Zambia land grab: Chiefs' land sale sparks national outrage

The United Nations is warning that many Zambians are at risk of becoming squatters on their own land. As Zambia’s agricultural industry grows, land is being sold and people displaced.


South African opposition leader 'barred' from Zambia

Maimane says he was denied entry to the country over his support for a Zambian opposition leader charged with treason.

South Africa's Mmusi Maimane 'barred' from Zambia


Zambia considers treason charge against opposition leader

A Zambian court will rule on whether it will proceed with a case of treason against the leader of the opposition.


Zambia upholds treason charges against opposition head

Court refuses to dismiss charges against Hichilema, who was arrested for allegedly blocking the president's limousine.

Zambian court upholds treason charges against Hichilema


Zambia denies opposition leader barred access to lawyer

Arrested on treason charges, Hakainde Hichilema's party claims he has been denied access to a lawyer.

Zambia denies opposition leader barred access to lawyer


Zambian opposition leader charged with treason

Opposition leader charged with treason after his motorcade allegedly blocked Zambian President Edgar Lungu's convoy.

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema charged with treason


Zambian opposition leader 'detained for treason'

Detention follows dispute over Hichilema's vehicles allegedly blocking President Lungu's motorcade on main road.

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema detained


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.


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: 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.


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


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.


Zambia's boxing star

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


Zambia: Democratic victory or vote snatching?

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

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