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2017-04-23 Zambia Turns to Charcoal As Hydroelectricity Sources Drain
[Deutsche Welle] Zambia has long relied on rainfall to generate electricity. But with climate change rapidly depleting water sources, people are turning to charcoal for their power needs, prompting calls to ban the black fuel.

2017-04-24 Zambia Yet to Release Held Tanzanian Timber Trucks
[Daily News] Owners of trucks seized in Zambia carrying logs from DR Congo are counting a loss of 15bn/-. Their 600 trucks have been held for two months now. They are calling for immediate solution to the matter.

2017-04-21 Former Information Minister Kambwili in Road Accident
[Zambia Reports] Former Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili has survived a road traffic accident in Mwense area in Luapula Province.

2017-04-21 President Lungu Threatens to Declare State of Emergency
[Zambia Reports] President Lungu said he may be forced to declare a state of emergency if his political adversaries continue daring him.

2017-04-21 Police Arrests 7 Suspected Opposition Cadres
[Zambia Reports] Police have arrested suspected United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres that attempted to cause confusion in Kamwala area.

2017-04-20 Zambia and Zimbabwe - Why Fair Elections Are Essential for Africa's Development
[Daily Maverick] Zimbabwe is used as a case study of a broken society; a country in which those in power concern themselves only with maintaining power and amassing wealth. Zimbabwe is also often cited as an exceptional case. However, while it's situation undoubtedly has its own peculiarities, Zimbabwe has not followed a path that is impassable for others. It is dangerous to think otherwise. By TENDAI BITI.

2017-04-21 Political Entrant Tayali Comes Back Fighting
[Zambia Reports] Political entrant Chilufya Tayali has come backing fighting hours after spending four days in police custody for alleged criminal libel for criticising Police Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja.

2017-04-20 Stop Recklessly Commenting On Hichilema Treason Trial, Lungu Tells Party Officials
[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has put a gag on ministers and Patriotic Front officials recklessly commenting on the treason charge of UPND president Hakainde Hichilema.

2017-04-19 From Research to Entrepreneurship - Fishing Youth and Women Out of Poverty
[IPS] Mongu -Ivy Nyambe Inonge, 35, is the treasurer of Mbeta Island Integrated Fish Farm in Senanga district. Her group won the first prize in Zambia under the Cultivate Africa's Future (CultiAF) Expanding Business Opportunities for African Youth in Agricultural Value Chains in Southern Africa. She is excited at the prospect of what 5,000 dollars can do for her group, and ultimately, the whole community of Mbeta Island.

2017-04-18 Fire That Gutted 120 Shops May Have Been Politically Instigated - Police
[Zambia Reports] Speculation has riddled the fire that gutted over 120 shops in Kamwala Shopping area on Sunday night opening the possibility of politically instigated action.

2017-04-18 Someone Has to Take the First Step to Halt Festering Political Hostilities
[Zambia Reports] It is very clear that the arrest of opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Hakainde Hichilema has not gone well with certain quarters of the Zambian community.

2017-04-18 Chiefs Demand Opposition Leader Hichilema Release
[Zambia Reports] Eleven traditional leaders from Southern province were today denied access to incarcerated UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema.

2017-04-18 'He's Drinking Water From Jail,' Ruling Party's Bwalya Mocks Hichilema
[Zambia Reports] Frank Bwalya, the Patriotic Front spokesperson, has mocked the incanceration of leading opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema saying he spent the Easter Holiday drinking water behind bars.

2017-04-17 Lawyer Ngulube Appeals Decision to Drop
[Zambia Reports] Kabwe lawyer Tutwa Ngulube says he will challenge the decision by PF Secretary General Davies Mwila to drop him as chairperson of the disciplinary committee.

2017-04-15 Pres. Lungu Sends Warning Shots to UPND, "I'll Not Allow You to Set This Country On Fire"
[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has sent a warning to opposition United Party for National Development members allegedly plotting to destablise the country in the wake of their leader's arrest.

2017-04-14 Opposition Leader Barred Access to Lawyer
[Al Jazeera] Zambian police have denied the main opposition party's claim that its detained leader Hakainde Hichilema was denied access to his lawyers and family members.

2017-04-14 U.S., EU Condemn Hichilema Arrest, Treason Charge
[Zambia Reports] The United States government and its European Union partners have condemned the incarceration of opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema.

2017-04-14 Football Body Bans Striker Bwalya Over Misconduct
[Zambia Reports] The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Disciplinary Committee has handed Nkana striker Walter Bwalya a three match ban for misconduct during the Samuel Zoom Ndhlovu Charity Shield final which his club lost 2-0 to Zesco United played on April 2, 2017.

2017-04-14 Hichilema's Days in Jail May Be Longer Than Anticipated
[Zambia Reports] Incarcerated opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema should brace himself for a long and hard road ahead. It is very clear that he will not be emerging from the bowels of incarceration anytime soon. The police have made their stand very clear that they will go through with their charge of treason which is non-bailable. There could be no consolation looking at the long list of distinguished citizens that have previously suffered the indignity of incarceration under the charge of treason. The state is u

2017-04-14 Govt Pledge Early Distribution of Farming Inputs
[Zambia Reports] GOVERNMENT will start distributing inputs for the 2017-2018 farming season under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) from June this year.

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