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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 police beat opposition party activists

Zambian police have used batons and teargas on a crowd of opposition activists outside a police station where their leader had been summoned.

Banda’s son ‘pocketed R5m’ in Zambia-Nigeria oil deal

The Lusaka Magistrate's Court has heard that, Henry Banda received US$550 000 from an oil deal, facilitated by his father, with a Nigerian company.

Fugitive Banda accused of siphoning oil millions

Former Zambian president Rupiah Banda's South Africa-based son, Henry, has been embroiled in yet another scandal.

Zambia’s Banda rearrested for corruption

Zambia's embattled ex-president has been rearrested and slapped with fresh graft charges linked to nine trucks used for his re-election campaign.

Zambia’s ex-president to go on trial over oil deal

Rupiah Banda is set to go on trial this week after being charged with abusing his power over a Nigerian oil deal that he struck while in office.

Zambia: Gunning for the ex-president creates climate of unease

In Zambia, prosecuting former presidents has become a familiar pattern.

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.

Zambia’s Banda slams dissolution of his party

Zambia's former leader Rupiah Banda says the dissolution of the former ruling Movement for Multi-Party Democracy has taken away the people's freedom.

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.

Zambia will follow ’10 Commandments’

Zambia President Michael Sata says his government will follow the tenets of the 10 Biblical Commandments.

Zambia tense as votes are counted

Zambia's main opposition appeared on course for a convincing victory Thursday, following an election marred by disorganisation and sporadic violence.

‘King Cobra’ Sata wins Zambia presidential race

Zambian opposition leader Michael Sata was declared the winner of Zambia's presidential election early on Friday.

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