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.

Zambia readies for presidential vote

Zambian political parties have wrapped up their campaigns ahead of a special presidential election called following the death of president Michael Sata last year.

Copper plays surprise role in Zambia presidential vote

A controversial decision to hike mining royalties in copper-rich Zambia has not only spooked investors but has become an unlikely presidential election issue in one of Africa`s two biggest producers.

Zambia votes after President`s death sparks power struggle

Zambians head to the polls on Tuesday in a special election to chose a new president for the copper-rich southern African nation and replace Michael Sata who died last year.

Africa Nations Cup: Cape Verde capable of reaching last eight
Africa Nations Cup: Cape Verde capable of reaching last eight

The Cape Verde Islands arrived as an oddity at the last African Nations Cup finals but two years on will have credible hopes of again reaching the quarter-finals of the continental championship. 

Zambia`s acting president refuses to quit, slams `treason`

Zambia`s acting president Guy Scott on Wednesday rejected a call for his resignation by a majority of cabinet ministers, and suggested a meeting they held without him had been treasonous.

Airtel sells over 1100 towers in Zambia and Rwanda to IHS

Bharti Airtel on Monday sold over 1,100 telecom towers in Zambia and Rwanda to IHS Holding at an estimated USD 180-200 million to pare debt.