Zambian opposition leader puts pressure on Lungu to step down

2016-08-24 12:15

Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has increased pressure on re-elected President Edgar Lungu, claiming that he is using state machinery to effect a coup d'état in the country.

I'm ready to make 'painful' decisions - Zambian president

2016-08-19 15:35

Zambian President Edgar Lungu says he is set to make tough decisions, some "very painful", to accelerate economic growth in his next five-year tenure.

Zambian election rigged, says opposition leader

2016-08-16 14:45

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has claimed that the recently announced elections results were rigged, adding that he would take legal action, reports say.

Zambia opposition leader angered by vote results delay

2016-08-14 16:29

Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has blasted the national election commission for slow progress in releasing results from the closely-fought presidential vote.

Economy dominates Zambia's election

2016-08-11 17:31

As 6.7 million registered voters in Zambia go to the polls today, the tough choice that lies before them is in identifying a presidential candidate who can turn the troubled economy around.

Zambia President Lungu threatens opposition

2016-07-28 18:12

Zambian President Edgar Lunga has warned the opposition UPND not to cause trouble after the country’s elections next month, the Lusaka Times reported on Thursday.

Zambia elections: Opposition calls for televised presidential debate

2016-07-19 15:17

Zambian opposition party, the UPND, has called for a live debate on television between presidential candidates to enable voters to evaluate the contenders in an open and transparent format, a report says.

Elections: Zambian president threatens opposition

2016-06-22 13:43

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been caught up in a war of words with opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, with the two political leaders labelling each other as "stupid", a report says.

Zambia cops grill opposition leader over spy claims

2015-03-04 21:03

Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been questioned by police over his claims that he receives intelligence reports before they reach President Edgar Lungu.

Lungu wins Zambia's disputed presidential race

2015-01-25 07:41

Zambia’s defence minister Edgar Lungu, of the ruling Patriotic Front, has narrowly won the country’s presidential race, the electoral commission says after an election marred by delays.


Zambian president's inauguration halted, pending court ruling

2016-08-22 13:00

The inauguration of Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been halted pending a constitutional court ruling on the election results, a report has claimed.

Don't be bitter over my re-election, Zambian president tells rivals

2016-08-17 14:24

Following his success in the August 11 polls, newly re-elected Zambian President Edgar Lungu has told opposition parties to not be bitter over his victory, a report says.

Zambia's Lungu ahead as opposition cries foul

2016-08-15 12:05

President Edgar Lungu held a slight lead in Zambia's closely-fought election, as the opposition claimed the vote was rigged.

EU observers report good turnout for Zambian polls

2016-08-13 13:31

The EU election observation mission has said it is happy with voter turnout during Zambia’s recent presidential elections, the Lusaka Times reported on Friday.

Zambian ruling party accuses opposition of encouraging gay rights

2016-08-05 11:11

Zambia's ruling Patriotic Front has accused the opposition UPND of planning to enshrine gay rights in the country's Constitution, a local newspaper has reported

Lungu's stance on development unacceptable - Zambian opposition

2016-07-21 16:20

Zambian President Edgar Lungu's intention to only develop areas that voted for his party is divisive, says an opposition leader.

Stop oppressive tendencies, Zambian opposition tells Lungu

2016-07-01 12:39

Zambian opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, has urged President Edgar Lungu to put an end to his oppressive tendencies, telling him that the world is now "closely watching" his actions, a report says.

Zambian leader's assets value doubles in just 16 months - report

2016-06-10 13:33

In just less than two years in power, Zambian president Edgar Lungu has doubled his total net worth, earning almost K23.7 million ($2.2 million).

Zambia's new president Lungu sworn into office

2015-01-25 11:29

Zambia’s new president Edgar Lungu has taken the oath of office to become the country’s sixth president after narrowly winning a vote rejected by the opposition.

Lungu keeps slim lead in Zambia

2015-01-23 19:36

Zambia's ruling party presidential candidate Edgar Lungu is keeping a slim lead over his closest rival Hakainde Hichilema as counting continues.

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