Zambia's new president vows 'better' democracy after landslide win


Zambian president-elect Hakainde Hichilema on Monday slammed the southern African country's "brutal regime" while promising a "better democracy" in his debut address to the nation. On his sixth attempt at winning the top job, the 59-year-old opposition figure beat outgoing President Edgar Lungu by almost 1 million votes in Thursday’s election. Now, the hard work begins as many Zambians have high expectations for the new president.


Also in this edition, Nigerian authorities on Sunday imposed a curfew in parts of the central Plateau state, a day after a suspected Christian militia attacked a convoy of 90 Muslim worshippers, killing at least 23 people. Authorities are worried that the mass murder could spark ethno-religious conflict, and police have said 20 suspects have been arrested while 33 victims have been rescued.

Finally, Cameroon is gearing up for the African Cup of Nations in just a few month’s time. The draw for the tournament will take place on Tuesday 17 August, kicking off the countdown to the games which are set to begin in January 2022.

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