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Zambia deports Biti, defying court order

Tendai Biti fled to Zambia on Wednesday, reportedly facing charges at home of inciting post-election violence

Zambia’s crackdown on sex dolls provokes fierce rights debate

​No one sells them openly, no one admits to owning one, and no one has been arrested— but Zambia is waging a fierce campaign against sex dolls

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction

Madibeng has a ‘blatant disregard for the law’

The local municipality irregularly spent at least R443.8-million according to the auditor general’s latest report

Q&A Sessions: ‘I think I was born way before my time’ — Mamodupi Mohlala

The chief executive of the Estate Agency Affairs Board and the deputy chair of the SABC board, shares her take on retrenchments at the public broadcaster and reveals why she hates horror movies

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Introducing Greening the Future 2020

We highlight the work of those accelerating sustainable living in SA – at a vital moment for the environment

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation