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Zambian leader holds talks with British envoy on cementing ties

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday held talks with Britain's envoy with an aim to cementing bilateral ties between the two countries. ...
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Governing party denies reports linking Zambian leader to illegal timber trade

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Zambia's governing party on Friday dismissed a report released by a U.S. organization linking President Edgar Lungu and some of his ministers to the...
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Zambian leader says gender-based violence has no place in society

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday said gender-based violence was both an intolerable and inexcusable crime which has no place in society. ...
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Zambian leader leaves for United Arab Emirate on working visit

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Zambia President Edgar Lungu on Monday traveled to the United Arab Emirates for a two-day working visit, the country's foreign affairs ministry said. ...
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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 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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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 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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Zambian leader calls for innovation among citizens in 2019 to boost productivity

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu has called for more innovative and productive ventures from citizens in order to boost productivity at all levels. ...
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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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Student denies defaming Zambian leader on social media

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A student accused of defaming Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday denied the charge when he appeared in court. Edward Makayi, who was arrested last...
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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...
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Opposition lawmakers suspended for boycotting Zambian leader’s address

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Speaker of the Zambian parliament on Tuesday suspended lawmakers from the country's leading opposition party for boycotting an address by President Edgar Lungu. ...
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Zambian leader to attend summit on UN reforms

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu is expected to attend the Committee of Ten (C-10) Summit in Equatorial Guinea aimed at accelerating Africa's agenda for representation...
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Zambian leader expects increased Israel investment after visit

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Friday said he expected increased investment from Israel after his visit to that country. Lungu was this...
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Zambian leader to institute probe on farmer support program hiccups

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Zambia President Edgar Lungu intends to institute a team of experts to identify the cause of impediments in the implementation of a government subsidized...
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Zambian leader to attend inauguration of new Ghana president

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu is expected in Ghana this week to attend the inauguration ceremony of that country's President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo, his office said...
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Zambian leader hails victorious junior soccer team

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday congratulated the country's Under-20 national soccer team for emerging as winners of the Council of Southern Africa Football...
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Zambian leader waits for probe result before firing corrupt ministers

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On Monday, Lungu expressed concern at the level of corruption in government and revealed that some of his ministers have been linked to corruption. ...

Zambian leader urges prisoners not to abuse presidential pardon

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Lungu said prisoners should not abuse the prerogative of mercy which gives him powers to release inmates before they finish their sentences because it...
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Zambian leader fires aide

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Amos Chanda, the presidential spokesperson, said Lungu has terminated the contract of Emmanuel Chilubamana, who was permanent secretary for State House in a letter...
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Zambian leaders plan to introduce religious ministry faces backlash

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Lungu on Sunday announced that he would create a ministry to be responsible for religious affairs to promote Christian values and give more meaning...