What the Zambian election means for democracy in Africa

There are lessons to be learnt from this historic poll — and expectations to be managed, write Sishuwa Sishuwa and Nic Cheeseman

29 August 2021 - 00:00 By Sishuwa Sishuwa and Nic Cheeseman

Zambia has done it again. On August 17, President Edgar Lungu conceded defeat and congratulated longtime opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema on a remarkable victory.

Hichilema defeated Lungu — and 14 other candidates — winning 2.8-million votes against the incumbent’s 1.8-million...

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