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Obert Simwanza

Obert Simwanza

    Zambia vote extended into third day
    Zambia vote extended into third day
    Zambian police fired tear gas to disperse supporters of the leading opposition candidate, as the presidential election was extended into a third day.
    Opposition cries foul in Zambia presidential poll
    Opposition cries foul in Zambia presidential poll
    Opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema said some remote parts of the country had not received ballot papers halfway through the polling day.
    High-profile homosexuality cases return to Zambia's courts
    High-profile homosexuality cases return to Zambia's courts
    Two cases involving a suspected gay couple and a gay rights activist have returned to Zambian courts, raising concerns over growing homophobia.
    Zambian govt risks ire by scrapping maize subsidy
    Zambian govt risks ire by scrapping maize subsidy
    A decision by Zambia's president to slash a key food subsidy threatens to hit the poor, stoke inflation and spark a revolt against his government.
    Heroes' welcome for Zambia's Copper Bullets
    Heroes' welcome for Zambia's Copper Bullets
    Chipolopolo have returned home to an ecstatic welcome from thousands of fans who gathered to greet the Africa Cup of Nations's winning team.
    I'm allergic to corruption, says Zambia's Sata
    I'm allergic to corruption, says Zambia's Sata
    Zambia's new president Michael Sata has taken a strong stance on corruption, vowing to prosecute anyone found guilty of embezzlement.
    Vote delays spark unrest in Zambian polls
    Vote delays spark unrest in Zambian polls
    Stone-throwing mobs smashed cars and blocked roads during voting in Lusaka after the opposition accused President Banda's party of rigging the ballot.
    US brandishes AGOA carrot at AU trade talks
    US brandishes AGOA carrot at AU trade talks
    The US has urged AU countries to take advantage of a trade act which grants well-governed African states preferential access to the US economy.
    SADC leaders meet on Zimbabwe stand-off
    SADC leaders meet on Zimbabwe stand-off
    Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will ask a regional security summit on Thursday to stop what he says is a crackdown by Robert Mugabe.
    Zimbabwe tensions top security summit
    Zimbabwe tensions top security summit
    African leaders on Thursday will try to defuse escalating tensions in Zimbabwe, where President Robert Mugabe is accused of cracking down on rivals.
    Zambia's last DRC refugees fear return home
    Zambia's last DRC refugees fear return home
    Ten years after fleeing war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Muzungu Makoi says he is still haunted by the massacres and refuses to leave Zambia.