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By Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press
Zambia’s veteran opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has won the southern African country’s presidency with more than 50 percent of the vote.
The 59-year old businessman, contesting the presidency for the sixth time, has more than 2.3 million votes to President Edgar Lungu’s 1.4 million votes, according to results announced Sunday by the Electoral Commission of Zambia.
Large turnouts were seen in the capital, Lusaka, and other parts of the southern African country in tense elections that the president and his main rival have said are a test of the stability of the nation's democracy.
The Trump administration said it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport, contending that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill them will aid the vulnerable species. The U.S. decision comes as the longtime president…
By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
By Ayan Sheikh
Cabinet ministers in Zambia have appointed Vice President Guy Scott to serve as an interim-president of the African country, making him Africa’s first white head of state since apartheid.
In other news Thursday, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta defended the military's response to the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Beghanzi. Also, a Bangladeshi man pled guilty to plotting to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York…
By Larisa Epatko
Supermarkets are spreading in African countries like Zambia, which provides more outlets for consumers and growers, but also creates competition for some small farmers.
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