'I'm still in good spirits,' says jailed Zambian opposition leader Hichilema

2017-06-27 15:03

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, who was arrested after failing to give right of way to President Edgar Lungu's convoy, says he is in "good spirits", despite being kept in custody at a high security prison.

Tensions flare in Zambia as critics see slide to 'dictatorship'

2017-06-18 07:32

Nearly a year after coming to power in a contested election, Zambian President Edgar Lungu is facing a growing chorus of criticism over his government's moves to clamp down on dissent.

Zambia opposition leader moved to maximum security jail

2017-06-09 15:58

Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, facing treason charges, says he had been moved from a prison in the capital Lusaka to a maximum security jail in a small town.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Somalia

2017-06-08 19:03

Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is set to face treason charges at the High Court, and SA has suspended imports of all poultry products from Zimbabwe.

Maimane's deportation from Zambia 'casts spotlight on SAPDC network of opposition politicians

2017-05-27 06:47

DA leader Mmusi Maimane’s deportation from Zambia has cast a spotlight on a 19-month-old network of opposition politicians that was established in the region with the intention of sharing expertise and advising each other on governance issues.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Zambia, Libya

2017-05-26 06:14

First Lady Grace Mugabe is concerned about her future after her husband is no longer president, and DA leader Mmusi Maimane slams Zuma, ANC over silence on Zambia's Hichilema treason trial.

Zambian police prevent Mmusi Maimane from entering the country

2017-05-25 20:19

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has been stopped by Zambian police on his way to attend the treason trial of the leader of Zambia’s largest opposition party, the DA has said.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, I Coast, SA

2017-05-16 08:33

Family sources say Zimbabwe's longtime leader Robert Mugabe's health is "worsening" and his wife is Grace worried, and SA working towards scrapping visa for African citizens.

Zambia's opposition leader acquitted on one charge, still faces treason charges

2017-05-15 17:34

Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been acquitted of using insulting language on police officers, but he still faces treason charges, reports say.

Why brutalising food vendors hits Africa’s growing cities where it hurts

2017-04-28 15:41

The harassment of informal food vendors by national and municipal governments remains a major impediment to improving the resilience of the urban poor in African cities, writes Danielle Resnick


EXCLUSIVE: Something 'is definitely wrong in Zambia', says expert

2017-06-22 12:36

Zambia has slid into dictatorship under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu, an expert on Africa says, adding that "something is definitely wrong" in the southern African country.

Zambia suspends 48 MPs who boycotted president's speech

2017-06-13 19:14

Zambia's parliament has suspended 48 opposition lawmakers who boycotted President Edgar Lungu's address to legislators in March to protest his contested electoral victory.

Maimane: Zambian Hichilema's treason trial 'a political witch hunt'

2017-06-09 06:05

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has described Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema's treason trial as "a political witch hunt by an increasingly threatened President [Edgar] Lungu".

Zambia opposition leader faces High Court treason trial

2017-06-08 16:36

Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema will face a High Court trial over treason charges and remain in police custody, a magistrate had ruled.

Zambian opposition leader thanks Maimane after deportation saga

2017-05-26 18:54

From his prison cell, Zambian opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, has thanked Democratic Alliance leader, Mmusi Maimane, for his support.

Maimane deported from Zambia due to 'unknown reasons'

2017-05-25 20:51

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has been deported to South Africa when he had landed in Zambia, for reasons unknown, his spokesperson Graham Charters says.

Zambia considers moving capital to rural area: minister

2017-05-25 13:44

Zambia is considering a proposal to move its capital from fast-developing Lusaka to a nearly uninhabited marshland district in the centre of the country, a minister says.

Zambian opposition leader in custody for another week

2017-05-15 21:03

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema will remain in custody for at least another week after a magistrate deferred a ruling on whether he could face trial for treason.

We need to talk about Zambia as it falls from grace under President Lungu

2017-05-15 13:27

The world's media, which has in the past found Zambia uninteresting, are suddenly paying more attention to the impoverished nation, for all the wrong reasons, writes Nic Cheeseman.

Lungu creating confusion to justify state of emergency - Zambian opposition

2017-04-27 06:01

Zambia’s main opposition party, the United Party for National Development, has accused President Edgar Lungu’s government of trying to frame it for arson, adding that this is government’s plan to increase political repression.

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