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Posts published in “Day: August 10, 2016

Battered Economy Resonates On Election

[Deutsche Welle] As Zambians head to the polls on Thursday, tough economic times will be on the minds of most voters. Inflation is high and prices of commodities have gone up.

President Lungu Respects Rule of Law

[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has accepted the decision by the Constitutional Court to declare the position of ministers illegal and the directive for them to vacate office.

Lungu Faces Tough Test to Retain Power

[Namibian] After weeks of hectic campaigning in various parts of the country, presidential candidates will wind up their campaigns today, with a tight contest between incumbent president Edgar Lungu and main opposition challenger Hakainde Hichilema.

Zambia At a Crossroads – a Break From the Politics of Identity?

[Daily Maverick] Given that so much is going wrong and that so many ordinary Zambians are feeling the economic heat, the country should be ripe for political change as Zambians go to the polls on Thursday. More than 50 years after independence the coun...

Election Is Too Close to Call

[Deutsche Welle] Thursday's election in Zambia is a tight two-horse race between the ruling Patriotic Front and the opposition UPND. President Edgar Lungu and his main challenger Hakainde Hichilema are both anxious to avoid a run-off.