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Zambia: Edgar Lungu concedes defeat and congratulates Hakainde Hichilema


Zambia’s ruling party, the party of outgoing President Edgar Lungu has conceded its defeat and congratulated opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema for his victory in the presidential election. “The Patriotic Front Party would like to congratulate the president elect, Mr Hakainde Hichilema, on his deserved victory,” the party announced on its …

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Uganda: president Yoweri Museveni warns army against brutality


Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni condemned security forces for torturing or beating ordinary Ugandans. He said beating people can be seen as indiscipline. Mr Museveni added that security forces who torture suspects are lazy and unwilling to carry out proper investigations and gather substantial evidence. During his televised national address, video …

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Hakainde Hichilema wins majority vote and become new Zambian president

Hakainde Hichilema

In the early hours of Monday, the Election Commission of Zambia declared opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema the winner in the August 12 presidential election. Mr Hichilema, 59, defeated incumbent President Edgar Lungu, 64. In a TV show broadcast on the YouTube video-sharing platform, the commission chairman announced the final results …

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