On 11 August, Zambians head to the polls in an historic five-ballot election. Here's what you should know.
The possibility of uncharacteristically high levels of violence in the aftermath of the election and a prolonged period of uncertainty remains high.
Zambia's Lungu in trouble, as opposition gains backing of ex-ruling party leader Scott and defections mount
Lungu’s party defeated the opposition by less than 28,000 votes in 2015, when voter turnout was a mere 32% in a nation of almost 16 million people
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Zambia sits tight over gaping budget hole, but admits all options on the table—even the 'dreaded' IMF
‘There will be no question of any embarrassment whatsoever. It’s not a taboo to go to the IMF’, says finance minister as country on the ropes.
Power crisis and low metal prices cited for ratings cut, while interest payable on debt has jumped two percentage points in just two months.
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Country fast running out of options as kwacha in ‘freefall, and authorities differ mightily over what to do.
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President wades in after country's money-men said they were short on solid options in a volatile economic environment.
Zambian president gives World Bank the cold shoulder, lifts freeze on civil service wages and hiring
Country however faces a tough balancing act however as public pay absorbs as much as 75% of state revenue, prompting donors to urge caution
Edgar Lungu is barely two months in office and the news will have sparked jitters.
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The region values its elders in leadership-but every so often younger ones manage to break through.
Observers have widely praised the poll as free and fair. More elections have been lost and won in Zambia than most other countries in Africa.
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Voters in at least two dozen out of around 6,000 polling stations are now expected to cast ballots on Wednesday.
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Zambia, for decades Africa's top copper producer, was shunted to second place when the DRC's output grew by 50% in 2013.
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