Zambia opposition seeks to impeach president

2018-03-23 17:06

Zambia's main opposition party has filed a motion to impeach President Edgar Lungu for violating the constitution, the presidency has said, in the latest development following a disputed 2016 election.

After jail, Zambia opposition leader vows won't seek revenge

2017-08-29 20:00

Zambia's main opposition leader has vowed to forgive his political opponents and not seek revenge following four months in jail for allegedly failing to give way to the presidential motorcade.

Hichilema: Zambia's dogged opposition leader

2017-08-16 17:35

Hakainde Hichilema, who was released from custody after treason charges against him were dropped, is a self-made entrepreneur who has made five unsuccessful attempts to become the Zambian president.

Zambia hits out at 'political charlatan' Malema, says his accusations are baseless

2017-08-02 09:58

The Zambian government has reacted angrily to EFF leader Julius Malema's remarks over the weekend that President Edgar Lungu is a dictator, a report says.

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: 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.

Zambian leader Lungu warns of 'sabotage' after fire razes biggest market

2017-07-05 16:06

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has vowed to take "stringent action" against those he suspected of having caused an inferno that razed the biggest market place in the capital Lusaka, reports say.

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.

DA urges govt to intervene over arrest of Zambian opposition leader

2017-04-17 08:58

The Democratic Alliance has urged International Relations and Co-operations Minister Maite Nkoane-Mashabane to intervene over the recent arrest of Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema on treason charges.

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 says arrest was political

2017-08-31 17:30

Zambia's main opposition leader has condemned his four-month imprisonment for alleged treason as an abuse of the criminal justice system by his political opponents.

Zambia presidency slams police for halting opposition prayers

2017-08-27 08:04

The Zambian presidency has condemned as "regrettable" a police decision to halt a prayer meeting this week at which the main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was due to appear.

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.

'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.

'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.

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.

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.

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: Lungu's aide wants presidential tenure extended

2016-10-29 17:00

Zambia's ruling Patriotic Front party lawmaker Paul Moonga has proposed that the country's presidential tenure be extended from the current five years to at least seven years, a report says.

At least '2 000 opposition supporters remain detained'

2016-10-11 13:27

Zambia's main opposition, the United Party for National Development has claimed that at least 2 000 of its supporters have been detained since the August 11 elections, a report says.

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