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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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State of emergency in Zambia

Zambian president invokes state of emergency Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |  Zambian President Edgar Lungu invoked a state of emergency on Wednesday after a series of apparent arson attacks, in a move likely to trigger fresh accusations of government authoritarianism. Several fires, including one that burnt down the main market …

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Zambia suspends 48 MPs who boycotted president’s speech

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |  Zambia’s parliament on Tuesday suspended 48 opposition lawmakers who boycotted President Edgar Lungu’s address to legislators in March to protest his contested electoral victory. The lawmakers from the United Party for National Development (UPND) skipped Lungu’s address claiming he was not the legitimate winner of …

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