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Threat of Violence Hangs Over Zambia Poll

Violence hangs like an ominous cloud over national elections in Zambia, a copper-rich, landlocked southern African nation that has been recently battered by drought and economic woes. Incumbent President Edgar Lungu of the ruling Patriotic Front party (PF) faces a serious challenge from opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema from the United Party for National Development (UPND) in Thursday’s presidential vote.  Lungu, who is widely considered a populist, narrowly beat Hichilema, a...

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