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Zambia opposition chief freed, treason charge dropped

Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was released from prison Wednesday and the treason charges against him were dropped shortly before his trial was to begin in Lusaka. Hichilema has been in custody since April over an incident in which he allegedly failed to give way to President Edgar Lungu's motorcade. His trial, which was due to begin during the morning, had threatened to rock a country known for its relative stability.
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