Zambia

Earthquake rocks buildings in northern Zambia; no injuries reported

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck Zambia and neighbouring countries early Friday, the US Geological Survey reported.

Zambian police raid newspaper editor's home, arrest wife

Police raided the home of a government-criticial Zambian editor-in-chief, but were unable to arrest him because he was abroad, local media reported Thursday.

Rioting in Zambia after president takes narrow election victory

Zambian President Edgar Lungu secured a narrow victory in last week’s general elections, the electoral commission announced Monday, while the opposition decried fraud.

Zambia's opposition claims vote rigged as incumbent pulls ahead

The opposition has claimed that Zambia's presidential elections held Thursday were rigged, as the most recent tally of votes show incumbent Edgar Lungu slightly ahead.

Zambia's Lungu leads in presidential elections

Zambia's incumbent Edgar Lungu took an early lead following last week's presidential elections, according to the country's Electoral Commission on Saturday.

High turnout in peaceful Zambian elections despite fears of violence

Zambians flocked to vote Thursday in one of their most tightly contested general elections in a decade, with many voters queueing for hours to weigh in as the opposition challenged the government amid an economic downturn.

Zambians vote in close elections marred by violence

Zambians head to the polls Thursday in one their most tightly-contested general elections in decades, with President Edgar Lungu coming under fire for an economic downturn while the country struggles with a rare wave of political violence.

Amnesty accuses Zambia of silencing newspaper ahead of elections

The closure of one of Zambia's main independent newspapers is a "ploy to silence the media" ahead of the August election, Amnesty International said Wednesday.