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A man waves as he disembarks from a plane as a first group of Nigerians repatriated from South Africa following xenophobic violence arrives in Lagos on September 11, 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Xenophobia: Returnees relive ordeal, demand revenge against South Africa

For the 187 Nigerians who returned home from South Africa on Wednesday, it is time to thank God for sparing their lives from the jaws of death impelled by xenophobic attacks in the rainbow country
The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a monster.

Echoes of Robert Mugabe’s death in foreign hospital

The death of Robert Mugabe, former President of Zimbabwe on Sept. 6, at the Gleneagles Hospital, in Singapore, once again raised the issue of medical tourism by African leaders.
Flying Eagles head coach Paul Aigbogun has asserted that his players have learned from their mistakes ahead of their final group stage encounter of the 2019 Fifa U-20 World Cup in Poland against Ukraine.

African Games: Flying Eagles, Falconets battle for final tickets

The Nigeria football teams, the Falconets, and the Flying Eagles will on Monday and Tuesday respectively battle for tickets into the finals of the football event at the ongoing 2019 African Games in Morocco.

HRW: Lead pollution in Zambia town a public health ’emergency’

Children living in a central Zambian mining town are still exposed to high levels of toxic lead 25 years after the mine closed, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, as lawyers announced plans to take legal action.

Zambia intensifies Ebola screening at DR Congo main entry border

Health authorities have continued with screening of travelers for Ebola symptoms at a busy border entry with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a civic leader said on Thursday.

Zambian president sacks another minister in cabinet reshuffle

Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, on Friday fired his sports minister barely a few days after he fired Minister of Finance.

Zambia president vows to wind up copper giant KCM

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday pledged to dissolve KCM, the country's largest copper producer, in a deepening dispute with foreign mining companies over tax and employment.
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Zambia bans ‘viagra’ energy drink

Authorities in Zambia have banned an energy drink after laboratory results showed that it contained the active ingredient of the anti-impotence drug Viagra.

Former Zambia FA official Boniface Mwamelo to appeal FIFA ban

Former Zambia Football Association official Boniface Mwamelo has confirmed he intends to appeal his life ban imposed by Fifa on Wednesday.
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Rupiah Banda: Nigeria’s presidential candidates almost size of Zambian parliament

A former President of Zambia, Rupia Banda, has expressed shock at the number of candidates for Saturday’s Presidential election in Nigeria, saying the figure of 73 candidates nears the total number of the Zambian Parliament.

How TB Joshua is helping to develop Zambia-Nigeria relations – envoy

The Zambian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr. Solomon Jere, has revealed how the Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Pastor T.B. Joshua, has been aiding the development of his country’s relationship with Nigeria.

SADC urges DR Congo unity govt, vote recount

An African regional bloc on Sunday called for a unity government in Democratic Republic of Congo following disputed presidential elections, while also urging a recount of the ballots.

Chinese construction workers arrested for growing cannabis in Zambia

Zambian anti-drug authorities have arrested 12 Chinese construction workers for allegedly cultivating cannabis without a permit, a top government official said on Thursday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 30, 2018 a voter casts his ballot at a polling station in the popular district of Victoire, in Kinshasa, during the DR Congo’s general elections. – The United States on January 3, 2019 demanded that the Democratic Republic of Congo release “accurate” election results, warning of sanctions on anyone who undermines the fledgling democracy. “On December 30, millions of Congolese went peacefully to the polls. Now is the time for (authorities) to affirm that these votes were not cast in vain by ensuring the accurate reporting of election results,” State Department spokesman Robert Palladino said in a statement. (Photo by JOHN WESSELS / AFP)

Hopes rise that DR Congo’s elections are in home stretch

Hopes rose on Wednesday that the Democratic Republic of Congo’s election saga may have turned a corner after opposition leaders reached out to President Joseph Kabila.
Journalist Derrick Sinjela's sentencing comes amid growing concern of what the Zambian opposition has deemed as increased authoritarian behaviour. Image- Derrick Sinjela-Facebook

Zambia jails journalist for calling judiciary to account

Zambia's Supreme Court on Thursday slapped an 18-month jail sentence on a journalist for contempt of court after he accused the judiciary of corruption.
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Zambia jails rights activist for calling judiciary to account

Zambia's Supreme Court on Friday jailed a human rights activist for contempt of court after he accused the judiciary of corruption.
Nigeria striker Francisca Ordega has disclosed that the Super Falcons are in Ghana for serious business following Wednesday's 4-0 win over Zambia at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.

Francisca Ordega: Bayana Bayana loss inspired my performance against Zambia

Super Falcons midfielder Francisca Ordega said she will continue to give her best to the team after helping the eight time African champions to a 4:0 win over the Shepolopolo of Zambia on Wednesday.
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Thomas Dennerby: Super Falcons must work harder

Super Falcons head coach Thomas Dennerby insists his team needs to working harder despite recording a heart-lifting 4-0 win against the Shepolopolo of Zambia in their second Group B game at the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Ghana on Wednesday.

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