|Zimbabwe: Miss Zimbabwe Makes Miss Africa Top 6|
[The Herald] The reigning Miss Zimbabwe Annie Grace Mutambu who took part in the Miss Africa continent on Saturday made it to the top six at this inaugural pageant. Ghanaian Rebecca Asamoah was crowned the first Miss Africa Continent. Zambian Michelo Malambo walked away as the first princess, (...)
|Zambia: Ruling Party Warns Former Vice President|
[Times of Zambia] Patriotic Front (PF) youths have challenged former vice-president Guy Scott to resign from the party on moral grounds instead of constantly issuing attacks on President Edgar Lungu.
Zambia: Church Gives Out Loans
[Times of Zambia] International Ministers' Fellowship and Affiliated Churches (IMFAC) has disbursed loans worth K150,000 to about 300 vulnerable people to help them run business ventures and subsequently reduce household poverty.
Two die in Zambia xenophobic riots At least two people were burned to death in Zambia during riots targeting Rwandan-owned shops over allegations that foreigners were behind a string of ritual killings, police said on Wednesday. The violence erupted earlier this week in slum areas of the (...)
Zimbabwe: Soldiers Deployed in Lusaka
[The Herald] The situation in the restive suburbs and compounds in Zambia's capital Lusaka has improved significantly following the deployment of troops to complement police efforts. This follows two days of rioting and looting that saw foreigners including Zimbabweans seeking refuge at police (...)
Xenophobic attacks erupt in Lusaka
Xenophobic attacks, sparked by rumours that Rwandans were behind ritual killings, continued with several foreign-owned shops looted by locals.
200 seized as mayhem continues in Lusaka
Fears were rife the mayhem was degenerating into a xenophobia, with calls to the police to act fast and more decisively to restore order.
[East Africa News Post] 19/04/2016
Zambia: George Residents Target Foreign Nationals
[Zambia Reports] The fragile peace in Lusaka's Zingalume and Garden townships over ritual murders in the area blew up this morning with residents taking it out on foreign nationals whose property they looted.
Malawi: Govt Recalls Its Envoys in Kenya, Zambia, Japan
[Nyasa Times] Malawi government has recalled its envoys from Kenya, Zambia and Japan and relocating some amidst report that President Peter Mutharika is "absolutely furious" with the fraud at Malawi mission in Addis Ababa and has called for thorough (...)
Mandrax traffickers nabbed
Zambian Zuber Nyirenda (37) and Tanzanian Musa Yange (42), were this past Saturday evening caught trafficking 141 packages of Mandrax tablets at the Tlokweng/Kopfontein Border post. The suspects were travelling from Tanzania in a truck stashed with Mandrax packages, which they managed to sneak (...)
Zambia adopts Chinese language in schools
LUSAKA – Zambia is taking its co-operation with China to another level with the introduction of Chinese in its education curriculum in what it says will enhance cultural, economic and commercial exchanges between the countries. In 2013, the government added Chinese to the international languages (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 18/04/2016
Dr Maggie Kigozi wears many hats
Dr Maggie Kigozi is a trained medical doctor and practised medicine in Uganda, Kenya and Zambia for 17 years before quitting in 1994 and joining the corporate world.
[East Africa News Post] 16/04/2016
Zambian police arrest two journalists for defaming president
LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambian police on Tuesday briefly detained two journalists over a story quoting an opposition leader saying President Edgar Lungu used public funds to pay for a holiday, in a further sign of rising political tension ahead of August elections. The two journalists from a (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 13/04/2016
Hotel LP acquires Inter-continental Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia
QG Africa Hotel LP has acquired 100 per cent interest in the InterContinental Hotel Lusaka from Kingdom Hotel Investments for a gross consideration of USD 35.9 million. The firm is a Mauritius-based fund managed by QG Investments Africa Management Ltd, a company of the Quantum Global group which closed the transaction...
[The African Business Fortune] 12/04/2016
Zambia: Kwacha Appreciation - Govt Deserves Praise
[Times of Zambia] WE are waiting to hear what the noisy prophets of doom will be talking about now, since one of their favourite subject of the Kwacha underperforming is adequately being addressed by the Government.