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Zambia's newly-elected President Michael Sata (right) was sworn in on Friday. The new president is nicknamed "King Cobra" for his fiery tongue "I have no ill feeling in my heart ... I wish him well," Rupiah Banda says Zambians applaud the outgoing president's concession "I'm happy that democracy won," a Zambian says
Foreign miners in Zambia shouldn’t “lose sleep” about their investments because newly elected President Michael Sata won’t change mining and tax laws without consulting them, his party said today. The Patriotic Front party is considering introducing a tax on copper exports, “but only when prices are higher than normal,” Sata spokesman Miles Sampa said today by phone.
The United States Government takes note of recent judicial verdicts and sentences holding accountable the perpetrators of political violence in 2008 and 2009. The U.S. commends the police officers, prosecutors, judges, and magistrates who serve their country through diligent investigations and due process to ensure the integrity of the rule of law in such cases. About 200 people, reportedly victims of violence following the presidential elections in 2008, queue outside the US embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe
Thursday, 29 September 2011 11:23
Zambians have voted out president seen as closely aligned with China, which has sent thousands of workers and managers here and to other Sub-Saharan countries
Friday, 30 September 2011 09:35 Clemence Manyukwe, Political Editor
In 1968, Julius Nyerere, the first President of the emerging Tanzanian state, wrote a series of essays entitled Uhuru na Ujamaa or Freedom and Socialism that articulated a distinct vision of African socialism. He believed that even though Tanzania and other African nations had nominally broken the chains of colonialism they continued to be shackled by economic policies that limited their ability to achieve full liberation. He argued that traditional African villages organized around an extended family structure had existed prior to colonialism and would provide an effective model for economic organization after it had been eroded.