Hakainde Hichilema’s first 100 days: A new dawn in Zambia?

Hakainde Hichilema was sworn in as Zambia’s seventh president on 24 August 2021, after winning a landslide victory in an election held two weeks...

#BookClub: How Polish refugees came to Africa and what this tells...

During World War Two, thousands of European refugees escaped their war-ravaged continent to find safety in Africa. One of the largest groups...

Does China’s involvement in African elections and politics hurt democracy?

As African and Chinese leaders prepare to gather in Senegal for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, China is promoting a narrative focused...

President Lungu plays his Trump card in Zambia

Zambia’s presidential election was expected to be a tight two-horse race between President Edgar Lungu and perennial opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema. But...
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THE ZAMBIAN ELECTION RESULTS – ALL HERE WITH ANALYSIS!

As the results come in, DiA will be updating its results database and analysing the figures. Analysis correct for...

Against Unity: A Christian Perspective on the Zambian Elections

Last week, the organizing committee for Zambia’s National Day of Prayer declared three days of prayer and fasting under the theme, “Actualizing...

Eroding the Unity Legacy: Ethno-regional Rhetoric in Zambia’s 2021 Elections

Zambia has a reputation for political stability and unity rooted in the efforts of – sadly recently departed – founding father Kenneth...

Zambian Democracy’s Biggest Test Yet

As one of the few countries to have experienced multiple democratic transfers of power, Zambia has long been considered among Africa’s more...

Africans want consensual democracy – why is that reality so hard...

It has become common to argue that most Africans are not that committed to democracy. Commentators often suggest that Africans care more...

How NOT to rig an election: Zambia’s dodgy opinion poll

Opinion polls play an important role in elections. They don't just tell us who might win - they may also create "bandwagoning"...