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Charles Mafa

Zambians weary of sick presidents

Edgar Lungu's illness is giving life to rumours of alcoholism – and to the opposition's ambition.

Turncoat Banda upsets Zambian politics

Zambia's ex-president Rupiah Banda has joined the opposition Patriotic Front party after failing to win his party's backing.

Zambia’s draft constitution fails scrutiny

A draft constitution for Zambia released last month has drawn criticism from an eminent lawyer because of insufficient debate, amongst other things.

Zambia’s 19-year wait for closure

The government has yet to reveal what caused the aeroplane crash that killed the football team

Former first son ‘cannot go home’

Henry Banda of Zambia is staying put in South Africa, citing prejudice against him.

Fugitive Banda son in South Africa

Henry Banda, the son of former Zambia president Rupiah Banda, is wanted by Interpol but he has permanent residence and a business in South Africa.

Zambian VIPs choose SA doctors

Leaders flock south for medical care at taxpayers' expense as country's healthcare sector founders.

French energy giant fined for bribery

Alstom, a French engineering company with links to the SA nuclear industry, is in the firing line for 'improper payments' to an official in Zambia.

French giant fined for bribery

A company with links to the South African nuclear industry is in the firing line for 'improper payments'.

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