Articles tagged 'edgar lungu'

Zambia opposition leader released 17 August 2017 LUSAKA - Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, who has been held in prison since April on treason charges, has been released. Mr Hichilema was due to stand trial, but instead walked free from Lusaska's high court after 100 days in custody. Sources say the charges against Mr Hichile...
PF slams Malema for calling Lungu a coward 31 July 2017 LUSAKA - The the ruling Patriotic Front media team has described South Africa's opposition leader Julius Malema as an imperialist's rabid lap dog running errands for his master. In a statement made available to the media today and signed by PF's Media Director Sunday Chanda, the ruling party s...
Zambia ratifies 90-day state of emergency 12 July 2017 LUSAKA - Zambia's parliament on Tuesday approved a 90-day state of emergency decreed by President Edgar Lungu, a move that critics see as an effort to tighten his grip on power. Opposition lawmakers boycotted the vote by leaving the chamber, leaving only the 85 members of the president's major...
Lungu defends state of emergency 7 July 2017 LUSAKA - Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has defended his announcement last night, to move towards declaring a state of emergency, saying he was bringing sanity to the country. He vowed to operate within the constitution. But his political opponents see things very differently. They point to...
Jailed Zambia opposition leader speaks out 27 June 2017 LUSAKA - Hakainde Hichilema, the Zambian opposition leader who has been in custody since a traffic incident when his convoy refused to give way to the motorcade of President Edgar Lungu, has posted an update from prison on his Facebook page. Mr Hichilema said he and those with him are "in good...
Doctor in court for 'defaming' president Lungu 21 June 2017 LUSAKA - Trial has commenced in the Mongu Subordinate Court in the matter in which a medical doctor at Luampa Mission Hospital in Western Province has been charged with defaming Republican President Edgar Lungu in first the count. Dr. Kwalela Kafunya has in the second count been charged with i...
'Rich Kid' pays $20k for Lungu hat 4 May 2017 LUSAKA - A 23-year-old Lusaka youth shocked people last Friday after he outbid everyone to buy Zambian President Lungu's bow hat for K185 000 – $20 000. The 'rich kid', Munir Zulu – who bought the hat a 'Meet the President Gala Dinner' – said he paid the hefty price because he loves Lungu's pa...
Will Lungu take Zambia anywhere? 18 September 2016 BULAWAYO - In 1980, by the time I left Zambia after nearly 17 years of residence and many years of citizenship, I had not heard of Edgar Lungu. Today, he is the No.1 citizen of that copper-rich country. Foreign heads of State descended on Lusaka to be present during his inauguration. I w...
Lungu re-elected Zambia president 15 August 2016 LUSAKA - Zambia's incumbent President Edgar Lungu has been delared the winner of the August 11 Elections after he polled 1, 860, 877 (50.3 %) and his closest river Hakainde Hichilema from the UPND polled 1, 760, 347(47.8%). With the results from all the 156 constituencies, the PF candidate sec...
Zambia opposition demands vote recount 15 August 2016 LUSAKA - Zambia's main opposition party has alleged fraud in Thursday's presidential vote and called for a recount of votes in the capital Lusaka. The UPND party, led by Hakainde Hichilema, has withdrawn from the ballot verification process. President Edgar Lungu, of the governing PF party,...
Zambia President Lungu threatens opposition 29 July 2016 LUSAKA - Zambia President Edgar Lunga has warned the opposition UPND not to cause trouble after the country's elections next month, the Lusaka Times reported on Thursday. He claimed he was aware of the United Party for National Development's plans to cause trouble and would not allow this as l...
Zanu PF quashes Scott's accusations 5 April 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF has rubbished claims by former Zambian vice president Guy Scott that President Robert Mugabe's party uses political violence to remain in power. Commenting on Scott's statement, Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo said the ex-Zambian vice president was not an eye-witness to ...
Ex-Zambian VP mocks Mugabe 4 April 2016 LUSAKA/HARARE - Former Zambian vice-president Guy Scott has chided President Robert Mugabe over the use of political violence to remain in power. He said he differed with his country's president, Edgar Lungu, over the use of political violence. “I told the president (Lungu) that if you want...
Lungu confirms close links with Mugabe 1 May 2015 BULAWAYO - Zambian President Edgar Lungu yesterday almost revealed his long time secret relations with Zimbabwe's nonagenarian leader President Robert Mugabe when he said Zimbabwe has always been at the core of his heart. Speaking during the official opening of the Zimbabwe International Trade...
Zambian president's collapse not due to malaria: officials 9 March 2015 LUSAKA - Officials in Zambia said further tests have shown that malaria was not the cause the president's collapse during a public ceremony over the weekend. A statement on Monday from the Zambian President Edgar Lungu's assistant, Amos Chanda, said medical tests ruled out a full malaria infec...
Former Zambian president Kaunda in hospital 4 February 2015 LUSAKA — Zambia's founding president, Kenneth Kaunda, has been hospitalised for an undisclosed ailment, his family said on Wednesday. Mr Kaunda, 90, was admitted to Lusaka Trust Hospital on Tuesday. His daughter Cheswa Silwizya confirmed that "the old man is in hospital" declining to reveal...
Zambia polls free, fair: Mugabe 26 January 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has congratulated Zambia for conducting “free and fair elections.” Defence and Justice minister Edgar Lungu, 58, won by a 48,3 percent majority, the Zambia election commission said, after an election race marred by delays. His rival, Hakainde Hichilema of th...