The situation in DRC is mainly peaceful and secure, Kabila tells President Lungu

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President Edgar Lungu with President Joseph Kabila at State house during the Official Talks
President Edgar Lungu with President Joseph Kabila at State house during the Official Talks

Visiting Democratic Republic (DRC) President Joseph Kabila has made an assurance to the international community that he is committed to ensuring that all pockets of instability ravaging some parts of that country are dealt with.

And President Edgar Lungu says he is optimistic that the DRC will soon settle its political issues following the agreement president Kabila signed on December 31, 2016, to allow a free election in that county.

President Kabila, who is in Zambia for a two day visit at the invitation of President Lungu, made that assurance when he held bilateral talks with President Lungu at Statehouse yesterday stating the situation in the DRC was mainly peaceful and secure.

He, however, admitted that there were still some political challenges that are synonymous with any country practising democracy.

“Irrespective of what you hear on radio and television, tell me of any country that has no challenges. Such a country is probably in paradise. We have our hotspots and we are dealing with those problems,” he said.

President Kabila said his mission in the country was to ensure that the borders between the two countries were free of instability to enhance trade and infrastructure development.

He said the two countries have potential in mining and energy sectors which if well explored would immensely benefit the two countries economically.

And President Lungu said he was aware of the instability in the Eastern region but also that elsewhere in Congo, things were seemingly working normally, a development he said should be applauded.

However, the President expressed concern on the international influence to heighted electoral process in the DRC stating that it would be better to leave the country to run its affairs with minimal interference.

“We get more joy from the fact that the resources you are ploughing in the electoral processes are locally generated and this gives us hope the whole process will be owned by the people of DRC” President Lungu said.

He said DRC could count on Zambia as a brotherly neighbouring country to support her in any way it could to mitigate the challenges that were being encountered from the political angle.

Zambia is currently hosting more than 14,000 refugees from the DRC, a situation that has continued to be on the rise.

Mr Kabila arrived yesterday at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport yesterday 15:00 and was received by foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Malanji.

resident Edgar Lungu Welcomes President Joseph Kabila at State house For Official Talks
resident Edgar Lungu Welcomes President Joseph Kabila at State house For Official Talks
President Edgar Lungu Welcomes President Joseph Kabila at State house For Official Talks
President Edgar Lungu Welcomes President Joseph Kabila at State house For Official Talks
President Edgar Lungu with President Joseph Kabila at State house before the Official Talks
President Edgar Lungu with President Joseph Kabila at State house before the Official Talks
President Edgar Lungu with President Joseph Kabila at State house during State dinner
President Edgar Lungu with President Joseph Kabila at State house during State dinner
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67 COMMENTS

  1. KABILA IS A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR.. WE NEED TO PUT A MARK OF CAIN ON HIS FOREHEAD.. THAT OF A KILLER, GREEDY, CORRUPTION AND WAR MONGER…

    CONGO IS MAINLY PEACEFUL.. MY FOOT!!!!!!!!!

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    • Show me your friends and i will tell you who you are. Edgar Lungu’s friends are Museveni, Mugabe and Kabila and back home his friends are the drunk Margaret Mwanakatwe and certified criminal Kaizer Zulu

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    • KINDLY GIVE THE PEOPLE OF ZAIRE A PEACEFUL BREAK -HAVEN’T THEY SUFFERED ENOUGH.
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      It is propestorus to imagine that most generations of DRC folks have never tasted a peaceful homeland situation. Time will tell. I hope it’s not a bullet to your skull. Allow the people of your country to peacefully and democratically elect their leader. Leaders who ruled with an iron fist, always ended up badly. Who is sponsoring you?

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    • Only a corrupt foooool like Lazy Lungu can believe Kabila…if its mainly peace why are they refugees pouring into Zambia. We need brave leaders like that of Botswana who tell it like it is not this foooool we have in State House.

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    • 140000 refugees been hosted in Zambia. Recently hh said that Zambia is exporting refugees to nearby countries. Why would Congolese seek refuge in a country which is sending its people in refuge. That dirty pig pilato should be ashamed of himself for been used to dent our peaceful country.

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    • Peaceful? And refugees fleeing peace are arriving in Zambia like locusts!
      What grass is he smoking? I wanna avoid it. And what’s with that beard?

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    • DON’T AGREE TO WHAT KABILA SAYS. THE CHAP IS A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR AND A FILTHY DICTATOR. WHY DO WE HAVE REFUGEES FROM HIS COUNTRY IF EVERYTHING IS COOL IN HIS COUNTRY? TELL HIM TO ALLOW FOR FREE, FAIR AND TRANSPARENT ELECTIONS AS ARE CONDUCTED IN ZAMBIA. IT IS TIME TO GET RID OF DICTATORS IN AFRICA NOW. OK, BALITUPELA KA PEDICLE ROAD. BUT, IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT WE SHOULD NOT BE HONEST WITH KABILA AND ALL CONGOLESE PEOPLE WHO USED TO TREAT ZAMBIAN CITIZENS BARBARICALLY WHEN PASSING THROUGH THEIR TWO BORDERS FROM AND TO MANSA. ZAMBIA CAN’T CONTINOUOSLY KEEPING REFUGEES FROM GOVERNMENTS WHO ARE INDEPENDET OF THEIR FORMER COLONISERS. KABILA MUST BE TOLD THE TRUTH THAT HE IS A VERY FILTHY MURDEROUS PERSON WHO DOES NOT CARE ABOUT CONGOLESE PEOPLE MAYBE BECAUSE ORIGINALLY HE IS FROM RWANDA. AL…

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    • …WHO DOES NOT CARE ABOUT CONGOLESE PEOPLE MAYBE BECAUSE ORIGINALLY HE IS FROM RWANDA. AL HE CARES ABOUT IS HIS POCKET. I PERSONALY, COULD NOT BELIEVE MY EYES HOW INNOCENT ORDINARY CONGOLESE PEOPLE ARE MURDERED IN CONGO JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE OPPOSING KABILA. UNDER INSTRUCTIONS, LIVE PEOPLE ARE THROWN IN RIVERS INFESTED WITH CROCODILES AND EATEN ALIVE WHILE PEOPLE, FRIENDS AND RELATIVES WATCH THEIR FATHER BEING EATEN LIVELY BY CROCODILES. KABILA HAS A FILTHY AND STINKING MIND HEADING EQUALLY FILTHY AND STINKING MINDS OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. HE LOOKS INNOCENT BUT FILTY IS FULL OF HIS HEAD. THAT’S WHY HH SHOULDN’T BE ALLOWED ANYWHERE NEAR STATE HOUSE. HE HAS BEEN TRAINED BY HIS OWN PARTY AS A DICTATOR.

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    • IN THE THIRD PICTURE FROM THE BOTTOM- THE RED CARPET WASN’T PROPERLY ALIGNED. OR JUST PEOPLE DON’T CARE DUE TO LACK OF STANDARDS? IF IT WASN’T PROPERLY ALIGNED BECAUSE YOU WERE RECEIVING A FILTHY DICTATOR AND YOU DIDN’T CARE, THEN IT’S OK.

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  2. It seems Edgar is admiring the mostaque and beards of an upcoming young corrupt and crooked President. When two corrupt crooks indulge in their private meetings/ discussions, the outcome is always a disaster. The positive result is always further breakdown in the economy and more deaths of their subjects/ people.

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    • @2 WHAT DO YOU MEAN, “UPCOMING…”. JOSEPH KABILA IS NOT AN UPCOMING DICTATOR. HE AN ACCOMPLISHED DICTATOR WHO IS WORSE THAN MUGABE (IF AT ALL MUGABE WERE). KABILA DOESN’T KILL FOR ANY OF CONGOLESE PEOPLE. HE KILLS FOR LINING HIS POCKET. MAYBE @2 YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT UPCOMING MEANS. UPCOMING MEANS AN UPSTART OR JUST LEARNING TO BE. KABILA HAS BEEN IN POWER FOR DECADES- HOW CAN YOU SAY AN UPCOMING DICTATOR. QUITE RECENTLY, HE DISALLOWED ELECTIONS. EVEN THE MONEY KABILA STEALS IS NOT INVESTED IN CONGO. KABILA INVESTS HIS MONEY IN TANZANIA AND RWANDA. JUST LIKE MOST OF HH’s MONEY IS INVESTED IN OFF-SHORE BANKS. THESE ARE KALLMARKS OF DICTATORS. MOSES KATUMBI INVESTS HIS MONEY IN CONGO.

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  3. This guy is lying that Congo is mainly peaceful. He has caused so much mayhem in his country, causing so many deaths and suffering. Why do we have all these refugees coming into our country from DRC, if the country is peaceful? And he has been in power since 2001. What development is he going to bring to the Congo which he has failed to bring about in his 17 years reign? These are the people holding Africa back from development and giving a bad name to all Africans everywhere. Africa is sick and tired of people like this guy. And yet Lungu seems to be legitimatizing him, when the whole world knows that the guy is a dictator who has refused to step down when his term ended in 2016. Shame on both of them.

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    • DRC will never be free…being resource rich is her curse as these foreigners will have to pay tax instead of paying a few silver coins to the likes of Kabila and some Governors.

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  4. Now that you are in Zambia please visit your people who have run away from your country and assure them that it’s peaceful and they can go back home.

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  5. Yes DRC is peaceful because only 1,000,000 litres of blood has been shed so far. Yes peace is relative depending on which country your are referring to. DRC has witnessed massacres of the highest proportions, so if 10 people are killed per day , that is cool and peaceful.

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  6. Kabila is another liar alongside Lungu ,he’s running his giant country into the ground its a shame the refugees flowing out and their small economy .Even Kenya has twice the GDP of this giant sh1thole nation.

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    • Please stop sending wrong messages
      DRC being our neighbors and a country whose nationals are pouring into our country due to civil strife in that country it’s just normal that leaders meet to discuss issues. You may not like Lungu, which is normal among humans, but it would be wrong for to associate Lungu with whatever Kabila is doing out there. In the world of diplomacy even people at war with each other do meet. The issue in DRC is affecting us so shunning Kabila is not sensible.

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    • You think highly of that Lazy Bum Edgar you think Kabila came to Zambia to discuss the refugee crisis …really laughable!!

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    • Jay Jay I’ve told you to shove your opinion in your anus. I don’t like you so stop following me. I debate with other people because they have respect for others no matter how different their views are.

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    • Ndanje Khakis – roll over in sand and rot if you want to, throwing your toys out of your little pram like a baby and swearing when you dont have it your way…why dont you form a whatsup group with your friends!!

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    • F00lish Jay Jay you have no pride. ….someone tells you they don’t want you, you still insist. What a rotten philosophy. ..go scratch you sh1t hole somewhere else.

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    • Jay Jay have you ever seen me answering to your self conceited gibberish nonsense? I know that you a demented character not worthy responding to. If there’s one who needs to join a group on Whatasp it’s you son of rabid b1tch.

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    • Ndanje Khakis – Grow up ..its unfortunate I do not have Chibuku to give you to calm you nerves and stop mouthing profanities!!

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    • Sit down where is your White Jesus when the DRC are being slaughtered and raped with immunity …they give your King James Bible whilst you are busy memorizing verses the loot your minerals. This is the only country in the world that supplies metallic hardware used in mobile phones yet its people see nothing. You pray to your Jesus!!

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    • Sit down …where is your White Jesus when the DRC are being slaughtered and r**ed with immunity …they give your King James Bible whilst you are busy memorizing verses the loot your minerals. This is the only country in the world that supplies metallic hardware used in mobile phones yet its people see nothing. You pray to your Jesus!!

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  7. Kabila comes to a country that has refugees from his country and tells us that there is peace? no he has come on another mission.

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    • Imagine there are people who believe someone as dull, selfish and morally bankrupt as Lazy Lungu can conduct peace-talks…really laughable

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  8. Kabila is the main source of instability in DRC, the earlier he gets out the better. We expect more trouble towards elections because of the mistrust that exists. Many Congolese don’t believe Kabila can superintend a credible election. Besides, he shouldn’t have been President in the first place as he didn’t qualify

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    • The Congo was destroyed the moment the CIA imposed Mobutu Sseseko as president. The country is a ball of confusion with neighbors like Rwanda owning mines right deep in the country.

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  9. Kabila has war refugees and Edgar Lungu has internal cholera refugees -both presidents drink from the cup of lies.

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  10. I don’t blame Kabila for the instability in Congo, I blame the curse placed on that country. What Congo needs right now is Jesus Christ and not a new leader or president

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    • What you need is to wake up from your docility…its this type of thinking that evil King Leopold II of Belgium encouraged whilst he looted the country

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  11. Here we go again….do we have intelligent people who advise our president……DRC is a mess and people are dieting every day from bad presidency,

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  12. However, the President expressed concern on the international influence to heighted electoral process in the DRC stating that it would be better to leave the country to run its affairs with minimal interference…..

    That is how these corrupt thieves keep each other in power ….they said the same about zim and Mugabe while millions were fleeing Zimbabwe to be burned alive in S.A. and many being beggars in foringe land as long as they stick to power by all means….patheic shameless corrupt thief lungu is , lungu fears most international intervention to curb his brutality and corruption…

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    • The International community is paying billions to through the UN Mission to keep a modicum of peace in the Congo so that Kabila is even able to fly to Zambia. And he says they should not express any opinion as he cements his country deeper into crisis. This is the punk that is teargasing worshippers ad shooting people in Churches. We have no business giving Kabila comfort. We should be asking SADC to have Congo suspended until Kabila shows some respect for his own Constitution

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  13. Anyway, the person who dresses President Lungu is going to hell. He has not always done a better job with the President’s jackets, style and sometimes colours. (Jacket sleeves to shirt sleeves ratio and the watch).

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    • my thoughts exactly. that dressing is so not presidential. That jacket to sleeve ratio..smh! like its a grade 12 student.

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    • You f00ls – a shirt with cuff-links should be worn like that – always looking for some s.illy things on ECL to negatively comment on. Sometimes try to hide your ignorance. Look at the Congolese official on the far left wearing a similar shirt.

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  14. These corrupt thieves want to be called democratic only to acsses western aid when they start brutallising and jailing people with opposing views and are called to answer , they pull the imperialist card and with the same hand go shamelessly begging for aid from the same imperialists……lungu is a student of Mugabe and MU7….corrupt despotic thieves…..

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  15. Our president and kabila must have the same speech .how often do our presidents speeches have the phrase “committed to ensuring “. This means nothing unless it does happens. Government and party officials repeat phrases like this to give the impression that they work. Lets see the fruits of their labour for a change, because that is the only way we can get change

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  16. But upndeez surprise me, no they shock me with their selective judgement. What makes you think that h.h is any different from Kabila or any other so called African dictators? The only difference is that h.h has bnever been President of any country and will never be. The bad traits of greed, dictatorship, wamuyaya, only me, corruption, hatred, tribalism, nepotism, and many others which are visible in h.h were also seen in the African leaders you call dictators before they became Presidents. And yet you somehow suggest that h.h will be better than Kabila, Mugabe etc? Look here upndeez, don’t butter our eyes just tell us what you want which one of your chiefs stated kast week at Constitutional violance commission hearing. What you want as upndeez is h.h because of his tribe..contd

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    • So you prefer one dictator as long as it is your chosen dictator ???

      Totally burnkrupt morral corruption of pf rats on display………all forms of dictatorship , state sponsored brutality and corruption must be condemned…..and HH in is not in power , why must anybody waiste time condemning him ?? If he come in power and displays the same corruption, mortal bunkrupcy and decay of lungu ….he too will be subjected to brutal social media attacks…

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  17. Cont…
    Sejan.i said it all and it remains true to this day.

    So please upndeez spare us the rub.bish of “African dictators” when you are clearly and obviously trying to prepare your own brand, very unsuccessfully fortunately.

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    • Just defend your corrupt koswe lungu meeting the other brutal corrupt kowswe dictator from next door…….you have nothing sensible to add…..kabila refused to leave power and continues to brutalize the opposition….

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    • Ba Spaka like lilo – Nobody is defending Kabila. Let’s all have that straight. The problem we have is you people looking for every opportunity to disrespect our President and think that you are campaigning for your cause. At every turn it is disrespect for ECL by your camp. You have irritated us so much such that at the next turn we are going to turn in numbers to vote for ECL – and not because he will have done great, but because we are scared of your hatred and bitterness.

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    • abilima

      If it walks like a duck , sounds like a duck it is a duck , not a chicken….dictators and corrupt thieves should be outed….from day one of lungus condoning of kaizer Zulu rotten morals and corruption at the office of the presidency we have condemed lungu right up to his giving lebanese of lamise the RATSA partnership instead of zambian bussiness leaders and engineers , we are on point.

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  18. CONGO IS PEACEFULL….I BET IF IT WAS SATA IN STATEHOUSE HE COULD HAVE CALLED A SPADE A SPADE, TELLING KABILA OFF INDEED DIPLOMATIC ANSWER COULD BE ..WE ARE AWARE OF MANY REFUGEES ENTERING ZAMBIA ON DAILY BASIS, HOWEVER, WE SHALL KEEP THEM BUT ZAMBIA WANTS TO HELP U KABILA TO MAINTAIN THE PEACE YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THAT YOUR PIPO ARE RUNNING AWAY FROM IT. CONGO IS PEACEFUL AND UR PIPO ARE RUNNING AWAY ..NONSENSE!!! …this would be SATAs answer

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  19. Joseph Kabila came to power in 2001 at the age of 30, ten days after the assassination of his father, Laurent-Désiré Kabila. A partial referendum approved a new constitution to lower the minimum age of presidential candidates from 35 to 30. He was elected as President in 2006. In 2011, he was re-elected for a second five year term although official tallies showed that a strong majority had voted for the opposition candidate Etienne Tshisekedi. Kabila’s term of office as president ended in November 2016. The constitution of the DRC does not allow him to serve more than two terms. There have been protests against his attempts to change term limits and extend his rule. Kabila is vastly unpopular partly because of the conflicts in the Congo, but also because of the widespread belief that he…

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  20. …..has enriched himself and his family while ignoring millions of poor Congolese. His twin sister, Jaynet, was named in the Panama papers as the co- owner of Digital Congo TV through offshore subsidiaries.

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  21. The only “hot spot” that needs to be “dealt with” in Congo is kabila himself, May God strike that wicked man down now.
    He comes to Zambia to down play the suffering of his people and that Jonathan buys him dinner at our expense. Jonathan should have maned up and told the dictator the truth we all know.
    Kabila came to insult our intelligence!

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  22. Joseph Kabila is the obstacle for the democratic advancement in Congo and tha Ka Jonathan is now an accessory to the atrocities by allowing that wicked man to come to Zambia, down play and lie about he’s own wickedness.
    I would look Joseph Kabila straight in the eye and tell him am detaining him and that he’s not going back to torment he’s own people.

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  23. Thm business partners, nothing more thn this. Kabila’s days are finished while his partner has more, up to 2021. He’s looking for a hiding place, where he cant be prosecuted for war crime.

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