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Edgar Lungu

Zambia: HIV testing now compulsory

The President of Zambia, Edgar Lungu has announced that testing for HIV is now compulsory in the country. According to Mr. Lungu testing, counselling and treatment for HIV which used to be voluntary is now a must for every citizen as the…

Zambia’s Lungu declares state of emergency

Zambian President Edgar Lungu declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after a series of apparent arson attacks, in a move likely to trigger fresh accusations of government authoritarianism. "My government has decided to invoke article 31…

Zambia’s Hichilema falls sick in jail

The Zambian opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema is reported to have fallen sick in detention as he continues to stand trial for alleged treasonable act against the country's President, Edgar Lungu. The United Party for National…

Zambian opposition accuses government of plotting against it

Zambia's main opposition party, whose leader has been arrested and charged with treason, accused the government on Monday of trying to frame it for arson as an excuse for greater political suppression. President Edgar Lungu said last week…