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Zambia

Edgar Chagwa Lungu

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


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Lungu's victory under fire

Most pundits think that the opposition petition submitted to the Constitutional Court challenging President Edgar Lungu's much criticised election victory has only a slim chance of success...


Racing to the finish

The electoral return match on 11 August between President Edgar Lungu of the governing Patriotic Front (PF) and Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND) shows every sign of being another cliff-hanger...

Lungu's liberties with democracy President Edgar Lungu's strategy for holding on to power is attracting criticism from many key donors...


Lungu's media vendetta

President Edgar Lungu wishes to keep The Post the newspaper and news website which is his declared opponent closed until after the 11 August election say sources close to State House (AC Vol 57 No 14 A close political race gets angrier)...


Kaizar the kingpin

Most people in Lusaka see Kaizar Zulu merely as President Edgar Lungu's State House sidekick but as the top aide puts it himself nobody gets to see his boss without his say-so...


A close political race gets angrier

The contest between incumbent President Edgar Lungu of the Patriotic Front and his opponent Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND) was always going to be close...

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Not the last Post

Although the Post was seen as supportive of the PF government under President Michael Sata it opposed Edgar Lungu's ascendancy to the Presidency in 2015 which seems to have triggered the paper's current problems...


Xenophobia on the rise

Two people were killed and many more injured before President Edgar Lungu restored order by deploying 1 000 police officers and 500 soldiers to the city's slums...


Democrats under fire

Africa votes in 2016 Country Date Type Uganda February General Yoweri Museveni repressed opposition and fixed vote CAR February-March Presidential & legislative Sporadic organisational problems Niger February-March Presidential & legislative Mahamadou Issoufou won presidential vote in 2nd round after fixes Cape Verde March Legislative Widely seen as credible Benin March Presidential Over 30 contenders and credible poll Congo-Brazzaville March Presidential Denis Sassou-Nguesso pushed constitutional changes fixed election Tanzania (Zanzibar) March Regional Zanzibar election rerun widely condemned Senegal March Referendum Credible vote after hesitation on reforms Comoros February-April Presidential Constitutional court to decide on 2nd round vote Sudan April Referendum on Darfur Omer el Beshir repressed opposition fixed vote threatens new offensive Equatorial Guinea April Presidential Teodoro Obiang repressed opposition and fixed vote Chad April Presidential Idriss Déby Itno repressed opposition and fixed vote Djibouti April Presidential Ismaïl Omar Guelleh repressed opposition and fixed vote Gabon August Presidential Ali Ben Bongo in tight race history of fixing Zambia August Presidential Edgar Lungu in tight race; his supporters threaten opposition Cape Verde August Presidential Shootings raise tension South Africa August Local elections Critical test of Jacob Zuma's leadership...

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Lungu schemes to survive

Elected by a narrow margin in January 2015 and presiding over an economy in free fall President Edgar Lungu is trying to strengthen his position through constitutional amendments and intrigues with the security services...


Lungu hangs on

President Edgar Lungu told the International Monetary Fund delegation which left Lusaka on 3 December that he intended to call general elections well before they are due next September a leaked IMF report says...


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