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Zambia: HIV testing now compulsory

The President of Zambia, Edgar Lungu has announced that testing for HIV is now compulsory in the country. According to Mr. Lungu testing, counselling and treatment for HIV which used to be voluntary is now a must for every citizen as the…

Zambia’s Lungu picked for re-election in 2021 by his party

Zambian leader Edgar Lungu has been re-nominated to run as the Patriotic Front (PF) presidential candidate in 2021, a move that could trigger controversy over his constitutional eligibility to stand, a report says. According to BBC, the…

Zambia’s Lungu declares state of emergency

Zambian President Edgar Lungu declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after a series of apparent arson attacks, in a move likely to trigger fresh accusations of government authoritarianism. "My government has decided to invoke article 31…

Zambia’s largest market gutted by fire

Fire gutted part of Zambia's biggest market in the nation's capital on Tuesday in what the government suspected was an act of arson as tensions rise following the arrest of an opposition leader. United Party for National Development (UPND…

Tanzania signs contract with Chinese firm to expand main port

Tanzania's government signed a $154 million contract on Saturday with the state-run China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to expand the main port in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. Tanzania is seeking financing for infrastructure…