Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema wins presidential election with landslide victory

Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema secured a stunning landslide victory over incumbent Edgar Lungu in Zambia’s presidential election, results showed on Monday. The electoral commission said Hichilema got 2,810,777 votes against Lungu’s 1,814,201, with all but one of the 156 constituencies counted. “I therefore declare that the said Hichilema to be president of Zambia,” electoral commission… Read More Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema wins presidential election with landslide victory

Malaysian PM Muhyiddin Yassin announces resignation

Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Yassin stepped down as prime minister on Monday after months of political turmoil culminated in the loss of his majority, but his resignation is likely to open another chapter of instability in the absence of any obvious successor. Muhyiddin’s resignation ends a tumultuous 17 months in office, the shortest stint of a Malaysian… Read More Malaysian PM Muhyiddin Yassin announces resignation

Streets deserted as Taliban take control of Afghan capital of Kabul

Kabul’s streets were deserted early on Monday, a day after Taliban insurgents took over the Afghanistan capital without a fight, but the airport was jammed with hundreds of civilians trying to flee. Video posted social media showed hundreds of people scampering with their luggage toward the safety of the airport terminal with the sound of… Read More Streets deserted as Taliban take control of Afghan capital of Kabul