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Hichilema warns of violence in Zambia if talks with president fail

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Zambia arrests 3 Chinese for rhino horn trafficking

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

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Zambia to export 100,000 tons of maize to EA, bulk meant for Kenya

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

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Zambia says emergency rule may end early if sabotage stops

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Kenya to import 100,000 tonnes of maize from Zambia

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Zimbabwe, Zambia waalikwa Chalenji
Dodoma. Zimbabwe itashiriki kwa mara ya kwanza mashindano ya Chalenji tangu ilipofanya hivyo miaka sita iliyopita, lakini safari hii ikiwa na lengo la kuondoka na ubingwa katika fainali hizo zinazofanyika Kenya. Zimbabwe ‘The Warriors’, inaingia katika mashindano hayo ikiwa ni bingwa wa Cosafa Cup kwa mara ya tano baada ya kutwaa taji hilo Afrika Kusini mwezi Julai. Zimbabwe na Zambia ni mataifa mawili yaliyoalikwa mashindano hayo yanayosimamiwa na Baraza la vyama vya Michezo vya Afrika Mashariki na Kati (CECAFA) yatakayofanyika kuanzia Novemba 25 hadi Desemba 9   Read More ...
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Zuma arrives in Zambia to launch OR Tambo heritage site
Lusaka – President Jacob Zuma has reportedly arrived in Zambia for a state visit aimed at deepening and strengthening the good political, economic and cultural relations between the two countries. According to Lusaka Times, Zuma was expected to officially open the OR Tambo National Heritage site in Lusaka on Friday as part of celebrating the legacy and centenary year of struggle icon Oliver Reginald Tambo   Read More ...
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Zim engages Zambia on one border post
ZIMBABWE is engaging Zambia to establish the One Stop Border Post (OSBP) at Victoria Falls Border, with Bilateral Agreement and procedures manual being finalised. BY FIDELITY MHLANGA. Industry and Commerce permanent secretary Abigail Shoniwa told the OBSP awareness workshop yesterday that the initiatives were being spearheaded by the Border Efficiency Management Systems (BEMS) technical Committee. “I am delighted to inform you that the Border Efficiency Management Systems Technical Committee to date, has initiated engagements with Zambia towards the establishment of a OSBP at Victoria Falls Border and the proposed Bilateral Agreement and procedures manual are being finalised,” she said in a speech read on her behalf   Read More ...
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Nigeria Vs. Zambia: Five Feared Dead In Uyo Stadium
Five people were feared dead while scores sustained serious injuries on Saturday following a stampede at the entrance of Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital. The incident occurred while football enthusiasts tried to enter the stadium. The fans, who were at the stadium to watch a match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Chipolopo of Zambia, were allegedly beaten by soldiers at the gates of the stadium with heavy sticks   Read More ...
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DRC children find refuge in Zambia
Kinshasa - Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are bearing the brunt of escalating violence between Congolese security forces and armed groups in the country. Out of the 3 360 refugees who have fled into northern Zambia since August 30, at least 60% are children, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). "My parents were both killed when the village was attacked," Leon Musongo, a Congolese child refugee, told Al Jazeera   Read More ...
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DR Congo children find refuge in Zambia
Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are bearing the brunt of escalating violence between Congolese security forces and armed groups in the country. Out of the 3,360 refugees who have fled into northern Zambia since August 30, at least 60 percent are children, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). Despite the perilous journeys they endure, some say fleeing the country was their only option   Read More ...
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Rohr retains Cameroon conquerors for Zambia’s clash
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has retained the starting XI that claimed four points from the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in last month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for Saturday’s crunch clash against the boastful Chipolopolo of Zambia. Nigeria and Zambia clash in the penultimate 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the magnificent Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom. Nigeria needs an outright victory over the Southern African nation to get an unassailable 13 points and a ticket to next year’s premier soccer tournament in Russia, while the Zambians must defeat the three-time African champions in front of a boisterous home crowd in the coastal city of Uyo to keep alive their slim hope of first FIFA World Cup ticket   Read More ...
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Fashola To Represent Buhari At Nigeria's Zambia Match
Mr. Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, will represent President Muhammadu Buhari at Saturday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying showdown between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo.   Read More ...
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Odegbami urges Nigerians to support Eagles against Zambia
An ex-international, Segun Odegbami, has appealed to Nigerians to support the Super Eagles in their match against the Chipolopolo of Zambia on Saturday in Uyo. Odegbami on Friday in Ota, Ogun state said that this would qualify them for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. Super Eagles, topping the Group B with 10 points, had earlier beat Chipolopolo of Zambia at home by 2-1 in the first leg   Read More ...
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DR Congo violence pushes thousands into Zambia
Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Several thousand people have fled to Zambia in the past month to escape violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said Tuesday. The UN refugee agency said 3,360 people from DR Congo’s conflict-wracked southeast had entered Zambia since August 30, the largest influx of its kind in the past five years. People “are escaping inter-ethnic clashes, as well as fighting between Congolese security forces and militia groups,” UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic told reporters in Geneva   Read More ...
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UN Alarmed by Large Influx of Congolese Refugees into Zambia
Growing violence in south-eastern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has driven at least 3,360 refugees into northern Zambia over the past month, the United Nations refugee agency said today, warning that the humanitarian needs of the displaced could intensify on both sides of the border as the rainy season approaches. “This is the largest influx of Congolese refugees into Zambia in the past five years,” Andrej Mahecic, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told reporters in Geneva   Read More ...
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DRC violence pushes thousands into Zambia
Geneva - Several thousand people have fled to Zambia in the past month to escape violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said on Tuesday. The UN refugee agency said 3 360 people from DRC's conflict-wracked southeast had entered Zambia since August 30, the largest influx of its kind in the past five years. People "are escaping inter-ethnic clashes, as well as fighting between Congolese security forces and militia groups," UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic told reporters in Geneva   Read More ...
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agency alarmed by largest influx of Congolese refugees into Zambia in five years
The refugees and asylum-seekers, mainly from the Congolese provinces of Haut-Katanga and Tanganyika, are escaping inter-ethnic clashes, as well as fighting between Congolese security forces and militia groups. “Those arriving in Zambia report extreme brutality, with civilians being killed, women raped, property looted and houses set alight,” Mr. Mahecic said. Some 60 per cent of those arriving in Zambia are children   Read More ...
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DR Congo violence drives thousands into Zambia
than 3,000 people have fled to Zambia in the past month to escape escalating violence in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the United Nations. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said in a statement on Tuesday that unrest in parts of southeastern DRC has driven more than 3,360 refugees into northern Zambia since 30 August - the largest influx of its kind in the past five years   Read More ...
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DR Congo violence pushes thousands into Zambia
GENEVA: Several thousand people have fled to Zambia in the past month to escape violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said Tuesday. The UN refugee agency said 3,360 people from DR Congo's conflict-wracked southeast had entered Zambia since Aug 30, the largest influx of its kind in the past five years. People "are escaping inter-ethnic clashes, as well as fighting between Congolese security forces and militia groups," UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic told reporters in Geneva   Read More ...
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Yusuf eyes 3 points against Zambia
Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles Assistant Coach, on Saturday said that winning Zambia in the Group B World Cup campaign was imperative to secure a very comfortable lead. Yusuf said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja while speaking on the team’s preparations for Zambia. He said that the match against Zambia would be given all attention and seriousness in order to seal the desired qualification ticket   Read More ...
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Clashes outside Zambia parliament
Zambian police on Friday clashed with about 100 anti-corruption protesters outside parliament, prompting arrests on the same day as the finance minister presented the national budget. Carrying placards that read "Wake up Zambia, it is our money", they picketed parliament over alleged graft by President Edgar Lungu's government. The demonstration targeted the purchase of 42 firefighting trucks costing $1 million each -- a deal that has fuelled criticism of government spending   Read More ...
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Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zambia, Kenya
I won't be pushed out of office, says Mugabe, 93. Harare – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Thursday remained adamant that he would remain in office despite worsening cash and fuel shortages that have hit the southern African country. Officiating at the funeral of the widow of former vice president Joseph Msika at the national shrine in Harare, Mugabe said the "artificial shortages" were being created by unnamed senior officials of his government, who were bent on removing him from office   Read More ...
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Clashes outside Zambia parliament
Lusaka - Zambian police on Friday clashed with about 100 anti-corruption protesters outside parliament, prompting arrests on the same day as the finance minister presented the national budget. Carrying placards that read "Wake up Zambia, it is our money", they picketed outside parliament over alleged graft by President Edgar Lungu's government. The demonstration targeted the purchase of 42 firefighting trucks costing $1m - a deal that has fuelled criticism of government spending   Read More ...
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Refugees reaching Zambia accuse DRC troops of killing civilians - UN
LUSAKA: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government forces have been killing civilians in an insurgency-hit region, prompting the latest influx of refugees into northern Zambia, a senior U.N. official said, citing accounts of asylum seekers. Zambia fears a looming humanitarian crisis after more than 6,000 refugees fleeing turmoil in the DRC entered its territory in one month. Pierrine Aylara, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) chief representative in Zambia, told Reuters that the latest asylum seekers had said they were fleeing Congolese government forces   Read More ...
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The 2017 Design Miami Visionary Award goes to collaborative school project in Zambia
A school offering free education in rural Africa has been awarded an international design prize, it was announced today. Set to open next year, the Mwabwindo School in southern Zambia was named the winner of this year's prestigious Panerai Design Miami Visionary Award. Featuring mud-brick classrooms and a corrugated iron roof, the complex will provide schooling for 200 students. The project also offers playing fields, an assembly space and accommodation for teachers   Read More ...
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Short trip to Zambia an advantage for SuperSport
Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler believes that the relatively short trip to Zambia gives his side a decent shot at overcoming Zesco United. The two sides played to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final match in Pretoria on Friday evening. Tinkler, who saw his side denied a Bradley Grobler goal after a dubious decision, admits that Zesco will provide tough opposition   Read More ...
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Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Kenya
At least 745 attacked as violence flares ahead of Zim's 2018 polls: Group. Harare – Politically motivated violence has reportedly flared up in Zimbabwe in recent months, as the southern African nation gears up for presidential polls in 2018, a report says. According to Bloomberg, a rights group, The Zimbabwe Peace Projects, claimed that at least 745 people were attacked in August alone, up from 435 in July   Read More ...
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Zambia uncovers 498 fake teachers
Africa review Correspondent,Lusaka. The Teaching Council of Zambia (TCZ) says 498 teachers were holders of forged academic certificates. The regulator of the teaching profession in the southern Africa state said it uncovered the scandal during an ongoing registration. Council registrar Ebby Mubanga told reporters that the number was likely to increase once the exercise was concluded. We have reported the matter to law enforcement agencies and all those found wanting would be dealt with, said Dr Mubanga   Read More ...
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2018 World Cup: Algeria's hopes in tatters after defeat in Zambia
A Brian Mwila brace helped Zambia keep their 2018 World Cup qualification dream alive with a 3-1 win over Algeria on Saturday, leaving the Desert Foxes' hopes of reaching Russia in tatters. The result in Lusaka moves Zambia up to second in Group B after three matches, five points behind leaders Nigeria. Algeria - who were without playmaker Riyad Mahrez - are bottom of the standings on just one point   Read More ...
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Hichilema warns of violence in Zambia if talks with president fail
Zambia faces violence if a national dialogue brokered by the Commonwealth between the government and the opposition fails to reconcile the two sides, the main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema said on Thursday. Hichilema was freed from prison in August after the state dropped charges of plotting to overthrow the government, but a judge warned him he could be arrested again at any time   Read More ...
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Maimane's detainment highlighted Zambia's problems - Hichilema
Cape Town – Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema says the involvement of Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane in his own detainment helped highlight the plight his country is facing. Maimane was prevented from leaving his plane in Zambia when attempting to visit Hichilema in jail during his court trial in May. Maimane claimed he and colleagues were manhandled and eventually forced to leave the country   Read More ...
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Zambia's Hichilema in SA to 'celebrate his release with DA'
Cape Town - Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is in South Africa for a three-day visit, during which he will be attending, amongst others, a question session addressed by President Jacob Zuma in Parliament on Thursday. Hichelema arrived in Cape Town on Wednesday afternoon where he is set to be hosted by Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane, who was prevented from entering Zambia in May when he wanted to attend his court case   Read More ...
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Malema and Zambia's Chishimba banned in Malawi
Cape Town – EFF leader Julius Malema and a Zambian opposition leader Saviour Chishimba have reportedly been banned from attending an inaugural international conference against graft in Malawi. According to Malawi's Minister of Internal Affairs, Grace Chiumia, told the South African Airways and the immigration department that the two leaders were "prohibited immigrants" in that country. Malema, together with Chisamba, were set to take part at a conference organised by the southern African country’s former minister Moses Kumkuyu under the auspices of Transformation Alliance   Read More ...
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Kardan-dochter aan de slag in Zambia
AMSTERDAM (AFN) - De Israëlische investeerder Kardan gaat via dochterbedrijf Tahal aan de slag met een water- en landbouwproject in Zambia. Met de opdracht is een bedrag gemoeid van 176 miljoen dollar. Tahal heeft een belang van 50 procent in het project.   Read More ...
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Maimane: I'll only agree to meet with Zambia's Lungu if he commits to democracy
Pretoria – Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has said that his party will not meet with Zambian leader Edgar Lungu until he commits to democracy. Maimane said this after Lungu on Saturday "summoned" the DA and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to explain their concerns about Zambia to him. In a statement by the Zambian High Commission issued before the start of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in Pretoria, Lungu expressed "concern that the two opposition parties appeared to disrespect the sovereignty of Zambia and had interfered with the domestic affairs of countries like Zambia, Swaziland, Lesotho and Zimbabwe"   Read More ...
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Tazara, Zambia Railways sign deal to ply on each other’s line
The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) is currently undergoing a massive transformation process as it seeks to tweak its operational efficiency, the company has said. Tazara managing director Bruno Ching’andu said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the railway line has inked an Open Access Agreement (OAA) with the Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) that will see the former extending its operations beyond Kapiri Mposhi   Read More ...
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Top Africa Stories: Grace Mugabe, Zambia, Nigeria
Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change party and pro-democracy groups have slammed First Lady Grace Mugabe over her alleged bashing of a model that she reportedly saw in the company of one of her two sons in South Africa. Grace allegedly assaulted a 20 year-old South African girl, Gabriella Engels over the weekend using an extension cord while her bodyguards looked on   Read More ...
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Charity worker died in Zambia crash 'accident', inquest hears
A charity worker who was killed in a car crash in Zambia died after the driver lost control, an inquest has heard. Lucy Dickenson, 32, from Barry, was helping farmers in the south-eastern African country when she died in 2012. The driver of the car she was travelling in was arrested but no action was taken at Ms Dickenson's family's request   Read More ...
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Foreign press barred from Zambia opposition court case
LUSAKA. International media outlets in Zambia were barred from a court Monday where opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was due to appear on treason charges in a case that has fuelled political tensions. WITHDREW. The High Court in Lusaka issued press accreditation cards to foreign media outlets last week but later withdrew them. "We initially withdrew the cards to activate the barcodes in good faith (but) unfortunately your applications have now been rejected," Neto Zulu, senior assistant registrar at the court, told AFP and other media outlets   Read More ...
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Foreign press barred from Zambia opposition court case
Lusaka - International media in Zambia were barred from a court Monday where opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was due to appear on treason charges in a case that has fuelled political tensions. The High Court in Lusaka issued press accreditation cards to foreign media outlets last week but later withdrew them. "We initially withdrew the cards to activate the barcodes in good faith (but) unfortunately your applications have now been rejected," Neto Zulu, senior assistant registrar at the court, told AFP and other media outlets   Read More ...
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Top Africa stories: Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe
'A coup is likely in Zim if Mugabe fails to carefully choose his successor,' says VP ally. Harare – Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ally, controversial businessman Energy Mutodi says a coup is likely in Zimbabwe if President Robert Mugabe fails to "carefully choose his successor" amid rising succession tensions within the ruling Zanu-PF. Two distinct camps have emerged in Zimbabwe’s revolutionary party in recent years, as factions seek to outwit each other in the race to succeed the 93 year-old leader   Read More ...
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Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Mbeki
Mugabe, 93, jets off to Iran for Rouhani's inauguration. Harare – Zimbabwean President has reportedly arrived in the capital Tehran to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. According to the Islamic Republic News Agency, Rouhani was expected to be sworn in on Saturday afternoon in a ceremony set to be attended by senior officials from 92 countries. Rouhani had a landslide victory in May this year   Read More ...
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China, Zambia reach deal for construction of more communication towers
China and Zambia on Friday signed a framework agreement for construction of communication towers (phase two) in the southern African country. The agreement involves 808 towers, 1,009 2G, 3G and 4G wireless stations, the setting up of a matched transmission network and user access terminals in unserved and under-served areas in order to improve communication services. Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Yang Youming signed on behalf of his government while Fredson Yamba, Secretary to the Treasury, signed on behalf of the Zambian government during a ceremony witnessed by President Edgar Lungu in Lusaka, the country's capital   Read More ...
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Maimane asks Zuma to show leadership in Zambia
Cape Town - On the eve of President Jacob Zuma's visit to Zambia, DA leader Mmusi Maimane called on him to distance himself from "dictators" like Zambian president Edgar Lungu. "President Zuma must use this engagement with President Lungu to raise South Africa’s strong objections to the crisis unfolding in Zambia under Lungu’s watch,” Maimane said in a statement on Friday   Read More ...
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