Can Hichilema make Zambia a foreign policy powerhouse?


President Hakainde Hichilema faces the mammoth task of rebuilding the country’s economy and charting a new path for Zambia’s international relations. By inviting opposition leaders to his inauguration, Hichilema set a new tone for the relationship between those in power and the political opposition across Southern Africa. Will this influence his foreign policy? Is Hichilema set to make Zambia a diplomatic and foreign policy powerhouse in the Southern African Development Community (SADC)?

Chairperson: Ringisai Chikohomero, Researcher, Southern Africa, ISS Pretoria


Prof Martin Rupiya, Executive Director, Dag Hammarskjold Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia

Dr Bernadette Zulu, Executive Director, Policy Monitoring and Research Centre, Lusaka, Zambia

Mwila Chriseddy Bwanga, author and governance expert, Zambia

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