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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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Zimbabwe bus crash kills 43 near Zambia border

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  A bus accident in Zimbabwe has killed 43 people after the driver lost control and rammed into a tree, police said Thursday. “We have been told that 43 people have been killed,” police spokeswoman Charity Charamba told AFP. “The bus was travelling to Zambia when …

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Zambia bars S.Africa opposition leader at airport

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Zambian officials barred South Africa’s main opposition leader from entering the country Thursday, his party said, claiming he was blocked over his support for an imprisoned Zambian opposition leader. Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane was en route to the Zambian capital Lusaka to …

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Defiant Zambian opposition leader charged with treason

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been charged with treason after allegedly refusing to give way to President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade on a main road, police said. Hichilema, who says he does not recognise Lungu as president, was accused of deliberately endangering his life in …

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