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Vedanta Resources slapped with $100 million settlement in UK court

Vedanta Resources slapped with $100 million settlement in UK court

Indian mining giant Vedanta Resources has been ordered by London High Court to pay over USD 100 million to a Zambian investment company related to a 2013 copper price agreement, the state-owned firm claimed today.

Zambia opposition leader ahead in early election results

Early results in Zambia`s presidential election Saturday showed opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema ahead of his rival President Edgar Lungu, in a tight race marred by political tensions.

Zambia votes as campaign unrest tests stability

 Zambians went to the polls on Thursday shaken by an election campaign of "unprecedented" violence that could threaten the country`s relative stability and its democratic record.

Zambia targets zero HIV infection through male circumcision

The Zambian government has targeted at recording zero new HIV/AIDS infections through enforcing voluntary circumcision of about two million men by 2020, state media reported on Wednesday.

Zambia on alert after yellow fever outbreak in neighbouring countries

Yellow fever has been raging since last December in Angola.

True or false? Zambia accuses China of selling human flesh; latter denies reports!

The news first came to light after reports surfaced that accused China of marinating human dead bodies, packaging them in cans and then selling them in African supermarkets.

Scarface: New species of pre-mammal discovered in Zambia

Venomousness is rare among mammals and their extinct relatives but scientists have now identified a new species of venomous relative of mammals in Zambia.

Zambian national arrested with narcotics in Punjab

A Zambian national, studying in a private university in Maheru village here, was arrested for allegedly possessing narcotics, police said on Saturday.

UN probe of Hammarskjold`s death digs up new information

An investigation into the death of United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold in a mysterious plane crash in southern Africa more than 50 years ago has come up with new information, a UN spokesman said Friday.

Chimps use facial expressions to communicate

Chimps use facial expressions to communicate

Chimpanzees are able to use facial expressions and vocalisations flexibly, notably during physical contact play, says a new study.

Zambian police arrest musician for mocking president

A popular Zambian singer was arrested on Monday after being accused by supporters of President Edgar Lungu of mocking the leader in a song that police said could provoke public clashes.

Tata Power to buy 50 pc stake in Zambia's Itezhi Tezhi Power

Tata Power will acquire 50 percent stake in Zambia's Itezhi Tezhi Power Corp Ltd (ITPC) from Tata Africa for an undisclosed amount.

China to unveil Silk Road project plan at Boao Forum next week

Chinese President Xi Jinping will release the implementation plan for his ambitious Silk Road projects listing hundreds of infrastructure ventures at the Boao Forum next week in presence of heads of state from 13 nations.

Zambia President to seek treatment in South Africa after collapse

Zambian President Edgar Lungu said Tuesday he will travel to South Africa for specialised treatment after he collapsed at an International Women`s Day event at the weekend.

Zambian President leaves hospital after collapse

Zambian President Edgar Lungu, who collapsed at an International Women`s Day event Sunday, has left hospital ahead of a trip abroad for specialist treatment, his office has announced.

Zambian president collapses at Women's Day event

Zambian President Edgar Lungu collapsed on the podium while presiding over a Women`s Day celebration in Lusaka on Sunday -- less than two months after the 58-year-old took over from a leader who died in office.

Zambia's ex-mines minister jailed for graft over Chinese licence

Zambia`s former mines minister Maxwell Mwale on Friday was jailed for a year on graft charges linked to the irregular issuing of a mining licence to a Chinese firm in 2009.

Africa Cup of Nations: Win or bust for former champions Zambia

Africa Cup of Nations: Win or bust for former champions Zambia

Former champions Zambia must defeat Cape Verde on Monday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals in Equatorial Guinea.

Defence Minister Lungu wins Zambia`s disputed presidential race

Zambia`s defence minister Edgar Lungu, of the ruling Patriotic Front, has narrowly won the country`s presidential race, the electoral commission announced Saturday after an election marred by delays.

Zambians vote in special presidential election

Zambia goes to the polls on Tuesday in a tightly contested race to elect a president after a ruling party power struggle following the death of Michael Sata in office last year.