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

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’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

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