Zambia Elections

Lunga erodes Zambia’s democracy

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

Letters to the editor: September 2 to 8 2016

Readers write in about the electoral system, Zambia's elections and the M&G's story on Naspers.

Zambia’s general elections: Africa’s flagship democracy under scrutiny

Everything about the elections seems fine until one gets to read or listen to foreign media.

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.

Edgar Lungu: Zambia’s youthful president

Zambia's new president Edgar Lungu has a minority mandate. Less than half of the registered voters made their mark, and he faces new polls in 2016.

Lungu holds slight lead as vote counting continues in Zambia

Zambia's ruling party candidate Edgar Lungu holds a small lead with most of the votes from this week's presidential polls counted.

Zambia vote extended into third day

Zambian police fired tear gas to disperse supporters of the leading opposition candidate, as the presidential election was extended into a third day.

Zambia’s poll of the economy

Zambians will vote for a new president in a defining poll for the country, which is under pressure to make its mineral wealth count for citizens.

Confusion rules in Zambia

Since Michael Sata's death, the ruling party has witnessed an unprecedented fight for the ­presidency, which has also drawn in members of his family.

Zambia: Scott suspended as head of party over ‘unconstitutional conduct’

Zambia's acting president and acting head of the ruling party Guy Scott has been deemed ineligible to stand in the next presidential elections.

The puzzle that is Michael Sata

Zambians and regional observers are keen to see what the new president's rise to power will entail.

Old rivals meet again as Zambians elect a president

Ten candidates are on Zambia's presidential ballot, but only Rupiah Banda and Michael Sata are considered contenders.

Press Releases

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

MTN unveils TikTok bundles

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Marketers need to reinvent themselves

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Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

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South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.