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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

Lunga erodes Zambia’s democracy

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

Zambia’s slide to authoritarianism

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

‘Zambia will become another Zimbabwe,’ warns opposition leader

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

Southern Africa’s human rights problem

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

Treason charges dropped against Zambian opposition leader

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been released from prison after prosecutors dropped treason charges against him.

Zambia to drop treason charges against Hichilema

Main opposition leader to be freed from prison on Monday after negotiations

Zambia’s Lungu declares state of emergency in televised speech

Political tensions have been high in Zambia this year after the arrest and continued detention of opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema

Maimane’s Zambia deportation casts spotlight on network of opposition politicians

Both SADC and the African Union have been silent on Hichilema’s arrest, as has the South African government.

Mmusi Maimane’s alleged deportation highlights Zambia’s downward spiral

Until recently, this kind of aggressively hostile behaviour towards any kind of opposition, would have been unthinkable in Zambia

Treason season in Southern Africa

Across the region, governments are cracking down on political opposition, and treason charges are the leaders’ weapon of choice

Zambia’s Edgar Lungu sworn in after opposition’s bid to block inauguration fails

The president called for national unity in his speech in Lusaka on Tuesday, saying 'we are on this journey together'.

Zambians go to the polls to elect multiple leaders and decide on a Bill of Rights

The chances of the country’s democracy surviving remain tentative in the prevailing economic environment of Africa’s second-leading producer of copper

Zambia’s electoral commission halts campaigning in the capital for 10 days following the death of opposition supporter

Police opened fire on the opposition United Party for National Development supporters after the party refused to cancel a campaign meeting in Lusaka.

Ruling party takes slim lead at Zambia polls

The Patriotic Front has taken a small lead over the opposition United Party for National Development, with 80 of the 150 constituencies counted.

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