• Zambia’s Treatment of Foreign Opposition Leaders Raise Eyebrows0

    Recently Zambia deported a leading Zimbabwean opposition figure, Mr Tendai Biti  while attempting to enter the country to seek political asylum. The opposition figure was handed back to Zimbabwean authorities despite having successfully obtained a court order restraining Zambian authorities from doing so. The decision to hand over a man who claimed that his life

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  • Commonwealth Steps Out of Zambia’s Political Dialogue Process

    Commonwealth Steps Out of Zambia’s Political Dialogue Process0

    Commonwealth has stepped out of Zambia’s political dialogue process aimed at addressing the country’s political impasse between the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and the main opposition party United Party for National Development (UPND). The process has been handed over to local in-country facilitators. In August, 2017 Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland facilitated the release from

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  • Zambia’s Disturbing Political Crisis

    Zambia’s Disturbing Political Crisis0

    Zambia’s main opposition party, United Party for National Development (UPND) has continued to receive a bashing from the Patriotic Front (PF) government with the church and civil society raising alarm at what they describe as an accelerated move towards a dictatorship. Zambia now has a situation where opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema remains in indefinite detention

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  • Pressure Mounts on Zambian Gov’t to Address Deteriorating Political Environment

    Pressure Mounts on Zambian Gov’t to Address Deteriorating Political Environment0

    On 10th April, 2017, Zambia Police invaded the house of leading opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema. The Police switched off power at the house, blocked the main roads and then broke down the gates to the house to gain access to the house before firing teargas into the house. The

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  • An Overview Of Zambia’s Political Scene In 2016

    An Overview Of Zambia’s Political Scene In 20160

    2016 started with landmark decisions which would eventually shape the future of Zambia as a country both internationally and nationally. Most notable development revolved about electoral reforms and constitutional amendments. I have put together some key highlights of last year: Electoral reforms On January 5th 2016, President Edgar Lungu assented to national constitutional amendments, bringing

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  • Zambia, Lost Sheep

    Zambia, Lost Sheep0

    Zambians are amazing people. They can take anything from anyone. We are a lost sheep. We have lost the love for one another. We are jealous of each other, we fight one another. Even in families today we no longer celebrate each other’s successes with sincere hearts, we have broken Christian values. We do not

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  • Zambia Re-Elects Lungu in Disputed Polls

    Zambia Re-Elects Lungu in Disputed Polls0

    Zambians beat their own record on Thursday 11th August, 2016 when they turned up in large numbers and braved the scorching sun in long and winding queues as they waited for hours to cast their vote. The 2016 general elections came with a lot of enthusiasm and excitement given that the country was voting under

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  • How Will Zambians Remember Patriotic Front?

    How Will Zambians Remember Patriotic Front?0

    Should the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) succeed to lose tomorrow’s election, what memories will Zambians hold of a party many loved for its pro-poor ideologies and populist political strategy? In 2011 under the leadership of the late Michael Sata, in polls widely lauded as free and fair, the PF made history on the African continent

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  • Zambia’s Main Parties Launch Their Election Campaigns On Saturday

    Zambia’s Main Parties Launch Their Election Campaigns On Saturday0

    Dubbed a Saturday by those so passionate about this year’s campaigns, 21st May is a day when the ‘Big Boys’ get to the people, tell them what they have done and what they offer them for the next five years. This is a when the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and the opposition United Party for

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  • Saudi Arabia Offers Cheap Oil To Zambia

    Saudi Arabia Offers Cheap Oil To Zambia0

    The Saudi Arabian government, through the Saudi Fund for Development, has offered a US$20 million revolving fund to supply cheap oil to Zambia and reduce domestic fuel prices for the next five years. The oil money, which is being offered at a 3.5% interest, is meant to reduce Zambia’s fuel prices which are one of

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