Zambian opposition leader to remain in custody

2017-04-21 06:00

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema will remain in custody until at least next week after a court said it would rule on his application to have treason charges against him dropped.

Zambian opposition demands release of arrested leader

2017-04-13 19:13

The Zambian opposition UPND party has called for the immediate release of its leader Hakainde Hichilema, who is due to appear in court next week on treason charges.

Zambian opposition anger over Lungu's 2021 re-election bid

2017-01-07 23:00

Zambian President Edgar Lungu's decision to contest the 2021 election has sparked an angry response from the opposition, with a prominent lawmaker arguing that the "tin-pot dictator" is ineligible for another term.

Zambia opposition: Lungu has created 'artificial crisis'

2016-10-24 12:59

Zambian opposition party, The United Party for National Development has reportedly urged its supporters to boycott the country's independence day celebrations

Zambia charges opposition leader Hichilema with sedition

2016-10-06 20:47

Police in Zambia have charged two opposition leaders, including a recent presidential candidate, with sedition.

Zambia's Lungu an 'embarrassment', says paper

2016-09-23 18:34

Africa does not need any strong leaders but strong institutions. This was said by Zambian President Edgar Lungu during the just ended United nations 71st summit in New York.

Lungu's inauguration 'illegal, unconstitutional', says opposition

2016-09-13 18:02

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has called for national unity in his inauguration speech, as a defeated opposition candidate dismissed the ceremony as “illegal and unconstitutional”.

Zambian opposition set to block Lungu's inauguration

2016-09-07 13:31

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema along with his running mate, Geoffrey Mwamba, have taken to the High Court after their presidential petition was thrown out by the Constitutional Court, a report says.

Zambia court throws out election result challenge

2016-09-05 18:59

Zambia's constitutional court threw out an attempt by the defeated presidential candidate to annul August's election results, clearing the way for President Edgar Lungu's inauguration next week.

Zambia court throws out election result challenge

2016-09-05 12:16

Zambia's constitutional court has thrown out an attempt by the defeated presidential candidate to annul August's election results, clearing the way for President Edgar Lungu's inauguration.


Hichilema says he was assaulted during arrest

2017-04-18 22:06

Zambia's main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has claimed he was assaulted by police when he was arrested on charges of obstructing the presidential motorcade.

Zambia's main opposition leader charged with treason

2017-04-11 22:14

The Zambian opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, has been charged with treason and is accused of obstructing President Edgar Lungu's motorcade.

Zambia: Lungu's aide wants presidential tenure extended

2016-10-29 17:00

Zambia's ruling Patriotic Front party lawmaker Paul Moonga has proposed that the country's presidential tenure be extended from the current five years to at least seven years, a report says.

Zambia opposition leader denies charges, freed on bail

2016-10-07 07:15

Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has pleaded not guilty to unlawful assembly and sedition charges and has been released on bail after spending a night in custody, his party says.

Zambian opposition leader Hichilema arrested

2016-10-06 07:42

Zambia's opposition leader and defeated presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema is set to face charges of sedition and unlawful assembly after being arrested, police say.

Zambian leader Edgar Lungu 'is a true dictator'

2016-09-15 18:01

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been brandished as a "true dictator" who rules "through fear and intimidation" of Zambian people to remain in power, a report says.

Zambia's Lungu to be inaugurated after disputed poll

2016-09-13 07:38

Edgar Lungu is set to be inaugurated as president of Zambia after a last-minute court bid by a defeated opposition candidate failed to halt the ceremony.

Tension in Zambia as opposition refuses to accept court decision

2016-09-06 11:39

Tensions have remained high in Zambia, as losing candidate Hakainde Hichilema refused to accept a constitutional decision to dismiss his party's petition against the re-election of President Edgar Lungu.

Outcome of petition against Lungu's re-election was pre-determined – opposition

2016-09-05 13:19

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has claimed that the outcome of the petition against the re-election of President Edgar Lungu was pre-determined.

Zambian court allows more time for poll challenge

2016-09-03 19:00

Zambia’s constitutional court has given the country’s main opposition leader two more days to present a petition challenging last month’s disputed re-election of President Edgar Lungu.

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