President Edgar Lungu with Former President Rupah Banda and African union peace and Security Council Meeting in Lusaka
President Edgar Lungu with Former President Rupah Banda and African union peace and Security Council Meeting in Lusaka
President Edgar Lungu has called for the participation of more women in the fight against conflict and crime in the African region.

President Lungu charged that it was evident that women had the virtues that could engender peace and bring about reconciliation among warring countries in the region.

The Head of State added that the region cannot achieve the desired peace and security without the key participation of women, hence the declaration on Gender Equality in Africa adopted in 2004 which calls for the full and effective participation and representation of women in peace processes.

He was speaking when he officiated at the opening of the three day African Union (AU) peace retreat summit held under the theme “Practical steps to silence the guns in Africa by the year 2020”.

And President Lungu has reiterated his call for Zambia’s continued commitment towards the fight against conflicts and violence in the region.

He also called on participating member States not to relent in finding solutions to the current unstable peace and security in the African region, which he described as unacceptable.

Meanwhile speaking earlier AU Chairperson of the Retreat of the Peace and Security Council Osman Camara commended the participating member states for their participation and dedication towards achieving a conflict free continent.

Dr Camara added that he was confident that through the deliberations from the meeting, and the open mindedness from fellow members, the region will mark its turning point towards peace and prosperity.

Some of the participating member states include Zambia, Kenya, Congo DR, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Chad, among others.

The AU summit will officially come to an end on Wednesday November 9, 2016.

President Edgar Lungu with African union peace and Security Council Meeting in Lusaka
President Edgar Lungu with African union peace and Security Council Meeting in Lusaka
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AU Peace Summit
President Edgar Lungu at Mulungushi Conference Centre
President Edgar Lungu at Mulungushi Conference Centre
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    • His association with banda rubs a lot of people the wrong way.

      There is lot of educated people that would love to contribute to Zambia, but will not forge a a beseeching approach like your Dora and Luo. Failed women at the helm.

      A lot of Zambians globally forging their trade in more complexity forst world country ( well , such as me of course) would come if asked to.

      First rid of dead wood and be pro active and look around and request women that clearly there is pedigree for all to see.

      More importantly stop mocking Zambia. I know the majority are vacuously ignorant, but some are elite and follow the affairs with a shake in their head

      Talk is cheap, the ball is in your court Sir,

      Thanks

      BB2014

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    • That is the leadership we need your Excellence.

      Giving guide both at home and beyond borders.

      As Zambians we are proud of you.

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    • 100% agreed with Mushota’s comments on this. I couldn’t have put it any better. Way to go Mushota, I’m loving your contributions these days, you have really come of age.

      By way, why haven’t we had another winer since Mushota’s 2014 inaugural price?

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    • What is Lungu smoking? Women are the victims of regional conflicts. They are not the causers. People like Lungu, when they start conflict, do not want to listen to weak and helpless women. Instead they set their armed militias against women and kill and [email protected] them, the way Lungu murdered Mapenzi.

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    • Africa needs to be colonized again, we have failed to rule ourselves. What we see is jealous, envy, hate speech, corruption, regionalism, incompetency, untruthfulness , self interests, tribalism, uncaring etc just to mention a few. How then can we develop at the helm of all these kinds of attitudes?

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    • The question I still have is, Lungu is not saying why or how women’s participation is particularly essential. A claim made without substantive reason is said to be meaningless.

      This does not take anything away from our women. But Lungu should not be allowed to sound as if he’s on to something.

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  1. I hear that Mmembe has swindled HH of quite a bundle of kwachas since they entered into an electoral pact. Additional bundles were lost by HH when Mmembe convinced him that the Post can help overturn the vote. Reliable sources indicate that if it was not for fear of immense embarrassment, HH would have applied to join the petition for liquidation of the Post as a creditor. I hear his claim would be larger than ZRA but he does not want the country to know that one crook Mmembe outsmarted him at the money game. We warned him didn’t we?

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    • Who cares, what is that got to do with the price of cheese?

      Live on the truth not rumors you muttonhead.

      See how random I have come as well.

      Thanks

      BB2014

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    • Lumaz, lumaz! Don’t you get tired of spreading fake rumours every day of your meaningless life? I count and keep my money, you do the same and let HH do the same.

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  2. Allow me to quote today: “And President Lungu has reiterated his call for Zambia’s continued commitment towards the fight against conflicts and violence in the region”. Lungu is a hypocrite. how can Zambians fight against conflicts and violence in the region when Lungu has created more violence in Zambia. His PF police are on a daily jihad against the innocent Zambians for simply expressing their views or for supporting UPND. We will only take Lungu seriously when he stops firing tear gas, live bullets and arrests on innocent Zambians.

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  3. Africans don’t understand the ward stop or even to follow the law.like if you have been following the American GOP donald trump cleare said he will not allow Nigerias and Somalis coz they are radicals,so in short African only way to deal with them is through shaboko

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