Tag Archives: Zambia

13Aug/17

Zambia to Drop Treason Charges Against Opposition Leader – Sources

LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambia plans to drop treason charges against the country’s main opposition leader and free him from prison on Monday under a deal brokered by the Commonwealth secretary-general, government and legal sources told Reuters. Continue reading

12Aug/17

Britain’s Tullow launches oil, gas exploration in Zambia

LUSAKA, Aug 11 (Reuters) – British company Tullow Oil on Friday started exploring for oil and gas in Zambia, Africa’s No.2 copper producer, as the country pushes to diversify its economy and reduce its reliance on the industrial metal.
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05Jul/17

Zambia’s President to seek parliament approval to declare state of emergency

LUSAKA, July 5 (Reuters) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu will seek parliament’s approval to impose emergency laws, he said on Wednesday, after a fire gutted the country’s biggest market in what Lungu said was a politically motivated arson attack.
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05Jul/17

Zambia’s biggest market gutted, government suspects arson

LUSAKA, July 4 (Reuters) – Fire gutted part of Zambia’s biggest market in the nation’s capital on Tuesday in what the government suspected was an act of arson as tensions rise following the arrest of an opposition leader.
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13May/17

Zambia’s poorest farmers risk becoming “squatters on their own land” – UN expert

LONDON, May 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zambia’s smallholder farmers could be made squatters on their own land as the country opens up to farming multinationals in an effort to boost its economy, said a United Nations expert. Continue reading

20Apr/17

Zambian opposition leader’s lawyers ask court to throw out treason case

Zambian opposition leader, Hichilema Hakainde appeared before court to face charges of plotting to overthrow the government. Hichilema was arrested last week in a police raid on his home, raising political tension in a country that has traditionally been relatively stable. Hichilema’s supporters are threatening to go to the streets if he is not released soon.
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13Apr/17

Zambia denies detained opposition leader barred access to lawyers

LUSAKA, April 13 (Reuters) – Zambian police denied on Thursday that opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema had been refused access to his lawyers and family since his arrest this week but his attorney insisted this was the case in an intensifying political crisis.
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