• 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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  • Is the End of Zambia’s Political Crisis in Sight?

    Is the End of Zambia’s Political Crisis in Sight?0

      Zambia’s leading opposition figure, Hakainde Hichilema and his co-accused walked to freedom on Wednesday 16th August, 2017 after the state entered a nolle prosequi [the plaintiff or prosecutor decides to stop legal proceedings] in the matter in which they were charged with treason. The release came after Hichilema, President of the United Party for National Development

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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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