New Zambia president moves to end riots, defuse conflict

November 4, 2014 6:38 PM

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New Zambia president moves to end riots, defuse conflict

Zambia's acting president has rescinded his decision to dismiss the ruling party's chief in a bid to defuse a political conflict that triggered overnight riots.

The reversal was announced by acting President Guy Scott and Edgar Lungu, who was restored as secretary general of the ruling Patriotic Front party. Police and demonstrators clashed late Monday in protests against Scott, a white Zambian who fired Lungu following the death last week of President Mich...

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