Zambia is suffering from a critical power shortage because of a lack of water at crucial hydropower dams. The daily power blackouts are damaging the economy.
Hakainde Hichilema had been charged with treason for failing to give way to President Lungu's motorcade. Once a stable democracy, Zambia now risks becoming increasingly authoritarian.
It's been a week since Zambian President Edgar Lungu invoked emergency powers. Parliament has now approved an extension to 90 days. Analysts say this mini 'state of emergency’ could negatively affect the economy.
The Christian nation of Zambia has a proliferation of churches led by foreign and local pastors, popularly known as prophets. They take advantage of people’s credulity to make good money.
Zambia has long relied on rainfall to generate electricity. But with climate change rapidly depleting water sources, people are turning to charcoal for their power needs, prompting calls to ban the black fuel.
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