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Zambian president Lungu concedes defeat after rival’s landslide win

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu conceded defeat on Monday after a landslide election win by opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, marking the southern African country’s third...

Zambians vote in presidential election seen as too close to call

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Zambians started voting on Thursday in an election showdown between President Edgar Lungu and main opposition rival Hakainde Hichilema that looks too tight to...

Lungu cleared to stand in 2021 Zambian presidential election

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President Edgar Lungu can stand in presidential elections due in 2021 without breaching a constitutional two-term limit, Zambia's top court ruled, rejecting an opposition...

Zambian president warns of chaos if re-election is blocked

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu warned constitutional court judges not to stop him running for another term in office, state media reported, drawing...

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’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...

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...

Zambia opposition leader files court challenge to Lungu’s re-election

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Zambia's main opposition leader filed a court petition on Friday challenging President Edgar Lungu's re-election at the helm of Africa's second-largest copper...

Zambian opposition party to challenge Lungu re-election

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Zambia's main opposition party will file a court petition against President Edgar Lungu's re-election to the helm of Africa's second-largest copper producer...

Zambian president to take strong measures to protect peace

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu will resort to "draconian measures" if the opposition tries to disrupt the peace before, during or after the...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...