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Zambia

Zambia

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

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Lungu for longer

The president's aim to have a third term will dominate politics much as the anticipated IMF programme will dominate the economy

After a year dominated by the election that controversially returned President Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front to power, the main political battles in 2017 look set to be facti...


Preparing for the worst

Spending cuts announced in November should ease negotiations in January for an IMF package. Shocks are in store

The much-needed International Monetary Fund financial package expected in January will be accompanied by drastic cutbacks and a drop in living standards. Major cuts to fuel, electr...


Lungu against the law

The President may be comfortably installed in State House but he is not easing up on institutions which get in his way

The latest public body to feel President Edgar Lungu's enmity is the judiciary, which has been granting petitions to nullify some constituencies' results in the 16 August polls. Op...


A heartbeat away from Lungu

After the fevered election campaign Lusaka's politicking remains in overdrive as plotters seek to oust the Vice-President

President Edgar Lungu sacked the Information Minister and Chief Government Spokesperson, Chishimba Kambwili, a founding member of the Patriotic Front, on 8 November. Although no of...


Post mortem

When the Lusaka High Court 'provisionally' closed independent newspaper and website The Post on 2 November, its Editor and owner, Fred M'membe, told his confidants, 'It's time to m...


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 ...


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