Zambia

  • Facebook launches Internet.org app to let users access basic Internet services for free July 31, 2014

    New York: Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia. The Internet.org app will give subscribers of Zambia's Airtel phone company access to a set of basic Internet services for free....
  • 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...