Zambia

  • FIFA investigates Zambia over match-fixing players February 23, 2013

    Geneva: FIFA is investigating Zambian officials over allegations they allowed eight players banned for match-fixing in a notorious case in Finland to return to football without permission. FIFA said Friday it opened a disciplinary case and invited the Football Association of Zambia to provide an explanation "together with any documentary...
  • WC qualifiers: Ivory Coast win, Zambia lose September 9, 2012

    Cape Town: Didier Drogba was again among the goals as the Ivory Coast led a list of former finalists in a winning start to World Cup qualification but new African champions Zambia lost their opening game on the road to Brazil. There was also a setback for Morocco, whose coach Eric...
  • Zambia win African Cup after penalty shoot-out February 13, 2012

    Libreville, Gabon: Zambia returned to the scene of their worst sporting tragedy to make it a place of unrestrained joy after winning a nerve-racking African Cup of Nations final on Sunday on penalties over tournament favorites Ivory Coast. Stophira Sunzu scored the deciding sudden-death spot-kick after Gervinho missed for the Ivorians,...
  • Israel's Fischer interested in IMF job May 30, 2011

    Jerusalem: Israel's central bank chief, Stanley Fischer, is interested in the top job at the International Monetary Fund and has received a number of phone calls in recent days from around the world encouraging him to apply, a person familiar with the banker's thinking told The Associated Press on Sunday. The...
  • Mahatma Gandhi Africa's son: Zambian speaker January 5, 2010

    New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi is the son of Africa and was also influenced by the principles of non-violence during his days spent in that continent, said Speaker of the Zambian National Assembly, Amusaa K Mwanamwambwa. "He (Gandhi) is the son of Africa. We also share with India the legacy of Mahatma...
  • Monkey urinates on Zambian president June 25, 2009

    Lusaka: A monkey urinated on Zambian President Rupiah Banda as he spoke to journalists at a news conference on Wednesday. Banda softly shouted, "You (monkey) have urinated on my jacket," and paused as he looked up to see the animal playing in a tree just above his chair. "Perhaps...