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Zambia

Edgar Chagwa Lungu

Date of Birth: 11/11/1956
Place of Birth: Ndola


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Hichilema's team steps on the gas

All the major commercial creditors are expected to join the restructuring although questions remain over some commercial loans and guarantees contracted by President Edgar Lungu's officials immediately before he lost the election last August...


Hichilema accused of 'losing focus’

For them it diverts attention from his programme especially attempts to counter the conduct of appointees of his predecessor President Edgar Lungu such as Director of Public Prosecutions Lilian Siyuni Shawa and the liquidator of Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) lawyer Milingo Lungu (see Box State House crosses swords with law officers)...

In a complex move suspected as corrupt and designed to generate cash for the then-ruling Patriotic Front President Edgar Lungu ordered the liquidation of KCM the local subsidiary of India's Vedanta Resources and a provisional liquidator Milingo Lungu (no relation) was appointed in May 2019 (AC Vol 62 No 17 Reconciliation and a reckoning)...


Chasing the mining millions

Local media have criticised the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Lilian Shawa appointed by former President Edgar Lungu in October 2016 for her lack of zeal in pursuing corruption cases...


High expectations of HH

Some of the more controversial public officials of the previous regime such as Treasury Secretary Fredson Yamba and a host of other unpopular permanent secretaries are gone while respected professionals dismissed by President Edgar Lungu such as former Central Bank Governor Denny Kalyalya have been reinstated (AC Vol 61 No 17 Reconciliation and a reckoning)...


Reconciliation and a reckoning

President Hakainde Hichilema's inauguration on 24 August ended the tense period that followed polling day on 12 August when it looked as though his predecessor Edgar Lungu might refuse to accept defeat...

The presence of Biti and Chamisa from Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change must have been particularly galling for President Emmerson Mnangagwa who studied law in Zambia and was close to Edgar Lungu...

Sinohydro co-operated with ex-President Edgar Lungu's commissioning of one of the turbines in July...


Opposition surges ahead of critical vote

Independent polls such as Afrobarometer and analysts put Hichilema significantly ahead of the PF's President Edgar Lungu...

Trouble brews in Lungu's heartlands President Edgar Lungu hoped the resource-nationalist gesture of placing Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) in liquidation because of the supposed mismanagement by Vedanta Resources the mine's owner would win votes for the ruling Patriotic Front political analysts said...

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