Daily Archives: Aug 13, 2016

HH overtakes President Lungu as results roll in

UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has taken a comfortable lead in the presidential race from the eight constituencies that have so far being released by the Electoral Commission of Zambia. Mr Hichilema’s tally rose to 47, 706 after President Edgar Lungu’s … read more »

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No Results Yet, But Monitors Say Vote Was Transparent

Officials in Zambia say the country’s electoral commission has begun certifying results from Thursday’s general election and referendum. Voting continued past midnight Thursday in some areas of the country, due to the late arrival of ballots. But electoral commission officials … read more »

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Jimmy Cliff-Burden Bearer

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Is electoral violence in sub-Saharan Africa overreported? This new book looks at the data.

In the run-up to Zambia’s election Thursday, there were violent clashes between supporters of the ruling Patriotic Front party and the main opposition party, the United Party for National Development (UPND). In one incident in July, police opened fire on … read more »

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Photos from the colonial archives

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Quote of the day

    You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. – Mark Twain

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How to Fight an African Despot

One bullet tore through his neck, damaging his vocal cords. Others sprayed the car, sending metal and glass flying. Within seconds, the gunman on a motorcycle was gone; despite the bloody scene, Pierre-Claver Mbonimpa, Burundi’s most prominent human rights activist, … read more »

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If you eat bananas for breakfast, we have some bummer news

I say this with a heavy heart, and a banana currently in my stomach. According to nutritionist Dr. Daryl Gioffre, and reported by Cosmopolitan U.K., grabbing a banana in the morning for a quick breakfast might not be the best thing for you. … read more »

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