Letter to new president Lungu

By Eros Ilunga First may I take this opportunity to congratulate you on your election a Zambia’s sixth president. You have taken on the leadership of this country at a very difficult time and when Zambians are so alert and expect much from their leaders. I can only wish you God’s favour as you lead […]

Afumba and three others committed to Kabwe High Court for treason

The Mumbwa Magistrate Court has today Monday committed Afumba Mombotwa and three others to the Kabwe High Court on charges of treason and sedition. Charges are that that on dates unknown but between 1st March 2012 and 20th August 2013 while in Sioma district of Western Province, Afumba Mombotwa, Masiye Masiyaleti, Kalima Inanbao and Likando […]

Zambia needs to beat Cape Verde

Failure to win on Monday will see Zambia crash out and if they win, they require Tunisia to avoid defeat against DR Congo, writes Zambia go into their final group match at the Africa Cup of Nations knowing they must beat Cape Verde to have any chance of progressing to the quarter-finals. The 2012 […]

Lungu moves corrupt elements to State House

Grand corruption has been taken to the centre of Government (State House) after the appointment of extremely corrupt individuals as State House officials. President Edgar Lungu has appointed Kaizer Zulu as his special advisor for Political Affairs and Emmanuel Chilubanama as Permanent Secretary at State House. Kaizer Zulu was retired in National Interest by Late […]

Winners and Losers of the Zambia Presidential bye-Election: Part 1

As the dust is settling down following the bull fight particularly between PF and UPND, a number of winners and losers have emerged and more winners and losers will be announced tomorrow as Chagwa announces his cabinet. Here are our reflections following the post-election analysis: Winners Edgar Lungu himself: You can’t take away the fact […]

Hatred for North Western Rhodesians

By Saleya Kwalombota I do not delight in talking of the recent Zambian presidential by-election results for the reason that Zambia as a unitary state no longer exists. However, it is worthy analyzing the outcome of the presidential results. It is worthy of note that the outcome of Zambia’s presidential by-election has exposed that Zambia […]

The true losers of 2015 by-election

By Dr Robert Mtonga So the day finally came. A Red-Letter Day. The Sixth Republican President of Zambia has been sworn in. The Stadium was filled to the rafters! A befitting state luncheon was appointed for a select and representative few. Laughter all round. The mood truly festive! Congratulations President Edgar Chagwa Lungu! In memory […]

Lungu dissolves cabinet after appointing one minister

President Edgar Lungu has appointed Amos Chanda as State House Spokesperson. Amos Chanda was until today working as First Secretary at the Zambian High Commission in London. Meaanwhile, Lungu has dissolved the cabinet appointed by late president Michael Sata. During inauguration around lunch hour, Edgar Lungu appointed Ngosa Simbyakula as Minister of Justice. He became […]

Lungu being sworn-in to fulfil promises within 15 months

PF’s Edgar Lungu will be sworn in as Zambia’s 6th president today after a hotly contested presidential race that almost saw the ruling party almost losing power barely 3 years in office. ‘Vodka’ Lungu got 807925 (48.33%) while opposition Hakainde Hichilema received 780168 (46.67%) representing a 27,757 gap in an election where voter apathy, manipulation, […]

Lungu declared President

Patriotic Front candidate Edgar Lungu has been declared President of Zambia after he polled 807,925 votes representing 48.33 percent. His closest rival Hakainde Hichilema of the UPND polled 780,168 representing 46.67 percent. Returning officer and Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda declared Lungu as the duly elected President of Zambia at 22.30 hours. The gap between […]