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Coronavirus alert: Health workers warn Africa not prepared for new virus

At a Chinese-run hospital in Zambia, some employees watched as people who recently returned from China showed up with coughs but were not placed in isolation.A doctor tending to those patients has stopped coming to work, and health workers...

Coffin traders sacked from Zambia hospital

Coffin sellers at Zambia University Teaching Hospital have been given up to March 2020 to find an alternative place for their business, failure to which they will be relocated to graveyards, reports Zambia Daily Mail.Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa said...

US diplomat claim ‘threatened’ in Zambia gay rights row

The US ambassador to Zambia has said he has been threatened over his comments on the sentencing of a gay couple, deepening a diplomatic row.Daniel Foote said he was "horrified" by the jailing of Japhet Chataba and Steven Samba.A...

Zambia plane with 41 passengers lands safely after lightning strike

A pilot in Zambia performed a heroic feat on Monday when he managed to safely land a Dash 8-300 plane, with 41 passengers on board, after it was hit by lightning and a hailstorm.The incident happened as the plane,...

Chinese StarTimes CEO in Zambia deported for being abusive

The Zambian government has deported a Chinese media executive over "derogatory and abusive language", a spokesman said. Yi Jian is the chief executive officer of TopStar Communications Company Limited, which is a joint venture between Beijing-based Star Times and the...

Xenophopia: Zambia radio station bans South African musics

A popular radio station in Zambia has said it will no longer play South African music in protest against the xenophobic attacks that have been taking place in South Africa. "Hot FM will cease to play music by South African...

Zambian politician charged with defaming president gets bail

A court in Zambia has charged leader of a small opposition party with defaming President Edgar Lungu, after he allegedly referred to the head of state as a dog. Chishimba Kambwili, who denied the charge and was released on bail,...

Zambian party leader arrested for defaming the president

Police arrested the leader of a small Zambian opposition party on Wednesday on charges of defaming President Edgar Lungu by describing the head of state as a dog, his lawyer said. Chishimba Kambwili, leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC),...

Zambia police quiz Hichilema over ‘anti-China comments’

Police in Zambia have questioned main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema for allegedly fueling attacks against Chinese nationals in the country's second city of Kitwe, the AFP news agency reports.Police chief of the...

Huge emerald found in Zambia Kagem mine

Miners at Zambia's Kagem mine, in the north of the country, have discovered a rare high quality 5,655 carat (1.13kg) emerald crystal.The emerald – dubbed "Inkalamu" (meaning lion) - "shows remarkable clarity...
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UN calls for independent investigation into Cameroon anglophone village massacre

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Nigeria military invade community burns homes after sea pirates attack

Nigerian soldiers torched more than 20 homes in a community in the oil-rich Niger Delta after "suspected pirates" killed six people, security sources and...

Police in South Africa hunt for female guard who stole $267k in cash

South African Police are still on the hunt for a female security official who allegedly stole R4m(about $267,000) in cash from her employer, SBV...

Spain searching for over 100 aboard 3 missing migrant boats

Spanish authorities are searching for possibly dozens of migrants missing on three boats en route to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, maritime...

Lesotho 1st lady set for trial in PM’s ex-wife murder March 27

The wife of Lesotho’s prime minister, who is charged with murdering her predecessor, will stand trial on March 17, a magistrate ruled on Tuesday...