Vice President Kamala Harris paused Friday during a whirlwind diplomatic swing through Africa for something much more personal: A visit to the site of her maternal grandfather’s home in Lusaka, where he lived as an Indian public servant in the 1960s.
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The bodies of 27 men believed to be Ethiopian nationals were discovered Sunday in Zambia’s capital city, police have confirmed.
The body of a 23-year-old Zambian student who died while fighting for the Russian army in the war in Ukraine has been returned home.
Veteran Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema appears on the verge of clinching the country’s presidency, with a commanding lead in votes.
Supporters of Zambian opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema have begun celebrating as early election results show him leading in the tightly-fought, tense presidential race.
Zambian polling places stayed open after dark, as voters at some waited in long lines to cast their ballots while in others officials began counting the results.
Zambia’s main opposition leader has warned the military deployed on the streets ahead of crucial elections Thursday against “aiding a particular party” and raised concern that the country could fall into chaos if the polls are “mismanaged.”
Zambia’s president Monday opened a sprawling new Chinese-funded and built terminal at the main airport in the capital, Lusaka, days before crucial polls, warning that election-related violence could shatter the stability of one of Africa’ most peaceful nations.
African leaders have gathered with ordinary Zambians to attend a memorial service Friday for Kenneth Kaunda, the nation’s founding president and champion of African nationalism.
Zambia’s first president Kenneth Kaunda has died at the age of 97, the country’s president Edgar Lungu announced Thursday evening.
Zambia’s first president Kenneth Kaunda, 97, has been admitted to hospital, his office announced Monday, as the southern African country battles a surge in COVID-19.