Africa

Zambia reopens schools after cholera outbreak

Schools, churches and markets in Zambia are reopening three weeks after the government introduced emergency measures to contain a deadly cholera outbreak.

Zambia

Zambia cholera crisis: 'Burying people by the hundreds'

Zambia's government says it will ease some of the emergency measures it introduced to stamp out a cholera outbreak that has killed at least 72 people.

Zambia

Is Zambia making progress in its fight against cholera?

Officials say international school and some shopping centres to reopen, but residents remain worried about the disease.

Zambians worried despite 'progress' against cholera

Africa

Zambia cholera outbreak: Riots over emergency measures

Street vendors arrived on the outskirts of the Zambian capital Lusaka to find that their food stalls had been shut down after they had set up shop in defiance of emergency measures that banned public gatherings and imposed a curfew.

Health

Zambia: Army operation to stamp out cholera outbreak

Zambia has launched a major military operation to clamp down on a cholera outbreak.

Health

Zambia deploys army to fight cholera outbreak

President Edgar Lungu directs military to help fight a cholera outbreak that has claimed 41 lives since late September.

Zambia deploys army to fight cholera outbreak

Africa

White farmers thrive in Zambia years after driven from Zimbabwe

One of former President Robert Mugabe's most controversial policies was the land reform programme of 2000 which made it legal for black Zimbabweans to seize properties from white farmers - without compensation.

Zambia

HRW: Rural communities displaced by commercial farmers in Zambia

Human Rights Watch released a new report on the impact of commercial farming on rural communities in Zambia. The report says that vulnerable rural communities are paying the price, and in some cases, they are being forced to give up their land.

Opinion

'We slept out in the open air like wild animals'

Zambia's agricultural development initiatives are resulting in forced evictions and devastation for the rural poor.

Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu

by Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu

Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu

Africa

Zambia: Farmers encouraged to plant drought-resistant crops

The Zambian government is building more maize storage facilities and trying to encourage farmers to grow drought-resistant crops such as millet, sorghum and cassava.

Africa

Zambia's lead mining poisoning children

Zambia's economy was built on mining. But more than a century later children are still feeling the aftereffects of years of toxins polluting the environment.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

'At least I'm alive': DRC child refugees flee to Zambia

As fighting rages in the central African nation, almost two-thirds of Congo's refugees arriving in Zambia are children.

Refugees

Thousands flee violence in central Africa

Clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo have sent a wave of refugees into neighbouring Zambia.

Africa

DR Congo violence drives thousands into Zambia

Refugees escape inter-ethnic clashes and fighting between DRC security forces and militia groups, says UNHCR.

 DR Congo violence drives thousands into Zambia

Africa

Zambia frees opposition leader, drops treason charges

Hakainde Hichilema, accused of plotting to overthrow government, freed by judge after state prosecutor drops charges.

Zambia frees opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema