LUSAKA, ZAMBIA (REUTERS) – President Edgar Lungu said on Thursday (July 6) he had invoked emergency powers in Zambia to deal with acts of sabotage by the opposition, after fire gutted the country’s biggest market. Continue reading
Zambian opposition leader, Hichilema Hakainde appeared before court to face charges of plotting to overthrow the government. Hichilema was arrested last week in a police raid on his home, raising political tension in a country that has traditionally been relatively stable. Hichilema’s supporters are threatening to go to the streets if he is not released soon.
LUSAKA, April 13 (Reuters) – Zambian police denied on Thursday that opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema had been refused access to his lawyers and family since his arrest this week but his attorney insisted this was the case in an intensifying political crisis.
LUSAKA, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Zambia’s incumbent President Edgar Lungu will be sworn into office for a new five-year term on Tuesday next week, a government official said on Monday.
LUSAKA, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Zambia’s government will proceed with plans to inaugurate President Edgar Lungu as the Constitutional Court’s extension beyond a 14-day deadline of the opposition’s legal challenge to the vote is illegal, a government source said on Sunday.
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.
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
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
Lungu narrowly wins re-election over rival Hichilema
Opposition UPND launches Constitutional Court challenge
Election fought over ailing economy in copper producer
* Opposition leader says not allowed to campaign freely
* Says violence will intimidate his voters
* African Union urges candidates to accept poll results