Country fast running out of options as kwacha in ‘freefall, and authorities differ mightily over what to do.
UPDATED: It’s a tough time to be a Zambian, as officials concede battered economy at mercy of global markets
President wades in after country's money-men said they were short on solid options in a volatile economic environment.
Though not a coalition, in keeping with the country's generally democratic and mild politics, Lungu has named other opposition figures to government.
Song tells the story of a character named Lungu who grows up in a slum, becomes president, and carries a suitcase filled with Jameson Irish whiskey.
Zambian president gives World Bank the cold shoulder, lifts freeze on civil service wages and hiring
Country however faces a tough balancing act however as public pay absorbs as much as 75% of state revenue, prompting donors to urge caution
Edgar Lungu is barely two months in office and the news will have sparked jitters.
Some ruling supporters hoisted a mock coffin of runner-up Hichilema, saying they had politically buried him after his 4th attempt at the presidency.
Voters in at least two dozen out of around 6,000 polling stations are now expected to cast ballots on Wednesday.
It's election season again in Africa, when all lose their heads and policy is thrown out of the window
Welcome to 2015, goodbye to 2014! A lot of vote ‘buying’ is going on, only that it has been reinvented, and works just as well.
ZAMBIA WATCH: Ruling party on the roll as ex-president knocked out of race; whispers of Mugabe's hand
Patriotic Front gets a foot up as rivals struggle for traction following a week full of drama.