Zambia voting peaceful after violent election campaign

After a campaign marred by unprecedented violence, Zambians are voting peacfully in closely-fought  presidential and parliamentary elections. Observers are braced for trouble when the results are announced on Saturday. ends intro For the first time, a Zambian presidential candidate must win 50 percent of votes plus one to avoid a run off. Following the death […]

Zambian votes after violence-torn campaign

Zambians go to the polls today to elect a president and parliament after a campaign rocked by violence. Voters will also cast their ballots in a referendum on a Bill of Rights in the Constitution. ends into The highest profile battle today is between President Edgar Lungu and his ruling Patriotic Front and wealthy businessman […]

UN urges Ethiopia tonally

The United Nations High Commissioner For Human Rights is urging Ethiopia to allow international observers access to parts of the country hit by deadly weekend clashes between security forces and protesters. At least 49 people were killed at the weekend as the authorities cracked down on a wave of anti-government unrest in two key regions, […]