‘No Zambian Will Sleep Hungry’ Hichilema vows as he assumes office

On Tuesday, Hakainde Hichilema was sworn in as President of Zambia, pledging to turn around the country’s ailing economy and to provide “true freedom” to all of his fellow citizens. The erstwhile perennial opponent, who promised a “new dawn in Zambia” in an early morning tweet, was sworn in in front of thousands of ecstatic […]

Southern African leaders praise Zambia for a peaceful election and transfer of power

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) heaped praises on member state Zambia for contributing to the progress of the democracy of the region. The recently held peaceful election represents the third time the country is holding a very successful transfer of power since 1991. Peaceful election is common in Africa, however, the love for power […]

Zambia: Opposition leader Hichilema wins election with more than 2.8 million votes

Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been elected as the country’s seventh president after winning more than 2.8 million votes in the presidential election. The 59-year-old experienced politician defeated his long-time opponent Lungu in a grueling campaign amid a landscape of deteriorating living conditions. It is his sixth bid for the presidency and the third […]

Zambia: Opposition leader Hichilema leads early presidential poll

According to early Saturday results from Zambia’s electoral commission, opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has taken an early lead over incumbent Edgar Lungu in the country’s presidential election. The results suggest that Hichilesha has gained ground since the last election in 2016, which was marred by allegations of rigging by Lungu and allegations of vote-rigging. Chief […]

Zambian villagers win lawsuit against UK-based mining giant, Vedanta Resources

Residents of four villages in Zambia namely, Shimulala, Hippo Pool, Hellen and Kakosa have secured victory in a lawsuit filed against a London-based mining giant, Vendata and its subsidiary, Konkola Copper Mines (KCM). According to the villagers, the activities of this organization has caused grievous damages to their land and health due to the constant […]

Reckless borrowing: Zambia Sinks in debt beyond redemption?

Zambia defaults debt, fail to disclose details on Chinese loan to bondholders The southern African country has defaulted its national debt, with creditors failing to grant a debt relief owing to lack of transparency of information, especially on the country’s dealings with China. The country’s Minister for finance, Bwalya Ng’andu stated that, China has demanded […]

Zambia sends home US ambassador for his PRO-GAY antics

Following on the president’s open rejections of the United States ambassador’s pro-gay stance in a recent court judgment, the Zambian government has reportedly asked that the envoy leaves the country while it awaits a diplomatic response from the United States. The ambassador had criticized the Zambian government for jailing a gay couple for 15 years. […]