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Zambian President’s Inauguration Delayed Until Court Rules On Vote

Zambian President’s Inauguration Delayed Until Court Rules On Vote

Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Tuesday his inauguration would be delayed until a court rules on a challenge from his main election rival who said the vote was rigged. Results on Monday showed Lungu narrowly won re-election in Africa’s second-largest copper producer which is suffering an economic slump due to depressed commodity prices. But […]

Zambia Elections: Opposition Cries Foul As President Voted Back In

Zambia Elections: Opposition Cries Foul As President Voted Back In

Zambia’s president has been re-elected in a closely contested vote, with the result rejected by the country’s main opposition party. The commission said Edgar Lungu, of the ruling Patriotic Front party, had received 1,860,877 votes while his closest challenger, Hakainde Hichilema, of the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND), received 1,760,347. For the first […]

Zambia Goes To Polls To Elect Next President After Hard-Fought Campaign

Zambia Goes To Polls To Elect Next President After Hard-Fought Campaign

Zambians go to the polls on Thursday to choose their next president after an election campaign marred by violence and press blackouts, and against a backdrop of a tanking economy. The candidates are the current president, Edgar Lungu, of the Patriotic Front (PF), who won an emergency election in 2015 by just 27,000 votes; and […]

OPINION: Koffi Olomide’s Shows Must Be Cancelled

OPINION:  Koffi Olomide’s Shows Must Be Cancelled

I have been a fan of Koffi Olomidé since I was a teenager. I loved or should I say I still love his music and some of them songs we sung them during our bustele days at Kasama Boys’ Secondary School and Mungwi Technical Secondary School. His music has been good. But of late the […]

Zambia Suspends Election Campaigning Over Violence

Zambia Suspends Election Campaigning Over Violence

Political campaigning in Zambia’s capital Lusaka has been suspended for 10 days because of violent clashes before next month’s national elections, the electoral commission said. The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) announced on Sunday that it was suspending campaigns in Lusaka and Namwala, south of the capital, until July 18 when the situation would be […]

Louise Linton’s Zambia Is Not The Zambia I know

Louise Linton’s Zambia Is Not The Zambia I know

When I first saw Louise Linton’s story on The Telegraph’s website about how her dream gap year in Zambia had turned into a nightmare I couldn’t believe what I was reading. She’d described 12-inch spiders, rebels taking over the country and the war in the Congo being between the Hutu and Tutsi people. At first […]

Zambia: First Lady Calls For Arrest Of Kafue Woman Abusers

Zambia: First Lady Calls For Arrest Of Kafue Woman Abusers

FIRST Lady Esther Lungu has directed the police under the Victim Support Unit (VSU) to arrest perpetrators of the recent stripping and sexual abuse of a known woman in Kafue. Mrs Lungu who shed tears said it was barbaric and un-Zambian for human beings to treat a fellow human being and a woman in such […]

Pres. Lungu Shames Critics Again as He Appoints Women

Pres. Lungu Shames Critics Again as He Appoints Women

President Edgar Lungu got to work at a time his critics were casting doubt on his state of health by swearing in eight judges of the Appeals Court. His critics have gone to town making innuendos about his state of health but President Lungu has twice delivered a witty response by once appearing on national […]

Zambia’s 2016 Elections – Is a Disputed Outcome Now Inevitable?

Zambia’s 2016 Elections – Is a Disputed Outcome Now Inevitable?

A flurry of questionable decisions by the electoral body, media exposés of irregularities, and controversial interventions by the government and military suggests yes Zambia’s enviable record of 25 years of peaceful democratic elections appears to be under threat. With less than ten weeks to go before the country goes to the polls on 11 August, […]

Zambia: Is Dowry System Fair to Women?

Zambia: Is Dowry System Fair to Women?

PAYMENT of dowry (referred to as Lobola) by a man who wants to marry a woman in most African societies, is one of the things that constitutes marriage under customary law. However, emphasis by the courts of law to validate marriage based on payment of dowry has become a source of concern to some women. […]

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