President Edgar Lungu (right) with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn (left) at the State Banquet held on Wednesday at Pamodzi Hotel in honour of the Prime Minister who is in the country on a State Visit.
FILE: President Edgar Lungu (right) with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn (left) at the State Banquet held on Wednesday at Pamodzi Hotel in honour of the Prime Minister who is in the country on a State Visit.

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu Zambia has congratulated Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Dr. Abiy Ahmed for winning the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

President Lungu commended Dr. Abiy for his tireless efforts to bring peace in Ethiopia and the neighbouring states.

President Lungu said Dr. Ahmed joins other notable Africans such as Mr. Albert Luthuli, former President Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who earned the prestigious prize for their work. He said the prize awarded to Dr. Abiy for bringing an end to a 20-year border stalemate between Ethiopia and Eritrea, was a recognition that Africa can resolve her internal conflicts and challenges using her own home-grown mechanisms.

He said the recognition of Dr. Abiy by the Nobel Committee will encourage other African leaders to pursue Peace and Security as a foremost priority.

President Lungu said it was commendable that the peace, security and stability that Dr. Ahmed was pursuing in the region was a foundation for both his economic and democratic reforms he has undertaken in Ethiopia that would help deliver national development.

This is contained in a letter of congratulations written to Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia by the President.

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  1. I wonder how Lungu feels knowing he would never ever get nominated for such accolades.

    There are other awards he would win hands done. This is not one of them.

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    • Ethiopia’s prime minister is a thoughtful young leader who wants to make a difference. Even Ethiopians hv never known someone like him.

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    • Ba Edgar also need resign so we can have a Noble Peace winning president.
      Here what you should know:
      The guy in picture with Ba Edgar resigned as Prime Minister, unexpectedly.
      There was no one ready to take over.
      Election was called at short notice.
      Muhammed, a young soldier (40 these days is young), took off uniform to go campaign.
      He won elections.
      He started opening prisons, and let all UPND supporters out.
      and so on and so….

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    • Don’t worry Edgar yours for the most useless travels and presiding of the most corrupt govt is coming soon

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  2. I forgot to add this: I hope he doesn’t get corrupted by some of his seniors in the AU. He ought to know wht company to avoid.

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    • Something a [email protected] like him can never achieve, the man is the worst president on earth, not only that he is the dullest person on earth, even his D0g Sharon can think better than him, that says a lot

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  3. Please lungu do not dent this good moment with your dirty congratulations. Only great moral upright men win such awards . Not drug dealers who have failed their people but continue to misuse public resources with impunity. Remind me of my ex who was zambian mixed race. She was a toxic element in my life and glad I left that ticking bomb. My white wife is nobel prize that I am proud of .I love her

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  4. “He said the prize awarded to Dr. Abiy for bringing an end to a 20-year border stalemate between Ethiopia and Eritrea, was a recognition that Africa can resolve her internal conflicts and challenges using her own home-grown mechanisms.”

    Who told you this Mr. Lungu?

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  5. He said the prize awarded to Dr. Abiy for bringing an end to a 20-year border stalemate between Ethiopia and Eritrea, was a recognition that Africa can resolve her internal conflicts and challenges using her own home-grown mechanisms.

    Who told you this Mr. Lungu?

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  6. “…He said the recognition of Dr. Abiy by the Nobel Committee will encourage other African leaders to pursue Peace and Security as a foremost priority….”

    The four previous Nobel Prize winning African leaders mentioned before have not encouraged “other” African leaders to pursue peace & security and not corruption, can we expect Dr Abiy’s Nobel Prize to encourage them to keep away from corruption? The prize is worth some $1m by the way, but seemingly not enough to entice African leaders to keep their fingers away from their national wealth.

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  7. Just look at our Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway project, the current minister is doing the correct thing by trimming the project to what it should be. Makes a lot of sense. But it seems for the previous promoters it was a question of the bigger the better, most probably to facilitate long fingers.

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  8. #1.2 Nostradamus, don’t share UPND ignorance here, there has been no Ethiopian Prime Minister by the name of Mohammed, at least not during the time frame of Lungu’s Presidency.
    The current one is called Dr Abiy Ahmed, unless you are telling us that your reading ability is that of a Grade 3 to read it as Mohammed.

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    • @ Nostra

      Tray to get correct info before making fake comments. He WAS army captain before getting promoted to major, lieutenant colonel and so forth. His last military assignment before becoming PM was a head of military intelligence.
      As to the rest of his life, try to google and increase your, rather limited and fake knowledge.

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  9. ..and if you are referring to Dr Abiy Ahmed as a young military officer who took off his uniform to contest the elections, no you are wrong as usual. Abiy retired from the military in 2010 to join politics.

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  10. #1.2 Nostradamus, you are asking Lungu to resign so that trible HH takes over? What a coward!! Let him go to the ballot in 2021 and re-test himself against a Lungu that has caused serious damage in former upnd trible “strongholds”.

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  11. Meanwhile Lungu is presiding over rising inter party violence that has led to the deaths of party cadres.

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  12. Meanwhile Lungu is presiding over rising inter party violence that has led to the deaths of party cadres.

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  13. Sometimes it is better to let some of the moments pass without comments to avoid denting them!! How can Mr.Lungu comment on Nobel Prize for peace when his cadres and so called Political Advisor are busy brutalising and killing people each time there is an election!His congratulation message can even dilute the importance of the award,the guy has failed promote peace here at home and he says it shows Africa has internal ways to solve problems?

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  14. Look at this shameless imposter as a president………

    Deaths byway of Political cader violence , corruption and tribalisim are at all time highs in his country and he is not even ashamed to congratulate his fellow president ………

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  15. Ma ma ma ma!!!!!
    You guys are very angry hey wena. Yayayayaaaaa Dr. Lungu should have stayed away from sending a message to the Nobel-prize-winning president of Abashanti (Abyssinia) commonly called Ethiopia.

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  16. It is just painful having a President like Lungu, under normal circumstances Lungu should be SG for PF.

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    • Please don’t put Lungu where he does not belong, under normal circumstance he should be in Jail.

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  17. The Ethiopian leader has disassociated himself from the Lungu congratulatory message since he does not want his people to think he is a friend to a thief and corrupt person. He refused to call Lungu a leader as that would put Lungu and him in the same category. The Ethiopian leader said he would not be allowing Lungu in his country had not been for the AU headquarters. he will not meet Lungu privately or at the airport. So, Lungu is now a leper even to other thinking African leaders.

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  18. All roads are leading to Addis Ababa. This is excellent work by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The Nobel prize is one of the most coveted awards in the world today. As Zambians, there is need to conduct business in an exemplary manner. The civil society stands a good chance of redeeming the country from shame There is need to respect and uphold recognized values, including democracy, rule of law and respect of humanitarian rights.

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