Zambia's Lungu to be inaugurated after disputed poll

2016-09-13 07:38

Edgar Lungu is set to be inaugurated as president of Zambia after a last-minute court bid by a defeated opposition candidate failed to halt the ceremony.

Zambian court allows more time for poll challenge

2016-09-03 19:00

Zambia’s constitutional court has given the country’s main opposition leader two more days to present a petition challenging last month’s disputed re-election of President Edgar Lungu.

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.

Zambian president's inauguration halted, pending court ruling

2016-08-22 13:00

The inauguration of Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been halted pending a constitutional court ruling on the election results, a report has claimed.

Don't be bitter over my re-election, Zambian president tells rivals

2016-08-17 14:24

Following his success in the August 11 polls, newly re-elected Zambian President Edgar Lungu has told opposition parties to not be bitter over his victory, a report says.

Zambian election rigged, says opposition leader

2016-08-16 14:45

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has claimed that the recently announced elections results were rigged, adding that he would take legal action, reports say.

Refrain from acts that may trigger tensions, Zambians told

2016-08-15 12:25

International observers have called for calm in Zambia as the country eagerly awaits the announcement of results from the presidential elections.

Zambia opposition leader angered by vote results delay

2016-08-14 16:29

Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has blasted the national election commission for slow progress in releasing results from the closely-fought presidential vote.

Zambia suspends election campaigning over violence

2016-07-10 15:42

Political campaigning in Zambia's capital Lusaka has been suspended for 10 days because of violent clashes ahead of next month's national elections.

Zambian newspaper shut down ahead of vote

2016-06-22 20:51

Zambia's biggest independent newspaper has been shut down by authorities over unpaid taxes, the editor says, calling the move an attempt to silence it ahead of August elections.


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.

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.

Zambia post elections: Lungu has his work cut out for him

2016-08-23 18:09

President Edgar Lungu of the Patriotic Front (PF) has been declared winner of the most closely fought election Zambia has witnessed since adopting a multiparty system in 1990.

Kaunda congratulates Zambian president on winning election

2016-08-18 15:29

Former Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda has congratulated President Edgar Lungu following his victory in the presidential elections.

150 arrested in Zambia over poll protest

2016-08-16 17:03

Zambian police have arrested 150 opposition demonstrators over protests that erupted after President Edgar Lungu was declared the winner of a highly-contested vote.

Zambia's president re-elected in close vote

2016-08-15 14:34

Zambia's president has been re-elected in a closely contested vote, the country's electoral commission announced.

Zambia's Lungu ahead as opposition cries foul

2016-08-15 12:05

President Edgar Lungu held a slight lead in Zambia's closely-fought election, as the opposition claimed the vote was rigged.

EU observers report good turnout for Zambian polls

2016-08-13 13:31

The EU election observation mission has said it is happy with voter turnout during Zambia’s recent presidential elections, the Lusaka Times reported on Friday.

Editors of Zambian newspaper arrested

2016-06-28 21:05

Zambian police say they have arrested two senior editors of the country's largest independent newspaper that was shut last week over alleged unpaid tax.

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