Shoprite Truck Implicated in Zambia Immigration Bust

ZAMBIA | The Luangwa Immigration Office caught 50 undocumented Ethiopians aged between 14 and 35 for illegally entering and staying in the country. Additionally, they apprehended two Zambians, Blessing Tembo (28) from Lusaka’s Garden House and Benson Mfula (32) from Petauke District,
April 22, 2024

Zambia won’t allow gay practices, president Hichilema says

Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema has said that Gay and Lesbian practices cannot be condoned because the country is a Christian nation. President Hichilema said the country can only “realign sound democratic values with other countries”, local media reports. Last month, the president
November 8, 2021

Zambian President Hichilema denies gay rights talks during US trip

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema has denied holding talks on gay rights during his trip to the United Nations general assembly in New York. Same-sex relationships are outlawed in Zambia, where British colonial-era laws on homosexuality still apply. President Hichilema made the remarks
October 1, 2021

Zambia’s Konkola Copper Mines liquidator arrested

LUSAKA — The state-appointed provisional liquidator of Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), Milingo Lungu, has been arrested and charged with laundering more than $2 million, Zambia’s money-laundering authority said on Wednesday. “The money is said to have come into his possession by virtue
September 29, 2021

Zambia’s debt to Chinese lenders now $6.6bn, study finds

The amount of money that Zambia owes Chinese lenders is nearly double what the Zambian government had previously admitted. Zambia spends at least 30% of its income on interest payments, according to credit ratings firm S&P Global. Last year, it missed an
September 28, 2021

Zambia’s Hichilema meets US Vice President Kamala Harris

United States Vice President Kamala Harris met at the White House complex Wednesday with Zambia’s newly elected president, longtime opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema. Harris welcomed Hichilema to the vice president’s ceremonial office, saying he is the first Zambian leader to visit the
September 23, 2021

Britain freezes aid to Zambia over corruption concerns

The UK government has frozen direct financial aid to the Zambian government after concerns about widespread corruption. Britain’s High Commissioner to Lusaka Fergus Cochrane-Dyet confirmed the suspension of funding in a tweet posted late on Monday. “Correct that UK frozen all bilateral
September 18, 2018

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