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Zambian police quiz opposition leader over attacks on Chinese

Zambian police on Tuesday questioned opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema for allegedly fuelling attacks on Chinese nationals, in a sign of growing political tension in the country.
Zambia's President Edgar Lungu shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping before their bilateral meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China September 1, 2018. Nicolas Asfouri-Pool via REUTERS

Zambia blames opposition for anti-China attacks

Zambia's government accused the opposition on Friday of fuelling "xenophobic" attacks on Chinese nationals after a spate of violent incidents targeting the community and its businesses.

Zambian opposition leader Nevers Mumba jailed for lying

Mr. Nevers Mumba, Zambian opposition party leader, has been jailed for three months for gaining access to the country’s state broadcaster by lying to a police officer.

Zambian army enters populous slum to control riots over cholera outbreak

Zambian troops entered a slum in Lusaka on Friday to restore order after residents rioted over a curfew and ban on street vending imposed to control a cholera outbreak, state radio said.

Zambian opposition leader says arrest was political

Zambia's main opposition leader on Thursday condemned his four-month imprisonment for alleged treason as an abuse of the criminal justice system by his political opponents.

Zambia’s Hichilema in S’Africa to ‘celebrate his release with DA’

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is in South Africa for a three-day visit, during which he will be attending, amongst others, a question session addressed by President Jacob Zuma in Parliament on Thursday.

Zambia presidency slams police for halting opposition prayers

The Zambian presidency on Saturday condemned as "regrettable" a police decision to halt a prayer meeting this week at which the main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was due to appear.

South Africa’s EFF, DA snub Zambian president

Efforts by Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu to reach out to opposition leaders in South Africa “to understand their concerns about Zambia” were slapped down by the DA and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

Hichilema: Zambia’s dogged opposition leader

Hakainde Hichilema, who was released from custody after treason charges against him were dropped, is a self-made entrepreneur who has made five unsuccessful attempts to become the Zambian president.

Zambia govt drops treason charges against main opposition chief

Zambian opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, has been released from jail after the government dropped treason charges against him and five others.

Zambia opposition leader pleads not guilty to treason – party

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema pleaded not guilty to treason on Monday as the start date of his trial was set for Wednesday, his party said.

Foreign press barred from Zambia opposition court case

International media in Zambia were barred from a court Monday where opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was due to appear on treason charges in a case that has fuelled political tensions.

Treason trial of Zambia opposition chief starts today

The treason trial of Zambia’s main opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, and five others starts today at a High Court in the capital, Lusaka.

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 Reuters.

Zambian opposition leader released – party

Zambian police on Thursday released the leader of a small opposition party who is a fierce critic of President Edgar Lungu after one week in detention, party officials said.

Obasanjo visits Zambia’s president, jailed opposition leader

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has held talks with Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu and he is to visit imprisoned opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema.

Obasanjo to visit jailed Zambian opposition leader

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu Saturday held talks with former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, who had paid him a courtesy call at the State House in Lusaka.

‘Fierce’ critic of President Lungu arrested in Zambia

Zambian authorities have reportedly arrested yet another opposition leader, who is a fierce critic of President Edgar Lungu, in the latest sign of a crackdown on dissent.

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