Edgar Lungu

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Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema casts his vote in Lusaka ahead of his presidential win.   Photograph: Salim Dawood

The main opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, has been declared a clear winner of the country’s presidential election. The former businessman, who(...)

President of Zambia Edgar Lungu is vying for another five years in office. Photograph: Getty

Zambians will cast their votes on Thursday in a hotly contested general election after a campaign undermined by accusations of voter fraud, harassment(...)

Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda at the inauguration ceremony of South African president Thabo Mbeki  in pril, 2004. Photograph: EPA/STR

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and one of Africa’s last surviving liberation leaders, has died at a military hospital in Lusaka, where he(...)

Zambian president Edgar Lungu in Lusaka. In response to the allegations that he is becoming increasingly dictatorial, Lungu insisted Zambia was Africa’s most accomplished democracy, and that he was only trying to bring “sanity” to the country. Photograph: Dawood Salim/Getty

The Zambian parliament’s decision last week to approve a 90-day state of emergency sought by the country’s president, Edgar Lungu, has reinforced fear(...)

  Incumbent Zambian  president Edward Lungu Zambian of the Patriotic Front: he  was re-elected on August 15th  in a closely-fought vote that the opposition claimed was rigged. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu has been declared the winner of an election that the main opposition claims was rigged and has vowed to challenge in c(...)