'Controversy' as Zambia's PF wants Lungu to run for re-election in 2021

2017-07-24 20:05

Zambian leader Edgar Lungu has been re-nominated to run as the Patriotic Front presidential candidate in 2021, a move that could trigger controversy over his constitutional eligibility to stand, a report says.

Former Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda, 93, leaves hospital

2017-07-23 19:00

Zambian media say 93-year-old Kenneth Kaunda, the country's independence leader and former longtime president, has left a hospital after several days of treatment.

'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.

UPDATE: Zambian ex-leader KK 'recuperating well in hospital'

2017-07-21 17:59

Zambian ex-President Dr Kenneth Kaunda fondly known as KK was recuperating well at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, says a statement.

'Dr Kaunda not dead', says office of Zambian commissioner in SA

2017-07-20 17:17

The office of the Zambian high commissioner in South Africa has refuted social media reports that veteran leader Kenneth Kaunda has died.

Former Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda, 93, is hospitalised

2017-07-19 17:28

Zambian media say 93-year-old Kenneth Kaunda, the country's independence leader and former longtime president, is hospitalised.

Zambia ratifies 90-day state of emergency

2017-07-12 07:53

Zambia's parliament has approved a 90-day state of emergency decreed by President Edgar Lungu, a move that critics see as an effort to tighten his grip on power.

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.

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: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi

2017-07-07 12:20

Morgan Tsvangirai of the MDC has called for national protests in Zimbabwe, and Twitter has reacted to Zambian leader Edgar Lungu's declaration of a state of emergency.


Zambians firmly defend democracy. But will they stand up against Lungu?

2017-07-24 19:17

Zambia has gone from a country where people engaged freely in open political debate to one where most people now look over their shoulders to see who’s listening.

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.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Obasanjo, Gambia

2017-07-22 09:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has resumed nationwide rallies, and former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has urged African leaders to treat ex-presidents with respect.

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.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Uganda

2017-07-20 10:00

A 10 year-old girl has been killed by a lion outside her home in south-eastern Zimbabwe, and ex Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda has been hospitalised.

'Curious' baboon knocks out power to Zambian tourist town

2017-07-17 14:00

A baboon in Zambia has interfered with machinery at a power station in a tourist town near Victoria Falls, knocking out power to tens and thousands of people for several hours.

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.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Egypt

2017-07-07 19:47

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's office spent more than $50 million on foreign travel last year, and Egyptian officials say at least 10 security troops have been killed when a car bomb struck a military checkpoint.

Lungu tries to have his cake and eat it: A state of emergency in all but name

2017-07-07 13:55

Zambia's president is securing powers to consolidate his political control while generating 'plausible deniability' to whether or not he has fatally undermined democracy, writes Nic Cheeseman.

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.

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