Zambia opposition leader pleads not guilty to treason: party

2017-08-14 17:00

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema pleaded not guilty to treason as the start date of his trial was set for Wednesday, his party has said.

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.

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 opposition: Lungu has created 'artificial crisis'

2016-10-24 12:59

Zambian opposition party, The United Party for National Development has reportedly urged its supporters to boycott the country's independence day celebrations

Zambian opposition leader Hichilema arrested

2016-10-06 07:42

Zambia's opposition leader and defeated presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema is set to face charges of sedition and unlawful assembly after being arrested, police say.

Zambian opposition set to block Lungu's inauguration

2016-09-07 13:31

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema along with his running mate, Geoffrey Mwamba, have taken to the High Court after their presidential petition was thrown out by the Constitutional Court, a report says.

Zambia court throws out election result challenge

2016-09-05 18:59

Zambia's constitutional court threw out an attempt by the defeated presidential candidate to annul August's election results, clearing the way for President Edgar Lungu's inauguration next week.

Outcome of petition against Lungu's re-election was pre-determined – opposition

2016-09-05 13:19

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has claimed that the outcome of the petition against the re-election of President Edgar Lungu was pre-determined.

Zambia proceeds with plans to inaugurate President Lungu

2016-09-05 11:23

Zambia's government will proceed with plans to inaugurate President Edgar Lungu as the Constitutional Court's extension beyond a 14-day deadline of the opposition's legal challenge to the vote is illegal, a government source says.

Be a man and face opposition, Zambia’s Lungu told

2016-08-29 14:35

Saccord has urged Zambian President Edgar Lungu to be a man and face the opposition to help map the way forward in addressing the country's political conflict.

 

'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.

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.

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.

Zambia opposition leader vows to fight on after arrest

2016-10-10 19:42

Zambia's defeated election candidate Hakainde Hichilema has vowed to step up his battle to prove that the vote was rigged, after he was released on bail following his arrest.

Zambian leader Edgar Lungu 'is a true dictator'

2016-09-15 18:01

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been brandished as a "true dictator" who rules "through fear and intimidation" of Zambian people to remain in power, a report says.

Tension in Zambia as opposition refuses to accept court decision

2016-09-06 11:39

Tensions have remained high in Zambia, as losing candidate Hakainde Hichilema refused to accept a constitutional decision to dismiss his party's petition against the re-election of President Edgar Lungu.

Zambia's president Lungu to be inaugurated next week

2016-09-05 15:08

The Zambian government has confirmed the date for the inauguration of President Edgar Lungu after the Constitutional Court dismissed an application by the opposition challenging his re-election, reports say.

Zambia court throws out election result challenge

2016-09-05 12:16

Zambia's constitutional court has thrown out an attempt by the defeated presidential candidate to annul August's election results, clearing the way for President Edgar Lungu's inauguration.

Don't interfere with witnesses, opposition tells Zambia's Lungu

2016-09-01 12:01

Zambia's main opposition party, the UPND, has sent out a stern warning to President Edgar Lungu, cautioning him from interfering with key presidential election petition witnesses.

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.

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