A major UK-based mining company operating in Zambia has been polluting the drinking water in the African nation to catastrophic levels, prompting legal action in British courts by lawyers representing hundreds of Zambian villagers affected by toxic leaks.
The Zambian government has denied media reports that it is lagging behind in terms of preparations for the co-hosting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) general assembly with Zimbabwe, saying preparations are on course.
At least five people are feared dead after part of the earth caved in and buried them alive as they were working on a sewer line in a splashy residential area in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, local media reported on Monday.
20120814 AFP Zambia's main opposition leader was arrested Monday and charged with publishing false information after he claimed that ruling party youth were being trained by Sudanese militia, police said.
20120806 AFP Zambian coal miners killed a Chinese mine manager and injured his colleague in a riot over wages at a mine known for tensions with the Chinese investor in southern Zambia, state media reported.
20120530 AFP The death toll from a massive stampede that broke out in northeastern Zambia when 5,000 people jostled for casual work at a fishing factory has risen to nine, a local official said Tuesday.
20120225 AFP UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that Zambia had deepened its democracy with a peaceful handover of power following the election of ex-opposition leader President Michael Sata last year.
20120214 AFP Zambia's national team arrived home Monday to an ecstatic welcome from thousands of fans who gathered to greet the Copper Bullets after they won the country's first Africa Cup of Nations title.
20120214 AP LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — With an escort of jet fighters screaming above and tens of thousands of screaming fans on the ground, Zambia's victorious soccer team flew home Monday to a hero's welcome.
20111222 Reuters LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's President Michael Sata has appointed as the country's chief prosecutor a renowned corruption-busting lawyer, in move seen as signalling his new government is serious about its fight against graft.
20111201 Reuters LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian police charged a former labour minister with receiving stolen property after 2.1 billion kwacha was found buried at his farm, in the first high-profile case in a graft crackdown under new President Michael Sata.