Category Archives: Zambia Elections

20Apr/17

Zambian opposition leader’s lawyers ask court to throw out treason case

Zambian opposition leader, Hichilema Hakainde appeared before court to face charges of plotting to overthrow the government. Hichilema was arrested last week in a police raid on his home, raising political tension in a country that has traditionally been relatively stable. Hichilema’s supporters are threatening to go to the streets if he is not released soon.
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23Aug/16

Zambia’s disputed poll threatens to divide the country, analyst.

Zambia has reported pockets of violence that analysts say could spiral as the country awaits the outcome of a court petition filed by opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema saying the vote was rigged. Some analysts say both sides should consider an all inclusive leadership approach to avoid dividing the country, but some want focus to turn back towards repairing the economy.
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23Aug/16

Zambian regulator suspends three broadcasters for conduct during election

LUSAKA Aug 22 (Reuters) – Zambia’s broadcasting regulator on Monday suspended the licences of three private broadcasters, saying they had posed a risk to peace and stability during this month’s presidential election.
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19Aug/16

Zambia’s Lungu shrugs off challenge, says will boost growth

Lungu says he’ll take decisive action to lift economy
Africa’s No. 2 copper producer hit by commodities downturn
Opposition challenging Lungu re-election
Adds opposition vote petition pushed to Monday

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17Aug/16

Zambian president’s inauguration delayed until court rules on vote

Law bars inauguration while court challenge pending.
Lungu won 50.35 pct against 47.63 pct for Hichilema
Main opposition party to dispute outcome in court
Lungu says ‘no time for honeymoon’ to rebuild economy
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