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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.

Zambian police quiz opposition leader over attacks on Chinese

Zambian police on Tuesday questioned opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema for allegedly fuelling attacks on Chinese nationals, in a sign of growing political tension in the country.
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AWCON: We are ready for the Super Falcons – Zambia coach

Zambia coach Bruce Mwape, says he’s delighted with his team performance in the 5-0 defeat of pre tournament favorite Equatorial Guinea in the AWCON opening game at the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday.
Rachel Kundananji of Zambia challenges Celestina Manga Besecu of Equatorial Guinea during the 2018 TOTAL African Womens Cup of Nations match between Zambia and Equatorial Guinea the 18 November 2018 at Cape Coast Stadium, Ghana / Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

AWCON: Zambia thrash Equatorial Guinea 5-0 to go top of Group B

Another pre-tournament favorite Equatorial Guinea suffered a huge defeat in the hands of minors, Shepolopolo of Zambia at the ongoing 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana.
Zambia's President Edgar Lungu shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping before their bilateral meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China September 1, 2018. Nicolas Asfouri-Pool via REUTERS

Zambia blames opposition for anti-China attacks

Zambia's government accused the opposition on Friday of fuelling "xenophobic" attacks on Chinese nationals after a spate of violent incidents targeting the community and its businesses.
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Power cut cripples mining operations in Zambia

Miners in Zambia, Africa’s second-biggest copper producer, said on Friday power supply cut had crippled operations in the country’s mines.

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Helen Oritsejafor: Nigeria will find peace through dialogue

A cleric, Pastor Helen Oritsejafor, has called for a national dialogue to resolve challenges threatening the peace and unity of Nigeria, saying like a marriage the country would find peace through dialogue.
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Jurgen Klopp positive despite Borussia Dortmund defeat

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NYSC donates relief materials to Katsina IDPs

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have donated relief materials including food items, medicine and clothing to internally displaced persons, who were victims of banditry attacks in Katsina.