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Zambia to drop treason charges against opposition leader

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Zambia plans to drop treason charges against the country's main opposition leader and free him from prison under a deal brokered by...

Zambian police free opposition leader accused of defaming president

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Police in Zambia freed an opposition leader on Thursday after holding him in detention for a week on accusations of defaming President...

Zambian opposition leader arrested

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Police arrested a Zambian opposition leader and said he would be charged with defaming President Edgar Lungu, an offence that carries a...

ISS: Can anyone stop Zambia’s slide into authoritarianism?

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu is not a dictator, and nor does he want to be. That's his version, at least, and he's sticking...

Zambia extends state of emergency by three months

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Zambia's parliament voted on Tuesday to extend the state of emergency by three months, the presidency office said, as tensions rose following...

Zambian president invokes emergency powers

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu said he had invoked emergency powers to deal with "acts of sabotage" by political opponents, after fire gutted...

Zambia’s president to seek parliament backing for state of emergency

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Wednesday he would seek parliament's approval to impose a state of emergency after fire gutted the...

Zambia transfers opposition leader back to a prison in capital

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Zambian prison authorities on Wednesday transferred an opposition leader who is charged with treason from a maximum security facility back to one...

Zambian opposition leader moved to max security prison ahead of trial

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Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, facing treason charges for impeding a presidential motorcade, has been moved from a Lusaka prison to a...

Hilchilema treason case headed for trial

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Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema will go on trial at a high court on treason charges, a magistrate said, in a case...

South African opposition leader says barred from entering Zambia

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South African opposition leader Mmusi Maimane said Zambian immigration officials barred him from entering their country late on Thursday, stopping his visit...

ISS: Africa’s silence encourages Lungu’s bad behaviour

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Zambians pride themselves on their reputation as a peaceful nation, and a peaceful people. It's a well-deserved reputation. In decades of independence...

Court refuses to dismiss Hilchilema treason charge

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A Zambian court refused to throw out treason charges against opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, a case that has stoked political tensions months...

Zambian opposition leader denies arson

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Zambia's main opposition party, whose leader has been arrested and charged with treason, accused government of trying to frame it for arson...

Zambia court to rule on opposition leader’s treason case next week

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A Zambian court will rule next week on whether to throw out a treason case against the leader of the main opposition...

Throw out treason case Zambian opposition leader lawyers ask

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Lawyers for a Zambian opposition party leader accused of trying to overthrow the government asked court to throw out the case, saying...

Zambian opposition leader charged with trying to overthrow government

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Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, arrested last week on suspicion of treason, was charged in a magistrate's court on Tuesday with trying...

Zambian president will not intervene in opposition leader’s treason case

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu will not intervene in the treason case against opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, he told a public rally. Hichilema was...

Zambian opposition leader faces treason charges

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Arrested Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema will be charged with treason for allegedly obstructing President Edgar Lungu's motorcade, the national police chief...

Zambian opposition leader detained

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Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was detained and questioned by police for committing treason, his lawyer said. Hichilema, an economist and wealthy businessman...

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