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Zambia: Hundreds pray for jailed opposition leader

Members of the Zambian United Party for National Development (UPND) have been gathering across the Southern-African nation to pray for opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, who is facing treason charges for allegedly plotting a coup d’état against president Edgar Lungu. In capital Lusaka, prayers were held at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Hichilema’s wife, Mutinta, […]

Zambian opposition leader could face death penalty

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been charged with treason on Tuesday for allegedly trying to overthrow President Edgar Lungu. The leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND) was initially charged with treason for obstructing Lungu’s motorcade. Officials stated that Hichilema blocked Lungu’s motorcade with his own convoy of vehicles during a traditional […]

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Zambia: police teargased opposition leader’s house in a midnight raid

The house of Hakainde Hichilema, the Zambian opposition leader whose party lost the August general election to Edgar Lungu, was attacked by security forces early on Tuesday morning in a bid to arrest him, local media reported. United Party for National Development, party of the perennial presidential candidate said on its Facebook account that police […]

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Zambia: 8 killed in stampede over food aid

At least eight people were killed and 28 others injured in a stampede in Zambia on Monday, police said. The incident occurred in the capital Lusaka at a public sports centre where a church was handing out food to about 35,000 people, mostly from the city’s impoverished slums. The police said they dispersed the gathering […]

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Ghana celebrates 60 years of independence

Previously known as the Gold Coast, Ghana was the first Sub-Saharan African country to become independent on the back of Ghana’s first President and his Pan-African ethos, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The celebration, the first for President Akufo-Addo, was marked with the traditional march past and parade at the iconic Black Star Square. The President took […]

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Polisario losing last remaining strongholds in Africa

As Morocco’s relations with African countries are gaining momentum thanks to its African strategy underpinned by south-south cooperation, based on co-development and solidarity, and as the Kingdom’s return to the African Union is hailed as a landmark event for the development and stability of the continent, the Algeria-backed Polisario is losing its last remaining strongholds […]

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King Mohammed VI Starts Friendship Visit to Guinea

King Mohammed VI arrived Thursday in Conakry, fourth leg of a new African tour started early February, immediately after Morocco’s triumphant return to the African Union. The royal visit to Guinea, after those to South Sudan, Ghana and Zambia, stands as a reunion between two Heads of State, who share love for Africa and hope […]

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Morocco’s King on Historic Visit to Zambia, 19 Partnership Agreements Signed

King Mohammed VI of Morocco who started Sunday a historic visit to Zambia, the first ever by the Sovereign to the Southern Africa country, on Monday held private talks with Zambian President Edgar Lungu at State House. The two heads of state later on co-chaired the signing ceremony of 19 governmental and economic partnership agreements. […]

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Zambia: World Bank Forecasts 4 PC Economic Growth in 2017

Zambia’s economy will grow by 4 pc in 2017 and 4.2 pc in 2018, the World Bank said on Monday. Africa’s second copper producer “is on a slow economic recovery path,” the World Bank’s senior financial management specialist said at a meeting with mining firms. The government forecasts stand at 3.4 percent this year from […]

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Morocco’s King Starts Visit to Ghana

King Mohammed VI started as of this Thursday an official visit to Ghana, part of his new tour in several African countries. The visit will highlight by summit talks between the Moroccan sovereign and Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo and will be marked by the conclusion of several agreements aimed at strengthening bilateral relations and opening […]

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