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Zambia

Hakainde Hichilema (HH)

Date of Birth: 4/06/1962
Place of Birth: Monze


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Public's patience is running short

Despite surging into government on a wave of popular relief at the departure of President Edgar Lungu's haphazard venal government in August 2021 Zambians still await with dwindling patience the fulfilment of the election promises of President Hakainde Hichilema and his United Party for National Development (UPND)...


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Debt deal teeters on the brink of collapse

Praising President Hakainde Hichilema's government for its role in brokering the agreement the International Monetary Fund had previously said it would use the deal as a template for other nations such as Ethiopia and Ghana that are also seeking debt restructuring under the G20's Common Framework...

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Hichilema hails 'mission impossible' deal

3 billion of Zambia's foreign debt gives President Hakainde Hichilema much of what he was looking for – a resolution after almost two years of tortuous negotiations and a sharp cut in debt service obligations worth an estimated $5...

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Hichilema faces critical delivery test

At the present rate of progress President Hakainde Hichilema and his United Party for National Development (UPND) – elected in a landslide by voters fed up with six years of sleaze and chaos under President Edgar Lungu – risks reaching the half-way mark of their five-year term having fulfilled few of their campaign promises...


Loans before haircuts

They have indicated that significant debt restructuring or haircuts will need to be agreed with private and bilateral creditors even if President Hakainde Hichilema manages to successfully push through the spending cuts demanded by the IMF (AC Vol 63 No 19 Fears of pain in prospect)...


Fears of pain in prospect

3 billion IMF rescue package agreed at the beginning of the month amid concern that President Hakainde Hichilema may not have the political capital to see it through without heavy social unrest (AC Vol 63 No 18 Debt deal boosts kwacha)...


Debt deal boosts kwacha

President Hakainde Hichilema hopes that the agreement which the IMF says will see the country receive an immediate payment of $185 million one of a series over the next 38 months is only the start...


Hichilema accused of 'losing focus’

President Hakainde Hichilema gave a long and emotional press conference on 25 April further cataloguing his persecution by the previous government – which many critics believe irrelevant to the current political situation – while making vague promises about his government's programme...


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