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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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We don’t need court victory to endorse our president -NRM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Director of Information and Publicity at the National Resistance Movement Party -NRM secretariat Emmanuel Dombo says the party does not need the court’s endorsement to legitimize its victory in the just concluded presidential election. Dombo was responding to the decision by the former National …

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EC tally gave Museveni zero at stations where he polled 252 Votes

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Electoral Commission results from the Presidential Election held on January 14, show that President Yoweri Museveni scored zero at two polling stations in Tororo district.  The stations include St. Kizito Primary School (N-Z) situated in Amagoro B Ward Tororo Municipality and Nyambulie situated in …

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Trump halts COVID-19 relief talks until after election

Washington, US | Xinhua | U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has asked his administration’s negotiators to withdraw from COVID-19 relief talks with Democrats until after the presidential election in November. “I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we …

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Burundi opposition takes poll dispute to constitutional court

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Burundi’s main opposition party on Thursday filed its submission to the Constitutional Court to contest the results of a presidential election it alleges was riddled with fraud and irregularities. On Monday the electoral commission announced that ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye had won the vote with …

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From sex scandals to impeachment: the unsinkable Donald Trump

Washington, United States | AFP |  Impeached for abuse of power, President Donald Trump’s acquittal by the Senate is just the latest escape for the real estate tycoon turned politician who has repeatedly defied the odds. The following are some of the events that could have torpedoed his political fortunes: – …

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