Zambia

By IndepthAfrica
In Botswana
Mar 24th, 2013
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JOHANNESBURG – Ethiopia’s chances of reaching the 2014 World Cup in Brazil became a little more realistic on Sunday after beating Botswana to open a two-point gap at the top of its group in African qualifying. Ghana beat Sudan 4-0 to apply the pressure on leader Zambia in their group afte...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 21st, 2013
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By Nse Udoh Police in Chinsali District, Muchinga Province have intercepted a vehicle carrying 11 Ethiopian illegal immigrants. This is the second time in four days that officers in Chinsali have cornered such immigrants. Muchinga Province Police commissioner Remmy Kajoba confirmed the development in...
By IndepthAfrica
In Southern Africa
Mar 16th, 2013
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The Zambian Parliament has removed the legal immunity of former President Rupiah Banda to enable the government to take him to court and answer charges of alleged abuse of office and corruption. The rushed manner in which the motion to remove President Banda’s immunity has left a big cloud of doubt o...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 3rd, 2013
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Zambia’s former president says he is confident Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will organize a peaceful and credible election, despite reports of escalating tensions before Monday’s vote. Rupiah Banda is leading the U.S.-based Carter Center poll observers. He says...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Feb 17th, 2013
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Ethiopia has a rich and complicated history, one that is best described as “a contested terrain.” If this landlocked Horn of Africa country is known for anything though, soccer surely isn’t one of them. But if you ask about an African country known for recurrent famine, long distance runners, beautif...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Feb 13th, 2013
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Zambia, like many African nations, suffered a dearth of democracy while gaining statehood. Independence leader Kenneth Kaunda created a one-party state which took years to overturn. Yet concern is rising over the current government’s willingness to play the undemocratic tricks of the past. Africa has...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Feb 13th, 2013
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By Robert Amsterdam After 16 months under the Patriotic Front (PF) government, it is fair to draw some conclusions regarding its performance. It is time to acknowledge that Zambia’s democracy is in crisis, and the future of the multiparty system is under threat.  It is time to recognize that Presiden...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 9th, 2013
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S’Busiso Mseleku History will be made no matter who wins the 29th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Sunday. A number of talking points are also bound to occur in the final just as it has happened right through this tournament, more especially in the knockout stages. HISTORY A Nigerian w...
By IndepthAfrica
In Southern Africa
Feb 7th, 2013
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At least 53 people have died in a road accident north of the Zambian capital, Lusaka. Reports suggest that a bus taking passengers from a mining district to the capital collided with an oncoming truck. The bus, operated by the Zambian Postal Service, was on its way from the Copperbelt mining province...
By IndepthAfrica
In Burkina Faso
Feb 6th, 2013
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AS the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) gets underway in South Africa, it is pertinent to critically examine the role of witchcraft in Africa football. In sub Saharan Africa, it is widely believed that magic can affect the performance of players, that juju, charms or muti can influence the outcome of m...