Lungu promises action on arsonists

LUSAKA. – Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has expressed the desire to take stringent action against suspected arsonists behind market fires in the capital Lusaka. He said upon arrival from the African Union Heads of States Summit in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa that the security services will “up their game” to curb such occurrences. “If it…
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Zambia’s opposition denies arson claim

Lusaka. – Zambia’s main opposition party, whose leader has been arrested and charged with treason, accused the government yesterday of trying to frame it for arson as an excuse for greater political suppression. President Edgar Lungu said last week he might declare a state of emergency in some areas after public buildings were torched in…
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Lungu warns envoys against interfering in internal affairs

LUSAKA. — Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Saturday warned diplomats not to interfere in the country’s internal affairs. Various local media quoted the Zambian leader warning the diplomats in the wake of the arrest of the country’s leading opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema who has been charged with treason, a move that has heightened tension in…
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