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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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