Zambia’s Lungu deploys military to quell violence ahead of August 12 poll

LUSAKA, Zambia – Zambian President Edgar Lungu has ordered the deployment of the military to quell electoral violence ahead of the August 12 elections. In several parts of the country, supporters of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and the United Party for National Development (UPND) opposition have clashed using machetes, axes, slashers, catapults and other objects. Violence has been reported in…


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