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Zambian ministers undergo induction program to enhance performance

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Zambia’s new ministers on Monday underwent an induction program that sets the benchmark on how they were expected to conduct themselves in the next five years. The induction workshop was meant to familiarize the ministers who were sworn in last week following last month’s elections. In …

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Zambia’s central bank governor resigns

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | The governor of Zambia’s central bank has resigned, a presidential spokesperson said. Anthony Bwalya, special assistant to the president, on Tuesday said Christopher Mvunga has resigned as governor of the Bank of Zambia (BoZ). In a statement, the spokesperson said president Hakainde Hichilema has since appointed …

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Zambian leader shows determination to fix economy

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Newly-elected Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema has vowed to fix the economy with the appointment of a new finance minister, the only minister appointed so far. The Zambian leader on Aug. 27 appointed Situmbeko Musokotwane as the country’s new finance minister, with a call for him to …

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Zambia inaugurates new president at colorful ceremony

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Hundreds of dignitaries and thousands of ordinary citizens on Tuesday thronged the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, to witness the inauguration of the country’s new President Hakainde Hichilema. People, many clad in red T-shirts and caps, the color of the United Party for …

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Zambian President Lungu says he won’t petition election results

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Outgoing Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday said he won’t file a petition to challenge the election results of last week’s elections. Lungu lost by more than 1 million votes to Hakainde Hichilema who will be inaugurated next Tuesday following the Aug. 12 presidential elections. Lungu, …

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Zambian president concedes defeat, pledges peaceful hand-over

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday conceded defeat in the elections held last Thursday. The Zambian leader said he accepts the results of the Aug. 12 elections and that he will peacefully hand over power in line with the country’s constitution. Lungu congratulated President-elect Hakainde Hichilema …

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Zambian opposition leader Hichilema wins presidential election

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has emerged as the winner in the Aug. 12 presidential election, beating incumbent President Edgar Lungu. Hichilema managed to pass the 50 percent-plus-one requirement for a presidential winner with 2,810,757 of the votes while Lungu got 1,814,201. Electoral Commission of Zambia …

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Zambia opposition leader due in court on treason charges

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambia’s detained opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is due to appear in court Monday on treason charges, four months after he was arrested and as political tensions rise in the country. Hichilema, who narrowly lost last year’s presidential elections, has been in custody since April over …

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Zambia president blames rivals for state of emergency

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |  Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday justified imposing a state of emergency by alleging that opposition parties were behind a string of arson attacks intended “to create terror and panic”. Lungu denied he was establishing a dictatorship in Zambia — until recently a relatively stable …

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