This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.
In this week’s news, Zambians go to the polls, and an editor looks at the 2016 U.S. election and its likely impact on the African continent.
Edgar Lundu Declared Winner of Contested Zambia Election
After tensions and calls for a recount of the vote, Zambian leader Edgar Lundu was declared winner of the August 11 elections.
The Zambia Electoral Commission declared Lundu winner on Monday, August 15 via a live broadcast to the country. The incumbent president, representing the Patriotic Front Party, won the close and hotly contested vote by 50.3 percent.…