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Ethiopia: Inter-Religious Council Calls for Peace

Inter-religious Council of Ethiopia has appealed for calm and a national dialogue as the country plunged into continuing protests and targeting of businesses in the country. The move comes after a group protesting the death of about 55 people in a stampede that occurred in the Oromia region of Ethiopia have attacked a Dangote cement […]

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Zambia: Defeated Presidential Candidate Arrested, Denied Food

Zambia’s opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Mwamba arrested in the early hours of Tuesday said they have been denied basic necessities such as food and water. Both men, who are expected to appear in court on Thursday, were arrested by police on suspicion of sedition. “They have been arrested and detained for […]

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Zambia’s Lungu Sworn-in, Vows to Boost Economy

Zambia’s Edgar Lungu has been sworn-in as president of the southern African nation on Monday, a week after the constitutional court rejected the opposition’s petition against his re-election. President Lungu and his running mate Inonge Wina won the August 11 presidential elections after polling over 1.8 million votes against 1.7 million plus votes for closest […]

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Zambia’s Lungu to Be Sworn in, Court Rejects Opposition Petition

Zambia’s incumbent President Edgar Lungu will be sworn-in for a new five-year term on Tuesday September 13, Secretary to the Cabinet, Roland Msiska, said in a statement on Monday. The announcement comes hours after the country’s Constitutional Court has thrown out the election petition case filed by the main opposition United Party for National Development […]

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Zambia Election Petition Hearing Starts Friday

Zambia’s constitutional court will begin hearing of the substantive case in an election petition filed by the main opposition on Friday September 2, an official said on Thursday. The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND’s) filed the petition challenging the re-election of Edgar Lungu in Zambia’s August 11 polls. The Electoral commission declared Lungu […]

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Zambia- Elections: 130 Rioting Opposition Supporters Arrested

Police in Zambia on Tuesday said they have arrested 133 supporters of the main opposition United Party for National Development (UPND.) The security forces have been deployed to the southern part of the country following riots by supporters of the UPND. President Lungu has been declared winner of the August 11 polls. He polled 1,860,877 […]

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Zambia: Tension Mounts as Vote Results Delayed

Zambia’s main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema on Sunday accused the nation’s electoral commission for slow progress in releasing the result of Aug. 11 vote. So far, results from only 69 out of 156 constituencies have been released. The electoral commission had initially indicated that results would be announced within 48 hours after the close of […]

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Zambia: Voters Cast Ballots in Tight Presidential Race

Voters in Zambia on Thursday braved the cold weather and flock to polling stations to cast their vote in the general elections to elect their President, members of Parliament, executive mayors, council chairpersons and councilors. Images posted on social media show long queues of people covered in blankets and jackets in the capital Lusaka waiting […]

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Zambia: Ministers to Vacate Office Ahead of Elections

Zambia’s constitutional court on Monday ruled that all cabinet and provincial ministers should vacate office ahead of the country’s upcoming elections. The country is heading for the polls just 18 months after the last presidential election, which saw Edgar Lungu win by less than 28,000 votes. After the Parliament was dissolved in May, Zambia’s president […]

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Zambia: Police Arrest 28 Opposition Members

Police in Zambia on Wednesday raided an opposition party leader’s house and arrested 28 members of the party. The Vice-President of the United Party for National Development (UPND), Geoffrey Mwamba said on Facebook that the police “raided and fired tear gas in his home” in Kasama (north) where his wife, children and grandchildren lived. My […]

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