Zambia

Student dies amidst University Police clash in Zambia

A fourth year female student of Zambia’s main university died in Friday dawn clashes between female students and police. Vespers Shimuzhila, a student of the university’s School of Education, is alleged to have suffocated to death from tear gas canisters fired by police. Students of the University of Zambia, UNZA, had staged protests against delayed […]

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Zambians denounce government corruption in rare demonstration

Around 100 demonstrators protested Friday in front of the Zambian Parliament in Lusaka against corruption in the government, as the Minister of Finance presented her 2019 draft budget to MPs. The protest was organised by a consortium of non-governmental organizations and had the rare approval of Zambia’s authorities. “We are protesting because of the way […]

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UK, Finland freezes funding to Zambia over alleged misuse of $4million

Britain and Finland have frozen funding to Zambia on suspicion that the four million dollars they channeled into a social welfare scheme may have been misused, the Zambian presidency said on Tuesday. The social cash transfer scheme is a donor-supported programme under which the government relays money to vulnerable households in rural areas in Africa’s […]

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Zambian man stabbed, stoned to death by taxi drivers in South Africa

A 28-year-old Zambian has died after been knifed and stoned in South Africa, a government official said on Thursday. The Zambian national was stabbed with a knife before being stoned to death by a group of about 30 enraged taxi and minibus drivers in the South African town of Klerksdopr, northwest of the country. Emmanuel […]

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