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Fertilizer industry: Zambia seeks to attract Moroccan investors

Zambia, which remains a net importer of fertilizers, has called on Moroccan operators to invest in the fertilizer industry, to help curb the high cost of crop production. The call was launched by Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya at a meeting in Lusaka Monday with a Moroccan delegation, led by Secretary of State for Foreign […]

Lesotho: New PM to be sworn in despite shooting of wife

Lesotho newly elected Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will be inaugurated on Friday despite the fatal shooting of his wife on Wednesday by an unknown gunman. News emerged late on Wednesday that the estranged wife of Thabane had allegedly been shot dead just two days before the inauguration of her husband in the mountainous kingdom. 58-year-old […]

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Zambia: Opposition MPs suspended for ‘disobedience’ to President

The speaker of the Zambian parliament, Patrick Matibini, on Tuesday suspended all the lawmakers of the United Party for National Development (UPND) for a 30-day period, because of their ‘disobedience’ to President Edgar Lungu According to the speaker, the suspension was decided as the 48 members of the UPND, the main opposition party in the […]

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Zambia: Sugar production increases by 47%

Zambia Sugar, a unit of Associated British Foods, on Thursday said its refined sugar production has increased by 47% to 65,000 tons in the year that ended March 31, driven up by increased refining capacity. According to the managing Director of Zambia Sugar, Rebecca Katow, despite the increment of the production, total sugar production fell […]

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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, […]

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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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