LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia's founding president Kenneth Kaunda has issued a rare public plea to protest the construction of a major copper mine in a national park on the Zambezi River.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's soccer federation (SAFA) says Madagascar pulled out of playing an international game on Saturday, amid xenophobic violence in Johannesburg and elsewhere in the...
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry has met with military veterans in Zambia during events to commemorate those who served in World War I and World War II.
The Duke of Sussex, who served in the British army, on Tuesday wore his military medals on a civilian suit as he greeted Zambian servicemen in uniform and posed for photographs at the Burma Barracks in Lusaka, the Zambian capital.
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry is in Zambia for a two-day visit during which he will attend a commemoration of Zambian military veterans and meet Zambian officials, social workers and young entrepreneurs.
A girl with flowers and traditional dancers welcomed Harry after he stepped off a plane in the Zambian capital of Lusaka on Monday. The Duke of Sussex later planned to attend a reception celebrating ties between Britain and Zambia.
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Police in Zambia say at least 10 miners are dead after a mine dump collapsed about 500 kilometers (310 miles) from the capital, Lusaka.
Illegal mining has been a sensitive subject for the government of the southern African nation for years. It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse.
Copperbelt Province police commissioner Charity Katanga says 10 bodies have been retrieved and several other people were injured.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zambia has struggled to contain one of its deadliest cholera outbreaks in years, sending soldiers into a slum last week to keep order, collaborating with the World Health Organization on a vaccination program and even declaring a week of prayer.
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia's army has stepped in after some residents in the capital rioted over the removal of market vendors amid a deadly cholera outbreak.
Security forces have been clearing streets of the vendors as cholera cases in Lusaka have risen above 2,500 with at least 58 deaths.
Residents of the densely packed Kanyama slum rioted in protest on Friday, destroying property and looting nearby shops.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zambia is set to vaccinate one million people in its capital against cholera as a deadly outbreak grows.
The World Health Organization says doses of the cholera vaccine have been delivered to the impoverished southern African nation as fears spread in Lusaka.
Zambia's health ministry says 58 of the 63 countrywide deaths in the cholera outbreak that began in early October have occurred in the capital. Of the 2,672 cases across the country, 2,558 have been in Lusaka.
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The Lusaka high court has dropped treason charges against Zambia's most prominent opposition leader and released him from custody.
The United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema had been detained since April. Authorities had accused him of blocking President Edgar Lungu's motorcade with his own convoy.
The Director of Public Prosecutions asked the court to discharge Hichilema.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zambian media say 93-year-old Kenneth Kaunda, the country's independence leader and its former longtime president, has left a hospital after several days of treatment.
State broadcaster ZNBC reports that Kaunda went home Saturday from the hospital in Lusaka, the Zambian capital. He will return at an undisclosed time for previously scheduled tests.
ZNBC had earlier quoted the health minister as saying Kaunda had been suffering from "minor complaints."
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zambian media say 93-year-old Kenneth Kaunda, the country's independence leader and former longtime president, is hospitalized.
State broadcaster ZNBC reported Wednesday that Kaunda was admitted Tuesday evening to the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, the capital.
ZNBC quotes Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya as saying Kaunda is in stable condition after "minor complaints" and could leave the hospital by Thursday.
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia's main opposition leader has been charged with treason after he was accused of obstructing the motorcade of President Edgar Lungu, the lawyer for Hakainde Hichilema said Tuesday. Under the country's penal code, treason carries a death sentence.
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian police say eight people have died and 28 have been injured in a stampede during food handouts at a youth center in the capital, Lusaka.
Police spokeswoman Esther Katongo said the stampede happened Monday when people forced their way into the Olympic Youth Development Centre, where the distribution of food handouts was scheduled to take place.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico cities are donating emergency response equipment to their sister cities in Africa.
Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry says New Mexico's largest city will be donating firefighting gear along with a retired firetruck to the community of Lusaka in Zambia.
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — A Zambian opposition leader and presidential candidate who recently protested the incumbent's election win was released on bail Thursday after pleading not guilty to charges of sedition and unlawful assembly.
United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema, who lost the August election to incumbent President Edgar Lungu, was arrested this week and accused of addressing a crowd without a police permit.
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia's president has been re-elected in a closely contested vote over the main opposition leader, the country's election panel said Monday. However, opposition allegations of polling irregularities raised the prospect of continued tension after a campaign marred by street clashes.
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambians formed long lines at polling stations on Thursday in a tight election race for president and parliament that has been marred by violence between rival factions.
There were no immediate reports of unrest during voting in a country whose peaceful transitions of power in the past have been held up as a democratic model in Africa. However, officials were anticipating tension after polls closed Thursday evening and after the final announcement...
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia is voting for president Thursday amid unprecedented political violence after years of peaceful power transitions that the U.S. last year praised as a "model for Africa."
President Edgar Lungu, who has been in office for just a year and a half, faces businessman Hakainde Hichilema of the opposition United Party for National Development. Lungu took office in...