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Zambia’s President, Opposition Leader to Hold Talks, Mediator Says

  • Hakainde Hichilema has been in prison on treason charges
  • Both leaders agree to resolving political differences
Edgar Lungu

Edgar Lungu

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu and jailed opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema have agreed to hold talks to resolve their political differences, a Commonwealth official said.

The discussions will be facilitated by the office of the Commonwealth, the intergovernmental organization’s secretary-general, Patricia Scotland, told reporters Wednesday in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka.