Daily Archives: Aug 10, 2016

Zambia for unsettlingly close elections

Last year’s election was won by a margin of 27,000 votes. With both leading candidates having a lot to lose, this Thursday’s could be just as close. Across much of Zambia, a tense atmosphere prevails ahead of the country’s fifth … read more »

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President Lungu challenges opposition to submit rigging evidence

President Edgar Lungu has challenged the opposition to furnish law enforcement agencies with evidence of how the ruling PF plans to rig Thursday’s general election. President Lungu has also urged PF members not to retaliate saying the opposition wants to … read more »

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Photos from the colonial archives

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Quote of the day

    Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. – Timothy Leary

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President Lungu Fires Nchito on Recommendation from Tribunal, Appoints new DPP

President Edgar Lungu has removed suspended Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mr. Mutembo Nchito from office following the Tribunal’s recommendation that he vacates office for misconduct. According to a statement released to the media by his Press Aide Amos Chanda, … read more »

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Nigeria anger over blogger Abubakar Sidiq Usman’s arrest

Nigerians have reacted angrily to the arrest of a prominent news blogger by the anti-corruption agency for “offences bordering on cyber-stalking”. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had abused it powers by arresting Abubakar Sidiq Usman, the governing party’s … read more »

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Many people are saying Trump spreads claims by citing ‘many people’

Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday night to suggest that Iran executed Shahram Amiri — a nuclear scientist accused of providing the United States with information on Tehran’s nuclear program — because he was apparently referenced in emails on the … read more »

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‘White Lives Matter’ T-shirt creator hooks into racial tensions

OCEAN CITY, Md. — As the White Marlin Open, the largest marlin fishing tournament on the East Coast, gets under way this week in Ocean City, one local business is fishing for profits by selling controversial T-shirts that play off … read more »

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South Africa Left in Limbo by Landmark Election Results

South Africa’s local election results have humiliated President Jacob Zuma—and for the first time since coming to power more than 20 years ago, the African National Congress (ANC) looks vulnerable. But rather than a new dawn for South Africa, the … read more »

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