Zambia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25618/all en Soccer-Zambia go goalless again in Nations Cup warm-up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/soccer-zambia-go-goalless-again-nations-cup-warm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NDOLA, Zambia, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Zambia played out a goalless draw with Norway on Saturday in their final warm-up match before starting the defence of their African Nations Cup title in South Africa later this month.</p> <p>Zambia failed to score for a fourth successive warm-up game, although they dominated proceedings on Saturday but failed to capitalise on several good opportunities.</p> <p>Norway, with a team of home based players, beat South Africa 1-0 in Cape Town on Tuesday in the first game on their two-match tour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/soccer-zambia-go-goalless-again-nations-cup-warm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Zambia Zambia Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 17:45:16 +0000 5733614 at http://www.globalpost.com Zambia ex-leader called to answer graft charges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/zambia-ex-leader-called-answer-graft-charges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Zambian government anti-graft panel has summoned former president Rupiah Banda to answer corruption charges, the state-run Times of Zambia said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The move is part of a sweeping anti-corruption campaign launched by Banda's successor Michael Sata which mainly targets members of the former administration.</p> <p>Banda, who took office in 2008 but lost the 2011 election to Sata, is due to appear before the anti-graft task force on Thursday. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/zambia-ex-leader-called-answer-graft-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Politics of Zambia Zambia AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:15:25 +0000 5746187 at http://www.globalpost.com Zambia ex-leader refuses to answer graft charges: lawyer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/zambia-ex-leader-refuses-answer-graft-charges-lawyer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zambia's ex-president Rupiah Banda will not appear before a government anti-graft panel which has summoned him to answer corruption charges, because he has immunity, his lawyer said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The summonses form part of a wide-ranging and sweeping anti-corruption campaign launched by Banda's successor Michael Sata, mainly targeting high profile members of the former administration.</p> <p>"He is not going there! For what?" one of Banda's lawyers Sakwiba Sikota declared.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/zambia-ex-leader-refuses-answer-graft-charges-lawyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Politics of Zambia Zambia AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:15:49 +0000 5746997 at http://www.globalpost.com Zambia probe of ex-president a political ploy: lawyer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/zambia-probe-ex-president-political-ploy-lawyer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A bid by Zambia's government to bring ex-president Rupiah Banda before an anti-corruption panel is a ploy to divert attention from the government's own failings, Banda's lawyer claimed Wednesday.</p> <p>The former president has been summoned to answer questions from a team of graft investigators on Thursday.</p> <p>But his lawyer Robert Amsterdam dubbed the investigation "bogus".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/zambia-probe-ex-president-political-ploy-lawyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Politics of Zambia Rupiah Banda Zambia AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:17:41 +0000 5747838 at http://www.globalpost.com 53 dead in Zambia bus crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/53-dead-zambia-bus-crash-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fifty-three people were killed in a high-speed collision between a bus and a truck in Zambia on Thursday, the government said, one of the country's worst-ever traffic accidents.</p> <p>The bus carrying 73 passengers hurtled into an oncoming truck, leaving bloodied bodies and wreckage on a main road north of Lusaka.</p> <p>"I can confirm that 53 people have died in the accident," Harry Kalaba, an official in the vice president's office, told AFP from the crash site 100 kilometres (60 miles) north of the capital.</p> <p>There was serious speeding by all the vehicles involved, Kalaba said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/53-dead-zambia-bus-crash-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Disaster Geography of Africa Zambia AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:31:31 +0000 5748980 at http://www.globalpost.com Opposition wants Zambia frozen out of Commonwealth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/opposition-wants-zambia-frozen-out-commonwealth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zambian opposition leaders called on Tuesday for a suspension of their country from the Commonwealth, accusing President Michael Sata of stifling democracy.</p> <p>The leaders of several opposition parties and civil society groups gathered in Johannesburg to make the call, claiming it was now impossible for them to operate normally in Zambia.</p> <p>They called "for the provisional suspension of Zambia from the Commonwealth pending investigation," into rights abuses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/opposition-wants-zambia-frozen-out-commonwealth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Politics of Zambia Technology Zambia AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:30:42 +0000 5753525 at http://www.globalpost.com Opposition wants Zambia frozen out of Commonwealth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/opposition-wants-zambia-frozen-out-commonwealth-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zambian opposition leaders called on Tuesday for a suspension of their country from the Commonwealth, accusing President Michael Sata of stifling democracy.</p> <p>The leaders of several opposition parties and civil society groups gathered in Johannesburg to make the call, claiming it was now impossible for them to operate normally in Zambia.</p> <p>They called "for the provisional suspension of Zambia from the Commonwealth pending investigation" into rights abuses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/opposition-wants-zambia-frozen-out-commonwealth-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Politics of Zambia Religion Technology Zambia AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:00:32 +0000 5753861 at http://www.globalpost.com Watchdog backs lifting immunity for former president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/watchdog-backs-lifting-immunity-former-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Watchdog Transparency International Zambia said Saturday that it supports calls for lifting the immunity of the country's former president Rupiah Banda so that he can answer corruption charges.</p> <p>"As TIZ we support calls to have the immunity of president Banda removed. This will accord him an opportunity to clear his name against all the corruption charges that he is associated with," TIZ executive director Goodwell Lungu told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/watchdog-backs-lifting-immunity-former-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Politics of Zambia Rupiah Banda Zambia AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 08:45:31 +0000 5757388 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220-18 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zambia seizes control of Chinese-owned coal mine: minister</p> <p>os/arb/lc</p> Zambia AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:17:00 +0000 5761102 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Zambia seizes control of Chinese-owned coal mine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/urgent-zambia-seizes-control-chinese-owned-coal-mine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Zambian government seized control of a Chinese-owned coal mine due to poor compliance with safety and environmental standards, the mines minister said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"Government has... taken over the running of the mine," Mines Minister Yamfwa Mukanga said in a statement.</p> <p>os-sk/arb/lc</p> Zambia AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:31:13 +0000 5761115 at http://www.globalpost.com Zambia seizes control of Chinese-owned coal mine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/zambia-seizes-control-chinese-owned-coal-mine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Zambian government has seized control of a Chinese-owned coal company due to poor compliance with safety and environmental standards, the mines minister said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"Collum Coal mine has had a history of poor safety, health and environmental compliance," Mines Minister Yamfwa Mukanga said in a statement.</p> <p>"In view of this, my ministry has with immediate effect cancelled all three small scale mining licenses held by Collum Coal Mine."</p> <p>"Government has also taken over the running of the mine and will continue to run them until a suitable investor is found."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/zambia-seizes-control-chinese-owned-coal-mine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coal mining Mining Zambia AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:16:57 +0000 5761168 at http://www.globalpost.com Zambia seizes control of Chinese-owned coal mine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/zambia-seizes-control-chinese-owned-coal-mine-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Zambian government has seized control of a Chinese-owned coal company due to poor compliance with safety and environmental standards, the mines minister said Wednesday.</p> <p>"Collum Coal mine has had a history of poor safety, health and environmental compliance," Mines Minister Yamfwa Mukanga said in a statement.</p> <p>"In view of this, my ministry has with immediate effect cancelled all three small scale mining licenses held by Collum Coal Mine."</p> <p>"Government has also taken over the running of the mine and will continue to run them until a suitable investor is found."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/zambia-seizes-control-chinese-owned-coal-mine-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Michael Sata Politics of Zambia Zambia AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:00:43 +0000 5761313 at http://www.globalpost.com Zambia arrests opposition leader: party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/zambia-arrests-opposition-leader-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The leader of Zambia's second-largest opposition group was arrested Tuesday over the killing of a ruling party supporter in the midst of campaigning for a by-election, his party said.</p> <p>Police detained Hakainde Hichilema, head of the United Party for National Development (UPND), in the tourist town of Livingstone 540 kilometres (336 miles) south of the capital Lusaka, according to party spokesman Cornelius Mweetwa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/zambia-arrests-opposition-leader-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hakainde Hichilema Politics of Zambia Technology Zambia AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:45:55 +0000 5767716 at http://www.globalpost.com Zambia president urges calm amid by-election bloodshed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/zambia-president-urges-calm-amid-election-bloodshed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zambian President Michael Sata on Wednesday pleaded with the country's citizens to stop killing each other in the bloody run-up to parliamentary by-elections.</p> <p>Ahead of elections in two parliamentary constituencies Thursday campaigns have been marred by violence that has included the killing of Harrison Chanda, an official from the ruling party.</p> <p>"Why are you fighting? Stop fighting and stop killing each other, your blood is the same. The blood that you kill does not show that this is Tonga, Lozi or Bemba (local language groups)," Sata said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/zambia-president-urges-calm-amid-election-bloodshed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hakainde Hichilema Politics of Zambia Technology Zambia AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:00:43 +0000 5768349 at http://www.globalpost.com Zambia calls for calm, postpones by-election amid bloodshed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/zambia-calls-calm-postpones-election-amid-bloodshed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zambia on Wednesday postponed parliamentary by-elections that have sparked bloodshed in the tourist town of Livingstone, as President Michael Sata urged citizens to stop killing each other.</p> <p>"Due to unprecedented levels of intolerance by political parties and violence" the vote in the southern town has been postponed from Thursday to March 14, said Zambia's electoral commission chief Irene Mambilima.</p> <p>The current political enviroment in Livingstone "is not conducive to hold free and fair elections," she added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/zambia-calls-calm-postpones-election-amid-bloodshed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hakainde Hichilema Politics of Zambia Technology Zambia AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:46:49 +0000 5768840 at http://www.globalpost.com