News Alerts

05 Oct 2018 | 09:41 AM UTC

Zambia: Students riot in Lusaka October 4-5

Zambia News Alert

Students from the University of Zambia riot and clash with police in Lusaka overnight October 4-5; further protest possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/5/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/12/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lusaka). COUNTRY/REGION Lusaka

Read all related news alert(s):


Numerous students from the University of Zambia (UNZA) rioted and clashed with police overnight night October 4-5. Protesters blocked the Great East Road with burning tires, prompting police to use tear gas to disperse the crowd. In the process, a student dormitory caught fire. Similar violence is possible in the coming days. Localized traffic disruptions are to be expected near any demonstration sites.


Students are denouncing a two-month delay in the payment of meal and accommodation allowances.


Individuals in Lusaka are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news