Zambia blames opposition for anti-China attacks

2018-11-09 16:48

The Zambian government has accused the opposition of fuelling "xenophobic" attacks on Chinese nationals after a spate of violent incidents targeting the community and its business.

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.

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.

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 seeks to quash 'treason' charge

2017-04-20 14:28

Lawyers for the Zambian opposition leader arrested last week after allegedly refusing to give way to President Edgar Lungu's convoy have asked a court to throw out an associated treason charge.

Zambian opposition leader might face death penalty over treason charges

2017-04-12 17:06

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema could get a death penalty if found guilt on treason charges leveled against him.

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.

I don't need opposition recognition, says Zambia's Lungu

2016-10-10 15:22

Zambian leader Edgar Lungu has reportedly said that he does not need to be accepted as president by the opposition United Party for National Development led by his main rival Hakainde Hichilema.

Top Africa Stories: Zimbabwe, Zambia, DRC

2016-10-06 17:10

Zimbabwean white farmer has fled to Canada after his farm is seized, Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been arrested and DRC envoy says Kabila won't seek third term.

At least 4 African heads to attend Lungu's inauguration ceremony

2016-09-12 13:12

At least four African heads of state are set to attend Zambian President Edgar Lungu's inauguration ceremony, which the opposition has vowed to snub.


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: 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.

Zambian court upholds opposition leader treason charge

2017-04-26 14:02

A court has refused a request to drop treason charges against Zambia's main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema after he allegedly blocked the president's motorcade earlier this month.

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.

Top Africa stories: Burundi, Zim, Zambia, S Sudan

2016-10-28 20:00

Burundian government formally notifies the UN of its withdrawal from ICC, a Mozambican baby has been born with four legs, and Mugabe vows he won't protect corrupt officials.

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.

WATCH : Zambian police clash with opposition supporters

2016-10-08 07:04

A video showing Zambian police clashing with opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema's supporters has emerged on social media.

Zambia opposition shuns parliament after president's re-election

2016-09-30 19:00

Zambia's main opposition party has boycotted President Edgar Lungu's first parliamentary address since his contested re-election, which his rivals say was rigged.

Zambia regulator suspends three private broadcasters

2016-08-24 08:27

Authorities in Zambia have suspended the licenses of three private broadcasters, saying they had posed a risk to peace and stability during this month's presidential election.

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