Top Africa stories: Mawarire, Zambia, Nigeria

2017-06-28 08:07

#ThisFlag protest leader Evan Mawarire, as evicted Zimbabwean university students shelter in a local church, and Zambian opposition leader Hichilema says he is in "good spirits", despite being kept in custody at a high security prison.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zambia, Angola

2017-06-23 08:37

President Robert Mugabe has reportedly moved to stop his wife, Grace's ambition to succeed him, and an expert on Africa says "something is definitely wrong" in Zambia as the country "slips into dictatorship".

Tensions flare in Zambia as critics see slide to 'dictatorship'

2017-06-18 07:32

Nearly a year after coming to power in a contested election, Zambian President Edgar Lungu is facing a growing chorus of criticism over his government's moves to clamp down on dissent.

Maimane: Zambian Hichilema's treason trial 'a political witch hunt'

2017-06-09 06:05

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has described Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema's treason trial as "a political witch hunt by an increasingly threatened President [Edgar] Lungu".

Maimane's deportation from Zambia 'casts spotlight on SAPDC network of opposition politicians

2017-05-27 06:47

DA leader Mmusi Maimane’s deportation from Zambia has cast a spotlight on a 19-month-old network of opposition politicians that was established in the region with the intention of sharing expertise and advising each other on governance issues.

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.


'I'm still in good spirits,' says jailed Zambian opposition leader Hichilema

2017-06-27 15:03

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, who was arrested after failing to give right of way to President Edgar Lungu's convoy, says he is in "good spirits", despite being kept in custody at a high security prison.

EXCLUSIVE: Something 'is definitely wrong in Zambia', says expert

2017-06-22 12:36

Zambia has slid into dictatorship under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu, an expert on Africa says, adding that "something is definitely wrong" in the southern African country.

Zambia suspends 48 MPs who boycotted president's speech

2017-06-13 19:14

Zambia's parliament has suspended 48 opposition lawmakers who boycotted President Edgar Lungu's address to legislators in March to protest his contested electoral victory.

Zambia opposition leader faces High Court treason trial

2017-06-08 16:36

Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema will face a High Court trial over treason charges and remain in police custody, a magistrate had ruled.

Zambian opposition leader thanks Maimane after deportation saga

2017-05-26 18:54

From his prison cell, Zambian opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, has thanked Democratic Alliance leader, Mmusi Maimane, for his support.

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.

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