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"...

Term Limits: A Linchpin to Restoring Democratic Norms in Africa

Lost in the wave of democratic backsliding seen in Africa in recent years has been the dramatic deterioration of term limit norms....

Security and the politics of fear in African elections

Elections across sub-Saharan Africa are frequently accompanied by fears of electoral violence and shrill calls for peace from civil society, journalists, governments,...

Remembering Africa’s Last Philosopher King: Kenneth Kaunda Obituary

DiA's own Professor Nic Cheeseman and Sishuwa Sishuwa have written a political obituary of Zambia's "founding father" and first president Kenneth Kaunda,...