President Lungu opens Heads of State Summit in Livingstone

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Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu  at the Dr David Livingstone Safari  in Livingstone The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council  on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu at the Dr David Livingstone Safari in Livingstone The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

President Edgar Lungu has challenged African countries to re-energise Africa’s quest for a permanent representation on the United Nations Security Council.

President Lungu says Zambia will remain committed to the aspirations of the Committee of 10 in spearheading reforms in the UN Security Council.

“It is incumbent upon us, as torch bearers of the Ezulwini Consensus, to rise to the challenge and ensure Africa’s geo-political presence in the UN Security Council,” Mr Lungu said.

The Head of State said this when he opened the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State Summit in Livingstone today.

President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma and his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob, are also attending the Summit being held under the theme “The Livingstone strategy for accelerating the UN reforms”.

President Lungu said Africa needs to consult heavily and lobby the international community with one voice in order to realise its quest.

He regretted that the UN Security Council has missed the benchmark on adapting to the evolving demands of the global community.

He noted that 70 per cent of the Security Council’s agenda is on Africa and the region is excluded from making decisions on issues affecting the continent.

Mr Lungu pointed out that without addressing the prevailing grave discrepancy, the United Nations risks negating the gains it has scored in its 70 years of advancing democracy, equity and inclusiveness.

And President Koroma said it is time that the world corrects the present moral and political imbalance in the UN family.

Dr Koroma pointed out that Africa, with a population of 1.1 billion people, is the only region without representation on the UN Security Council.

He appealed to the international community sympathizing with Africa on the need for representation on the Security Council to translate their sympathies into meaningful voices and practical support.

Dr Koroma appealed to African countries to make 2015 a Watershed Year in the reform of the United Nations to foster unity and mutual respect.

He called on the Council of Ministers of the Committee of Ten to intensify outreach engagements at the highest political level with stakeholders.

And speaking at the same occasion, African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs, Aisha Abdullahi, reaffirmed the African Union’s commitment to fully support the Committee of 10 in its quest to push for Africa’s representation on the UN Security Council.

Dr Adulahi said the AU will allocate funds to ensure effective implementation of decisions of the Committee of 10 in realising the Ezulwini Consensus.

The Ezulwini Consensus was mooted 10 years ago in Swaziland to push for UN reforms and Africa’s agenda for a permanent seat on the Security Council.

The ten member countries of the AU committee, which include Algeria, Congo Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Libya, Namibia, Senegal, Sierra Leon and host, Zambia, are meeting in Livingstone to strategize on accelerating the UN reforms.

The UN Security Council permanent members comprise Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States of America after emerging victorious in the Second World War in 1945.

Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu with Dr Ernest Bai Koroma President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and Nambian President  Hage Geingob at the Dr David Livingstone Safari  in Livingstone The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council  on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu with Dr Ernest Bai Koroma President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and Nambian President Hage Geingob at the Dr David Livingstone Safari in Livingstone The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu with Dr Ernest Bai Koroma President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and Nambian President  Hage Geingob at the Dr David Livingstone Safari  in Livingstone The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council  on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu with Dr Ernest Bai Koroma President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and Nambian President Hage Geingob at the Dr David Livingstone Safari in Livingstone The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu opens The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council  on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu opens The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu with Dr Ernest Bai Koroma President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and Nambian President  Hage Geingob at the Dr David Livingstone Safari  in Livingstone The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council  on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu with Dr Ernest Bai Koroma President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and Nambian President Hage Geingob at the Dr David Livingstone Safari in Livingstone The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu with Dr Ernest Bai Koroma President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and Nambian President  Hage Geingob at the Dr David Livingstone Safari  in Livingstone The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council  on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu with Dr Ernest Bai Koroma President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and Nambian President Hage Geingob at the Dr David Livingstone Safari in Livingstone The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu with Dr Ernest Bai Koroma President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and Nambian President  Hage Geingob at the Dr David Livingstone Safari  in Livingstone The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council  on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu with Dr Ernest Bai Koroma President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and Nambian President Hage Geingob at the Dr David Livingstone Safari in Livingstone The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu with Dr Ernest Bai Koroma President of the Republic of Sierra Leone  at the Dr David Livingstone Safari  in Livingstone The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council  on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu with Dr Ernest Bai Koroma President of the Republic of Sierra Leone at the Dr David Livingstone Safari in Livingstone The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu  at the Dr David Livingstone Safari  in Livingstone The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council  on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu at the Dr David Livingstone Safari in Livingstone The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu with Dr Ernest Bai Koroma President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and Nambian President  Hage Geingob at the Dr David Livingstone Safari  in Livingstone The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council  on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.
Zambian President Mr Edgar Lungu with Dr Ernest Bai Koroma President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and Nambian President Hage Geingob at the Dr David Livingstone Safari in Livingstone The Summit of the African Union Committee of Ten Heads of State on the Reform of the Security Council on Saturday 10th May2015 . Pictures By EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATEHOUSE.

18 COMMENTS

  1. +2
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    Edgar Lazy when are you going to do proper work? You call this Heads of State summit and the heads of the big African economies are not present as they are busy sorting out the domestic issues.
    Edgar will use an excuse to get out of office as he is work shy…he prefers lazying about!!

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      Summit of the most boring, destitute and underprivileged presidents in Africa. Must have been the most weekend of the year.

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      @Nostradamus
      kekekekekek,,, are you coming ??there will be alcohol at the summit including a wide range of tequilas

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      viva Pan africanism – while we are at it. we should tell the united states to stop killing our children (african americans) on their streets. we call upon all african americans to come home to africa if they like. this is their homeland and we have space for them. The UN is death to the africans. Let all African countries leave the organisation if they do give a sit not only to us, but to all continents and reduce continent representation to one. North america should shift between US,canada and mexico, europe should also shift among its member countries. south america also the same thing. we should be fair in these things.

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    What is the starting lineup in tomorrow match…? President Lungu, coach Janza, minister of football Vincent… Horrible atmosphere, because none of those can be called names like iwe-chykala! We need life people, not just to live.

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      @Nostradamus
      what is happening to you today my all weather friend??… i asked you a question,,, are you coming ku Sun international??,,, my anut the vice president invited me so that we push the Baroste agenda at the AU summit,,,
      by the way the push to have luapula rejoin katanga how far are you guys??,,, Uncle dizzy lungu is failling to hold Zambia together mwe,,,,, when Sata was pesident there was no xenophobia

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      @Ndobo, ifwe natukolwa kale, us the Fishermen now Simba is our local beer, not Chinika of your friends Lungu.
      if bakachema will be allowed at Sun hotel, then I be thete

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    This was a special committee of the AU – it was not about heads of big African economies. You can call ECL all sorts of names, but the guy is just looking and acting more and more presidential day by day.

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    @Jay Jay, is still painful? Wow, go organise UNPD, and prepare for another bashing next year. Do you hate him because he won, or do you hate him because the loser is still dreaming? See what Chama said about you!

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    Three out of ten heads of state does not look good when you are pleading for recognition. Maybe that’s why we’re not recognised for lack of unity and seriousness.

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    You would think that after being called a “louse” in RSA’s head and directly ordered to fix their economies to halt influx of unwanted immigrants, Lungu and his African compatriots would be so angry about the insult they would really marshall their IQ’s and focus on just that, fixing their broken banana economies. But no, he talks about meaningless representation in a useless and impotent organisation that has failed to bring about peace on earth. Priority number one must be to fix the economy and prevent the shame of getting murdered for being a foreiner in RSA, and the president shamelessly seeking medical attention where he is not wanted.

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    @ wantanshi I agree with you squarely. We helped the s\Africans and they surely have not appreciated it. Therefore a new strategy needs to be worked out. This means less dependence on them before they close their hospitals to our leaders. Please lets develop our institutions and lessen dependence on them and then squeeze their businesses in zambia.

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    Good thinking, we (Africans) have been in the back seat for far too long. But also you our leaders sit down and work out workable economic policies so that you promote the living standards of your own citizens. This way you will save the dignity of your own citizens who are treated or ill treated and even killed in foreign countries.

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