Zambia president sacks minister amid succession battle

Zambian president Michael Sata on Thursday sacked his justice minister, a top contender in the battle to succeed the reportedly ailing leader.

Facebook offers free internet access to Zambians

Facebook has launched a free app that provides limited internet access to people in the African nation Zambia who have mobile phones without data plans.

Battle to contain Ebola intensifies with Nigeria seeking volunteers

The battle to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak continued on Saturday with Nigeria appealing for volunteers to help halt the spread of the virus and Guinea shutting its land borders with two west African neighbours.

Zambian President in Israel on `working holiday`

Zambia`s President is visiting Israel for what officials of both countries call a "working holiday," but some of his compatriots in the southern African country say the purpose of his trip is unclear.

Zambia seeks IMF aid as currency, copper prices plunge

Zambia is seeking help from the International Monetary Fund, after its currency kwacha lost about a fifth of its value and prices of its key export commodity copper slumped, the Fund has said.

Elephant poaching on the rise in Zambia

Zambia is losing its elephants rapidly due to rising incidents of poaching.

Son of Zambian ex-president jailed two years for graft

Zambian ex-diplomat and son of former president Rupiah Banda was on Friday sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of corruption.

Zambia arrests politician over potato jibe

Zambian police have arrested and charged an opposition leader with defamation, after he compared the president to a potato.

Zambia ex-president barred from leaving country, again

Embattled Zambian ex-president Rupiah Banda was on Friday blocked from leaving the country but said he was unfazed by his "persecution."

Zambia road accident: Police confirm 51 deaths

Fifty-one people died and several others were injured when a passenger bus collided with a truck near the Zambian capital on Thursday, reports said.

Zambia seeks India`s help for Green Revolution

Zambia urged India to provide technical and financial support to help bring in a Green Revolution and ensure food security in the country.

Zambia: Opposition`s Michael Sata declared next President

The electoral commission said Michael Sata had won with 43 percent of the vote to Rupiah Banda`s 36 percent.

Western Zambia sees deadly protests over secession

A debate over Barotseland`s status has simmered for decades in Zambia.

Chinese bosses shoot protesting Zambian miners: Police

Managers at a Chinese Coal Mine shot at 12 miners who were protesting against poor working conditions.

Zambia, Cameroon into Nations Cup quarter-finals

Zambia and Cameroon advanced to the African Nations Cup quarter-finals by the slimmest margin after Group D ended in a dramatic three-way tie.

Vedanta to invest another $1.5 bn in Zambia

Metals and mining major Vedanta Resources, promoted by non-resident Indian Anil Agarwal, plans to invest $1.5 billion in Zambia to expand its production of copper cathodes to half a million tonnes by 2013.

India, Zambia to enhance trade and commerce ties

India and Zambia have emphasised the need to enhance their bilateral ties and cooperation in trade and commerce while referring the special and historic relationships between both the countries.

V-P accorded a rousing welcome in Zambia

Vice-President Hamid Ansari was
on Tuesday accorded a rousing welcome on his arrival here in the
Zambian capital as India sought to enhance bilateral ties and
explore investment opportunities in Africa.

BSNL may submit financial bid for Zambia Telecom

BSNL is likely to submit financial bid for a majority stake in Zambia’s leading telecom company, Zambia Telecommunications Ltd (Zamtel).

Zambian ex-president`s verdict postponed

The verdict in former Zambian
President Frederick Chiluba`s six-year corruption trial has
been postponed until next week, an aide said on Friday.