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ITC Launches SheTrades Zambia

[ITC] The International Trade Centre (ITC) will today launch the Zambia chapter of the SheTrades initiative in a drive to connect more of the country's women-owned businesses to international markets. (AllAfrica)

Zambia Dismisses Reports of Ebola Outbreak

[Premium Times] Health authorities in Zambia on Tuesday dismissed reports that the country has recorded its first Ebola case. (AllAfrica)

How Accurate Information About the Weather Is Yielding Resilience for Zambia's Smallholders

[IPS] Pemba, Zambia -Just having better information about when and for how long it will rain is proving the difference between success and failure among smallholder farmers in southern Zambia. Empowered with timely information about the weather ahead of the 2017/18 farming season, 56-year-old Fainess Muzyamba of Pemba district, ending up ditching her traditional maize crop for sweet potatoes. (AllAfrica)

IAAF Bans Athlete Mupopo for Doping

[East African] The International Association of Athletics (IAAF) has slapped a four-year ban on Zambian athlete, Mupopo Kabange, for failing a doping test. (AllAfrica)

Girl (17) Commits Suicide After Family Blocks Marriage

[Times of Zambia] A SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD girl of Petauke in Eastern Province has committed suicide after her family discouraged her from getting married to her 20-year-old boyfriend. (AllAfrica)

Lungu Makes Economically Beneficial Trip to China

[Times of Zambia] PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu's trip to China yesterday may be the most economically beneficial trip for Zambia in the history of the two nations, his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda has said. (AllAfrica)

Zambia High Court to Hear a Commercial Farming and Displacement Case

[SALC] Lusaka--On Friday, the High Court in Zambia will hear evidence in Asa Lato and 30 Others v Davision Chibale and Others, a case challenging the allocation of the community's customary land to commercial farmers without the community's knowledge, consent or compensation. (AllAfrica)

Etoile Promise No Favours for Zesco

[CAF] Etoile du Sahel have assured told Zesco United they are not going to do them an favours in Tuesday's Group D ultimate match in Ndola. (AllAfrica)

Analyst Says Opposition's Biti Was Refused Asylum as Payback for Interference

[New Zimbabwe] EARLIER this month opposition MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti fled to Zambia where he sought political asylum in the deadly aftermath of the July 30 elections. (AllAfrica)

Angola and Zambia Sign Visa Waiver Agreement

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan and Zambian held this Thursday the symbolic launch of the visa-free agreement in ordinary passports, in a simultaneous act in both countries. (AllAfrica)

Visa Waiver Opens Border Between Angola and Zambia

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan and Zambian citizens can cross the common border from Thursday, without producing any entry visa, previously granted by the immigration authorities. (AllAfrica)

Govt Seeks U.S.$22 Million in Tax On Internet Calls

[East African] Zambia expects to raise $22 million annually in new tax on internet phone calls. The cabinet approved Monday a 30 ngwee (0.3 kwacha; $0.03) daily tariff charged on online phone calls. (AllAfrica)

More Congolese Refugees Expected to Flock Zambia

[CAJ News] Lusaka -Zambia is bracing for more refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ahead of a referendum and elections set for December. (AllAfrica)

Mbabane Swallows in Sink or Swim Battle

[CAF] It is either sink or swim for Mbabane Swallows when they come face to face with the possible exit reality against visiting Zambia campaigners Zesco United in a Day Five clash at Mavuso Sports Centre on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

President Cyril Ramaphosa Departs Zambia for Democratic Republic of Congo

[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa today, 10 August 2018, has departed from the Republic of Zambia ahead of his Working Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. (AllAfrica)

Stay Focused, Gems Urged

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE'S Gems coach Lloyd Makunde has urged his charges to stay focused when they begin their campaign today at the ongoing Africa Netball Championships in Lusaka, Zambia. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Leader Biti to Challenge Zambia Deportation

[Zimbabwe Standard] Former Finance minister Tendai Biti's Zambian lawyers will challenge the neighbouring country's decision to deny him political asylum after he was deported last week in defiance of a High Court order. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Fears U.S. Sanctions Over Biti Debacle

[New Zimbabwe] Zambia's opposition is worried that the United States might cut aid to the southern Africa country after the government refused to grant Tendai Biti political asylum. (AllAfrica)

All Eyes On the Gems in Zambia

[The Herald] Zimbabwe's senior netball team get their campaign at the African Championships underway tomorrow with the hope of not only claiming the continental title, but also qualifying for the 2019 World Cup. (AllAfrica)

The Gems Off to Zambia

[The Herald] THE national senior netball side left for the joint African Championships and 2019 World Cup qualifier in Zambia yesterday, with captain Perpetua Siyachitema in a bullish mood they will qualify for the global event. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Says to Confront Zambia Over Biti Asylum Debacle

[New Zimbabwe] The US government has condemned Zambian authorities for handing Tendai Biti back to Zimbabwe following the embattled MDC Alliance co-principal's failed bid to seek asylum in the neighbouring country Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Co-Leader Tendai Biti Held At Zambian Border

[Daily Maverick] Fears have been expressed for the safety of MDC Alliance co-leader Tendai Biti, who was arrested on Wednesday on the Zambian border as he tried to seek asylum from Zimbabwe's neighbour following threats of arrest at home. (AllAfrica)

Tendai Biti Deported, to Appear in Court 2pm

[New Zimbabwe] EMBATTLED MDC Alliance co-principal Tendai Biti was deported from Zambia last night and was set to appear at the Harare magistrates' court this Thursday afternoon. (AllAfrica)

Zambia Denies Opposition Co-Principal Biti Asylum

[The Herald] MDC-Alliance principal Mr Tendai Biti's bid to run away from justice fell through yesterday after the Zambian government denied him asylum, saying his grounds were not worth the relief he sought, and that he should return to Harare and answer to allegations in a legitimate court of law. (AllAfrica)

Latest - UN Reacts to Biti Deportation By Zambian Authorities

[New Zimbabwe] THE United Nations Refugee Agency says it was gravely concerned with the controversial decision by Zambian authorities to deport MDC Alliance co-principal Tendai Biti, who had crossed into the neighbouring country seeking asylum. (AllAfrica)

Foiled Biti Arrest, Police Reveal the Dramatic Details

[New Zimbabwe] There was drama at Chirundu Border Post as former finance minister and MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti evaded arrest and sought asylum in neighbouring Zambia on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Biti Released, Now Safe on Zambian Territory

[New Zimbabwe] MDC Alliance co-principal, Tendai Biti, arrested Wednesday while trying cross into neighbouring Zambia to seek asylum, has been released and is reportedly on his way to Lusaka to formalise the process. (AllAfrica)

Biti Arrested While Trying to Seek Zambian Asylum

[New Zimbabwe] MDC Alliance co-principal Tendai Biti has been arrested as government intensifies its crackdown on opposition leaders and their supporters linked to the post-electoral violence that rocked Harare CBD on Wednesday last week. (AllAfrica)

Robinson to Lead Moto-X Team in Zambia

[The Herald] The Bogwheelers Club, who run the motorcycling sport of motocross in this country, have decided to break with tradition and have appointed one of their committee members, Owen Robinson, as the captain of Team Zimbabwe for this year's FIM Africa Motocross of African Nations Championships in Zambia. (AllAfrica)

Zambia Should Keep Young Mothers in School

[HRW] In Zambia, 28 percent of girls and young women aged 15 to 19 are mothers or have been pregnant. That is more than 275,000 teenagers. In addition to this staggering rate of adolescent pregnancy, only 50 percent of girls who become pregnant go back to school. (AllAfrica)

The Projects That Are Helping Zambian Women Get Better Access to Land

[The Conversation Africa] When a woman has access to and control over land and its revenue streams, she and her family benefit. Multiple studies have shown how women invest their land-based earnings in the health, nutrition and education of family members. (AllAfrica)