Tag Archives: Edgar Lungu

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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25Aug/16
Zambia IMF Programme

Fitch: Zambia IMF Programme Still Likely But Timing Uncertain

HONG KONG/LONDON, August 25 (Fitch) – The opposition’s decision to challenge the result of Zambia’s recent presidential elections will delay agreement on IMF support, although we think a programme is still likely after groundwork was laid earlier this year, Fitch Ratings says.
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23Aug/16

Zambia’s disputed poll threatens to divide the country, analyst.

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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19Aug/16

Zambia’s Lungu shrugs off challenge, says will boost growth

Lungu says he’ll take decisive action to lift economy
Africa’s No. 2 copper producer hit by commodities downturn
Opposition challenging Lungu re-election
Adds opposition vote petition pushed to Monday

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17Aug/16

Zambian president’s inauguration delayed until court rules on vote

Law bars inauguration while court challenge pending.
Lungu won 50.35 pct against 47.63 pct for Hichilema
Main opposition party to dispute outcome in court
Lungu says ‘no time for honeymoon’ to rebuild economy
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08Aug/16

Zambian opposition leader says election will not be free and fair

* Opposition leader says not allowed to campaign freely

* Says violence will intimidate his voters

* African Union urges candidates to accept poll results
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14Jul/16

Zambia shuts down newspaper in tax dispute

Zambia’s Revenue Authority recently shut down one of the country’s independent newspapers for tax debt. Analysts see the move as politically motivated and meant to muzzle the media ahead of general elections in August.

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