News and Newspapers

Zambia has a variety of newspapers, the Post, Times of Zambia and the Zambia Daily Mail being the oldest and most popular. Zambian people are avid followers of the local news and many in the diaspora are regular readers on line.

The Times of Zambia and the Daily Mail are state owned and the Post is an independent paper.

A word of caution.  Not all facts are checked and verified, inaccuracies and spelling mistakes are common, and many articles are copied verbatim from other sources so it is a good idea to take what you read with a pinch of salt.

The Zambian Watchdog is an online investigative news service which publishes articles often criticising and questioning the powers that be.  The website is regularly blocked from access within Zambia although access via Facebook is still possible.

The Zambia Weekly is a free online and email subscription e-zine summary of Zambian News distributed every Friday.  The articles are gathered from the various newspapers interspersed with independent comments and articles.

Please note, the reliability of the links in this piece are dependant on the newspaper websites themselves.