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Violent cadres face arrest

PATRIOTIC Front secretary general Davis Chama says the ruling party will not protect its cadres who will be found promoting violence. Assuring the people of Zambia of the PF’s commitment to govern the country in a non-violent and peaceful manner, Mr. Chama said there was no place for violence in the PF. He warned that […]

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Root out cartel, seal leaks

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu should completely root out the cartel that formed a parallel government within the Patriotic Front (PF) Government and clean the security agencies of moles to halt the classified of State documents and leaking them to unauthorized persons and institutions for purposes of blackmail, PF director of communications Brian Hapunda has said. Mr […]

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Musa Mwenye Axed

ATTORNEY GENERAL Musa Mwenye, the man at the centre of the controversial handover of the instruments of power by Mr Edgar Lungu to then acting President Guy Scott, has been sacked. And President Lungu is today expected in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the African Union summit and has appointed Vice-President Inonge Wina to act as […]

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Sosala is Chitimukulu

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has recognised Mr. Henry Kanyanta Sosala as Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba speaking people. The President yesterday signed the Recognition Order under section 3 of the Chiefs Act, Chapter 287 of the Laws of Zambia. The statutory instrument recognising Paramount Chief Chitimukulu will be published in the Government Gazette. This is […]

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Scott sacked

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has fired Guy Scott as Vice-President and has replaced him with Inonge Wina who becomes the first female Vice-President since Zambia attained her independence in 1964. When phoned by the Daily Nation about the speculation and reasons for his sacking, Dr Scott refused to speak and told the reporter: “Imwe baba simumvela […]

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Cabinet dissolved

  PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has dissolved Cabinet and has appointed journalist Amos Chanda as the new Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations. According to a statement issued by Secretary to Cabinet, Roland Msiska yesterday, Mr Lungu has nullified all the Cabinet positions and is today expected to unveil his Government at State House. “Following […]

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It’s Edgar!

EDGAR Lungu, the Patriotic Front leader, is Zambia’s sixth Republican President. He is 58. Mr Lungu beat his closest by  more than 27,000 votes after he polled 807,925 while UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema got 780,168 ballots. The presidentail election was the closest contest in Zambia’s history which saw mr Lungu declared zambia’s sixth President with only […]

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Lungu leads, race tight

ONLY 29000 votes difference may determine the outcome of the January 20 presidential election keenly contests by PF president Edgar Lungu and UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema. Mr Hichilema who initially suffered a wide gap of more than 100000 votes recovered from the significant returns from Southern Province which reduced Mr Lungu’s lead from 53 percent […]

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PF, UPND claim Victory

THE Patriotic Front (PF) and the United Party for National Development (UPND) are both claiming that they have won the Tuesday presidential election; defying orders from the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) against declaring themselves winners before the Commission announces the results. UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema yesterday declared that “this is our election” while PF […]

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Rains ‘wash away’ voters

  DISAPPOINTING voter apathy characterized yesterday’s presidential election with some polling stations recording exceedingly low turnout. Lusaka’s Kalingalinga Basic School presiding officer Patrick Mulenga blamed the low turnout of voters on rains which kept away many people from polling stations. Mr. Mulenga said other people did not show up because they had gone to work […]

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