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Zambia’s hosting of 2021 Nations Cup uncertain

Zambia may yet be given an opportunity to bid to host the 2021 Nations Cup, Phillip Chiyangwa, Vice President of the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Africa Cup of Nations committee, says. According to report, Chiyangwa said CAF was reviewing the manner in which the 2019, 2021 and 2023 Africa …

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Zambia: Woman Who Bared Her Breasts Publicly In Protest For Opposition Leader Jailed

A woman identified as Shila Hamukale has been jailed for 21 days and fined by the Monze Magistrate Court in Zambia. Hamukale, 24, of Freedom B compound in Monze district was apprehended on 8th June, 2017 for indecent exposure. The Monze Magistrate court jailed the outspoken woman for 21 days …

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Zambia suspends 48 lawmakers who boycotted president’s speech

Zambia’s parliament on Tuesday suspended 48 opposition lawmakers who boycotted President Edgar Lungu’s address to legislators in March to protest his contested electoral victory. The lawmakers from the United Party for National Development avoided Lungu’s address claiming he was not the legitimate winner of the contested August 11 elections. Parliament …

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Zambia parliament suspends main opposition bloc for disobeying president

Zambia’s parliament does not have the main opposition bloc participating in affairs after the speaker of the house on Tuesday suspended all United Party for National Development (UPND) lawmakers for a 30 day period. According to the speaker, the suspension of the 48 members was necessitated as a result of …

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Zambia opposition leader moved to maximum security jail

Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, who’s facing treason charges, said Friday he had been moved from a prison in the capital Lusaka to a maximum security jail in a small town. Hichilema was arrested in April for allegedly failing to give way to President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade and has so …

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Zambia deports 31 Chinese illegal miners after diplomatic protest

Dozens of Chinese nationals who had been held for illegal mining in Zambia have departed the African country to return home, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. China had complained that Zambia provided no strong evidence of crimes committed by the 31 arrested in the copperbelt town of Chingola, including …

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