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BMR Group raises funds to further fund Kabwe construction.

BMR Group has, through the placement of 9.3-million new ordinary shares at 3.75p apiece, raised £350 000 before expenses. The Aim-listed company will use the proceeds to further its Kabwe lead and zinc mine, in Zambia, where civil construction works are under way.

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Militar, inaalam kung kasama si Omar Maute sa mga napatay sa Marawi.

Inaalam na ng militar kung kasama ang isa sa mga lider ng Maute group na si Omar Maute, sa mga napatay sa sagupaan sa Marawi City.

- GMA News - PH | Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zambia, Angola.

President Robert Mugabe has reportedly moved to stop his wife, Grace's ambition to succeed him, and an expert on Africa says "something is definitely wrong" in Zambia as the country "slips into dictatorship".

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Uganda's Ayiti  storms semi finals  in Congo.

Bombers captain Musa 'Chicago' Shadir was marvellous against Zambia's Charles Lumbwe Bwalya on Wednesday but he needs to do even more against Jonas Junius of Namibia

- Daily Monitor - UG

Indian-origin SAfrican freedom struggle veteran dies.

South Africas Indian-origin veteran freedom fighter, Kay Moonsamy, who worked in exile from many countries, including India, died today. He was in his early 90s.Born as Kesval Moonsamy in 1926, he joined the Natal Indian Congress in his youth, rising to become its treasurer in the early 1950s and was elected as vice ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

IEBC fines Lusaka, Wangamati Sh1mn each for Bungoma violence.

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 22 - The  Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Code of Conduct Enforcement Committee has fined Bungoma governor Ken Lusaka  and his competitor Wycliffe Wangamati Sh1 million after they were found to be in breach of the Electoral Code of Conduct. The Commission, in a verdict read by Vice ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE | EXCLUSIVE: Something 'is definitely wrong in Zambia', says expert.

Zambia has slid into dictatorship under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu, an expert on Africa says, adding that "something is definitely wrong" in the southern African country.

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Zambia's 2017 copper output expected to top 850 000 t.

Copper production in Zambia, Africa's No.2 producer of the metal, is expected to rise to 850 000 t in 2017 from 770 597 t last year, the nation's vice president said on Thursday. "Copper production is poised to continue increasing owing to the expansion projects at existing mines and greenfield projects that are ongoing," ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

7 candidates on the spot for violating electoral code.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 21 - Seven candidates were Wednesday put to task to explain why action should not be taken against them after allegations of violating the electoral code of conduct. During the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Code of Conduct Enforcement Committee hearings chaired by Chairperson Wafula ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

IEBC commences hearings on electoral offences.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 21 - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission's Code of Conduct Enforcement Committee is due to hear seven cases involving the breach  of the Electoral Code of Conduct Wednesday. The Committee chaired by Commission Chair Wafula Chebuka will commence hearings at 10am when Bungoma Governor Ken ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

IEBC to grill 14 candidates accused of misconduct.

Among those summoned are Kenneth Lusaka and Wycliffe Wangamati.

- Daily Nation - KE

Kenya Re puts Sh187m in Zambia subsidiary

Kenya Re has invested Sh187.7 million in setting up its new subsidiary in Zambia that will seek reinsurance business in the Southern Africa region.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

IEBC looks into cases of misconduct, summons Gov. Lusaka, MP Mbalu among others

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 19 - Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka and a Member of Parliament are among 14 candidates summoned by the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission's Code of Conduct Enforcement Committee in ongoing cases of alleged breach of the law in their campaigns. In a statement, the electoral body Chairperson Wafula ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Zambia slides towards authoritarianism as IMF props up government

There are fears that Zambia is slipping into authoritarian rule under President Edgar Lungu. UN Women/FlickrThe speaker of the Zambian National Assembly, Patrick Matibini, has suspended 48 opposition legislators for 30 days as a punishment for unauthorised absence from the parliament. Their offence? To have been missing for ...

- The Conversation - UK

Tensions flare in Zambia as critics see slide to 'dictatorship'

"Zambia eminently qualifies to be branded a dictatorship," the country's religious leaders said in a rare statement on Friday, the latest sign that opposition to Lungu's authority is spreading

- Daily Monitor - UG | Tensions flare in Zambia as critics see slide to 'dictatorship'

Nearly a year after coming to power in a contested election, Zambian President Edgar Lungu is facing a growing chorus of criticism over his government's moves to clamp down on dissent.

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Tensions flare in Zambia as critics see slide to 'dictatorship'

LUSAKA, June 18 — Nearly a year after coming to power in a contested election, Zambian President Edgar Lungu is facing a growing chorus of criticism over his government's moves to clamp down on dissent. Zambia eminently qualifies to be...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Zambia suspends 48 MPs for boycotting president's speech

The lawmakers from the United Party for National Development skipped Lungu's address claiming he was not the legitimate winner of the August 11 vote

- Daily Monitor - UG

Zambia opposition MPs suspended after missing president's speech

The suspension is for boycotting a speech by the president and comes amid criticism of the government.

- BBC - UK

Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Zambia suffer shock losses

New South Africa coach Stuart Baxter labelled his team the underdogs going by their poor head-to-head record against Nigeria

- Daily Monitor - UG

Africa in the news: ECOWAS summit, South Africa's recession, and China-Zambia mining tensions

Liberia hosts 51st ECOWAS summit Last weekend, in Monrovia, Liberia, the Economic Community of West African States held its 51st summit. During the summit, Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe was elected to serve as the chair of ECOWAS, succeeding Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson who served this past year.  One of ...

- Brookings - US

The Black Death of Kabwe

Larry C. PriceYears of unmitigated contamination from Zambia's largest lead mine have created a toxic nightmare for the residents of Kabwe, the country's second largest city.

- Pulitzer Center - US