Hospital in Lusaka symbol of China's soft power in Zambia

The general hospital in Lusaka built by China.Photo: Xinhua

Joy Bwalya-Mwale, 16, had a baby tied to her back and an umbrella to protect her from the burning sun. The teenage mother had come for a check-up at the Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia, where her daughter, Natalia, was born eight months ago.

Wednesday, 1 May, 2013, 4:02am

Chinese-owned Collum Coal Mine seized by Zambia over safety concerns

The Zambian government has seized control of a Chinese-owned coal company due to poor compliance with safety and environmental standards.

22 Feb 2013 - 3:26am

Renard says CAF is happy Zambia’s short reign is over

Zambia National Football team coach Herve Renard. Photo: AFP

Zambia’s French coach Herve Renard says the Confederation of African Football is probably happy that his team’s Cup of Nations title defence came to an early end because it is “not sexy enough” to play at the Confederations Cup.

30 Jan 2013 - 8:35am

Briefs, January 11, 2013

A family in Amman, Jordan, braves the storm. Photo: Xinhua

Firefighters face fresh heatwave in Australia

11 Jan 2013 - 6:42am

Briefs, October 13, 2012

Apple set to reveal mini iPad, says blog

13 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

Zambian man arrested for murder of mine manager

Police in Zambia said on Thursday they arrested a shaft operator at Collum Coal mine in connection with the death of mine manager Wu Shengzai in August.

Wu, 50, was killed in a riot over minimum wages at a mine known for tensions with Chinese investors in Sinazongwe, some 325km south of the capital Lusaka.

12 Oct 2012 - 2:59pm

Chinese mines 'unfairly' criticised over safety

Two Hong Kong social scientists claim a Human Rights Watch report had a political agenda in accusing Chinese-owned mining of having the worst safety records in Zambia.

27 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Chinese miner in premium bid for African foothold

Minmetals Resources, an overseas non-ferrous metals mining unit of China's largest metals trader China Minmetals Non-Ferrous Metals, has offered to pay a 30 per cent premium to take over a copper miner with assets in the Republic of Congo for C$1.33 billion (HK$10.04 billion), to gain a foothold to access Africa's rich resources.

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Glencore denies tax evasion over mine in Zambia

Commodities trader Glencore has denied accusations of illegally evading tax in Zambia.

The Swiss-based supplier of commodities from copper to corn, which is set to raise US$7.9 billion in a London and Hong Kong initial public offering, also disclosed in its listing prospectus that it paid just over 5 per cent income tax last year.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

Sheffield, England

For the past 17 years, Sheffield Doc/Fest has screened the best new documentaries from around the world. Among this year's entries are several notable works with strong Chinese themes. Floris-Jan van Luyn's Rainmakers examines how a fisherman in Zhenjiang has become an environmental protester.

31 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The report 'How do they get away with this?' on page 7 of the Sunday Morning Post's October 24 edition should have said Kenneth Kaunda is a former Zambian president, not the late Zambian president. The error was introduced in the editing process.

31 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

'How do they get away with this?'

'Standards are terrible. Collapsing roofs and lack of ventilation 200 metres underground ... these are everyday dangers,' says Vincent Chenjela, a worker at the Chinese-owned Collum coal mine in southern Zambia. 'But these didn't prepare me for being shot by management.'

24 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

State firm buys Zambian mine

The mainland has paid US$150 million to purchase an 85 per cent share of one of Zambia's biggest copper mines, its biggest overseas investment in copper, of which it is a leading importer.

1 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Will to survive poverty

In the shanty compounds of the Copperbelt Province of Zambia, population has been soaring while basic facilities such as safe drinking water, schools, clinics and roads are either non-existent or substandard.

Some of the worst shanty compounds have been declared illegal structures and demolished by the government.

17 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Over breast-fed Brits easy targets for wags

LAI See's limited life experience has taught us one thing: What goes around comes around.

We have been hitting Australians pretty hard of late, and in a rare moment of clarity Lai See thought it would only be fair if he were to give his own countrymen - the British - equal treatment.

31 Jul 1995 - 12:00am