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Zambian opposition defeats ruling party

Stalwart Hichilema secures big win in presidential elections | MICHELLE GAVIN | Late last week, in the midst of deep economic crisis and fears of political violence, the Zambian people took decisive action in favour of a change in course. They turned out in robust numbers to elect veteran opposition …

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Police in Zambia appeal for calm as Hichilema takes early lead

  Lusaka, Zambia | XINHUA | The police in Zambia on Sunday appealed for calm following a spate of violence experienced in some parts of the country following elections held on Thursday. Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema looks set for victory in Zambia’s presidential election, which the incumbent Edgar Lungu declared had …

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Zambia arrests ex-minister for graft after British aid freeze

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |  Zambian authorities on Wednesday arrested a former minister for alleged corruption that led Britain to suspend aid to the southern African country last year, an official said. Emerine Kabanshi was arrested “for abuse of authority of office,” said a statement from Zambian anti-corruption and anti-money …

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Zambia presidency slams police for halting opposition prayers

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |  The Zambian presidency on Saturday condemned as “regrettable” a police decision to halt a prayer meeting this week at which the main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was due to appear. On Thursday heavily armed police blocked entry to the capital’s Anglican cathedral where the United …

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HICHILEMA: Zambia’s dogged opposition leader

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |  Hakainde Hichilema, who was released from custody after treason charges against him were dropped, is a self-made entrepreneur who has made five unsuccessful attempts to become the Zambian president. He alleges that the 2016 election was rigged and, as leader of the opposition United Party …

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S.Africa’s Malema compares Zambia leader to apartheid rulers

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s firebrand opposition leader Julius Malema on Saturday accused Zambia’s president of apartheid style repression for detaining a leading opposition politician on treason charges. Hakainde Hichilema, leader of Zambia’s United Party for National Development (UPND), has been in detention since April and Zambian …

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