- Vol 55 No 21
- 24th October 2014
The President’s departure for medical treatment on the eve of the country’s 50th birthday seems to confirm the severity of his condition
- Vol 55 No 20
- 10th October 2014
Doubts about President Michael Sata’s health have heightened the power struggle in the governing Patriotic Front. The party’s focus is to ensure that Sata completes his term in office, however incapacitated, but the succession race is intens...
- Vol 55 No 17
- 29th August 2014
Bitter feuding in the Patriotic Front has led to dismissal of the President's preferred successor – from both party and government
- Vol 55 No 15
- 25th July 2014
The governing Patriotic Front (PF) was in barely-concealed turmoil during President Michael Sata's week-long absence in Israel for medical treatment. Yet at the cabinet meeting on 14 July, Sata set off more political turbulence by making an injudicious jo...
- Vol 55 No 13
- 27th June 2014
Concern is growing for the President’s health and also for the impact on his party should he leave office prematurely
- Vol 55 No 12
- 13th June 2014
A foreign company’s comments sparked public and government anger in a far-reaching debate about mining policy and taxes
- Vol 55 No 11
- 30th May 2014
President Michael Sata was flown to Johannesburg on 26 May after a sudden deterioration in his health, Africa Confidential has heard. He had been expected to open the Heroes' National Stadium in Lusaka that day but did not show up.
- Vol 55 No 8
- 18th April 2014
The evangelical cleric and leader of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy, Nevers Mumba, is struggling amid strong criticism from senior members of his own party. MMD Vice-Presidents Michael Kaingu and Brian Chituwo, and Spokeswoman Dora Siliya have accu...
- Vol 55 No 3
- 7th February 2014
Zambia has long boasted strong and independent institutions but the government has lately been riding roughshod over many of them
- Vol 55 No 1
- 10th January 2014
President Sata’s physical condition is the factor on which all else hangs, especially the sharpening divisions in his party