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Emmanuel Mwamba wants the AFRICOM MOU made public

General News Emmanuel Mwamba wants the AFRICOM MOU made public

Former Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union, Emmanuel Mwamba has written to the Minister of Defence Hon. Ambrose Lwiiji Lufuma demanding the publication of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) governing the establishment of the Security Office of Cooperation of the U.S AFRICOM.

Mr. Mwamba has also written to the USA Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy in Zambia, Mr. John Armiger demanding the publication of the MOU.

Mr. Mwamba said previous Presidents; Levy Patrick Mwanawasa, Rupiah Bwezani Banda, Michael Chilufya Sata, and Edgar Chagwa Lungu all rejected United States request to open a military base or Security Office in Zambia.

Mr. Mwamba also said Africa was promoting its own security architecture and infrastructure such as the SADC Brigade or the AU Stand-by Force.

He said Africa was encouraging members not be embroiled in geo-political conflicts and challenges of superpowers so that Africa was not a victim as it has been in the past.

Mr. Mwamba said he had noted both assurances from Government and the USA Embassy and it was for that reason that if the sincerity was genuine, the MOU must be published.

18 COMMENTS

  1. In opposition upnd were always crying for transparency even on sensitive things. Yet today they shy away from revealing details of their dirty corrupt deals.

    They won’t tell you because HH is getting a cut

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  2. “Mr. Mwamba also said Africa was promoting its own security architecture and infrastructure such as the SADC Brigade or the AU Stand-by Force…”

    Where is this AU or SADC force when Al shibab is decimating Kenya, and ISIS attacking Nigeria and Mozambique ???

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  3. I understand what Mr Emmanuel Mwamba is saying but in my own view, suggest that he or whoever, should involve Zambia in such matters. What is the interest of Mr Mwamba in this deal anyway? Sir your time in such push push deals is gone just rest and eat whatever you earned over the years. Let others balilepo napapata

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  4. Emmanuel Mwamba has added to a “blacklist”.
    And I wonder why is so interested in those “security” stuff. Zambia shall never be attacked or go into war.

  5. ‘Africa was promoting its own security architecture and infrastructure such as the SADC Brigade or the AU Stand-by Force.’ hahahahahaha!!
    Look how Mugabe treated the SADC Tribunal!

  6. When LPM agreed to secretly host 9/11 terror suspects in Zambia, he in principle agreed to host the US Army here. And indeed we saw the US Navy train and conduct joint exercises at Kalulushi. We also saw the Zambia Army in US military fatigue. That’s how the construction of the current fortified embassy in Ibex Hill came about. When ZICTA moved to the former US Embassy we saw the registration of SIM cards and remapping of towns under PF. I can’t be faulted if I speculate that ZICTA benefited from this cooperation. So I don’t think it’s correct to say that all Presidents rejected AFRICOM

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  7. Let others balilepo napapata” is totally the wrong attitude from any self-respecting citizen.
    People don’t go into government to lilapo. We don’t go on the anthill and shout “mvoteleni naine ndefwaya nkalilepo”. Ati e manifesto iyi?
    If that’s the reason you vote people into office no wonder Africa is so under-developed because people who are supposed to plan for our progress are instead planning for their pockets

  8. I thought Mwamba asked us to give UPND or HH some breathing space. I think it was in efforts to procure a job. For here he is throwing more thorns between the route from State House to Community House.

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  9. AWE BA MWAMBA NABENAVBACILAMO NAMANO YA BUMWANKOLE. AND AND HE THINKS UNREALISTIC TALKING SHALL HELP HIM BECOME PF PRESIDENT AND MAKE PF BOUNCE BACK. MWAMBA IS NOT A PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL AND PF IS GONE AND HAS JOINED ANCESTORS

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  10. The MOU must be published. It’s our country. It’s not the president’s country. It’s not the ruling party’s country. The owners of the country are the citizens so they need to know what is going on in their country

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