Tag Archives: Edgar Lungu

26Apr/17

Zambian court refuses to throw out opposition leader’s treason charge

Zambian court refuses to quash the charges of trying to overthrow the government against opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema and refers the case up to the High Court.
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20Apr/17

Zambian opposition leader’s lawyers ask court to throw out treason case

Zambian opposition leader, Hichilema Hakainde appeared before court to face charges of plotting to overthrow the government. Hichilema was arrested last week in a police raid on his home, raising political tension in a country that has traditionally been relatively stable. Hichilema’s supporters are threatening to go to the streets if he is not released soon.
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18Apr/17

Zambian opposition leader charged with trying to overthrow government

LUSAKA, April 18 (Reuters) – Zambia opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, arrested last week on suspicion of treason, was charged in court on Tuesday with trying to overthrow the government.
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13Apr/17

Zambia denies detained opposition leader barred access to lawyers

LUSAKA, April 13 (Reuters) – Zambian police denied on Thursday that opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema had been refused access to his lawyers and family since his arrest this week but his attorney insisted this was the case in an intensifying political crisis.
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11Apr/17

Zambian police detain opposition leader

LUSAKA, April 11 (Reuters) – Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been detained and questioned by police for committing treason, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
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10Jan/17

Zambia military goes on chemical offensive against maize munching pest

Zambia’s military and other government agencies are working to contain an invasion of army worms in maize fields in parts of the country. The army worms, which feast on young maize plants and are capable of wiping out entire fields, have been spotted in about six of Zambia’s 10 provinces, threatening the country’s staple crop.

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26Dec/16

A look back at the elections that shaped Africa in 2016

There were close to 20 elections in Africa in 2016. Ghana and Benin stood out as the most peaceful and democratic, while countries like Uganda were mired by violence as Gabon and Gambia had disputed outcomes. Continue reading

05Sep/16

Zambia’s Lungu to be sworn on Sept. 13 following election win

LUSAKA, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Zambia’s incumbent President Edgar Lungu will be sworn into office for a new five-year term on Tuesday next week, a government official said on Monday.
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05Sep/16

Zambia to prep Lungu inauguration as court missed deadline-govt source

LUSAKA, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Zambia’s government will proceed with plans to inaugurate President Edgar Lungu as the Constitutional Court’s extension beyond a 14-day deadline of the opposition’s legal challenge to the vote is illegal, a government source said on Sunday.
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01Sep/16

Zambia to cut subsidies, in talks with the IMF – presidential spokesman

JOHANNESBURG Aug 30 (Reuters) – Zambia plans to cut subsidies as agreed with the International monetary Fund, with talks on an aid package at an advanced stage, a presidential spokesman said on Tuesday.
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