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Zambia: After Hichilema’s victory, drugs squad freezes assets of Lungu’s closest ally 

After a sweeping victory in the polls that produced the highest voter turn-out in the country’s history, Zambia's president-elect Hakainde Hichilema (HH) ... plans to focus on fighting corruption and reforming the economy to manage public expectations especially from young Zambians who led the vote for his ascension to the presidency. Probes into former President Edgar Lungu's allies have already begun.

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Nigeria faces deadly Covid-19 Delta wave as infections jump 150%

After weeks of steady decline in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases, Nigeria is now responding to what authorities are describing as a “likely ... third wave” of the pandemic, led by the more contagious Delta variant. But Chikwe Ihekweazu, the man at the centre of Nigeria’s Covid-19 response, tells The Africa Report that there is greater risk of a surge in infections as more people disregard the public health measures in place.