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Riots after Lungu wins Zambian elections

A tally boards shows updated results of the presidential elections in Lusaka Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Zambia's president Edgar Lungu is leading in nearly complete results from an election whose vote-counting process has taken days and prompted opposition allegations of irregularities. (AP Photo/Moses Mwape)

A tally boards shows updated results of the presidential elections in Lusaka Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Zambia's president Edgar Lungu is leading in nearly complete results from an election whose vote-counting process has taken days and prompted opposition allegations of irregularities. (AP Photo/Moses Mwape)

Published Aug 15, 2016

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Lusaka - Zambian police were sent to quell rioting by supporters of opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema to the south of the country, after tensions rose over his presidential election defeat, a spokesman said on Monday.

President Edgar Lungu narrowly won re-election, a result his main rival Hichilema rejected on claims of alleged rigging by the electoral commission.

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