Categories
Geopolitics & Worlds

Zambia’s success will be Africa’s success (H.E. Hakainde Hichilema, Brookings)

The year 2021 has been a landmark year for Zambia. Two important events occurred. The passing of the first president of independent Zambia, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, was mourned in June. Then, in the election in August 2021, the people of Zambia voted decisively for change. Zambia’s success will be Africa’s success (brookings.edu)

Categories
Uncategorized

Zambia/IMF. IMF loan ‘important’ to its finances: Zambian finance minister (Al Jazeera)

Zambia’s new finance minister (pictured) says rising copper prices will help bring in foreign exchange [File: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images] Zambia’s new Finance Minister, Situmbeko Musokotwane, has said in an interview that it was critical to agree to a lending programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) because it would give creditors confidence and […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Zambia. Zambia’s Peaceful Transition ‘a New Dawn?’ (HRW)

Dewa Mavhinga Zambia’s peaceful transition of power today with the inauguration of Hakainde Hichilema as president brings hope for greater respect for human rights in the country. On August 16, the Electoral Commission of Zambia declared Hichilema the president-elect over the incumbent, President Edgar Lungu, in the August 12 elections. Zambia’s Peaceful Transition ‘a New Dawn?’ | Human […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Zambia – Zambia’s opposition leader Hichilema wins presidential vote (Al Jazeera)

Supporters celebrate in front of the home of Hakainde Hichilema, declared the winner of Zambia’s elections [Marco Longari/AFP] Business tycoon and opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was declared winner of Zambia’s hotly contested presidential election, defeating incumbent Edgar Lungu. With 155 of 156 constituencies reporting, official results on Monday showed Hichilema had secured 2,810,757 votes against Lungu’s […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Zambia – Hakainde Hichilema takes early presidential election lead (Al Jazeera)

Zambian presidential candidate for the opposition party, United Party for National Development (UPND), Hakainde Hichilema [File: AFP] Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has taken an early lead in the country’s presidential election over incumbent Edgar Lungu, according to the first results from the electoral commission on Saturday. Hichilema tallied 171,604 votes versus the 110,178 garnered by Lungu […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Zambia – Zambians to vote in tense polls as economy struggles (Al Jazeera)

Supporters of the ruling Patriotic Front of incumbent President Edgar Lungu gather during a campaign parade in Lusaka [Patrick Meinhardt / AFP] Zambians will decide on Thursday whether to re-elect President Edgar Lungu after the country’s worst economic performance in decades and a crackdown on dissent that has raised fears of unrest. His main rival, […]