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Zambian opposition leader detained over ‘treason’

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, who has refused to accept the result of last year’s presidential election, was detained Tuesday on treason charges, his lawyer said. Police were not immediately available to confirm the charges, which came after a dispute over Hichilema’s vehicles allegedly obstructing President …

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BUSINESS: Fruitless trade wars

Why African countries banning imports of fruit and veg is a blunt tool Zambia’s government has just banned the imports of some farm produce as a way of promoting the growth of the agriculture sector. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development, …

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Zambia to consult public over ICC membership

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambia opened public consultations this week on the government’s plan to leave the International Criminal Court, as several other African countries re-assess their membership. South Africa recently revoked its planned departure from the ICC, based in The Hague, and The Gambia’s new president, Adama Barrow, reversed …

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Lake Tanganyika: 5.7-magnitude quake strikes region

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit near Africa’s Lake Tanganyika early Friday, the US Geological Survey said, with the epicentre in northen Zambia. The quake, which was 10 kilometres (six miles) deep, struck at 00:32 GMT about 45 kilometres from the Zambian town of Kaputa, which …

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Zambian opposition anger over Lungu’s 2021 re-election bid

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |  Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu’s decision to contest the 2021 election sparked an angry response from the opposition on Saturday, with a prominent lawmaker arguing that the “tin-pot dictator” is ineligible for another term. Lungu announced this week that he was prepared to stand for re-election. …

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Football mourns as plane crash kills Brazilian players

La Unión, Colombia | AFP | The football world was plunged into mourning Tuesday after a plane carrying a Brazilian team crashed in the mountains in Colombia, killing 75 people with six survivors, officials said. Football legends Pele and Maradona as well as current superstar Lionel Messi led tributes to …

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Lungu goal gives Zambia victory in Uganda

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Zambia edged hosts Uganda 1-0 on Tuesday in a warm-up match for both countries ahead of 2018 World Cup qualifiers this weekend. Chisamba Lungu, a 25-year-old attacking midfielder who plays in the Russian Premier League, scored the winner on 25 minutes in Kampala. What …

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Museveni in Lusaka for Zambia Independence celebrations

PICTORIAL: President Yoweri Museveni is in Lusaka Zambia where he will chief guest at Zambia’s 52nd, Independence anniversary celebrations on Monday. The President was given a 21-gun salute Sunday at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport after being received by his host President Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Museveni is accompanied by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Okello Oryem, …

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