported $18,000/- (sh64m), in a two year deal. The 27-year-old who left Express FC, mid-season for free was signed after impressing in two trial games with the side, in which he scored combined five goals. The Wanderers who are Zambia’s most successful club are currently battling relegation and hope to improve with the Ugandan striker who is going to earn close to sh1
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Africa: Malawi's former farm minister arrested over Zambia maize deal

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Africa: Malawi's former farm minister arrested over Zambia maize deal

- Malawi's former agriculture minister, George Chaponda, was arrested on Wednesday and faces graft charges over a procurement contract with neighbouring Zambia, his lawyer and the country's Anti-Corruption Bureau said on Wednesday. It is the latest governance scandal to hit the impoverished southern African nation, which suffers periodic food shortages and relies heavily on donor aid. Malawi President Peter Mutharika in January ordered an investigation into a $34
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Malawi's former farm minister arrested over Zambia maize deal

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Malawi's former farm minister arrested over Zambia maize deal

- LILONGWE: Malawi's former agriculture minister, George Chaponda, was arrested on Wednesday and faces graft charges over a procurement contract with neighbouring Zambia, his lawyer and the country's Anti-Corruption Bureau said on Wednesday. It is the latest governance scandal to hit the impoverished southern African nation, which suffers periodic food shortages and relies heavily on donor aid. Malawi President Peter Mutharika in January ordered an investigation into a US$34
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Zambia ratifies 90-day state of emergency

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Zambia ratifies 90-day state of emergency

- Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |Zambia’s parliament on Tuesday approved a 90-day state of emergency decreed by President Edgar Lungu, a move that critics see as an effort to tighten his grip on power. Opposition lawmakers boycotted the vote by leaving the chamber, leaving only the 85 members of the president’s majority party to pass the measure. Lungu last week gave police increased powers of arrest and detention, alleging that opposition parties were behind a string of arson attacks intended “to create terror and panic,” including one that burned down the main market in the capital last week
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Zambia says emergency rule may end early if sabotage stops

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Zambia says emergency rule may end early if sabotage stops

- LUSAKA: Zambian President Edgar Lungu may revoke emergency powers before they expire in 90 days if there is an end to the "acts of sabotage" they were meant to quell, his spokesman said on Wednesday. Amos Chanda said police were making progress in investigations into a spate of arson attacks on markets and court houses, and had observed no new incidents since Lungu announced the emergency powers a week ago
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Dorchester native assists girls in Zambia

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Dorchester native assists girls in Zambia

- How does a woman who grew up on Jones Hill in Dorchester and spent 10 years chasing her Broadway dream in New York wind up co-founding Vision of Hope, a sanctuary for young girls living on the streets of Zambia? Simple. Meg O’Brien inherited both her wanderlust and her fearlessness from her mother, Maggie, who joined the Peace Corps as a nurse during Camelot and by 1968 found herself in the thick of the Vietnam War
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Lungu declares state of emergency in Zambia after market blaze

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Lungu declares state of emergency in Zambia after market blaze

- President Edgar Lungu said on Thursday he had invoked emergency powers in Zambia to deal with "acts of sabotage" by the opposition, after fire gutted the country's biggest market. Lungu said the measure in Africa's second-biggest copper producer would safeguard investments in the country but if the International Monetary Fund found the emergency powers to be ill-advised, it was free to terminate talks meant to provide financial assistance to Zambia
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Zambia president blames rivals for state of emergency

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Zambia president blames rivals for state of emergency

- Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday justified imposing a state of emergency by alleging that opposition parties were behind a string of arson attacks intended “to create terror and panic”. Lungu denied he was establishing a dictatorship in Zambia — until recently a relatively stable country — and said his political rivals were trying to overturn last year’s election results
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Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Tanzania

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Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Tanzania

- Zambian president invokes state of emergency Lusaka - Zambian President Edgar Lungu declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after a series of apparent arson attacks, in a move likely to trigger fresh accusations of government authoritarianism. "My government has decided to invoke article 31 [leading] to a state of public emergency," Lungu said in a nationally televised address. "Practical measures as outlined tonight have had to be invoked
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State of emergency in Zambia

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State of emergency in Zambia

- Zambian president invokes state of emergency. Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambian President Edgar Lungu invoked a state of emergency on Wednesday after a series of apparent arson attacks, in a move likely to trigger fresh accusations of government authoritarianism. Several fires, including one that burnt down the main market in the capital Lusaka on Tuesday, were described by Lungu as “premeditated acts which if left unchecked could have serious… consequences”
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London court hears Vedanta's challenge to Zambian villagers' pollution claim

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London court hears Vedanta's challenge to Zambian villagers' pollution claim

- LONDON London's Court of Appeal began hearing legal arguments on Wednesday into whether Zambian villagers have the right to make a claim for damages for environmental pollution in the English courts against miners Vedanta Resources and its Zambian subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines (KCM). The companies are appealing against a ruling in May last year when a High Court judge decided the claim could proceed in the English courts on behalf of 1,826 Zambian villagers
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Kenya to import 100,000 tonnes of maize from Zambia

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Kenya to import 100,000 tonnes of maize from Zambia

- Kenya to import 100,000 metric tonnes of maize from Zambia. Agriculture CS Willy Bett yesterday said it will now be easy for Kenya to import maize and sugar from Zambia following the south African country’s decision to waive 10 per cent export duty. “We are targetting 100,000 metric tonnes of maize from Zambia. If this maize arrives by end of August, it will be included in the ongoing subsidy programme,” he said
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Zanaco, Al Ahly kuamua kinara wa Kundi D

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Zanaco, Al Ahly kuamua kinara wa Kundi D

- Lusaka, Zambia. Zanaco itakuwa mwenyeji wa Al Ahly katika mchezo utakaomua nani kuwa kinara wa Kundi D katika mashindano ya Ligi ya Mabingwa Afrika leo Jumamosi jioni. Mechi hiyo itafanyika kwenye Uwanja wa National Heroes, jijini Lusaka, saa 10:00 jioni. Miamba hiyo ya Zambia inaingia katika mchezo huo ikiwa katika nafasi nzuri zaidi wakiwa vinara wa kundi kwa tofauti ya pointi tatu zaidi ya wapinzani wao Ahly, huku Wydad Casablanca ya Morocco ikiwa nyuma yao
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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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  • Zambia arrests 3 Chinese for rhino horn trafficking
    Zambia arrests 3 Chinese for rhino horn trafficking

    , independent.co.ug

    Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambian authorities on Sunday said they had arrested three Chinese nationals and two locals found carrying pieces of rhino horn at the border with Mozambique. Parks and wildlife ministry spokesman Sakabilo Kalembwe said the five were arrested at the Chanida border post. They were held for “illegal possession of 25 rhino pieces weighing 32.2 kilograms (71 pounds),” Kalembwe said in a statement
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  • Zambia bars S.Africa opposition leader at airport
    Zambia bars S.Africa opposition leader at airport

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    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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  • Sanity prevails as Mahlambi given green light to travel to Zambia
    Sanity prevails as Mahlambi given green light to travel to Zambia

    , timeslive.co.za

    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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Business

  • Kenya, Zambia in fresh bid to resolve long standing trade barrier
    Kenya, Zambia in fresh bid to resolve long standing trade barrier

    , kbc.co.ke

    By Claire Wanja/Statement Kenya and Zambia have launched a fresh bid to unlock a long standing non-tariff barrier affecting trade in milk and palm oil. A Kenya government delegation led by Dr Chris Kiptoothe Principal Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Cooperatives was in Zambia for three days this week for bilateral talks with Zambian counterparts. Kenya’s milk and palm oil products cannot access the Zambia market owing to conflict on
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  • Africa: Malawi's former farm minister arrested over Zambia maize deal
    Africa: Malawi's former farm minister arrested over Zambia maize deal

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    Malawi's former agriculture minister, George Chaponda, was arrested on Wednesday and faces graft charges over a procurement contract with neighbouring Zambia, his lawyer and the country's Anti-Corruption Bureau said on Wednesday. It is the latest governance scandal to hit the impoverished southern African nation, which suffers periodic food shortages and relies heavily on donor aid. Malawi President Peter Mutharika in January ordered an investigation into a $34
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Law & Crime

  • China says 31 nationals detained in Zambia for illegal mining
    China says 31 nationals detained in Zambia for illegal mining

    , channelnewsasia.com

    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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