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After seven years, displaced Zambian villagers might get land

A high court ruling in Zambia could mean redistributed land and compensation for communities who were evicted for commercial farming

Discrediting elections: Why the opposition playbook carries risks

By pushing their usually valid complaints onto the streets and the courts, opposition leaders deny governments the popular goodwill and international credibility they need to govern effectively

Lunga erodes Zambia’s democracy

A proposed amendment to its Constitution may turn Zambia into a de facto one-party state

‘Targeted crackdown’ on society

A new report claims the Zambian government is harassing and threatening its critics

Zambia’s slide to authoritarianism

As the country’s economy worsens, so dissent grows and its government becomes more repressive

Zambian economy on slippery slope

In the face of spiralling debt, the Patriotic Front will struggle to take the next election

The life of Lungu: Mystery mansion raises suspicion

The plans for the president's eSwatini estate were leaked on social media earlier this week

Exiled Zambian activist-rapper arrested in Lusaka

The outspoken critic of the Zambian government was returning from exile in South Africa

‘Zambia will become another Zimbabwe,’ warns opposition leader

Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema’s months in jail have changed his priorities

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