Tag Archives: Lee Habasonda

23Aug/16

Zambia’s disputed poll threatens to divide the country, analyst.

Zambia has reported pockets of violence that analysts say could spiral as the country awaits the outcome of a court petition filed by opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema saying the vote was rigged. Some analysts say both sides should consider an all inclusive leadership approach to avoid dividing the country, but some want focus to turn back towards repairing the economy.
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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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