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Zambia threatens to shut down private centers over compulsory HIV testing policy

The Zambian health ministry has threatened to shut down private health centres that refuse to implement a recently announced government policy of compulsory HIV and Aids testing, says a report. According to the state-owned Daily Mail, the move had angered some human rights campaigners. This came a day after President Edgar Lungu …

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Zambia opposition chief freed, treason charge dropped

 Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was released from prison Wednesday and treason charges against him were dropped, his party said shortly before his trial was to begin in Lusaka. “Hakainde Hichilema and his 5 co-accused have been released from prison with the treason charge dropped,” the United Party for National …

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Zambian president legalizes HIV testing without informed consent

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday announced the legalization of HIV testing and treatment in all hospitals without informed consent of patients. He made the announcement during the inaugural launch of a HIV campaign in the capital Lusaka. “Just the same way we don’t consult you for consent when we are testing for Malaria, …

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Zambia: Treason trial of opposition leader chief starts today

The treason trial of Zambia’s main opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, and five others starts today at a High Court in the capital, Lusaka. The United Party for National Development (UPND) leader and five others were arrested in April and hurled before a Magistrate court on three charges – treason, disobeying …

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Zambia arrests S. African woman with 3.2kg cocaine wrapped around her legs

Zambian drug enforcement authorities have announced the arrest of a South African lady for trafficking in cocaine. The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in the statement released in the capital Lusaka, confirmed the arrest of 36-year-old, Palesa Ishline Rose Mononela, who is said to be from Blomfontein in South Africa’s Free …

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Baboon hospitalized after causing massive power cut in Zambia

The country’s power producer, ZESCO, confirmed to local media that the baboon had accidentally tampered with high voltage machines. The resulting blackout he said affected about 50,000 customers living in Livingstone and the Western province. The animal according to ZESCO spokesperson, Henry Kapata, has since been handed over to the Zambia Wildlife Authority …

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