Tag Archives: Edgar Lungu

Nigerian president Buhari congratulates the new Zambian president and hailed the former


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the president-elect of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema, on his victory in the country’s just concluded presidential election. President Buhari has also praised Zambians for coming out in their numbers to vote for candidates of their choice, saying “the prospect of a united, stable and prosperous …

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Zambia: Edgar Lungu concedes defeat and congratulates Hakainde Hichilema


Zambia’s ruling party, the party of outgoing President Edgar Lungu has conceded its defeat and congratulated opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema for his victory in the presidential election. “The Patriotic Front Party would like to congratulate the president elect, Mr Hakainde Hichilema, on his deserved victory,” the party announced on its …

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Hakainde Hichilema wins majority vote and become new Zambian president

Hakainde Hichilema

In the early hours of Monday, the Election Commission of Zambia declared opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema the winner in the August 12 presidential election. Mr Hichilema, 59, defeated incumbent President Edgar Lungu, 64. In a TV show broadcast on the YouTube video-sharing platform, the commission chairman announced the final results …

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Zambia: the opposition deplores the cut-off of the internet and demands its restoration


Zambia’s main opposition presidential candidate has denounced the cut-off of the internet during Thursday’s tightly contested elections and called on for its restoration. “We call on Zicta [the communications authority] to immediately unblock the internet so citizens can follow the electoral process and continue with their lives unhindered,” Hakainde Hichilema …

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