Zambia has become increasingly ruled by fear under President Edgar Lungu.
Zambia has gone from a country where people engaged freely in open political debate to one where most people now look over their shoulders to see who’s listening.
Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu is tightening his grip on power even further.
Zambia's president is securing powers to consolidate his political control while generating 'plausible deniability' to whether or not he has fatally undermined democracy.
Macron in Mali.
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The state of democracy isn't looking good in southern Africa – but these countries' Western 'partners' don't really seem to care.
Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been criticised for turning the country into a dictatorship.
The world's media, which has in the past found Zambia uninteresting, are suddenly paying more attention to the impoverished nation, for all the wrong reasons.
Three democracies once considered beacons of hope are in varying states of disarray.
Robert Mugabe isn’t going anywhere. Or is he?
Technocrats across the African continent are battling to change the direction of corrupt, violent governments
Edgar Lungu supporters at a pre-election rally. The level of polarisation before Zambia’s polls was unprecedented.
Zambia's Edgar Lungu shouldn't consider his presidential victory to mean business as usual in the management of the economy; nor an opportunity to waste and plunder.
A Zambian opposition protester is arrested during a past election: Instances of serious violence have increased dramatically this time around.
As Zambia prepares to go to the polls again the entire party system is in flux, electoral violence has been worryingly frequent and the country's democratic credentials are increasingly in doubt