Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Zambia’s peaceful power transition elates Ethiopia


Speaker of the Ethiopian Parliament, Tagesse Chafo says Zambia’s democratic process and peaceful transition of power following the August 12 general elections is inspiring.

In an interview with ZANIS at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka shortly after arrival, Mr. Chafo said outgoing President Edgar Lungu’s decision to willingly acknowledge President-elect Hakainde Hichilema is a sign that Zambia’s democracy was strong.

He said African countries can draw valuable lessons from Zambia’s democratic process.

He is in Zambia to represent the Ethiopian government at President-elect Hichilema’s inauguration ceremony at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka tomorrow.

“We are very much pleased by the process and we appreciate the people of Zambia. We are here as African brothers and sisters coming together to celebrate the new President,” he said.


  1. There’s no better time to be Zambian than now. This is one of KK’s legacies carried over by RB and now ECL. Our democracy is now a big boy let’s just work on the economy. We can be the Switzerland of Africa.

  2. Wonder why African countries try even to match to most civilized society Zambia.
    Ethiopia has only Airlines and beautiful impoverished women.

  3. Yes zambia is bigger than an individual. If God says Yes who are you to impose a third term. Long Live zambia , Long Live Africa.

  4. He won’t be an ordinary Zambian but former head of state with a plot at the Embassy park secured with 80% pension at the rate of the current president. He will forever remain the 6th President of Zambia who presided over a very difficult moment in the history of our nation. Long live ECL may the good Lord bless you and keep you in peace in your retirement.

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