Zambia

WHO helps Zambia immunize 1 million people against cholera

WHO helps Zambia immunize 1 million people against cholera

Two million doses of oral cholera vaccine from the Gavi-funded global stockpile were delivered to the southern African country in January, enough to immunize one million people.

Jan 11, 2018, 10:27 AM IST
Nigeria become first African side to book 2018 FIFA World Cup place

Nigeria become first African side to book 2018 FIFA World Cup place

Nigeria have now qualified for six of the last seven World Cup finals, missing out only in 2006. They reached the second round in Brazil in 2014, before losing 2-0 to France in Brasilia.

Oct 08, 2017, 00:36 AM IST
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.

Dec 20, 2016, 22:04 PM IST

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.

Aug 13, 2016, 14:40 PM IST

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.

Aug 11, 2016, 10:39 AM IST

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.

Jun 23, 2016, 01:49 AM IST

Zambia on alert after yellow fever outbreak in neighbouring countries

Yellow fever has been raging since last December in Angola.

Jun 04, 2016, 03:43 AM IST

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.

May 19, 2016, 21:13 PM IST

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.

Aug 16, 2015, 13:13 PM IST

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.

Jun 27, 2015, 20:12 PM IST

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.

Jun 12, 2015, 23:01 PM IST
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.

Jun 11, 2015, 15:04 PM IST

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.

Jun 09, 2015, 00:49 AM IST

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.

Mar 25, 2015, 19:45 PM IST

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.

Mar 19, 2015, 19:30 PM IST

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.

Mar 10, 2015, 15:36 PM IST

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.

Mar 10, 2015, 13:09 PM IST

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.

Mar 09, 2015, 00:10 AM IST

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.

Feb 27, 2015, 21:28 PM IST
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.

Jan 25, 2015, 15:06 PM IST