Tag Archives: Edgar Lungu

In June 2017, when they started their campaign against President Lungu using the FQM-ZCCM settlement as a pretext, Chishimba Kambwili and his allies needed mouthpieces. The conspirators provided their friends in opposition media not only with documents, but also with a list of people to interview. Two leaders of small opposition parties were on that… Continue reading

The Patriotic Front has expelled Chishimba Kambwili, but Zambia’s ruling party is far from pacified. Kambwili was one of PF’s top leaders and he still has powerful allies within the party. Kambwili has never been a lone wolf. When he started his campaign against President Edgar Lungu, using the FQM-ZCCM settlement as a pretext, Kambwili… Continue reading

The Mast, Zambian Watchdog, Zambian Intelligence News, The Citizen – four Zambian news outlets having four things in common: they are controlled by President Lungu’s long-time enemies; they are vitriolic against Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front; they recently became Chishimba Kambwili’s supporters; and they took part in Kambwili’s attack on Lungu over the FQM settlement… Continue reading

There have always been secret agendas behind Chishimba Kambwili’s anti-business actions. While interfering in mining companies’ operations in Zambia, Kambwili was controlling a UK-based mining company. While inciting revolt among miners, Kambwili was not paying his workers. While asking for the mining companies to pay their workers full salaries, Kambwili was reducing the salaries of… Continue reading

In April 2017, Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu called for an out-of-court settlement in the case against the country’s biggest copper producer. President Lungu told the state-owned ZCCM Investments Holdings to drop its case against First Quantum Minerals. Lungu’s spectacular move was hailed by miners, investors, and international press. However, the decision triggered controversy. Marginalized leaders… Continue reading

Edgar Lungu’s decision to appoint Felix Mutati as Finance Minister is a clear message to the IMF and the World Bank: Zambia is again ready to follow IMF’s austerity policies. Mutati, who was minister in Mwanawasa’s and Banda’s governments, played a key role in approving and carrying out IMF’s prescriptions. Zambian economy collapsed as a… Continue reading

Pius Kasolo, CEO of ZCCM-IH, is preparing to succeed Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu, multiple sources told OSI. Kasolo will be the Patriotic Front presidential candidate in 2021. A Bemba PF founder, Kasolo has recently strengthened his position in the ruling party. His brother is a PF cadre and Eastern Province permanent secretary. Mining sector investors… Continue reading