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Out-going Zambian president pardons 60 inmates

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Out-going Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday pardoned 60 inmates, including those who were serving cases of defaming him. Others pardoned include lactating mothers, pregnant women, the old and the terminally-ill, among others. The inmates have been pardoned in line with the prerogative of mercy powers …

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Zambian President Lungu says he won’t petition election results

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Outgoing Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday said he won’t file a petition to challenge the election results of last week’s elections. Lungu lost by more than 1 million votes to Hakainde Hichilema who will be inaugurated next Tuesday following the Aug. 12 presidential elections. Lungu, …

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Zambian president concedes defeat, pledges peaceful hand-over

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday conceded defeat in the elections held last Thursday. The Zambian leader said he accepts the results of the Aug. 12 elections and that he will peacefully hand over power in line with the country’s constitution. Lungu congratulated President-elect Hakainde Hichilema …

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Zambian opposition leader Hichilema wins presidential election

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has emerged as the winner in the Aug. 12 presidential election, beating incumbent President Edgar Lungu. Hichilema managed to pass the 50 percent-plus-one requirement for a presidential winner with 2,810,757 of the votes while Lungu got 1,814,201. Electoral Commission of Zambia …

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Zambia’s president fires army chiefs

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday sacked the army commander and his deputy, a rare firing of the top military brass in the country. He did not give reasons for removing Lieutenant-General Paul Mihova but cautioned his successor, William Sikazwe, not to abuse the authority …

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Zambia president blames rivals for state of emergency

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |  Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday justified imposing a state of emergency by alleging that opposition parties were behind a string of arson attacks intended “to create terror and panic”. Lungu denied he was establishing a dictatorship in Zambia — until recently a relatively stable …

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