• 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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  • 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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  • Zambezi: A Town Divided On Ethnic Lines

    Zambezi: A Town Divided On Ethnic Lines0

    There are very few places in Zambia with such a spectacular view of the Zambezi River than Zambezi Town in the North Western province. The location of the town makes it an ideal tourist destination. Yet tribal rivalry has become the highlight of the town. Zambezi River passes through Zambezi Town, divides it into two towns,

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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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