Zambia ruling party splits

2014-12-02 20:16

A major split in Zambia's ruling Patriotic Front has seen two factions select rival candidates for presidential elections next month.

Zambia polls: The timeline

2011-09-23 14:53

Zambian opposition leader Michael Sata has secured an upset presidential victory, defeating incumbent Rupiah Banda. Here is a timeline...

Zambia: Tearful Banda concedes defeat

2011-09-23 11:32

Wiping away a tear, Zambian president Rupiah Banda has conceded electoral defeat to opposition leader Michael Sata and urged his supporters to accept the result peacefully.

Two killed in Zambian vote riots

2011-09-22 20:51

Two people were killed in riots that erupted in Zambia's crucial copper-mining region, as anger boiled over at the slow pace of the vote count in this week's neck-and-neck presidential election.

Sata leads as vote count continues

2011-09-22 15:08

A challenger who has lost three previous presidential polls is taking a comfortable lead after votes from more than half Zambia’s constituencies have been tallied.

Zambia court bars poll results in media

2011-09-22 12:31

Zambia’s high court has issued an injunction blocking independent media from publishing results of the country’s elections before they are officially released by the national electoral commission.

More unrest in Zambia as votes counted

2011-09-21 21:44

Fresh violence has broken out in Zambia after angry residents threw stones at police and polling staff vehicles bringing ballot boxes to a counting centre.

Zambia counts votes

2011-09-21 12:24

Election officials in Zambia are tallying ballots, a day after a tumultuous vote that saw angry residents riot in poor neighbourhoods around the capital, Lusaka.

Kaunda votes in Zambia election

2011-09-20 15:20

Zambia’s independence leader and former president Kenneth Kaunda has called for peace as he cast his ballot in elections marred by rioting in the capital’s slums.

Zambians vote in national election

2011-09-20 07:42

Zambians have begun voting in national elections to choose their leaders for the next five years, in what analysts say will be a tight race for the ruling Movement for Multi-party Democracy.

Zambia set to elect new president

2011-09-19 18:00

Ten candidates are on the Zambian presidential ballot, but only President Rupiah Banda and his main opponent, Michael Sata, are considered contenders.

Court clears Zambia's Banda

2011-08-09 22:20

A Zambian court has cleared President Rupiah Banda to take part in next month's elections after the opposition sought to have him blocked on grounds that he does not qualify.

Zambia elections on 20 September

2011-07-28 16:55

Zambian President Rupiah Banda has set elections for September 20, hoping a humming economy will help him win his first full term in office against an opposition whose alliance has already cracked.


10 Commandments for Zambia

2011-09-25 22:31

Zambia's new President Michael Sata, the first elected Catholic head of state and a devout believer, says his government will follow the tenets of the 10 Biblical Commandments.

Zambia's Sata finally gets his crown

2011-09-23 14:12

Zambia’s newly elected president Michael Sata has been a policeman, car assembly worker, trade unionist and platform sweeper. Now he can add the job of president.

Sata declared Zambia’s next president

2011-09-23 07:25

Michael Sata, the populist leader of Zambia’s opposition, has been declared the country’s next president after a tense election marred by outbursts of violence that left two people dead.

EU slams Zambia ruling party

2011-09-22 20:01

European Union observers have criticised the abuse of state resources by Zambia's ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy party in general elections.

New riots in Zambian vote

2011-09-22 14:06

Riots have erupted in two Zambian mining towns over the slow pace of results from this week’s polls, as EU observers accuse the ruling party of abusing state resources in the campaign.

Hackers hit Zambia poll website

2011-09-22 11:18

Hackers have attacked Zambia’s election commission website, posting a string of false results showing opposition leader Michael Sata in the lead and causing delays to the release of the official tally.

Zambia polls: Sata in early lead

2011-09-21 15:28

Zambian opposition leader Michael Sata is leading in the first election results that have been released, but the race remains a toss-up with only a fraction of votes counted.

Zambia election - violence, riots erupt

2011-09-20 19:00

Stone-throwing mobs have smashed cars and blocked roads during voting in Zambia's capital, after opposition leader Michael Sata accused President Rupiah Banda's rival camp of rigging the ballot.

Zambia: Riot erupts over vote 'fraud'

2011-09-20 11:51

A riot has erupted in one of the Zambian capital’s most populated slums after opposition supporters claimed they found a man carrying pre-marked ballot papers for national elections now underway.

Banda threatens arrest for poll disruption

2011-09-19 22:35

President Rupiah Banda has made a stern call for peace as Zambians prepare to cast their votes in hotly contested elections that will see him face off against fiery rival Michael Sata.

Mining centre stage in Zambian polls

2011-09-18 16:48

President Rupiah Banda hopes Zambia's mining boom will propel him to re-election over main opposition leader Michael Sata, who made his name slamming the growing Chinese presence in the country.

Zambian opposition tries to bar Banda

2011-08-04 20:03

Zambia's main opposition party the Patriotic Front has accused President Rupiah Banda of lying about his parents' nationality and asked a court to block him from contesting next month's polls.

Opposition want early elections

2009-06-05 08:35

Zambian opposition leaders have called for early presidential and parliamentary elections in a bid to end what they call massive suffering of citizens in the country.

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