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Zambian opposition demands release of arrested leader

Lusaka - The Zambian opposition UPND party called Thursday for the immediate release of its leader Hakainde Hichilema, who is due to appear in court next week on treason charges.

Zambian opposition anger over Lungu's 2021 re-election bid

Lusaka - Zambia's President Edgar Lungu's decision to contest the 2021 election sparked an angry response from the opposition on Saturday, with a prominent lawmaker arguing that the "tin-pot dictator" is ineligible for another term.

Zambian opposition leader arrested

Lusaka - Zambia's opposition leader and defeated presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema was arrested Wednesday on charges of sedition and unlawful assembly, police said.

Zambia to inaugurate president after disputed poll

Lusaka - Edgar Lungu is set to be inaugurated as president of Zambia on Tuesday, after a last-minute court bid by a defeated opposition candidate failed to halt the ceremony.

Zambia court throws out election result challenge

Lusaka - Zambia's constitutional court on Monday threw out an attempt by the defeated presidential candidate to annul August's election results, clearing the way for President Edgar Lungu's inauguration next week.

Zambia arrests 150 opposition activists over poll protest

Lusaka - Zambian police said Tuesday they had arrested 150 opposition activists over protests that erupted after President Edgar Lungu was declared the winner of a highly-contested vote.

Zambia's Lungu re-elected president as rival cries foul

Lusaka - Zambia's incumbent president, Edgar Lungu, on Monday was declared the winner of a closely-fought election but the victory was immediately challenged by his main rival.

Calls for calm as Zambia election results trickle in

Lusaka - Early results from Zambia's presidential election were released on Saturday, with poll observers calling for calm as delays in the counting process followed a tense campaigning period.

Zambia presidential challenger alleges election fraud

Lusaka - Zambian presidential challenger Hakainde Hichilema alleged election fraud on Friday, accusing poll officials and the ruling party of colluding over delayed results in the neck-and-neck race.

Zambians stream to polls after campaign tests stability

Lusaka - Zambians streamed to the polls Thursday to choose a new president after a closely-fought election campaign marred by "unprecedented" violence that has threatened the country's relative stability.

Two burned alive in Zambia anti-foreigner riots

Lusaka - At least two people have been burned to death in Zambia in riots targeting Rwandan-owned shops over allegations that foreigners were behind a string of ritual killings in Lusaka, police said Wednesday.

Hunger, power cuts in Zimbabwe, Zambia as lake hits record low

Siavonga - Lake Kariba on the Zambezi River border between Zimbabwe and Zambia used to be dotted with hundreds of commercial fishing rigs, while local fishermen in small makeshift boats would catch enough bream for their livelihood.

Pluto: NASA New Horizons photos show mysterious dark spots

The most recent views of Pluto sent by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft have revealed four mysterious dark spots, each hundreds of miles in size.

Zambia's new president Lungu sworn into office

Lusaka - Zambia's new President Edgar Lungu was sworn in Sunday to become the country's sixth president after narrowly winning a vote rejected by the opposition.

Defence Minister Lungu wins Zambia's disputed presidential race

Lusaka - Zambia's defence minister Edgar Lungu, of the ruling Patriotic Front, has narrowly won the country's presidential race, the electoral commission announced after an election marred by delays.Lungu won 48.

Boats, oxen deployed to save Zambia's rain-hit election

Lusaka - Boats and ox-wagons were deployed to get ballot papers to parts of Zambia hit by torrential rains as presidential elections were extended for a second day Wednesday.

Zambia ruling party suspends acting president Scott

Lusaka - Zambia's governing Patriotic Front party on Friday suspended Guy Scott from the party, weeks after he took over as interim president of the country following the death of Michael Sata last month.

Zambia in mourning for president as U.S. urges peaceful transition

Lusaka - Zambia holds a second day of mourning Thursday for president Michael Sata, who died in a London hospital, as his deputy Guy Scott becomes, pending elections, Africa's first white leader since South Africa's apartheid era.

Guy Scott named interim Zambia president after death of Sata

Lusaka - Zambian Vice President Guy Scott has been named acting leader following the death of President Michael Sata, Defence and Justice minister Edgar Lungu said Wednesday.

New variant of Ebola virus detected

Researchers have published some initial findings on the characteristics of the Ebola virus discovered in Guinea. Initial virological investigations enabled them to identify Zaire ebolavirus as the pathogen responsible for this epidemic.
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