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The ‘other’ vote: Notes on the forgotten Zambian constitutional referendum

In this post Nicole Beardsworth gives us insights into the poll that people are not talking about: the constitutional referendum in Zambia. Nicole Beardsworth is a South African political analyst and doctoral candidate at the University of Warwick.

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President Lungu: the reluctant democrat

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Nic Cheeseman, our co-editor, explores political developments in Zambia and asks whether recent constitutional changes are indicative of democratic progress or democratic backsliding.

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An executive death threat

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Michaela Collord focuses in on Zambia, where President Edgar Lungu recently threatened a prominent newspaper editor. She argues that this move on serves to reveal the deep tensions at the heart of Lungu’s factional and flailing party. This blog was first posted on Presidential Power.

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President Lungu health worries

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In this post, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman reports on the health worries facing President Lungu in Zambia, comparing the handling of this last health crisis with those that surrounded President Mwanawasa and President Sata.

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The rise of President Edgar Lungu and the 2015 Zambian elections

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In this blog Nicole Beardsworth explores what is in store for the government and the country with Edgar Lungu taking the helm as President of Zambia. Nicole Beardsworth is a South African political analyst and doctoral candidate at the University of Warwick.

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Why is it so difficult to predict a winner in Zambia?

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In this blog, Catherine Boone and Michael Wahman ask why so much uncertainty surrounds the outcome of the Presidential polls, which are due to be announced tomorrow. Catherine is a Professor of Comparative Politics and Michael is a Swedish Research Council Fellow. Both are at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Chalwe Charles Mwansa on LGBT activism in Zambia

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Earlier this year, we heard about the situation facing LGBT citizens in Zambia. Could you give us a brief update of the situation on the ground?  While lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in some sections of the world have progressed in recent years, equality remains elusive in other parts of the world, such as Zambia. On the […]

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President Sata and Zambia’s ‘people-driven’ constitution

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In this  blog, Michaela Collord explores the controversies surrounding Zambia’s ‘people-driven’ constitution. Whilst opposition parties are far from blameless, the recent furor demonstrates how President Sata has stalled democratisation in the country now that ‘the People’ have become a hindrance rather than a help to his political aspirations. This blog was originally posted on the […]

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Advocacy under fire: pushing for change on LGBT issues in Zambia

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Democracy in Africa have been in contact with LGBT activists in Zambia who have been in hiding in recent months, fearing persecution from the police and other state officials. Here, one of the activists shares their perspective on the current situation in country.  

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Sata Wins! Opposition Secures Rare Victory in Zambia

Opposition leader Michael Sata has won the Zambian presidential election at the fourth time of asking.   This makes Zambia one of the only countries in Africa to have had two transfers of power, along with Benin, Cape Verde, Ghana, Madagascar, and Mauritius.  The parliamentary results have yet to be released. King Cobra has won at […]

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