“KK”, as he was popularly known, was being treated for pneumonia at the Maina Soko Medical Centre, a military hospital in Lusaka. More to follow
Today is yet another important day as we celebrate the birthday of our nation’s founding father and the First Republican President, Dr Kenneth Kaunda.
As a nation, we admire your fight for freedom that led to the independence of not only the Republic of Zambia but other African nations too. Indeed the story of Africa can not be told without the mention of your name.
Join me in wishing Super Ken a Happy 97th Birthday, good health and many more years.
Zambia Celebrates you.
#SuperKen #CelebratingKaunda #OneZambiaOneNation
Source: Edgar Chagwa Lungu
@EdgarChagwaLungu · Politician
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LUSAKA, ZAMBIA (REUTERS) – President Edgar Lungu said on Thursday (July 6) he had invoked emergency powers in Zambia to deal with acts of sabotage by the opposition, after fire gutted the country’s biggest market. Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zambia has reported pockets of violence that analysts say could spiral as the country awaits the outcome of a court petition filed by opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema saying the vote was rigged. Some analysts say both sides should consider an all inclusive leadership approach to avoid dividing the country, but some want focus to turn back towards repairing the economy.
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