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.

Widow of Zambian president joins succession race

The battle for Zambia`s presidency became even more of a family affair on Wednesday with late leader Michael Sata`s widow joining the race to become the ruling party`s candidate.

Watch: 1 baby elephant vs 14 lions – Who won?
Watch: 1 baby elephant vs 14 lions – Who won?

It's hard to believe, but here it is. A baby elephant with its courageous effort survived an attack by 14 lions in the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

Zambia`s white leader under siege as party chief sacked

Zambian politics were thrown into turmoil Tuesday after acting president Guy Scott sacked the secretary general of the ruling party, sparking riots and a rejection of his authority.

Zambians pay respects to late president Sata

Zambians formed long lines on Sunday to pay last respects to their late president, Michael Sata, who died in London last week aged 77 while undergoing treatment for an undisclosed illness.

Zambia in mourning for President as US urges peaceful transition

Zambia holds a second day of mourning Thursday for president Michael Sata, who died in a London hospital, as his deputy Guy Scott becomes, pending elections, Africa`s first white leader since South Africa`s apartheid era.

Zambia `King Cobra` dies; white vice president takes reins

Zambian President Michael Sata, 77, has died in London where he was receiving medical treatment, local media reported Wednesday.

Zambia women team protest over pay
Zambia women team protest over pay

Zambia`s women`s football team ended a three-day sit in at the office of the football association over unpaid allowances on Monday.

The players claim they were supposed to be paid the money for their participation in the African Women Championships held in Namibia.

Boat accident leaves 26 dead in Zambia

At least 26 people, most of them children, died when a ferry capsized in the southern African country of Zambia, police said today.

Zambian president pardons 975 prisoners

 Zambian President Michael Sata has pardoned 975 prisoners as part of 50 years of celebration of the country`s independence from Britain, a senior official said in a statement Friday.

Zambia to face Cote d'Ivoire in friendly
Zambia to face Cote d'Ivoire in friendly

 The Zambia national football team is expected to play Cote d'Ivoire in an international friendly match Saturday, the country's football governing body confirmed Wednesday.

Zambia president flown abroad for medical `check`

Zambian President Michael Sata, who has not been seen in public in weeks, has left the country for a medical check-up, the presidency said Monday.

Again, Zambia denies rumours of president's death

Zambia on Friday denied rumours that President Michael Sata had died during a visit to New York after he failed to make a scheduled speech to the UN general assembly.

Five candidates to host Africa Cup

Mini factfiles of five countries hoping to stage the 2019 or 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. The successful countries will be announced in Addis Ababa Saturday. 

ALGERIA

Bids: 2019 or 2021

Hosts: 1990

Proposed venues: Algiers, Annaba, Blida, Oran

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.

Zambia will not bid for 2017 Africa Cup

The head of Zambia`s football governing body said the southern African nation will concentrate on bidding for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and not the 2017 edition that was earlier given to Libya.

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.

Janza named as new Zambia coach

Honour Janza has been named as new coach of Zambia`s national football team with the goal of guiding the Chipolopolo to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals, an official said on Thursday.

No revolution needed, says Elephants` Herve Renard

New Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard said he would build a new team without resorting to a revolution.