Constitution Court dismisses petition against President Lungu’s election

The Constitutional Court hearing the presidential petition brought by losing candidate opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, on Monday dismissed the petition saying that it does not have the jurisdiction to hear the petition after the expiry of the 14 days last … Read More

Zambia: Zambian opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema challenges presidential polls

  The presidential candidate of Zambia’s main opposition party, United Party for National Development (UPND), Mr. Hakainde Hichilema has rejected the presidential results announced on Monday, which declared incumbent President Edgar Lungu as winner. He said the UPND will petition … Read More

Zambian elections record huge turnout

As voting ended Thursday at 6pm (local time) in some polling stations across Zambia, the country’s electoral management body said there was huge turnout in most polling stations. “We have had a good turnout at most polling stations,” Electoral Commission … Read More

Zambia: Gov’t dismisses Hakainde Hichilema’s claim of violence ahead of elections

Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has dismissed opposition’s leader Hakainde Hichilema’s claim of political instability in the country ahead of the August 11, elections as an attempt to merely scandalise the credible electoral process. Hichilema, president of the main … Read More

Zambia: Human Rights Commission condemns attack on opposition leader

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Human Rights Commission has condemned the attack by elements of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) on opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema. PF cadres attacked on Saturday the president of the United Party for National Development (UPND), Hichilema, … Read More

Zambian President slams opposition leader for ‘inciting’ striking medics

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Zambian President Michael Sata and opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema – Photo: Zambia reports PANA Lusaka, Zambia – Zambian President Michael Sata has lashed out at opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, whom he said should desist from acting like a “Merchant of Death” for … Read More