On This Day in 2015: Edgar Lungu Became the President of Zambia

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


On January 25, 2015, Edgar Chagwa Lungu became the President of Zambia.

Edgar Chagwa Lungu is a Zambian politician who has been the President of Zambia since January 2015. Under President Michael Sata, Lungu served as Minister of Justice and Minister of Defense.

Fact Sheet:
  • Born: 11 November 1956 (age 60), Ndola, Zambia
  • Spouse: Esther Lungu
  • Parents: Eliza Jere
  • Party: Patriotic Front
  • Presidential term: 25 January 2015 –
  • Office: President of the Republic of Zambia since 2015
Zambia, in southern Africa, is a landlocked country of rugged terrain and diverse wildlife, with many parks and safari areas. On its border with Zimbabwe is famed Victoria Falls – indigenously called Mosi-oa-Tunya, or "Smoke That Thunders” – plunging a misty 108m into narrow Batoka Gorge. Spanning the Zambezi River just below the falls is Victoria Falls Bridge, a spectacular viewpoint.

Zambia:Capital: Lusaka
Dialing code: +260
Currency: Zambian kwacha
President: Edgar Lungu
Official language: English
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