Top Africa Stories: Grace Mugabe, Zambia, Nigeria

2017-08-17 09:04

The MDC says Zimbabwe's international image has been tarnished by Grace Mugabe's alleged assault, and Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been released from prison and treason charges against him have been dropped.

'I want to thank God...,' says Zambia opposition leader after his release

2017-08-16 14:32

The Lusaka high court has dropped treason charges against Zambia's most prominent opposition leader and released him from custody.

Zambia opposition leader pleads not guilty to treason: party

2017-08-14 17:00

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema pleaded not guilty to treason as the start date of his trial was set for Wednesday, his party has said.

Zambian opposition leader Chishimba released: party

2017-08-10 15:17

Zambian police released the leader of a small opposition party who is a fierce critic of President Edgar Lungu after one week in detention, party officials have said.

'Fierce' critic of President Lungu arrested in Zambia

2017-08-04 09:30

Zambian authorities have reportedly arrested yet another opposition leader, who is a fierce critic of President Edgar Lungu, in the latest sign of a crackdown on dissent.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, Malawi

2017-07-27 21:02

Zimbabwe's ex-vice president Joice Mujuru has denied claims that she is not committed to the formation of a coalition of all opposition parties, and Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari, "is in a much better condition", says Nigeria's Kano State governor Umar Ganduje.

Zambia's opposition leader marks 100 days in jail, complains about 'inhuman prison conditions'

2017-07-22 19:00

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has expressed concern over what he described as "inhuman prison conditions", as he marked 100 days in prison since being incarcerated.

African leaders 'treat former presidents like animals', says Nigeria's Obasanjo

2017-07-21 08:32

frican leaders should treat their former presidents with more dignity because currently "we are being seen as animals", former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has said.

Zambian opposition rails against emergency powers

2017-07-10 16:31

Zambia's main opposition party has accused President Edgar Lungu of endangering the country's democracy and plotting a dictatorship after he invoked emergency powers under the constitution.

EXCLUSIVE: Tension, uncertainty grip Zambia under Lungu's leadership

2017-07-07 12:20

Long before President Edgar Lungu graced the screens on national television on the evening of July 5 to announce what his critics quickly labelled a state of emergency, there had been a build of tension in the country, writes Sydney Mungala.


Hichilema: Zambia's dogged opposition leader

2017-08-16 17:35

Hakainde Hichilema, who was released from custody after treason charges against him were dropped, is a self-made entrepreneur who has made five unsuccessful attempts to become the Zambian president.

Zambia opposition chief freed, treason charge dropped: party

2017-08-16 10:31

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been released from prison and treason charges against him have been dropped, his party says before his trial begins in trial.

Zambia opposition leader due in court on treason charges

2017-08-14 11:24

Zambia's detained opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is due to appear in court on treason charges, four months after he was arrested and as political tensions rise in the country.

Second Zambian opposition leader detained: police

2017-08-04 09:57

Zambian police have detained the leader of a small opposition party who is a fierce critic of President Edgar Lungu, in the latest sign of a crackdown on dissent.

Zambia hits out at 'political charlatan' Malema, says his accusations are baseless

2017-08-02 09:58

The Zambian government has reacted angrily to EFF leader Julius Malema's remarks over the weekend that President Edgar Lungu is a dictator, a report says.

Zambia: Catholic bishops facilitate talks between Lungu and his rival Hichilema

2017-07-27 13:35

Zambian Catholic Church bishops are reportedly facilitating peace talks between President Edgar Lungu and his arch rival opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema.

'Do the right thing,' EFF tells Zambia's president Lungu

2017-07-22 14:00

The Economic Freedom Fighters has expressed concern over political developments in Zambia under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Burundi

2017-07-11 08:46

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been accused of endangering the country's democracy, and Zimbabwe is considering legalising the production of cannabis for medical purposes to lure investors.

Once-stable Zambia tense as president invokes extra powers

2017-07-07 16:44

Once-stable Zambia tense as president invokes extra police powers; opposition says crackdown

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.

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