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Zambia

Edgar Chagwa Lungu

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


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A Lungu family crackdown

Days earlier former President Edgar Lungu told the BBC that he is 'virtually under house arrest' because of the attentions overzealous he says of his security detail...

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Public's patience is running short

Despite surging into government on a wave of popular relief at the departure of President Edgar Lungu's haphazard venal government in August 2021 Zambians still await with dwindling patience the fulfilment of the election promises of President Hakainde Hichilema and his United Party for National Development (UPND)...


Hichilema faces critical delivery test

At the present rate of progress President Hakainde Hichilema and his United Party for National Development (UPND) – elected in a landslide by voters fed up with six years of sleaze and chaos under President Edgar Lungu – risks reaching the half-way mark of their five-year term having fulfilled few of their campaign promises...


Fears of pain in prospect

The government of Hichilema's predecessor Edgar Lungu ran up huge debts while spending on corrupt schemes and vote-winning gambits...


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...


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