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.

Zambia post elections: Lungu has his work cut out for him

2016-08-23 18:09

President Edgar Lungu of the Patriotic Front (PF) has been declared winner of the most closely fought election Zambia has witnessed since adopting a multiparty system in 1990.

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.

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.

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.

R2K slams attacks on media freedom in southern Africa

2016-08-16 16:35

Media advocacy group Right2Know has expressed concern over the recent attacks on press freedom in some southern African countries, including Zambia, Zimbabwe and Lesotho.

Zambia's president re-elected in close vote

2016-08-15 14:34

Zambia's president has been re-elected in a closely contested vote, the country's electoral commission announced.

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.

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 regulator suspends three private broadcasters

2016-08-24 08:27

Authorities in Zambia have suspended the licenses of three private broadcasters, saying they had posed a risk to peace and stability during this month's presidential election.

Zambia's struggling economy likely to pick up

2016-08-23 12:45

Zambia's economy is forecast to improve next year as copper prices recover and inflation slows sharply, according to a Reuters poll.

Zambia's rising queens of the boxing ring

2016-08-21 18:54

With the success of lightweight champion Eshter Phiri, boxing has become a popular sport among Zambian women.

Kaunda congratulates Zambian president on winning election

2016-08-18 15:29

Former Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda has congratulated President Edgar Lungu following his victory in the presidential elections.

150 arrested in Zambia over poll protest

2016-08-16 17:03

Zambian police have arrested 150 opposition demonstrators over protests that erupted after President Edgar Lungu was declared the winner of a highly-contested vote.

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.

Refrain from acts that may trigger tensions, Zambians told

2016-08-15 12:25

International observers have called for calm in Zambia as the country eagerly awaits the announcement of results from the presidential elections.

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.

Zambia awaits election result after tense campaign

2016-08-12 13:00

Zambians waited for presidential election results that could trigger dispute after a violence-tinged campaign between the two leading candidates in a country usually known for its relative stability.

Key dates in Zambia since independence

2016-08-11 13:19

Some key dates in the post-independence history of Zambia, which holds a presidential election.

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