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Court Upholds Treason Charges Against Zambian Opposition Leader

Court Upholds Treason Charges Against Zambian Opposition Leader

A bid by lawyers to have treason charges against Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema dropped has been rejected by a Lusaka court. Hichilema is accused of plotting to overthrow the government. Magistrate Greenwell Malumani ruled that his court did not have the authority to overturn treason charges brought against Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema. “The […]

President Lungu Creating Confusion to Justify State of Emergency – Zambian Opposition

President Lungu Creating Confusion to Justify State of Emergency – Zambian Opposition

Zambia’s main opposition party, the United Party for National Development (UPND), has reportedly accused President Edgar Lungu’s government of trying to frame it for arson, adding that this was part of the government’s plan to increase political repression. According to the BBC, Lungu said last week that he was contemplating imposing a state of emergency […]

Zambian President Edgar Lungu Threatens to Declare State of Emergency

Zambian President Edgar Lungu Threatens to Declare State of Emergency

President Lungu said he may be forced to declare a state of emergency if his political adversaries continue daring him. The Head of State has also said that if the current policing methods by the law enforcement agencies are not working they will be forced to switch to alternative means. Speaking on arrival at Harry […]

Zambia’s Junior Chipolopolo Lifts U20 AFCON Title

Zambia’s Junior Chipolopolo Lifts U20 AFCON Title

President Edgar Lungu has congratulated FAZ president Andrew Kamanga for showing leadership in guiding Zambia to her first Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations title. Zambia defeated voodoo propelled Senegal 2-0 on Sunday to become the first host to win the tournament with President Lungu and his fourth Republican counterpart president Rupiah Banda cheering the team […]

Felix Mutati Is New Finance Minister As President Lungu Unveils Part Cabinet

Felix Mutati Is New Finance Minister As President Lungu Unveils Part Cabinet

President Edgar Lungu has hit the ground running appointing part of his Cabinet with MMD president Felix Mutati as nominated MP designated to the Ministry of Finance while Davies Chama is new Defence Minister. It’s barely 24 hours after President Lungu was inaugurated. The Head of State has since appointed former Home Affairs minister Davies […]

President Lungu to Meet Mining Executives to Halt Job Losses

President Lungu to Meet Mining Executives to Halt Job Losses

President Edgar Lungu has laid out meetings with three major mining firms on the Copperbelt to halt job losses in the country’s largest money spinner industry. The Head of State is on the Copperbelt on a working visit and has spread his wings around the province combing through the mining towns. President Lungu will meet […]

President Edgar Lungu Ends The construction Of Retirement Houses For Ex Zambian Heads of State

President Edgar Lungu Ends The construction Of Retirement Houses For Ex Zambian Heads of State

President Edgar Lungu has declared an end to the construction of retirement houses for former Zambian Heads of State. The President, who has seen his approval ratings shoot up as he delivered his first address to Parliament as Head of Government says he does not mind going back to live in his house back in […]

President Lungu will lead Zambia for another 5 years, Hichilema is desperate

President Lungu will lead Zambia for another 5 years, Hichilema is desperate

President Edgar Lungu is likely to lead the country for another five years, Zambian Voice Executive Director Chilufya Tayali says. And Tayali has accused United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema of being a desperate man who was holding on to the bitter past of having lost the last Presidential election in January. […]

President Lungu Ponders Exchange Controls to Arrest Kwacha Fall

President Lungu Ponders Exchange Controls to Arrest Kwacha Fall

President Edgar Lungu is opening up to the possibility of introducing exchange control measures to arrest the free-fall of the kwacha. Special assistant to the President for press and public relations Amos Chanda said that the kwacha fall was being fuelled by speculators. He said that there could be need to freeze the fall by […]

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