Zambia’s Lungu Says He’s No Dictator And Doesn’t Want To Be One, But He’s Turning Into A Mugabe Very Fast

Lungu took advantage of a fire at a popular Lusaka market to declare a state of emergency, that gives him power to suspend Parliament, restrict freedom of movement, and impose a curfew.

Zambia Continues Slide Towards Authoritarianism, As IMF Throws In $1.2Bn To Prop Up Cash-Strapped State

Speaker of Zambia parliament suspended 48 opposition legislators because they missed President Edgar Lungu’s state of the nation address.

Lungu Goes Rogue. If His Zambia Isn’t A Dictatorship Yet, It’s Not Too Far From It: How Did It Come To This?

By keeping quiet in the face of Lungu’s increasingly authoritarian bent, South Africa, SADC and the AU risk becoming just as complicit in undermining Zambia’s future.

17 Presidential Elections In Africa So Far In 2016: It’s A Story Of Blood, Tears, And Some Drops Of Joy

Electoral events this year highlight the manipulation, intimidation and contestation that mar democratisation processes in Africa. Yet despite these setbacks, some were considered transparent, free and fair

Two Weeks, Two Elections In Africa; In Zambia And Gabon The Big Men’s Large Victory Margins Disappear

In December 2015, incumbent James Michel in the Seychelles won a run-off vote with 50.2% of the votes cast, against rival Wavel Ramkalawan – the margin was just 193 votes