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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

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