Articles tagged 'zambia'

AMG expands into Africa 9 October 2018 HARARE – The African Medallion Group (AMG) has spread its tentacles by establishing representative offices in Dubai, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia and Zambia, as it seeks to position itself as a truly global business. This also comes as company founder Frank Buyanga has challenged the Zimbabwean...
Soldiers sexually abused MDC election agents: Biti 12 August 2018 HARARE - Tendai Biti has accused Zimbabwean soldiers of sexually abusing MDC Alliance election agents during the July 30 harmonised elections,  with some agents in Mutoko telling him such abuse was “rampant” there. Biti appeared emotional while announcing the cases during a court hearing on Fr...
Biti fights charges 11 August 2018   HARARE - MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti yesterday challenged the authority of Zimbabwean courts to prosecute him, arguing that he was “abducted” from the Zambian government, which denied him asylum on Wednesday. Biti is being charged with contravening the Electoral Act by prematurely ...
Biti arrested, granted bail 11 August 2018     HARARE – Tendai Biti — a senior MDC Alliance official — was arrested in the early hours of Thursday before he was made to appear in court later in the day, facing charges of violating the Electoral Act. He was released on bail. A fierce critic of President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa...
Zambia bans popular Zimbabwe juice Mazoe 20 July 2018 HARARE - Health authorities in Zambia are investigating the safety of a popular Zimbabwean juice, Mazoe. There are fears that counterfeit Mazoe products have hit the market and are not fit for consumption. The government suspects that the imported Mazoe drink does not meet the national food...
More plaudits for Warriors 12 June 2018 HARARE - The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) is the latest body to congratulate the Warriors after they came back from a goal down to beat Zambia 4-2 after extra-time in the Cosafa Cup final at the weekend. The Warriors are now the record holders of the regional title since Saturday’s v...
Kwinji 15 defends senior players 12 June 2018 HARARE – Mighty Warriors coach Sithethelelwe “Kwinji 15” Sibanda has come to the defence of the team’s senior players following the defeat to Zambia at the weekend. Zimbabwe lost 1-2 to Shepolopolo in the second leg of the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations (Awcon) qualifier final round at Rufar...
Heartbreak for Mighty Warriors 12 June 2018 Zimbabwe……(1) 1 Zambia………(0) 2 (Zambia qualify on away goals rule) HARARE – The Mighty Warriors’ quest for a second successive appearance at the African Women’s Cup of Nations (Awcon) finals went up in smoke when they lost to Zambia on Sunday. Zimbabwe looked like they had one foot al...
Warriors make it six 12 June 2018 JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwe defeated arch rivals Zambia 4-2 after extra time at the Peter Mokaba Stadium to claim the 2018 Cosafa Cup title on Saturday. The Warriors, who trailed right to the death of regulation time before pulling the game out of the fire, have now won a record-extending six Sout...
Kazungula Bridge spells economic doom for Zim 17 March 2018 HARARE - Economists have warned that the newly-commissioned Kazungula rail road bridge between Zambia and Botswana spells economic doom for Zimbabwe as it would divert business from the country. The bridge bypasses Zimbabwe, meaning trucks from South Africa can now cross via Mafikeng to Botswa...
Zambia to ban foreigners from owning land 2 March 2018 LUSAKA - The Zambian government has proposed to ban the ownership of land by foreigners. The government is also seeking to review existing long term leases and the land in question cannot be disposed of, sold or exchanged without prior consultation with and approval by the government. In its d...
More Zambian teams tour Zim 14 February 2018 HARARE - Zambian sides Power Dynamos and Lusaka Dynamos are scheduled to tour Zimbabwe early next month. Local football agent Blessing Piki is organising the tour which will see the two Zambian sides take on CAPS United and Dynamos at the National Sports Stadium on March 4. The tournament w...
Govt screening cholera at borders 30 January 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe is on high alert to avert the spread of cholera, with the country screening travellers at the Zambian border points. Speaking in the National Assembly recently, Health minister David Parirenyatwa said Zimbabwe has been on high alert since the outbreak of the disease in Lusaka...
Ndlovu wants training camp 22 November 2017 HARARE - Young Warriors coach Bhekithemba Ndlovu is hoping his team will go into camp soon to intensify preparations for next month’s Cosafa Under-20 Championships. The Young Warriors are pooled in Group C together with Angola, Lesotho and Namibia. The team is currently training in two batc...
Ndlovu picks Cosafa squad 21 November 2017 HARARE - Young Warriors coach Bhekithemba Ndlovu has chosen his provisional 29-man squad for the 2017 Cosafa Under-20 Championship to be held in Zambia next month. Ndlovu was in the last weeks conducting trials in Bulawayo while his assistant Mark Mathe was doing the same in Harare in order to...
Govt imports maize despite bumper harvest 20 October 2017 HARARE - Despite official claims that the 2016/17 farming season achieved a bumper harvest owing to the Command Agriculture initiative, government is clandestinely importing the staple grain from neighbouring countries. Ironically, the grain imports violate a ban imposed by the same government...
Zambia opposition leader released 17 August 2017 LUSAKA - Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, who has been held in prison since April on treason charges, has been released. Mr Hichilema was due to stand trial, but instead walked free from Lusaska's high court after 100 days in custody. Sources say the charges against Mr Hichile...
PF slams Malema for calling Lungu a coward 31 July 2017 LUSAKA - The the ruling Patriotic Front media team has described South Africa's opposition leader Julius Malema as an imperialist's rabid lap dog running errands for his master. In a statement made available to the media today and signed by PF's Media Director Sunday Chanda, the ruling party s...
Baboon causes massive power cut in Zambia 18 July 2017 LUSAKA - A baboon in Zambia has tampered with the cables at a power station in the south of the country leaving 50,000 people without electricity. It caused the blackout on Sunday morning by climbing into the power station and pulling at the lines. The baboon survived the "massive electric ...
Zambia ratifies 90-day state of emergency 12 July 2017 LUSAKA - Zambia's parliament on Tuesday approved a 90-day state of emergency decreed by President Edgar Lungu, a move that critics see as an effort to tighten his grip on power. Opposition lawmakers boycotted the vote by leaving the chamber, leaving only the 85 members of the president's major...
Warriors are the Kings of Cosafa 10 July 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwe are the undisputed kings of the southern African region after beating Zambia 3-1 in yesterday's Cosafa Castle Cup final at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in South Africa. The Warriors got their goals from forward Knox Mutizwa, winger Talent Chawapiwa and defender Ocean Mushure wh...
Warriors' date with destiny 9 July 2017 HARARE – The Warriors are on the cusp of making Cosafa Castle Cup history if they beat Zambia in today’s final at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa. Kick-off is 3pm local time. Both Zimbabwe and Zambia are standing on four Cosafa Castle Cup titles together with South Af...
Defence worries for Chidzambwa 8 July 2017 HARARE - Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa will be making changes to his defence for tomorrow’s Cosafa Castle Cup final against Zambia in South Africa. Zimbabwe take on Chipolopolo at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg tomorrow at 3pm hoping to win their fifth Cosafa title. However, th...
Lungu defends state of emergency 7 July 2017 LUSAKA - Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has defended his announcement last night, to move towards declaring a state of emergency, saying he was bringing sanity to the country. He vowed to operate within the constitution. But his political opponents see things very differently. They point to...
Jailed Zambia opposition leader speaks out 27 June 2017 LUSAKA - Hakainde Hichilema, the Zambian opposition leader who has been in custody since a traffic incident when his convoy refused to give way to the motorcade of President Edgar Lungu, has posted an update from prison on his Facebook page. Mr Hichilema said he and those with him are "in good...