Egypt: Forces arrest journalist after report on officials aboard seized plane in Zambia

Forces arrested Karim Assaad after reporting on identity of several officials allegedly aboard plane seized in Zambia carrying millions of dollars in cash, gold and weapons. Egyptian security forces detained a local journalist who had covered a breaking news story allegedly involving five Egyptian officials aboard a private plane seized by Zambian authorities earlier[…]

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Lungu faces impeachment motion

Members of Zambia’s main opposition party have submitted a motion in parliament for the impeachment of President Edgar Lungu. The motion, which was submitted to parliament yesterday, has been signed by a third of lawmakers mainly from the United Party for National Development. Others that have signed up are Chishimba[…]

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DA leader prevented from entering Zambia

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has arrived back in Johannesburg, after being denied entry into Zambia on Thursday evening. Maimane was planning to visit jailed Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema and attend his treason trial. Upon returning to South Africa he criticised Zambian officials, adding that their actions are in[…]

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Zambians vote for new president amid tension

Zambians queued round the block in Lusaka on Thursday as voting began for a new president and legislators in what is expected to be a tough battle, as slow growth and weak commodity prices weigh on Africa’s second-biggest copper producer. President Edgar Lungu and his main rival, Hakainde Hichilema, have[…]

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Edgar Lungu sworn in as Zambia president

Edgar Lungu was sworn in as Zambia’s new president Sunday. “I am humbled eternally and debted to you all, my fellow citizens,” said Lungu at the inauguration ceremony. “The bottom line is that we want the country to go foward and to banish poverty in our midst.” Zimbabwean President Robert[…]

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Lungu takes early lead in Zambia elections

Patriotic Front candidate Edgar Lungu took an early lead on Thursday against his rival Hakainde Hichilema in Zambia’s second presidential election in three years. From the 80 constituencies verified and declared by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), Lungu had garnered 521,003 votes against Hichilema’s 469,414, a Sapa correspondent reported.[…]

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Zambian president dies in London: Report

Zambian president Michael Sata died in London, where he arrived for medical treatment last week, several African media outlets reported Wednesday. His death Tuesday evening was reported by broadcaster Muvi Television, citing acting president Edgar Lungu, as well as the opposition-linked Zambian Watchdog. The BBC said family sources confirmed the[…]

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