Africa

Zambia’s women boxers battle social norms

Zambian women are increasingly taking up boxing, in part because they are inspired by World Boxing Council bantamweight champion Catherine Phiri. Until 2010, women could not register as professional boxers. Now, they fill gyms.

Africa

Zambians seeking food aid killed in stampede

At least eight killed as many affected by humanitarian crisis caused by severe regional drought scramble for handouts.

Zambians seeking food aid killed in stampede

Middle East

U-20 Cup of Nations: Africa excelling at youth level

Pele once famously predicted an African country would win the World Cup before the year 2000. The Brazilian football legend may have gotten that forecast wrong, but young players from the continent are excelling.

Zambia

Zambia: Lungu takes oath of office after disputed vote

Edgar Lungu inaugurated as president, after court bid by opposition leader fails to block swearing-in ceremony.

Media

Zambia switches off three broadcasters after tense vote

Regulator suspends licences for one TV and two radio stations, saying they had posed a risk to peace during election.

Zambia regulator suspends three private broadcasters

Sport

Zambia's rising queens of the boxing ring

With the success of lightweight champion Esther Phiri, boxing has become a popular sport among Zambia's women.

Witness

Zambia's boxing star

Esther Phiri has become an icon for Zambian women, fighting stereotypes and finding success in and outside the ring.

Opinion

Zambia: Democratic victory or vote snatching?

In a country known for peaceful politics and national unity, there is a real danger of escalating conflict.

Vito Laterza

by Vito Laterza

Vito Laterza

Politics

Zambia arrests 133 protesters after contested election

Police accuse the opposition of attacking perceived supporters of the president after disputed election result.

Zambia arrests 133 protesters after contested election

Zambia

Zambia's Lungu wins re-election but rival cries foul

Opposition party challenges result of presidential election, claiming the electoral commission colluded to rig the vote.

Zambia

Large turnout in Zambia election will test ruling party

Results expected to be close in presidential and parliamentary elections, which saw violence during campaign period.

Africa

Zambia's voices on the elections and their future hopes

After elections campaign period rocked by violence, Zambians prepare for polls to elect new president and parliament.

Zambia's voices on the elections and their future hopes

Politics

Zambia suspends election campaigning over violence

Electoral commissions halts campaigning in the capital for 10 days following the death of opposition supporter.

Zambia suspends election campaigning over violence

Africa

Zambia: Refugees attacked after 'ritual murders'

Homes and businesses owned by foreigners looted in Lusaka as refugees are blamed for recent killings.

Politics

Zambia sets presidential election to August 2016

Government spokesman says president will sign new Constitution on Tuesday, paving the way for elections later in 2016.

Zambia sets presidential election to August 2016