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Tension, Uncertainty Grip Zambia Under Lungu’s Leadership

Tension, Uncertainty Grip Zambia Under Lungu’s Leadership

Long before President Edgar Lungu graced the screens on national television on the evening of July 5 to announce what his critics quickly labelled a state of emergency, there had been a build of tension in the country. Occasional fires were set on public property, with courts, electricity supply lines, and markets among popular targets […]

Opposition Politician Mwamba Threatened Zambian President Lungu – Witness

Opposition Politician Mwamba Threatened Zambian President Lungu – Witness

Trial took off yesterday in the case in which United Party for National Development (UPND) vice-president for administration, Geoffrey Mwamba is charged with proposing violence against President Edgar Lungu with one witness testifying against the opposition leader. Celestine Mukandila, a law student and business executive told Lusaka magistrate, Nthandose Chabala that he heard Mwamba on […]

Zambia slides towards authoritarianism as IMF props up government

Zambia slides towards authoritarianism as IMF props up government

The speaker of the Zambian National Assembly, Patrick Matibini, has suspended 48 opposition legislators for 30 days as a punishment for unauthorised absence from the parliament. Their offence? To have been missing for President Edgar Lungu’s state of the nation address in March. The suspension of the MPs does not come as a great surprise. […]

President Edgar Lungu does a Mugabe, as Zambia follows Zimbabwe’s disastrous path

President Edgar Lungu does a Mugabe, as Zambia follows Zimbabwe’s disastrous path

Zambia and Zimbabwe used to be pretty much one ‘country’; Rhodesia. Separated by a natural barrier, the Zambezi, one was Northern Rhodesia, one was Southern Rhodesia. Political history determined otherwise, but recent occurrences seem to indicate the countries have become one entity again, and it is under all the wrong reasons. As it stands, both territories […]

Zambia Suspends 48 Opposition MPs For Snubbing President Lungu’s Speech

Zambia Suspends 48 Opposition MPs For Snubbing President Lungu’s Speech

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini yesterday suspended for 30 days the 48 United Party for National Development (UPND) Members of Parliament (MPs) that boycotted President Edgar Lungu’s recent address to the National Assembly. The suspension of the members, the majority of whom were yesterday clad in black suits and neck-ties in the House, […]

Hichilema’s Treason Trial ‘A Political Witch Hunt’ – Mmusi Maimane

Hichilema’s Treason Trial ‘A Political Witch Hunt’ – Mmusi Maimane

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has described Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema’s treason trial as “a political witch hunt by an increasingly threatened President [Edgar] Lungu”. A magistrate ruled on Thursday that Hichilema was to go on trial for treason charges at the High court. Hichilema and his party tweeted the news. ( See the […]

‘Humble’ President Edgar Lungu Spends Night in Chilubi Ramshackle

‘Humble’ President Edgar Lungu Spends Night in Chilubi Ramshackle

President Edgar Lungu at the weekend spent a night at a rather worn-out guest house on Chilubi Island in his continued tour of the northern parts of the country. There is no history of a Head of State spending nights on the poorly developed island, but President Lungu beat the odds. He seemed to have […]

President Lungu Honours Under-20 Boys for Afcon Win

President Lungu Honours Under-20 Boys for Afcon Win

President Lungu has honoured the under-20 national team and female boxer Catherine Phiri with the Zambia insignia of meritorious achievement award for their distinguished accomplishments. The Under-20 national team players have been honoured for winning the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations that Zambia hosted in March. The junior Chipolopolo beat Senegal 2-0 at National Heroes […]

South Africa Opposition Leader Holds Protest At Zambian Embassy

South Africa Opposition Leader Holds Protest At Zambian Embassy

South Africa’s opposition leader Mmusi Maimane has staged a protest at the Zambian Embassy in Pretoria a day after he was deported from Lusaka. Maimane, the Democratic Alliance leader, is protesting the incarceration of Zambian opposition Hakainde Hichilema who has spent a month and two weeks in a Zambian prison for alleged treason which is […]

Malawian Prophet Shepard Bushiri’s Spat With Ministry of Religion

Malawian Prophet Shepard Bushiri’s Spat With Ministry of Religion

FACING the possibility of being barred from Zambia, Malawian prophet Shepard Bushiri, has attacked Religious and National Guidance Minister Godfridah Sumaili, accusing her of anti-Christ behavior and warning “I am coming after you.” Bushiri launched into the attack on Reverend Sumaili on his television channel on Sunday, saying she and two Zambian bishops were exhibiting […]

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