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Zambian president pardons veteran journalist

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday pardoned a veteran journalist as well as a former air force commander and a former minister to mark...
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Zambian president’s call for banning of public transport vehicles without seat belts hailed

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu's directive to have public transport without seat belts removed from roads to safeguard passengers' lives was on Thursday hailed by...
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Zambian president to attend inauguration of Botswana’s Masisi

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu is scheduled to travel to Botswana to attend the inauguration ceremony of his counterpart Mokgweetsi Masisi, his office said on...
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Zambian leader commends Botswana peaceful polls

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday commended neighboring Botswana for holding peaceful and democratic elections. Last week, Botswana held elections which saw...
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Zambian leader says citizens must drive development agenda

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday said citizens must drive the country's development agenda by making deliberate efforts to work together. In...
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Zambian president says determined to take development to grassroots

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday said he was determined to ensure that development reaches all parts of the country. Lungu, who...
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Zambian president says frequent political violence a source of worry

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday said political violence being witnessed each time there was an election was a source of concern and that...
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Zambian, Sierra Leonean leaders hold talks

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu and his Sierra Leonean counterpart Julius Maada Bio held talks at which they discussed a range of issues, his office...
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Zambian leader travels to Japan for TICAD meeting

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday left for Japan to attend the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). The conference,...
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Zambian leader arrives in India on state visit

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu has arrived in India for a three-day state visit, according to a release on Tuesday. Lungu arrived in...
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Zambia leader to attend U.S.-Africa business summit

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu is expected to travel to Mozambique to attend the 12th U.S.-Africa business summit, a senior government official said on Tuesday. ...
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Zambian leader appoints new press aide

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday appointed a new press aide following the unexpected resignation of his former aide last week. Lungu...
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Zambian leader concerned about increasing levels of tribalism

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday expressed concern over increasing levels of tribal sentiments, especially in the political arena, which risk plunging the country...
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Zambian leader to attend summit on elephants in Botswana

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu will attend a summit on elephants next week in Botswana, a Zambian diplomat said on Thursday. The Zambian...
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Zambian leader calls for responsible use of social media

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Friday called for responsible use of social media in the country, saying the current trends of abusing the social...
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Zambian leader appoints 8 new high court judges

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday appointed eight new high court judges and urged them to ensure speedy and fair delivery of justice. Lungu swore...
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Zambian president congratulates Nigerian, Senegalese leaders on re-election

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday congratulated his counterparts from Nigeria and Senegal on their re-elections in recently held elections. In his congratulatory messages to...
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Zambian leader to travel to Ethiopia for AU summit

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu is scheduled to travel to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia for an African Union summit, the country's foreign affairs minister said...
Madagascan President-elect Andry Rajoelina views guard of honour during his swearing-in ceremony at Mahamasina stadium in Antananarivo, capital of Madagascar, Jan. 19, 2019. Andry Rajoelina was sworn in as Madagascar's president on Saturday at Mahamasina stadium in the Madagascan capital city of Antananarivo. (Xinhua/Sitraka)

Zambian leader attends inauguration of Madagascar president-elect

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu is expected to attend the inauguration of Madagascar's President-elect Andry Rajoelina, a senior government official said on Friday. ...
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South African Countries Interferes in DR Congo Peace Calls

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Friday called on all stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to refrain from acts of...
Photo: Zambian Watchdog President Edgar Lungu signed the Constitution of Zambia bill making a significant step on a matter that had long dominated the political life of the nation.

Zambia governing party hails ruling on leader’s eligibility to contest 2021 polls

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Zambia's governing party on Friday welcomed a ruling by the Constitutional Court to declare President Edgar Lungu eligible to seek re-election in 2021. ...
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Zambian president on short working vacation in the country

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu has not sneaked out of the country as alleged by his critics but was on a short vacation within the...
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Zambia cancels US$500 million loan guarantee for emergency electricity imports

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The Zambian government on Wednesday announced the cancelation of a 500 million U.S. dollars sovereign loan guarantee it secured for the country's power utility...
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May 13 major news items from Zambia

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The following are news highlights in Zambia's major media outlets on Sunday. -- Zambian President Edgar Lungu has bemoaned the culture of abandoning old people...
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Zambia leader urges accelerated action to end child marriages in Africa

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Tuesday that ending child marriages in Africa by 2030 requires serious commitments by leaders and other stakeholders. In remarks...
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Zambian leader invited to address special session of African Parliament

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been invited to address a special session of the Pan-African Parliament which is also known as the African Parliament,...
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Opposition leader cautioned over defaming Zambian leader

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Police in Zambia on Thursday recorded a warm and caution statement from an opposition leader for defaming President Edgar Lungu. Saviour Chishimba, leader of the...
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Zambian opposition challenges emergency state declaration

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Two opposition parties in Zambia on Thursday sought court interpretation and challenged the declaration of a threatened state of emergency which has been approved...
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Zambian leader meets commercial bank chiefs

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday held a closed-day meeting with heads of commercial banks were he assured them of a secure and conducive...
Zambian President Edgar Lungu and Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo

Zambia, Ghana to Reinforce Bilateral Ties

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu and Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday held bilateral talks where they committed themselves to strengthen bilateral ties between the...