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President Edgar Lungu assures Madagascar of close cooperation with SADC


President Lungu with the newly inaugurated President, Andry Rajoelina in Antannarivo in Madagascar
President Lungu with the newly inaugurated President, Andry Rajoelina in Antannarivo in Madagascar

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has assured Madagascar of close cooperation with SADC. Speaking when he met newly inaugurated President, Andry Rajoelina in Antannarivo in Madagascar.

The two met in a bilateral meeting at the country’s State House.

Earlier President Lungu attended a colorful inauguration ceremony attended by thousands of Malagasy people held at the Municipal Stadium in the City.

President Lungu was in Antananarivo to attend the inauguration of President-elect Andry Rajoelina.

President Lungu in his capacity as Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation has been deeply involved in the processes leading to the election of Mr. Rajoelina.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Emmanuel Mwamba who is also accredited to Madagascar, confirmed that President Lungu attended the ceremony graced by regional heads of state and government.

President Lungu was accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Joseph Malanji, Presidential Affairs Minister, Freedom Sikazwe, SADC Head of Electoral Observer Mission, Dr. Katele Kalumba and Luapula Province Minister, Hon. Nixon Chilangwa

He said Madagascar was a key partner to the SADC region and was the current chair to the trade member states’ body ,COMESA.

He said that a project to send Zambian teachers of English to Madagascar would commence after the new government takes office.

Other heads of state that attended the inauguration ceremony included SADC chairperson and Namibia’s Peesident, Hage Geingob, Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, Ethiopia’s President Sahle-Work Zewde and leaders from Syechelles, Mauritius and France’s former President, Nicholas Sarkozy.

Mr.Rajoelina, who led a transition government between 2009-2013, was elected with 56% majority vote beating his long time rival, former president, Marc Ravalomanana who held office between 2001-2009

President Lungu with the newly inaugurated President, Andry Rajoelina in Antannarivo in Madagascar
President Lungu with the newly inaugurated President, Andry Rajoelina in Antannarivo in Madagascar


  1. Poor journalists can’t even spell Madagascar
    President Edgar Lungu assures Madagscar of close cooperation with SADC

    • Lungu should just connect straight to Kinshasa for DRC inauguration then keep finding other inaugurations, presidential funerals or weddings so that he keeps globe-trotting till 2021.
      instead to coming bk to Zambia.

    • maloza – Its laughable if this lazy man gets another 5 more years as ..there is nothing he can do he is out of his depth…the joke will be on us

    • Look at that Madagascar ‘s presidential Advisor, so beautiful, and she is smearing good!! . Who does Ba Edgar has?

  2. Why assure Madagascar (or as LT calls it Madagscar) of close cooperation with SADC? Aren’t they part of SADC? Ba LT vozilembela ni so cabe kalembedwe ka ulesi masiku wonse!

  3. There he is making assurances abroad as if they care…meanwhile at home there was inter party dialogue; the lazy bum has run away to make assurances on behalf of SADC, no wonder the young man is looking at him as a clown who has too much time on his hands and lacks responsibilities. This is the reason he flew in from Addis to Lusaka for 24 hours to go and play in Madagascar whilst his Chawama wife Ester is preoccupied in US.

  4. Andry Nirina Rajoelina only 44 years old… is a Malagasy businessman and politician. He started his career in the private sector, first organizing events on the Island, and then investing the advertising business and the media.
    Compare that to Lazy Lungu’s profile who was barred by LAZ for fraud.

    • @Jay Jay, in that you are wrong. You can’t compare that Madagascar DJ with Edgar. Ka Rajorina is just a TV celebrate, there is nothing you know about him.
      Edgar even sold some government companies.
      He has 4 ministries under Sata while saving as PF secretary general. No no no guys please!

  5. Ok since lungu fancies himself as the peacemaker in SADC , let’s see him sort out the Zimbabwe crisis , or is that part of the SADC despot tin dictator unwritten verse…..

    ” don’t call me a dictator incase you yourself might need to do what I am doing “

  6. Here is some of lungus itinary for 2019..

    Malagasy general election, 2019 jan 2019

    Algerian presidential election, 2019 April 2019

    Malawian general election, 2019 May 2019

    Botswana general election, 2019 October 2019

    Mozambican general election, 2019October 2019


  8. Lungu loves poverty that’s why he’s getting Zambia broke and also going to inauguration of poverty stricken Madagascar (per capita income of only US$405)

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