FILE: President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (left) with French President Francois Hollande
FILE: President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (left) with French President Francois Hollande
French President François Hollande has extolled Zambia for leading the way in democracy, tolerance and freedom of expression in the August 11 general elections and hoped that the country will continue to be an example.

The French President called for continued dialogue with President Edgar Lungu on democracy, tolerance and freedom of expression and particularly at the Africa-France Summit scheduled to take place in Bamako, Mali in January 2017. President Hollande said he would be pleased if President Lungu participated in the Summit.

President Hollande assured of continued support to President Lungu and that Zambia can count on France as an active and committed partner for the country’s economic and social development.

In a message of congratulations to President Lungu on his re-election as President of the Republic of Zambia, President Hollande wished the President every success in achieving His goals of Zambia’s economic diversification and infrastructure development in particular, energy and transport sectors.

The French President expressed confidence that France and Zambia will continue to work together for Africa’s stability.

“On the occasion of your re-election as President of the Republic of Zambia, I am pleased to extend to you, on my own behalf and on behalf of the French people, my warmest congratulations and my very best wishes for the continuation of your mission,” President Hollande said.

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    • Dununa reverse is just a campaign song. Who can reverse the presidency of Ecl. Just coil up and return to your caves for hibernation. See you in 2021.

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    • Hollande actually said ‘Chagwa how did you steal that Election and get away with it? We have elections in France very shortly and it looks like I will be out on my Arse!’

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  1. WHAT MISSION DOES LUNGU HAS FOR OUR BELOVED COUNTRY? OF COURSE IT IS TO PLUNDER OUR RESOURSES AND TO TAKE AWAY PEOPLE’S RIGHTS, TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY AND TO SELL IT TO HAWKS COMING FROM OTHER COUNTRIES. LUNGU WAS INITIATED INTO JESUITISM THE DAY HE WENT TO TALK TO POPE AT THE VATICAN. ZAMBI IS CURRENTLY CONTROLLED BY EXTERNAL POWERS. LUNGU HAS SOLD OUR COUNTRY. ABASH KAMINAMINSA. WE NEED TO STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS. THERE IS NO JUSTICE IN ZAMBIA. LUNGU HAS CORRUPTED EVERY INSTITUTION IN OUR LAND.

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  2. Jameson , the new Zambian Presidential Beer has enjoyed unprecedented growth in Zambia. Needless to say Pilatos song has given this beer and subsequently Liquor traders unsolicited and free publicity.

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    • Jamerson is not a beer iwe-ubufontini, its a whiskey….better to shut up than expressing ignorance on a public media like LT

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  3. French President François Hollande must be either misinformed or is just plain dumb.

    Democracy: ECZ, Concourt are discredited organizations for shambles of elections. Chavula is nowhere to be seen.
    Tolerance:Over 100 Opposition leaders & cadres are in jail. Martha Mushipe lawyer for opposition is about to be arrested. HH & GBM are next. PF cadre Max Chongo is a free man after attempt to assassinate an MP candidate. He even sips whisky at High Court Gardens Tavern.

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    Freedom of expression: Post Newspapers, Komboni Radio remain closed, MuviTv is now scared to be impartial. DeadNBC is still biased towards ruling party 25years after ushering of democracy.

    Anyway Hollande’s ratings are so low that 2017 will be his last year in office

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  4. Breaking News: His Excellence the President of Dudumwezi HaHa together with his running mate His Honor the GBV-M will be sworn in after the petition hearing at ICC and ICJ in 2021

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  5. kkikikikiki, 1 congrats in 4weeks. The congrats are really trickling in.

    When Sata or Mwanawasa won, congrats came flooding left,right,centre just a day after announcement, not 2 months after elections.

    No one is recognizing the stolen victory, don’t force matters. I’m sure LUNGU ana gogodela 4 the congrats from Hollande when they met at UN.

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    • But Hapitilila Hagain will not get even one congratulation even though he has broken the record for the number of electoral defeats. Even when he loses hagain in 2021 and increases the number of his defeats he will receive zero congratulations. Meanwhile, ECL and Esther are hobnobbing with world leaders, whilst Hadolf Hitler has to make do with violent and morbidly obese wife beaters.

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  6. Do not belive any of these stories.
    We all remember the story of jimmy carter phoninig lungu at night to conrgstulate him only for the carter center to deny this and issue a shocking admonishing of lungu for his violence and destroying zambias once proud standing as a shining becon of democracy.

    This is PF unashamedly koloparing for recongnition.

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  7. We remember the lies about jimmy carter phoning lungu to congratulate him only for the carter center you deny this and show its disappointment at the destruction by lungu of zambias once proud standing as a leader of free and fair democracy in africa.

    These are desperate lies by PF to seek recongnition for lungu.

    The other day they tried to sell us a story of the USA endorsing lungu in a hotel corridor.

    Where are the press statments with names attached at the bottom ? All we are seeing is alleged corridor hear say……

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  8. He probably doesn’t know where Zambia is. What tolerance is he talking about? Does he want us to protest outside the French embassy?

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    • A French President who doesnt know where Zambia is? Impossible. The French know the importance of Africa as a source of cheap resources. These are the colonialists that are still practically involved in the affairs of Africa. Remember they made your current borders

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  9. Our President please what’s wrong with you? Cheer up! You do not look good with that gloomy face. He looks like he’s telling the French leader that “congratulations are not in order”

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  10. MATTHEW 12:36,37 SAYS ” BUT I SAY TO YOU THAT FOR EVERY IDLE WORD MEN MAY SPEAK, THEY WILL GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF IT IN THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT.FOR BY YOUR WORDS YOU WILL JUSTIFIED, AND BY YOUR WORDS YOU WILL BE CONDEMNED.”
    GALATIANS 6: 7 SAYS ” DO NOT BE DECEIVED , GOD IS NOT MOCKED ; WHATEVER A MAN SOWS THAT HE WILL ALSO REAP.”
    DO NOT BE PART OF THE EVIL GOING IN THIS WORLD. FOR JESUS IS COMING SOON

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  11. Old pictures
    French President Francois Hollande (R) and Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu leave after a signing ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

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  12. It was a security gaurd at the UN that told lungu and PF that Hollande congratulated him.

    On all French goverment Web sites not a mention of this.

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