By Anees Teladia A Capetonian family has undertaken an exciting journey recently, travelling across Africa by car, with the niyaat (intention) to perform their Hajj (Islamic pilgrimage). Marwaan Jabaar, his wife and two children, left Cape Town on 13 June and have just recently arrived in Jordan. The journey has[…]
Members of Zambia’s main opposition party have submitted a motion in parliament for the impeachment of President Edgar Lungu. The motion, which was submitted to parliament yesterday, has been signed by a third of lawmakers mainly from the United Party for National Development. Others that have signed up are Chishimba[…]
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has arrived back in Johannesburg, after being denied entry into Zambia on Thursday evening. Maimane was planning to visit jailed Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema and attend his treason trial. Upon returning to South Africa he criticised Zambian officials, adding that their actions are in[…]
Zambians queued round the block in Lusaka on Thursday as voting began for a new president and legislators in what is expected to be a tough battle, as slow growth and weak commodity prices weigh on Africa’s second-biggest copper producer. President Edgar Lungu and his main rival, Hakainde Hichilema, have[…]
Edgar Lungu was sworn in as Zambia’s new president Sunday. “I am humbled eternally and debted to you all, my fellow citizens,” said Lungu at the inauguration ceremony. “The bottom line is that we want the country to go foward and to banish poverty in our midst.” Zimbabwean President Robert[…]
Patriotic Front candidate Edgar Lungu took an early lead on Thursday against his rival Hakainde Hichilema in Zambia’s second presidential election in three years. From the 80 constituencies verified and declared by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), Lungu had garnered 521,003 votes against Hichilema’s 469,414, a Sapa correspondent reported.[…]
Zambian president Michael Sata died in London, where he arrived for medical treatment last week, several African media outlets reported Wednesday. His death Tuesday evening was reported by broadcaster Muvi Television, citing acting president Edgar Lungu, as well as the opposition-linked Zambian Watchdog. The BBC said family sources confirmed the[…]
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