President Edgar Lungu and the First Lady Esther expected in Addis Ababa

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President Edgar Lungu and the First Lady Esther Lungu are expected in Addis Ababa to attend the 24th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly. The President as a newly elected leader as a tradition will address the African Union Assembly on 30th January 2015.

President Lungu is expected to have a number of bilateral meetings during the summit. The First Lady will also attend meetings of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV I AIDS(OAFLA).

Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba arrived in Addis Ababa on Monday evening to attend the African Union January summit which started on 23rd January 2015 and closes on 31st January 2015.

Mr Kalaba was accompanied by the Minister of Health Joseph Kasonde and Minister of Tourism and Arts Jean Kapata who is representing the Minister of Gender and Child Development. The theme of the summit is Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063.

This is according to a press statement released by the Zambian Embassy in Addis Ababa.

The Executive Council which is made up of Ministers of Foreign Affairs opened on Monday 26th January 2015 and closes today. A busy schedule awaits Hon Kalaba with the Executive Council today expected to debate, among other issues, Alternative Sources of Funding of the African Union whose budget is mainly sponsored by cooperating partners. The African Union is looking for a sustainable way of funding the continental body. Mr. Kalaba is also scheduled to have bilateral meetings during the summit.

The issue of the Ebola epidemic comes in the spotlight today where Mr. Kasonde is expected to take part. The summit will also discuss the setting up of the African Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and Zambia is bidding to host the regional African CDC.

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65 COMMENTS

    • We need to know will have the instruments of power, ‘just in case’
      History suggests that, Zambian Presidents who go abroad , do not always come back, do they?

      Thanks
      BB2014

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    • The instruments of power will be with Fred Mmembe’s aunt (Maybe Fred himself). Expect anything, especially if King Fred teams up with Emmanuel Mwamba.

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    • Eyi E Boom, Mr president you ought to fire some people before you start travelling, the likes of Nchito, mwenye ,they can poison you . charge them with treason.

      Playing mind games , you have not appointed Lubinda ,Sampa , Kambwili , i guess they can wait kekekekekeke

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    • Sata was the man….. First diplomatic gathering he sent Guy Scott to SADC meeting in Malawi.
      Not aba Ba Lungu, already start dragging Bana Dalitso mu ma hotel, as if Ethiopia has no better women.

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    • Safe journey and stay Your Excellency Sir, notes to ponder on Sir, Sports Ministry Sir we need a complete revamp of it…and the Zambia Amateur Athletics Association chi Elias Mpondela is a problem and he is the direct cause for ZAAA’s continued poor showing despite the fact we have world class athletes in the long distance running competitions..

      Many thanks Sir!

      BA ZAMBIA WE LOVE YOU

      NOMBA NI EL2016

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    • You have all the resources to be a better president than your predecessor. May God guide and protect you. At least its not Sampa or GBVM who has won. Had it been either one of them, as UPND we would have suffered i think, but i will wait and see. Allow us to campaign through out, amend the POA and we’ll meets next year 2016. Good luck boss!!!!

      2016
      HH
      UPND

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    • BREAKING NEWS, PF CADRES ATTACKING UPND SUPPORTERS IN ALL MAJOR CITIES.

      Lungu should cancel this trip and deal with the situation on the ground otherwise Zambia will soon be in flames by the time he comes back.

      This is exactly Mugabe ‘s tactics to silence the opposition.

      If the police and Lungu do not act quickly, Hell will soon break loose in major cities.

      This exactly how civil wars start.

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    • How will the first lady attend a number of meetings when she can barely pronounce a word in english? i guess she will carry translators since Zambia has now become a francophone country

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    • @wanzelu as usual the alarmist we have all come to know as wanzelu (Larry Mweetwa) with his usual lies trying to create tension where there is non..the only ones that are busy attacking people are UPND CADRES THAT ATTACKED ZNBC REPORTER CHILUFYA TAYALI at Chrismar..that is a fact and its been recorded as evidence unlike wanzelu’s unsubstantiated falsehoods we are all used to hearing.
      So wanzelu you want a civil war?? Who wins in a civil war you cretin??? Just because you are abroad in a mental hospital you think your own relatives and friends wont suffer if there is a civil war in Zambia you selfish cretin??? Stop thinking about yourself and accept reality you f00l..YOU HAVE LOST IN A FREE AND FAIR ELECTION AS PREDICTED!!! GET OVER IT YOU !DIOT!!!

      BA ZAMBIA WE LOVE YOU
      EL2016

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    • Reading comments?? wow just make me understand how dull Zambians can be.. to vote for pimp. than a president.. leave mama Lungu at home, to pack for plot one as you enjoy the Ethiopian ladies.. sure your points have risen.

      Sad elections have come to pass, LT will be boring. no campaign pictures no football???? we are finished.

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    • Typical of Africa to have an organization for first ladies,always compartmentalizing women! What about the countries with female presidents? It should be renamed as an organization for first spouses.

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    • Buy yourself a dildo! Actually, Sata came back 99% of the time they said he wouldn’t come back!

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  1. That’s my president right there !! Musalu wali pesamba nomba uli pamuli.Akapamba nakachinja.Bon voyage man of the people !! Forget about what that man of the region is saying that you stole his election.

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    • Your Ka President will find Zambia on fire by the time he comes back if does not deal with his cadres’s violence.

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    • @2.1 wanzelu,

      I agree with you, it is wiser to nip a problem in the bud before it escalates. Ignore it at your own peril. The president has huge challenges coming his way and will be hard to sort out because his party cadres are the causes and aggressors. Situations where a country becomes ungovernable are usually started by foolish and selfish mongrels.

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    • @Saulosi, you also know with all your heart that if HH was born in Luapula he could have been president long back, this time we could be debating 3rd term.
      HH was not declared winner because he is Tonga.. it is a natural fact.

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    • It would have been very embarrassing to have this regional man as head of state, let him grieve for his fake story of stolen election. Come 20 16 we shall be equally be regional here in Copperbelt, Luapula Northern, Muchinga, Eastern, Northwesten and Central Province. In Northern Province you will get one vote from GBM

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    • @wanzelu, I hear you are a mature and not a young man. So be responsible. I know EL is your age mate, hence the bitterness. You thought you will rule this country in 2015, but u terribly failed. How can a human being carry this bitterness since 2011? And you still have 10 years more to go….I’d10t iwe.

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    • You not voting for HH in 2016 will not be your first time. you have been voting likewise since 2001. its only primitive democracy that looks at tribal in voting.
      I vote for HH because he represented hope for me and the rest of Zambia. I hoped to put panga politics out of the jubilee years. Now here we are. People are being beaten, insulted and harassed everywhere. this trend is welcome because you have voted for hate and not unit.
      GO PANGA FAMILY GO!

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  2. Ba First Lady need a top notch to accompany her, ine uluse mwee. can someone tell to stop “ukumeka”?
    She should have gone with beautiful Inonge.

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    • The Chagwa I am refering to is the one commenting here and not my tall, elegant, UNZA educated lawyer and my President!

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  3. You have all the resources to be a better president than your predecessor. May God guide and protect you. At least its not Sampa or GBVM who has won. Had it been either one of them, as UPND we would have suffered i think, but i will wait and see. Allow us to campaign through out, amend the POA and we’ll meets next year 2016. Good luck boss!!!!

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  4. @Mushota, the Instruments of Power thing is sorted out once and for all, with GS out, it is automatic that Bo Inonge will always be in charge if Ba Lungu is away. No Explanations needed. We have a lawyer in charge now

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  5. THIEVES REPRESENTING OUR MOTHERLAND ZAMBIA ON AN INTERNATIONAL STAGE! WHAT A SHAME! THESE SHAMELESS CROOKS WHO STOLE POWER FROM US THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE BY THEIR USUAL HOOK AND CROOK! BUT LET THEM BE AWARE THAT ONE DAY IS ONE DAY.

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    • Still mopping aboutb the loss? Iyee, ine uluse, any way try to allow yourself to be angry, then go through grief and then acceptance and finally healing. It is over PF beat UPND by a small margin and PF were voted for by more provinces than UPND. SO, please come off it before we start using the old and stale word of bitter again.

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    • stealing power from who. Ikalafye chikala with your under five leader who will never amount to anything in Zambia. Remember UPND (Southern Province) has already given a wake up call to the rest of the country on how to vote. So wait for 2016 and you will really see. Edgar is getting into those elections as incumbent, no more confusion in PF before elections and then Copperbelt, Lusaka, Muchinga, Eastern, Luapula and Central will come out to vote like bees

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    • stealing power from who. Ikalafye iddiot with your under five leader who will never amount to anything in Zambia. Remember UPND (Southern Province) has already given a wake up call to the rest of the country on how to vote. So wait for 2016 and you will really see. Edgar is getting into those elections as incumbent, no more confusion in PF before elections and then Copperbelt, Lusaka, Muchinga, Eastern, Luapula and Central will come out to vote like bees. Ba UPND! Kutiwaseka. Always pompous

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    • let HH stand for a firth time he is a good entertainer the man can dance i think he has to join sakala brothers as a dancer wen 2016 comes he would be experienced dancer.

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  6. THIEVES REPRESENTING OUR MOTHERLAND ZAMBIA ON AN INTERNATIONAL STAGE! WHAT A SHAME! THESE SHAMELESS CROOKS WHO STOLE POWER FROM US THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE BY THEIR USUAL HOOK AND CROOK! BUT LET THEM BE AWARE THAT ONE DAY IS ONE DAY. LUNGU WILL NOT LAST! THIS MUSLIM WILL TUMBLE SOON.

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    • @ Truth
      You are just another bitter miscreant just like your fellow reprobates in up and down like Wanzelu and crew…by the way where is that Sara bloger? Meanwhil we are in charge take it or find some place else to live…bastards!

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  7. Mulekeni atushe. He is fatigued by the marathon campaigns. Ba Lungu ebaleteka. Lekeni ukulila mwe ma tribalists. You will soon be sharing the votes with Kabimba. Awe Bola yamukosela ba UPND. Southern province now will be in two camps. Efyo iya. Mwalapapa nomba.

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  8. ma rubbish, nchito nima trips. Anyway God has a way of punishing plunderers ask FJT, Bennie Mwiinga, Ben Mwila, Gen Tembo, Christopher chawinga, Mushota Remmy, Sata…the list is endless.

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  9. I really miss Dr Kaseba as a first lady.She did Zambia pride at international foras.We will never have one like her.So eloquent.Its a pity she didnt finish her term.May God comfort her and grant her peace.We will miss you as an intelligent first lady.Yaba!!!!!

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    • Except here true colors and real intentions for her travel were only known after the husband had died.

      Ni Satana Mkazi uyu

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    • Mary, while I agree with you that Dokota Kaseba was the one, we should not right off amai Esther! She can be used in other sections of society like fighting gender based violence, ifya bufumu bufumu, tradition healers with Dr, Vongo or Mr Chasaya on radio 1 and 2, ifya alangizi filya you know? We all are useful in some areas!…kekekekekekeeeeeeee!

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    • You cannot say we shall never have a first lady as good as Kaseba. We shall have even better ones.

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  10. INVESTORS have fled Zambia’s debt market as yields on short-term treasury bills remained unchanged. The treasury bill auction last week was under-subscribed by 44.89 per cent. Out of the K900 million which was offered, only K496 million was allocated. Cavmont Bank said the yield rates on all the tenors remained relatively unchanged. Interest rates on a 91-day, 181-day and 273-day tenurer averaged 13 per cent, 15 per cent and 16 per cent respectively. Analysts said investors would remain cautious in putting money into the debt market as long as interest rates continued to be low. The Central Bank’s auction in last Thursday’s sale came after the last two Treasury bill auctions which were heavily under-subscribed. Demand for an auction in November fell 70.2 per cent, with the central bank…

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  11. Demand for an auction in November fell 70.2 per cent, with the central bank raising K241 million of the K811 million on offer.

    This was a second consecutive month when demand fell sharply despite appealing yield rates.
    Financial markets analyst, Mambo Haamaundu, last November warned that it was tricky to lure foreign investors back to the market with the current political uncertainty and weakening economic fundamentals following the death of president Michael Sata.

    Hamaundu added that the central bank had not fully allayed fears regarding the currency depreciation.

    ***8

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  12. Safe trip ba Mr President. Ba protocol officer please let Mr P know that they are some things he needs to know. Whenever greeting somebody, out of humbleness if that person is standing, he should also stand up.( We saw him seated when he was greeting Mrs Ruto from Kenya). Another is about suits. When he’s dressed in business suits,( Not tuma Chinese suits) its unbutton suit jacket when seating and button when standing. (We saw him inspecting the guard of honour with suit jacket unbuttoned) Napwisha.

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  13. EL, travelling abroad immediately after an election even before you complete the appointment of Cabinet is already a sign of poor prioritization. This country is deeply divided and needs healing. This will not be achieved by a President whose priority will be foreign travel.

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  14. In the Bible, Esther, was a beautiful BUT humble woman who caught the eye of the King amongst ALL the others who were Over Powdered, Over Perfumed, Over Trying and…. Over The Hill!

    The Wisdom that comes out of Esther, which incidentally is an unusual Book in the Bible in that it is in there in Praise of Her Wisdom And How She SAVED the Jewish Nation. Esther’s bravery is to THIS very day celebrated by Jewish people in a festival Called Purim.

    Purim is a very unusual celebration in that Jewish people in various communities GO APESH.IT, with JOYOUS. Celebration. Usually donning funny attire and going out in large numbers and just being out of the mind with Joy, DRUNK!

    That is because Esther did the Jewish nation a Solid and CUNNINGLY manipulated the King in Favour of the Jewish…

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    • That is because Esther did the Jewish nation a Solid and CUNNINGLY manipulated the King in Favour of the Jewish people.

      I note also that Nkhosi Mpezeni’s wife is also an Esther. That name is fitting for Beautiful Women who keep a Low Eye and are elegantly quiet in manner. If you study the wedding pictures of Nkhosi Mpezeni, you will see that our Nyhama Nkhosi Esther, (sorry correct that title for me please); was pleasantly and sweetly constituted in her ‘Doe Eyed’ young Beautiful Presentation. She looked like a little innocent ‘served up’ to the ‘hungry’ King, ( wink, wink, just told a dirty grown up joke just there….get it?)!

      I think that Betty Kaunda is the Woman that all Zambian First Ladies should aspire to no matter how Learned their ‘Star’ they mustn’t Outshine…

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    • I think that Betty Kaunda is the Woman that all Zambian First Ladies should aspire to no matter how Learned their ‘Star’ they mustn’t Outshine the King.

      I note that people have unkindly compared Dr Kaseba to our Dear, Blessed and Righteous First Lady. What I would say to correct these comparisons, is to point out that Dr Kaseba is a professional working woman and therefore her Style was crafted from that. She topped off her style with a natural attribute, her Mega Watt Smile. She at times came across like a contestant in Miss Universe…hence criticism of being overly happy at all times!

      Esther will find her style and decide how she wants to go. I think we’ve already seen her formidable campaign for her Husband. Fearless was she! She will come out.

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    • PURIM
      www(dot)chabad(dot)org/holidays/purim/article_cdo/aid/648312/jewish/Purim-2015-Guide(dot)htm

      A NOTE to critics:
      If His Ecxellency President Edgar Lungu, (and ALL Zambian Men) enjoyed a drink ONLY on Purim to celebrate their wives, he would be Righteous! Psssst it starts on the Evening of March the 4th to the Evening of March 5th, this year!

      Then they can be sober ALL year till Christmas and New Year!

      www(dot)chabad(dot)org/holidays/purim/article_cdo/aid/2814/jewish/The-Purim-Drunk(dot)htm

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  15. Now we have Vasco Da Lungu. Talk about misplaced priorities. Exactly what benefit will this haste trip to Ethiopia bring to Zambia at this early hour of reorganisation? A flat nothing.

    It is precisely this kind of senseless misplaced priorities by RB that Sata was strongly opposed to, and rightly so.

    This is not Sata’s legacy. Lungu is less that a week in Office, so is this the sign of things to come?

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  16. EL has already started travelling with less than 5 days in office?

    we r really in problems…guys….tax payers money on travel, chibuku shopping trips etc?

    God help us….i warned you guys but zambians never understand!

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