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Hichilema, the change Zambians hope for?

59-year-old Hakainde Hichilema of United Party for National Development (UPND) is now the president-elect of Zambia after the recent conclusion of the presidential election. He emerged with 2.8 million votes — leading incumbent Edgar Lungu with about a million vote. WHAT THE HICHILEMA VICTORY MEANS TO ZAMBIANS The people are hopeful that the future will …

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Zambia Election: The military, not just the police, to ensure peaceful elections

Due to the political violence going on in Zambia, which has caused some political parties’ supporters their lives, the government in power has deployed the military to calm the situation and to ensure peaceful elections on August 12. President Edgar Lungu made this announcement on Sunday. While the leaders of Patriotic Front (PF), the governing …

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Kenneth Kaunda: A True African Hero Says Farewell

Yesterday was cold yet under a baking sun in Africa as Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and liberation hero, died at Maina Soko Medical Center, a military hospital in Lusaka, where he was being treated for pneumonia.  “I am sad to inform [members] we have lost Mzee [the old man]. Let’s pray for him,” Kambarage …

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Zambia’s parliament dissolves as general election approaches

Zambia‘s parliament has been dissolved today which is 90 days before the upcoming election. The 90 days is in accordance with Zambia’s constitution which provides that a parliament is dissolved 90 days before the next election. The last sitting in the house was held on Wednesday when the clerk made it public that the parliament …

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Olympic Games: Zambia plans friendlies with Cameroon, Nigeria and South Africa

Zambia is considering having friendly matches with Cameroon, Nigeria and South Africa in preparation for Olympic Games next year in Tokyo. Goal.com reported that the football Association of Zambia (FAZ) are considering the friendlies for their women’s team.Recall in March, Zambia defeated Cameroon 2-1 in Lusaka to qualify for the first Olympic Games in their history …

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Zambia: Artiste Connects Africa Through Music

The Zambian hip-hop star, Chanda Mbao, has released the final versionof the “Wave” series featuring Skales, in order to tie Africanstogether. The music is a grand conception of African musicalsolidarity. The Guardian.ng reports that the music star had earlier launched aninitial ‘Wave’ series with an anthemic hook and easily digestiblebars. This spread like wildfire across …

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DRC, Zambia Seek SADC Intervention On Border Conflict

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has approached President Mnangagwa to mediate in its long-standing border dispute with Zambia in his capacity as chairman of the Southern Africa Development Council (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation. DRC and Zambia have had misunderstandings over one part of their common 1 600km border, the latest …

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Zambia Launches $81m Farmers’ Scheme

Zambia’s African Green Resources (AGR) on Sunday launched an $81 million financing programme under which the company and its partners will provide farm supplies and technology to farmers in exchange for grain. As part of broader plans by AGR to invest $150 million in Zambia for projects including a 50-megawatt solar farm and irrigation dam, …

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