Tag: Hakainde Hichilema

Zambia to drop treason charges against opposition leader

Zambia plans to drop treason charges against the country's main opposition leader and free him from prison on Monday under a deal brokered by the Commonwealth secretary-general, government and legal sources told...

Zambia: A democracy thrown over the edge

Zambia's President Edgar Lungu tries to have his cake and eat it: a state of emergency in all but name.

Zambia opposition leader moved to maximum security prison

Hakainde Hichilema has been moved from a prison in Lusaka to a maximum security facility outside the capital.

Zambian opposition leader’s treason case headed for trial

Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema will go on trial at a high court on treason charges, a magistrate said on Thursday, in a case that has stoked political tensions following a contested...

Zambia court to rule on opposition leader’s treason case next week

Chris Mfula | LUSAKA A Zambian court will rule next week on whether to throw out a treason case against the leader of the main opposition party whose lawyers say the charges are...

Zambian police raid home, detain opposition leader

Zambian police detained opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema on Tuesday after raiding his home, his spokesman said, but authorities could not immediately say why he was being questioned.

Zambia's Lungu to be sworn in after election challenge fails

Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema had filed a petition in the constitutional court last month, saying the Aug. 11 vote was rigged and Lungu's victory should be annulled.

Zambian police arrest protesters after re-election of Lungu

Lungu scraped home on Monday in a tight contest to rule over Africa's second-largest copper producer.