Following the death of President Michael Sata in October, the ruling Patriotic Front candidate Edgar Lungu has received 48.3% of the vote.
Tournament favourite Algeria avoided an unpleasant surprise at the African Cup of Nations on Monday, while four-time champion Ghana did not.
Survivors of the Boko Haram massacre that took place around the town of Baga, Nigeria, describe the militants slaughtering some people "like insects".
Hundreds of bodies are left in a bush in Nigeria from a Boko Haram attack, killing mostly children, women and elderly people.
Seven people were killed, including three gunmen, after police initiated twin assaults at two locations in the hunt for the Charlie Hebdo attackers.
Revelers converged on the beaches of Brazil, the skyscrapers of Dubai and New York's Times Square to say goodbye to 2014.
Indonesian officials on Tuesday spotted six bodies from the AirAsia flight that disappeared two days earlier, and recovered three of them.
Former France striker Thierry Henry has announced his retirement, ending a 20-year career in which he earned a place in the pantheon of modern greats.
The International Criminal Court convened its annual meeting, focusing on the negative perception that Africans have about the role of the court.
The TV network has cancelled a Bill Cosby project as actress Janice Dickinson became the third woman to allege she'd been assaulted by the comic.