On 12 August, Zambians go to the polls to vote in their next president.
Zambia’s ruling party, the Patriotic Front, confirmed Edgar Lungu in April as its candidate in this year’s polls.
With electoral campaigns now open since 21 May, 19 candidates have so far presented themselves as contenders against Lungu.
But one man in particular is looking to take over from the incumbent president.
He’s hoping the sixth time will be a charm.
In this week’s Talking Africa, we speak to Hakainde Hichilema, Zambia’s main opposition candidate, of the United Party for National Development.
Understand Africa's tomorrow... today
We believe that Africa is poorly represented, and badly under-estimated. Beyond the vast opportunity manifest in African markets, we highlight people who make a difference; leaders turning the tide, youth driving change, and an indefatigable business community. That is what we believe will change the continent, and that is what we report on. With hard-hitting investigations, innovative analysis and deep dives into countries and sectors, The Africa Report delivers the insight you need.View subscription options