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Zambians hope for peaceful elections today; as protests hit the DRC

Zambia’s former President Michael Sata died before he could even complete one term, prompting today’s by election; in the DRC, Joseph Kabila is attempting to cling on to power beyond 2016, a move that has sparked street protests. It is estimated … Continue reading

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King Cobra has lashed out for the last time – the rise and fall of Michael Sata

When I first started following Zambian politics, Michael Sata – who died on October 28 in London – was already a seasoned political operator, having served in senior government positions since Kenneth Kaunda’s one party state in the 1980s. By 2009 … Continue reading

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As Zambia turns fifty, President Sata goes AWOL (again)

On Friday 24th of October, Zambia celebrated fifty years of independence from the British. This was a significant moment and it was rightly celebrated in style. Commemorations were organised across the country, including a gala event and fireworks display at Lusaka’s Heroes Stadium … Continue reading

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