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Zambia's Lungu wins disputed polls

Zambia's president Edgar Lungu led in nearly complete results from an election whose vote-counting process has taken days and prompted opposition allegations of irregularities. Photo©Moses Mwape/AP/SIPAZambian President Edgar Lungu has been re-elected after another close poll amid protests by the opposition that the August 11 vote was rigged.

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Zambians vote in fourth elections in ten years

Zambians queue to cast their votes at a polling station in Lusaka, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 in a tight election race for president and parliament that has been marred by violence between rival factions. Photo©Moses Mwape/AP/SIPAMillions of Zambians have headed to the polls to decide who will lead the southern African nation and Africa's second-biggest copper producer for the next five years.

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Zambia's high stakes elections

Zambia's incumbent President, Edgar Lungu. Photo©Alberto Pizzoli/AP/SIPAA new electoral process, rapidly shifting political allegiances, the intensity of political campaigning, unprecedented levels of political intimidation and a weak economy have all contributed to raising the political temperature in Zambia, as the country goes to the polls on 11 August.

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Big and small affairs at the second day of the AfDB's Annual Meeting

Sierra Leonean Kelvin Doe built his own radio station out of electronics waste at age 13 The African Development Bank's (AfDB) Annual Meeting in Lusaka got its official start on its second day and confirmed the principle that big personalities mean big waiting around.

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Zambia: Electricity generation problems to be resolved in 3 years

Zambia's President Edgar Lungu. Photo©Philippe Wojazer/AP/SIPAThe drought-induced power generation problems that have hit Zambia will only be resolved in three years, President Edgar Lungu said on Tuesday.

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A time for alliances in Zambia

President Edgar Lungu says the party alone could not marshal the votes for an outright presidential victory. Photo©ReutersPolitical parties are scrambling for allies ahead of the august polls.

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Zambia Country Profile 2015: Sata's uncertain legacy

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A tough baptism awaits the late President Michael Chilufya Sata's successor after presidential elections due in January 2015.

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Zambia won't nationalise crisis-hit mines

Zambia's President Edgar Lungu. Photo©ReutersZambia does not plan to take over mines that have shed jobs after a sharp fall in global copper prices, President Edgar Lungu said on Thursday, backtracking from a warning earlier this month that the state would take over such mines.

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Zambian President Lungu's labours

Lungu’s loyalty to ministers who helped him win the election is being tested. Photo©Cchine Nouvelle/SIPABattling economic challenges and troublesome allies, Zambia's President Edgar Lungu's focus on reorganising the ruling party is unsettling some of its members, especially those seen to be close allies of late President Michael Sata.

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Zambia: Mining royalties amendments approved by cabinet

President Edgar Lungu has said Zambia could revert to 2014 mining tax regime. Photo©ReutersZambia's cabinet approved changes to controversial mining royalties three months after an outcry from Zambia's mining industry, provoked by a hike in royalties.

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IMF backs Zambia plan to end copper tax rows, warns on deficit

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday applauded Zambia's efforts to resolve tax issues in its copper mining industry but warned that only further tightening of fiscal and monetary polices would contain the country's large deficits.

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Spotlight on Zambia's President Edgar Lungu

President of Zambia, Edgar Lungu. Photo©ReutersWith the tightest presidential vote in the country's history behind him, Zambia's new president is seeking to continue the populist policies of his predecessor while maintaining investor interest at a tough moment.

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Mining: Zambia minister says payment of royalties can be deferred

Photo©ReutersZambia's commerce minister said on Tuesday that payment of mining royalties, which Zambia recently increased, can be deferred until companies have sufficient cashflow if they are not in a position to pay immediately.

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Zambia's new president, Edgar Lungu says to keep mineral tax despite mine closure fears

Photo©ReutersZambia will maintain a new mineral royalty tax despite fears that it could lead to mine closures, President Edgar Lungu said on Sunday as he was inaugurated in the nation's capital.

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