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Zambia

Zambia

Population: 15.0 mn.
GDP: $25.6 bn.
Debt: $5.60 bn.

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Judges in the firing line

The opposition petition against the election failed but Lungu is still gunning for the judiciary

When the Constitutional Court threw out the United Party for National Development (UPND)'s petition to dismiss the presidential election result because of fraudulent votes, it trig...


Political football claims aide

The sacking of State House Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Chilubanama on 29 August surprised many in Lusaka. Together with fellow State House aide Kaizar Zulu, he had played a crucia...


Lungu's victory under fire

The opposition legal challenge to the President's narrow win seems unlikely to succeed but there are major holes in his defence

Most pundits think that the opposition petition submitted to the Constitutional Court challenging President Edgar Lungu's much criticised election victory has only a slim chance of...


Racing to the finish

While the President cracks down on critics, defectors back his rival and try to bring their ethnic support with them

The electoral return match on 11 August between President Edgar Lungu of the governing Patriotic Front (PF) and Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPN...


Lungu's media vendetta

The President is determined to keep an opposition-supporting newspaper off the streets, seemingly at any cost

President Edgar Lungu wishes to keep The Post, the newspaper and news website which is his declared opponent, closed until after the 11 August election, say sources close to State ...


Kaizar the kingpin

Presidential advisor Kaizar Zulu is the architect – or is blamed for – a ruthless re-election strategy

Most people in Lusaka see Kaizar Zulu merely as President Edgar Lungu's State House sidekick but as the top aide puts it himself, nobody gets to see his boss without his say-so. He...


A close political race gets angrier

The government has closed the leading independent newspaper which uncovered plans to rig next month's election

Credible claims of bias at the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) and the suspicious inflation of the number of registered voters are heating up the campaign ahead of presidentia...

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Not the last Post

Ahead of national elections on 11 August, the government has shut Post Newspapers, publisher of the country's biggest selling daily, claiming the company has failed to pay its taxe...


Lungu schemes to survive

In an unpredictable political landscape, the President is pulling out the stops to win the next elections

Elected by a narrow margin in January 2015 and presiding over an economy in free fall, President Edgar Lungu is trying to strengthen his position through constitutional amendments ...


Lungu hangs on

President Edgar Lungu told the International Monetary Fund delegation which left Lusaka on 3 December that he intended to call general elections well before they are due next Septe...


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