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GROUP OF DEATH: Zambia overcome double blow to beat Algeria

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Zambia overcame conceding a goal and having a player sent off inside 60 seconds to score a historic 3-1 World Cup qualifying victory over Algeria in Lusaka Saturday. Brian Mwila scored twice to give the “Chipolopolo” (Copper Bullets) a two-goal half-time advantage before a …

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After jail, Zambia opposition leader vows won’t seek revenge

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambia’s main opposition leader on Tuesday vowed to forgive his political opponents and not seek revenge following four months in jail for allegedly failing to give way to the presidential motorcade. Hakainde Hichilema addressed a prayer meeting two weeks after his release from prison telling thousands …

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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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Zambian opposition leader goes on trial for treason

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is set to stand trial for treason on Wednesday in a case that threatens to rock a country known for its relative stability. Hichilema, leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND), has been in custody since April over …

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Zambia opposition leader Hichilema pleads not guilty to treason

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |  Zambia’s detained opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema pleaded not guilty to treason Monday, ahead of a trial set to fuel political tension in a country previously known for its relative stability. Hichilema, leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND), has been in custody since …

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Zambia opposition leader due in court on treason charges

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambia’s detained opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is due to appear in court Monday on treason charges, four months after he was arrested and as political tensions rise in the country. Hichilema, who narrowly lost last year’s presidential elections, has been in custody since April over …

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Zambian opposition leader Chishimba released: party

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambian police on Thursday released the leader of a small opposition party who is a fierce critic of President Edgar Lungu after one week in detention, party officials said. Savior Chishimba, leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), was detained by plain-clothed police, triggering further accusations …

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Second Zambian opposition leader detained

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |  Zambian police on Thursday detained the leader of a small opposition party who is a fierce critic of President Edgar Lungu, in the latest sign of a crackdown on dissent. Savior Chishimba, leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), was held by plain-clothed police shortly …

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