China, Zambia eye solar partnership

    A Chinese Company has proposed to partner with government to install solar panels at rural health centres in the country in a project called Solar Power Investment in health.   China Civil Engineering Construction Cooperation Zambia Limited says the solar panels are meant to provide electricity to rural health centres and also

Weah and Boakai headed for presidential run-off

  Former football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are headed for a run-off in Liberia's presidential election. Nearly all the results from Tuesday's poll have been counted, the election commission says. Mr Weah, the first African to win the Ballon D'Or football award, is leading with 39%, while Mr Boakai is


    South African President Jacob Zuma has arrived in the country for a state visit.   Mr. Zuma was received by President Edgar Lungu.   The South African Head of State is expected to lay wreaths at the Presidential Memorial Site at Embassy Park.   Mr. Zuma will then depart for State House and later hold bilateral

What next in Kenya election crisis?

Kenya's High Court has ruled that all candidates who participated in the 8 August presidential election can now stand in the re-run later this month. The BBC reports that this comes a day after the main opposition candidate, Raila Odinga, announced that he was pulling out. The re-run was ordered by the

LUNGU, ZUMA to hold talks

      South African President Jacob Zuma is on Thursday expected in Zambia  for a state visit.   Mr. Zuma, who is expected in the country at around 09 hours, will be received by President Edgar Lungu and the First Lady Esther.   The South African Head of State is expected to lay wreaths at the

Mugabe drops Vice President Mnangagwa

  Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Monday stripped one of the top candidates to succeed him of a cabinet post, as the battle to replace the long-ruling leader intensifies. Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who also doubled as minister of justice, was replaced by ruling ZANU-PF party loyalist Happyton Bonyongwe. Mnangagwa will stay