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Edgar Chagwa Lungu (born 11 November 1956) is a Zambian politician who served as the sixth president of Zambia from 25 January 2015 to 24 August 2021. Under President Michael Sata, Lungu served as Minister of Justice and Minister of Defence. Following Sata’s death in October 2014, Lungu was adopted as the candidate of the ruling Patriotic Front in a Convention of the Patriotic Front in Kabwe, for the January 2015 presidential by-election, which was to determine who would serve out the remainder of Sata’s term. In the election, he narrowly defeated opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema and took office on 25 January 2015. Lungu was elected to a full presidential term in the August 2016 election, again narrowly defeating Hichilema. Hichilema initially disputed the election result and filed a case at the Constitutional Court to nullify the result. On 5 September, however, the court dismissed the case. Lungu was sworn in for his first full term on 13 September 2016. In 2021, Lungu was defeated by long-time opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema (his 2015 and 2016 opponent), after the Electoral Commission of Zambia declared the victory of Hichilema in that year’s presidential election.

Lafarge MD Deported

[Times of Zambia]LAFARGE managing director Folayinka Esan has been flown back to his country of origin, Nigeria, for contravening the Immigration Act, Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu has said.

‘We Will Address Influx of Congolese Refugees’

[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA is on high alert to address the influx of refugees fleeing renewed clashes between Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Government forces and the M23 rebels, Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu has said.

Lungu Condemns Rioting Serenje Residents

[Times of Zambia]HOME Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu has condemned the riotous behaviour by some Serenje residents who ran amok protesting against the killing and burning of a 22-year-old taxi driver identified as Gideon Kunda.

Probe Cathedral Mayhem, Demands Minister

[Times of Zambia]HOME Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu has directed police to probe the cause of the clash between suspected Patriotic Front (PF) cadres and their UPND counterparts at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Saturday and arrest the culprits.

Minister Warns Barotse Activists

[Times of Zambia]Home Affairs Minister, Edgar Lungu has condemned the behaviour by some Barotseland activists to tear copies of the Draft Constitution as conduct likely to disrupt peace.

State to Probe Seditious Materials

[Times of Zambia]HOME Affairs Minister, Edgar Lungu has directed law enforcement agencies to establish elements behind the circulation of seditious and malicious material which is aimed at fanning tribalism in the country by making claims that various ...

Police Ordered to Probe MMD Official

[Times of Zambia]HOME Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu has directed police to institute investigations against an MMD official for issuing threats of violence against the party's former Lusaka Province chairperson, William Banda.