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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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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 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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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 gives first president Kaunda grand farewell

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Zambia has held a grand funeral for the country’s first President Kenneth Kaunda. Held at the Show Grounds, a venue for holding agricultural and commercial shows in Lusaka, the country’s capital, the state funeral attracted hundreds of people, including leaders from different parts of the …

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The Kenneth Kaunda factor in Uganda’s media, politics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Zambia first President Kenneth Kaunda who died yesterday visited Uganda several times, first during Milton Obote’s two tenures as president and later after Museveni captured power in 1986. And even after retirement, he continued visiting Uganda and offered interviews to a couple of journalists. But …

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Zambia’s first president Kaunda dies at 97

Kaunda, who ruled Zambia from 1964 to 1991, died at a hospital in Lusaka where he was being treated for pneumonia Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Zambia’s first President Kenneth Kaunda has died at the age of 97, the Zambian government announced on Thursday. Secretary to the Cabinet Simon Miti said …

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Zambia’s KK hospitalized!

Lusaka, Zambia | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenneth Kaunda, one of the leaders of the Frontline States of Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Angola that helped in the liberation of most South African states, has been hospitalized. The former Zambian President who turned 97 in April this year, has been admitted to Maina Soko …

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