Tag Archives: Hakainde Hichilema

23Aug/16

Zambian regulator suspends three broadcasters for conduct during election

LUSAKA Aug 22 (Reuters) – Zambia’s broadcasting regulator on Monday suspended the licences of three private broadcasters, saying they had posed a risk to peace and stability during this month’s presidential election.
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20Aug/16

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

LUSAKA Aug 19 (Reuters) – 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 producer, saying the vote was rigged.
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19Aug/16

Zambia’s Lungu shrugs off challenge, says will boost growth

Lungu says he’ll take decisive action to lift economy
Africa’s No. 2 copper producer hit by commodities downturn
Opposition challenging Lungu re-election
Adds opposition vote petition pushed to Monday

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17Aug/16

Zambian president’s inauguration delayed until court rules on vote

Law bars inauguration while court challenge pending.
Lungu won 50.35 pct against 47.63 pct for Hichilema
Main opposition party to dispute outcome in court
Lungu says ‘no time for honeymoon’ to rebuild economy
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16Aug/16

Zambian president Lungu re-elected in disputed vote

Lungu narrowly wins re-election over rival Hichilema
Opposition UPND launches Constitutional Court challenge
Election fought over ailing economy in copper producer

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08Aug/16

Zambian opposition leader says election will not be free and fair

* Opposition leader says not allowed to campaign freely

* Says violence will intimidate his voters

* African Union urges candidates to accept poll results
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14Jul/16

Zambia shuts down newspaper in tax dispute

Zambia’s Revenue Authority recently shut down one of the country’s independent newspapers for tax debt. Analysts see the move as politically motivated and meant to muzzle the media ahead of general elections in August.

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04Jan/16

UPDATE – Zambia sets 2016 election date, scraps power price hike

* President to ratify election date on Tuesday

* Orders reversal of power price hike

* Winning candidate needs more than half of vote (Adds power price hike reversal, analyst)
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04Jan/16

Zambia to hold presidential, parliamentary elections on Aug. 11 -government spokesman

LUSAKA Jan 4 (Reuters) – Zambia will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on Aug. 11 under a new constitution, a government spokesman said on Monday.
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10Mar/15

Zambians express concern over president’s health

Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu will seek treatment abroad to correct a narrowing of the food pipe that caused him to fall ill on Sunday. Zambians, who lost former president Michael Sata when he died in October last year after an illness are especially concerned about Lungu’s health.
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