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This is how Lungu is planning to rig Zambia’s 2021 general election

The president is trying to amend the Constitution and create a new voters’ roll in a bid to stay in power

Campaigning together, but on their own

Social media is driving a new – largely anonymous – form of protest in Zimbabwe and Zambia

Audacious Zambian protesters outsmart the police

Tired of being arrested and beaten up at protests, young activists tried something different and it worked

In Zambia, Covid-19 has claimed democracy, not human life

The novel coronavirus has not only claimed Zambian lives, but has also put the country’s democracy at stake

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

Exiled Zambian rapper stirs the president’s pot

Pilato was forced to flee Zambia after dropping his latest track, which attacked the presidency

Southern Africa’s human rights problem

Basic rights are under severe threat in the region, says Human Rights Watch

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