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Zambia arrests ex-minister for graft after British aid freeze

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |  Zambian authorities on Wednesday arrested a former minister for alleged corruption that led Britain to suspend aid to the southern African country last year, an official said. Emerine Kabanshi was arrested “for abuse of authority of office,” said a statement from Zambian anti-corruption and anti-money …

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Zambia bans ‘Viagra’ energy drink

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |  Authorities in Zambia have banned an energy drink after laboratory results showed that it contained the active ingredient of the anti-impotence drug Viagra. SX Energy Natural Power drink, produced by Revin Zambia, is exported around the region including to Uganda, where a consumer recently complained …

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Zambia’s president fires army chiefs

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday sacked the army commander and his deputy, a rare firing of the top military brass in the country. He did not give reasons for removing Lieutenant-General Paul Mihova but cautioned his successor, William Sikazwe, not to abuse the authority …

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Zambian police quiz opposition leader over attacks on Chinese

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | 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. Hichilema, of the United Party for National Development, was last year detained for four months for alleged treason in …

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Zambian activist arrested after fleeing over song

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambian authorities on Wednesday arrested singer and activist Chama Fumba at Lusaka airport in a move condemned by Amnesty as a “shocking demonstration” of the government’s intolerance of criticism. Fumba, popularly known as Pilato, was picked up by plain-clothed police officers as he arrived home …

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No ‘half-naked’ female students in library: Zambia university

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambia’s leading university on Monday asked female students to stop visiting the library “half-naked”, suggesting that their skimpy outfits were distracting their male counterparts. A notice stuck in front of the main library at the University of Zambia, the country’s biggest institution of learning with …

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Kansiime heads to Zambia for mega shows

Lusaka, Zambia | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan entertainer, comedian, and actress Anne Kansiime flies to Zambia today for a series of shows and promotions activities. Zambia awaits the Ugandan for a show dubbed ‘Laughter in the City’ set for Friday at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre. Local comedians expected to feature are Mkushi …

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Fears grow Zambia hiding debt like Mozambique

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | International lenders and markets are growing increasingly concerned about “hidden debt” in Zambia, a situation similar to the one that plunged neighbouring Mozambique into a deep financial crisis. For several weeks financiers have demanded answers about the level of the country’s true external borrowing — …

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