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Zambia opposition leader ahead in early election results

Early results in Zambia`s presidential election Saturday showed opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema ahead of his rival President Edgar Lungu, in a tight race marred by political tensions.

Aug 13, 2016, 14:40 PM IST

Zambia votes as campaign unrest tests stability

 Zambians went to the polls on Thursday shaken by an election campaign of "unprecedented" violence that could threaten the country`s relative stability and its democratic record.

Aug 11, 2016, 10:39 AM IST

Zambian police arrest musician for mocking president

A popular Zambian singer was arrested on Monday after being accused by supporters of President Edgar Lungu of mocking the leader in a song that police said could provoke public clashes.

Jun 09, 2015, 00:49 AM IST

Zambia President to seek treatment in South Africa after collapse

Zambian President Edgar Lungu said Tuesday he will travel to South Africa for specialised treatment after he collapsed at an International Women`s Day event at the weekend.

Mar 10, 2015, 15:36 PM IST

Zambian President leaves hospital after collapse

Zambian President Edgar Lungu, who collapsed at an International Women`s Day event Sunday, has left hospital ahead of a trip abroad for specialist treatment, his office has announced.

Mar 10, 2015, 13:09 PM IST

Zambian president collapses at Women's Day event

Zambian President Edgar Lungu collapsed on the podium while presiding over a Women`s Day celebration in Lusaka on Sunday -- less than two months after the 58-year-old took over from a leader who died in office.

Mar 09, 2015, 00:10 AM IST

Defence Minister Lungu wins Zambia`s disputed presidential race

Zambia`s defence minister Edgar Lungu, of the ruling Patriotic Front, has narrowly won the country`s presidential race, the electoral commission announced Saturday after an election marred by delays.

Jan 25, 2015, 02:34 AM IST

Zambians vote in special presidential election

Zambia goes to the polls on Tuesday in a tightly contested race to elect a president after a ruling party power struggle following the death of Michael Sata in office last year.

Jan 20, 2015, 06:58 AM IST

Zambia readies for presidential vote

Zambian political parties have wrapped up their campaigns ahead of a special presidential election called following the death of president Michael Sata last year.

Jan 20, 2015, 03:24 AM IST

Copper plays surprise role in Zambia presidential vote

A controversial decision to hike mining royalties in copper-rich Zambia has not only spooked investors but has become an unlikely presidential election issue in one of Africa`s two biggest producers.

Jan 19, 2015, 07:30 AM IST

Zambia votes after President`s death sparks power struggle

Zambians head to the polls on Tuesday in a special election to chose a new president for the copper-rich southern African nation and replace Michael Sata who died last year.

Jan 18, 2015, 07:53 AM IST

Zambia`s acting president refuses to quit, slams `treason`

Zambia`s acting president Guy Scott on Wednesday rejected a call for his resignation by a majority of cabinet ministers, and suggested a meeting they held without him had been treasonous.

Dec 17, 2014, 21:48 PM IST

Zambia`s white leader under siege as party chief sacked

Zambian politics were thrown into turmoil Tuesday after acting president Guy Scott sacked the secretary general of the ruling party, sparking riots and a rejection of his authority.

Nov 04, 2014, 12:49 PM IST