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12 May 2017
Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu has called for an out of court settlement with First Quantum Minerals, which is being sued for $1.4 billion by a state-owned firm, the presidency said on Thursday.
19 Apr 2017
Lawyers for the Zambian opposition leader arrested last week after allegedly refusing to give way to President Edgar Lungu's convoy have asked a court to throw out an associated treason charge.
12 Apr 2017
Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been charged with treason, police said Wednesday, after he allegedly refused to give way to President Edgar Lungu's motorcade on a main road.
16 Sep 2016
Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Tuesday after being sworn in for a new five-year term that he would focus on unlocking agricultural potential in his tropical nation to reduce its dependence on copper mining.
13 Sep 2016
Edgar Lungu is set to be inaugurated as president of Zambia on Tuesday, after a last-minute court bid by a defeated opposition candidate failed to halt the ceremony.
5 Sep 2016
Zambia's constitutional court on Monday threw out an attempt by the defeated presidential candidate to annul August's election results, clearing the way for President Edgar Lungu's inauguration.
16 Aug 2016
Zambian police said Tuesday they had arrested 150 opposition demonstrators over protests that erupted after President Edgar Lungu was declared the winner of a highly-contested vote.
16 Aug 2016
The electoral commission said Mr. Lungu had secured 50.35 per cent in Thursday’s vote, just over the 50 per cent threshold needed to avoid a second round under a new electoral system.
15 Aug 2016
Zambia's incumbent President Edgar Lungu was on Monday declared the winner of a closely-fought election in the southern African country that the opposition claimed was rigged.
15 Aug 2016
President Edgar Lungu held a slight lead early Monday in Zambia's closely-fought election, as the opposition claimed the vote was rigged.
12 Aug 2016
Zambians waited Friday for presidential election results that could trigger dispute after a violence-tinged campaign between the two leading candidates in a country usually known for its relative stability.
11 Aug 2016
Zambians went to the polls on Thursday shaken by an election campaign of "unprecedented" violence that could threaten the country's relative stability and its democratic record.

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