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13 Jan 2018 | 5:40 AM

Africa calls Trump racist after 'shithole' remark

JOHANNESBURG/LUSAKA (Reuters) - African politicians and diplomats labelled U.S. President Donald Trump a racist on Friday after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "shithole" countries.

12 Jan 2018 | 11:31 PM

Africa calls Trump racist after 'shithole' remark

JOHANNESBURG/LUSAKA (Reuters) - African politicians labelled U.S. President Donald Trump a racist on Friday after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "shithole" countries.

13 Aug 2017 | 5:27 PM

Exclusive - Zambia to drop treason charges against opposition leader: sources

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia plans to drop treason charges against the country's main opposition leader and free him from prison on Monday under a deal brokered by the Commonwealth secretary-general, government and legal sources told Reuters.

26 May 2017 | 11:34 PM

Zambian court allows opposition leader to challenge treason prosecution

LUSAKA (Reuters) - A Zambian court on Friday allowed opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema to challenge the prosecution over moving his treason case to the high court for trial in a case that has stoked political tension months after contested elections.

6 Sep 2016 | 1:30 AM

Zambia's Lungu to be sworn in after election challenge fails

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia will press on with swearing in its president, Edgar Lungu, for another five-year-term next week, after the opposition missed a deadline to challenge his re-election, a senior official said on Monday.

17 Aug 2016 | 1:15 AM

Zambian police arrest opposition protesters after disputed poll

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Tuesday his inauguration would be delayed until a court rules on a challenge from his main election rival who said the vote was rigged.

15 Aug 2016 | 11:50 PM

Zambian president Lungu re-elected in disputed vote

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian President Edgar Lungu narrowly won re-election on Monday in a vote his main rival said was rigged.

15 Aug 2016 | 9:21 PM

Zambian president Lungu re-elected in disputed vote

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian President Edgar Lungu narrowly won re-election on Monday, in a vote his main rival Hakainde Hichilema rejected on claims of alleged rigging by the electoral commission.

15 Aug 2016 | 12:20 PM

Zambia's Lungu leads in election, main opponent alleges irregularities

LUSAKA (Reuters) - President Edgar Lungu was leading in Zambia's presidential election on Monday, with 85 percent of the constituencies counted, but his main rival demanded a recount in a key district, citing irregularities.

13 Aug 2016 | 9:16 PM

Zambia's opposition leader takes narrow early lead in election

LUSAKA (Reuters) - President Edgar Lungu took the lead over his main rival on Saturday in early counting from Zambia's presidential election, but the main opposition said some electoral officials were colluding in favour of his party.

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