|Zambia: Ruling Party Turmoil Spreads|
[Zambia Reports]The chaos on the Patriotic Front keeps upgrading itself with 14 cabinet ministers walking out of the cabinet meeting this morning.
|Zambia: Army Accused of Trying to Push Scott Out|
[Zambia Reports]According to information filtering through to Zambia Reports from Arakan Barracks in Lusaka, the defence force in the country has allegedly given Acting President Guy Scott up to Thursday to cede power and concentrate on the re-organisation of the Patriotic Front so that they (...)
Zambia: Son Reveals What Killed President Sata
[Zambia Reports]Late President Michael Sata's oldest son, Mulenga, has revealed that his father died of a heart attack. Mulenga who has admitted that President Sata's health had collapsed over a period said no one poisoned his (...)
I flew into Kenya through JKIA, arrested Indian drug felon says
Kenyan officials knew about my drug conviction and crime record before I was allowed into the country in 2012, the Indian felon Vijay ‘Vicky’ Goswami’s has said. Before that, Vijay had touched down in Kenya in 1994 “on transit“ from Zambia, where he claims he first met slain Mombasa drug...
Zambia: Scott Suspended As Party's Interim Leader
[The Herald]Lusaka -"We regret to inform you that the Central Committee at its last meeting resolved to suspend you from your office for a period of 60 days with immediate effect," the letter dated November 20 reads in part.
Zambia: Adoption of RB Is Final - Muhabi
[Zambia Reports]The National Secretary of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) Muhabi Lungu has declared that the party's decision to adopt former republican president Rupiah Banda as its presidential candidate for the 20th January 2015 is (...)
Zambia: Scott Suspended’
[Times of Zambia]PATRIOTIC Front (PF) members of the Central Committee have petitioned party Secretary General Bridget Attanga to suspend Acting President Guy Scott for 60 days for gross misconduct.
Zambia’s President Scott suspended as ruling party leader
LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambia’s ruling Patriotic Front said on Friday it had suspended President Guy Scott as acting head of the party for “unconstitutional conduct”, in the latest twist of a bitter power struggle ahead of a January election. Scott, who became Africa’s first white head of state in...
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 21/11/2014
Zambia: Scott Suspended by Ruling Party
[Zambia Reports]The Patriotic Front Central Committee has suspended Acting Party and Republican President Guy Scott from the party for sixty days with immediate effect.
Zambia: Ruling Party MPs Demand Scott's Suspension
[Zambia Reports]Representatives of the 70 Members of Parliament arising from a caucus meeting held at Parliament Motel last night have demanded for an immediate suspension of Acting President Guy Scott from the party for breaching the Constitution and for condoning acts of (...)
Sata’s widow joins Zambian presidential race
LUSAKA – The widow of Zambia’s last president has joined nine other candidates seeking to replace him by running for the ruling Patriotic Front’s (PF) presidential ticket ahead of a January election. Christine Kaseba said she wanted to unite the party and build on the achievements of her late (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 20/11/2014
Zambia: First Lady to Run, Sparks Rift in Sata Family
[Zambia Reports]Following former First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba's decision to file nomination papers today to run for the Patriotic Front presidency, the family of the late President Michael Sata finds itself in turmoil.
Zambia: Foreigners Trying to Fix Polls - Report
[Zambia Reports]A group of wealthy South African mining interests and an arms dealer have been secretly aiming to exert their influence to fix the upcoming presidential by-election in Zambia, according to an article published this week in African (...)
Zambia: Former President Banda Seeks Re-Election
[Zambia Reports]A press conference held by the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) National Executive Council (NEC) this evening announced that party President Nevers Mumba has been suspended by the party, while former President Rupiah Banda has finally been officially endorsed as the MMD (...)
Zambia: Scott Sets Election Date
[Zambia Reports]Lusaka -Acting Republican President has announced that the Presidential by-election will be held on the 20th January, 2015.
Zambia to hold presidential by-election Jan. 20
LUSAKA – Zambia’s interim leader announced a presidential by-election on Jan. 20 and called for calm and tolerance amid concerns about a tense contest to succeed President Michael Sata, who died in office last month. Interim president Guy Scott, who became the continent’s first white leader since (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 18/11/2014
Zambia: Sata's Son Joins Presidential Race
[Zambia Reports]Late President Michael Sata's son Mulenga has also joined the swelling race for the Patriotic Front presidency and is this morning expected to file his nomination at cabinet office.
Zambian ex-president up for re-election
Lusaka – Zambia’s opposition was plunged into crisis just weeks before elections Monday as former president Rupiah Banda claimed he had wrested the party’s nomination from a rival and vowed a political comeback. Elections in the copper-rich nation are due within months, following the death in (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 17/11/2014
Zambia: ZICTA provides 147 towers for rural areas
The Zambia Information Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has erected 147 out of 169 new telecommunication towers, which have been earmarked for construction in selected rural parts of Zambia. According to the Zambia Consumer Association (ZACA), the erection of new telecommunication (...)
[IT News Africa] 17/11/2014
Zambia: Edgar Lungu's Support Swells
[Zambia Reports]Patriotic Front Secretary General Edgar Lungu's support to take over as Patriotic Front presidential candidate in the January 2015 poll has swelled with 70 lawmakers rallying behind him.
Zambia: British Council Pledges More Libraries
[Times of Zambia]THE British Council will set up more digital library hubs in various districts of Zambia to facilitate for easier exchange of education programmes with the United Kingdom. British Council Country director Wayne Harper said the organisation was committed to ensuring that schools (...)
Zambia: Mambas in U.S. $48,000 Incentive to Beat Zambia
[Times of Zambia]NEWLY elected Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has offered 1.5 million Metcash (about US$48,000) to the Mamba's to beat the Chipolopolo and qualify for the Equatorial Guinea 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) (...)
Zambia: Man Fined for Illegal Ammo
[Times of Zambia]A thirty-six-year-old man of Sinazongwe has been fined k100 for unlawful possession of ammunition when poaching for ivory and game meat in kazungula recently.
Zambia: 'No Public Comments On Ng'uni Case'
[Times of Zambia]THE Lusaka High Court has directed parties in a case in which retired politician Newton Ng'uni is challenging the hand-over of presidential powers from Justice Minister Edgar Lungu to Acting President Guy Scott not to make public comments on the (...)
Zambia: Opposition Ready for Elections
[Times of Zambia]THE opposition Green Party of Zambia will contest the forthcoming presidential by-election and has floated its leader Peter Sinkamba as the party candidate.
Zambia: Ruling Party Rivals Pull in Opposite Directions
[Zambia Reports]Patriotic Front Secretary General Edgar Lungu says PF officials should not be cheated that the party will hold a National Conference to pick a presidential candidate as stated by Acting President Guy Scott.
Zambia: Nation Wades Into Succession Morass
[ISS]On Thursday 13 November, the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) convened a landmark Central Committee meeting to elect a new candidate in preparation for the country's presidential elections.
Zambia: Minister Demands Deportation of Scott
[Zambia Reports]Senior Patriotic Front officials are becoming more brutal in their power struggles with Chilubi Member of Parliament Obias Chisala saying acting President Guy Scott should be deported.
Sata succession battle in court
The battle to succeed late Zambian president Michael Sata has entered the courts, with supporters of one contender claiming that his right to take over as interim president had been unlawfully denied. Court documents seen on Thursday show former education minister Newton Nguni is seeking a (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 13/11/2014
Sata succession battle in court
Former education minister Newton Nguni is seeking a reversal of the decision to hand power to Zambian Vice-President Guy Scott.
Zambia: Ruling Party Set to Choose Successor
[Zambia Reports]The Patriotic Front will tomorrow hold an extra-ordinary Central Committee meeting at State House to choose a new party President ahead of the forthcoming Presidential election.
Zambia: Scott, Edgar Sued Over Power Transfer
[Times of Zambia]A FORMER minister has challenged the decision to transfer the instruments of power from Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general Edgar Lungu to acting President Guy Scott.
Zambia: New Poll Slated for 2015
[Deutsche Welle]Zambians will go to the polls early next year to elect a new president following the death of Michael Sata two weeks ago. At the funeral ceremony there were calls for a peaceful transition.
Thousands mourn Zambia’s Sata
The funeral of Zambian President Michael Sata has attracted more than 50 000 mourners in Lusaka, including several African leaders.
High wire Germany artists take Victoria Falls in their stride
Two high wire artists have negotiated a successful crossing of the Victoria Falls on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border – the culmination of two years spent in training. Student Lukas Irmler, 26, from Germany, and 34-year-old journalist Reinhard Kleindl from Austria, used a slack line slung across the (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 10/11/2014