There is a political honeymoon going on in Zambia right now. The new president, Hakainde Hichelma, is making all the right promises.
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Results of elections in Zambia are questionable but a democracy exists, although it's future progress isn't guaranteed. According to Freedom House, "the president and the unicameral National Assembly are elected to serve concurrent five-year terms. The National Assembly includes 150 elected members, as well as up to 8 members appointed by the president." Also check out our section on World Democracy and our Africa archive.
Cautious optimism is best in regards to the future of Zambia’s democracy despite the unfolding peaceful transition of power to Hichilema.
Voters waited in long lines to cast their ballots in some Zambian polling stations after dark Thursday, as counting started in others.
Zambia’s reputation as one of Africa’s most stable democracies will be tested this week when President Edgar Lungu seeks re-election.
September 2, 2019, South Africa recorded another spate of xenophobic violence against foreign national in South Africa’s commercial capital, Johannesburg.
Zambia’s Supreme Court yesterday sentenced Derrick Sinjela, editor-in-chief of privately owned Rainbow Newspaper, 18 months in prison for contempt of court.
A Zambian human rights activist is facing jail simply for accusing the country’s judiciary of corruption, Amnesty International said today.
Technological solutions to prevent land corruption require resources, but they do not have to be expensive, land rights experts said Tuesday.
Rapper Fumba Chama is known as Pilato, an acronym he says, for “People in Lyrical Arena Taking Over.”
As tyrants come up against the presidential term-limits included in many multi-party constitutions, a significant number are refusing to relinquish power. Instead, a good number of leaders have sought to secure a third term.