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Posts published in “Day: September 13, 2016

Zambia – After a Bruising Election, Lungu Confronts Multiple Crises

[Daily Maverick] Edgar Lungu begins his first full term as Zambian president on Tuesday after the judiciary controversially refused to halt the inauguration ceremony. Having survived - by hook or by crook - a bruising election season, Lungu has plenty ...

Thousands Troop to Heroes Stadium for Lungu’s Inauguration

[Zambia Reports] Thousands of people have trooped to Heroes Stadium to witness the inauguration of President Edgar Lungu will finally retain the instruments of power 30 days after being declared winner of the August 11 elections.

Lungu Sworn in As President

[Deutsche Welle] Zambia has sworn in President Edgar Lungu amidst protests by the opposition, claiming that the polls were rigged. Tough challenges await the new leader in a country that has been deeply divided along tribal lines.

Democracy, Acceptance and Political Integrity

[Zambia Reports] It is said that Africa is a developing democracy. The questions I always ask myself is who determines or who measures the development of democracy? How do you explain to a lay person that this is democracy? For political scientists it ...

Police Giving Nevers Mumba Unnecessary Attention

[Zambia Reports] MMD president Nevers Mumba has had it coming for a long time. Mumba has been repeatedly tugging at trouble for a while now. He has been invoking any imaginable feeling of resentment toward President Edgar Lungu.

Economy Sound, Says Bwalya

[Zambia Reports] The ruling PF says the Zambian economy is not at the verge of collapsing as some quarters are suggesting.

Kabimba Plots 2021 Comeback

[Zambia Reports] Rainbow Party president Wynter Kabimba has eaten humble pie by saying he respects the mass exodus of party officials in the aftermath of a bruising loss in the August 11 elections.

President in Zambia for Lungu’s Inauguration

[The Herald] President Mugabe arrived here yesterday to join other Heads of State and Government attending the inauguration of President-elect Edgar Chagwa Lungu today. President Lungu recently won elections against his main rival and long-term trialis...