Zambia's President Edgar Lungu has been re-elected in a closely contested vote. The opposition refuses to accept the results. DW spoke to Lee Habasonda, director of Transparency International Zambia.
Zambia's incumbent president has claimed victory following a closely contested vote, the country's electoral commission said. But the main opposition party has rejected the result, claiming vote rigging. (15.08.2016)
Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has alleged the elections are being rigged, as current President Edgar Lungu pulls ahead in the count. Final results have continued to be delayed without explanation. (14.08.2016)
International observers have criticized Zambian media for taking sides in the general elections. They also called for calm in the country as results slowly trickle in. Chrispin Mwakideu reports from Lusaka. (13.08.2016)
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.
48 opposition lawmakers suspended for boycotting a speech by President Edgar Lungu say they will challenge the ruling in court. But analysts argue that there is dwindling confidence in Zambia's judicial system.
A bid by lawyers to have treason charges against Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema dropped has been rejected by a Lusaka court. Hichilema is accused of plotting to overthrow the government.
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