HRW: Rural communities displaced by commercial farmers in Zambia

Human Rights Watch released a new report on the impact of commercial farming on rural communities in Zambia. The report says that vulnerable rural communities are paying the price, and in some cases, they are being forced to give up their land.


Thousands flee violence in central Africa

Clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo have sent a wave of refugees into neighbouring Zambia.


DR Congo violence drives thousands into Zambia

Refugees escape inter-ethnic clashes and fighting between DRC security forces and militia groups, says UNHCR.

 DR Congo violence drives thousands into Zambia


Zambia frees opposition leader, drops treason charges

Hakainde Hichilema, accused of plotting to overthrow government, freed by judge after state prosecutor drops charges.

Zambia frees opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema


Zambia opposition leader pleads not guilty to treason

Hakainde Hichilema - arrested for failing to make way for President Edgar Lungu's motorcade - remains in custody.

Hakainde Hichilema pleads not guilty to treason charges


Zambia opposition leader due in court for treason trial

Opposition figure's party says it expects treason charges to be dropped and for him to walk free on Monday.

Hakainde Hichilema due in court on treason charges


'Killing democracy': Zambia approves security measures

Opposition boycotts vote, calls President Edgar Lungu's emergency decree a plot to 'silence critics and kill democracy'.

Zambia parliament approves 'enhanced security measures'


Neoliberalism, big capital and the Zambian crisis

Zambia's main problem is foreign control of its national resources.

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Vito Laterza


Zambia land grab: Chiefs' land sale sparks national outrage

The United Nations is warning that many Zambians are at risk of becoming squatters on their own land. As Zambia’s agricultural industry grows, land is being sold and people displaced.


South African opposition leader 'barred' from Zambia

Maimane says he was denied entry to the country over his support for a Zambian opposition leader charged with treason.

South Africa's Mmusi Maimane 'barred' from Zambia


Zambia considers treason charge against opposition leader

A Zambian court will rule on whether it will proceed with a case of treason against the leader of the opposition.


Zambia upholds treason charges against opposition head

Court refuses to dismiss charges against Hichilema, who was arrested for allegedly blocking the president's limousine.

Zambian court upholds treason charges against Hichilema


Zambia denies opposition leader barred access to lawyer

Arrested on treason charges, Hakainde Hichilema's party claims he has been denied access to a lawyer.

Zambia denies opposition leader barred access to lawyer


Zambian opposition leader charged with treason

Opposition leader charged with treason after his motorcade allegedly blocked Zambian President Edgar Lungu's convoy.

UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema charged with treason


Zambian opposition leader 'detained for treason'

Detention follows dispute over Hichilema's vehicles allegedly blocking President Lungu's motorcade on main road.

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema detained


Zambia’s women boxers battle social norms

Zambian women are increasingly taking up boxing, in part because they are inspired by World Boxing Council bantamweight champion Catherine Phiri. Until 2010, women could not register as professional boxers. Now, they fill gyms.