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Zambia arrests 3 Chinese for rhino horn trafficking

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambian authorities on Sunday said they had arrested three Chinese nationals and two locals found carrying pieces of rhino horn at the border with Mozambique. Parks and wildlife ministry spokesman Sakabilo Kalembwe said the five were arrested at the Chanida border post. They were held …

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S.Africa’s Malema compares Zambia leader to apartheid rulers

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s firebrand opposition leader Julius Malema on Saturday accused Zambia’s president of apartheid style repression for detaining a leading opposition politician on treason charges. Hakainde Hichilema, leader of Zambia’s United Party for National Development (UPND), has been in detention since April and Zambian …

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Malawi ex-agriculture minister charged over graft

Blantyre, Malawi | AFP | Malawi’s former agriculture minister was Wednesday arrested and charged with graft for allegedly profiting in a $35-million maize import deal from neighbouring Zambia, officials said. George Chaponda has been battling against graft allegations following the controversial purchase of 100,000 tonnes of maize in July 2016. Malawi’s Anti-Corruption Bureau …

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Zambia ratifies 90-day state of emergency

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |Zambia’s parliament on Tuesday approved a 90-day state of emergency decreed by President Edgar Lungu, a move that critics see as an effort to tighten his grip on power. Opposition lawmakers boycotted the vote by leaving the chamber, leaving only the 85 members of the president’s …

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Football: Zimbabwe confirm COSAFA dominance over Zambia

Phokeng, South Africa | AFP | Zimbabwe confirmed their superiority over Zambia in COSAFA Cup southern Africa championship finals by winning 3-1 in Phokeng Sunday to lift the trophy a record fifth time. This was the fourth time the neighbouring nations have met in the final of the annual regional competition …

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State of emergency in Zambia

Zambian president invokes state of emergency Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |  Zambian President Edgar Lungu invoked a state of emergency on Wednesday after a series of apparent arson attacks, in a move likely to trigger fresh accusations of government authoritarianism. Several fires, including one that burnt down the main market …

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Zambia suspends 48 MPs who boycotted president’s speech

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |  Zambia’s parliament on Tuesday suspended 48 opposition lawmakers who boycotted President Edgar Lungu’s address to legislators in March to protest his contested electoral victory. The lawmakers from the United Party for National Development (UPND) skipped Lungu’s address claiming he was not the legitimate winner of …

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