The Electoral Commission of Zambia ECZ says it is working tirelessly to ensure it delivers the results of Thursday’s poll on time and will therefore not entertain any unnecessary disruptions from stakeholders. ECZ Chief Electoral Officer Patrick Nshindano says the continued harassment of poll staff tallying the votes at polling stations is of serious concern […]

Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema took an early lead in the country presidential election over incumbent Edgar Lungu, according to the first results from the electoral commission early on Saturday. Hichilema tallied 171,604 votes versus the 110,178 garnered by Lungu in the results for 15 of the southern African nation’s156 constituencies. A total of 296,210 […]

The Centre for Trade and Policy Development CTPD has called for more effort to ensure social services that include girl’s education, social security and women empowerment serve the intended purpose. CTPD Researcher Wakumelo Mataa says research conducted by the organization with support from Save the Children conducted in Lufwanyama and Kitwe shows the need to […]

Patriots for Economic Progress presidential candidate Sean Tembo has announced that he concedes defeat in the presidential race based on the results announced so far from various polling stations across the country. Mr Tembo says it has become apparent that this was predominantly a two-horse race between PF and the UPND such that even other […]

Counting of votes is currently underway in yesterday’s general elections which unbelievably overwhelming response in what is likely to be tight contest between incumbent president Edgar Lungu of PF and Hakainde Hichilema of UPND. The announcement of the results commenced around 02;00 hours this morning with only seven polling stations from Lusaka central constituency that […]

Wildfires tearing through northern Algeria have now killed at least 65 people, including 28 soldiers deployed to help the firefighters. The blazes in the mountainous Kabylie region are some of the worst in the country’s history. Officials have blamed arson for many of them. President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has declared three days of national mourning for […]

Twenty-four members of the same family have died after consuming a suspected poisoned meal in north-western Nigeria. The incident happened in Danzanke village – a remote community in the north-west Sokoto state. The state’s health commissioner, Ali Inname, told journalists that the family mistakenly used fertiliser chemical that looked like salt in preparing a meal […]

Government says it expects political parties will respect the law and allow only their designated election and polling agents to remain within the polling stations to avoid causing disorder during tomorrow’s elections. And Government has emphasized the need for peace before, during and after voting and reminds all citizens that adequate security measures have been […]

United Party for National Development UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema says Zambia is on the verge of making the history that was made in 1991. Over 7 million Zambian electorates will tomorrow be voting for their preferred presidential, parliamentary, mayoral and local government candidates in the general elections. Speaking during a media conference this morning ahead […]

Two army officers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been sentenced to life in prison by a military court in North Kivu province for fighting at Goma airport. Videos of Major Rimenze Kangingo Bisimwa and Captain Mukando Muzito Paulin insulting each other and throwing punches against were shared online over the weekend. The court […]

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