Zambian president steps aside as 'King Cobra' takes reins Zambia's newly-elected President Michael Sata (right) was sworn in on Friday.
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. Zambia Tells Foreign Miners Not to ‘Lose Sleep’ Over Investments
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 US concerns on rule of law in Zimbabwe | Nehanda Radio
West's Zambian election coverage shows anti-China bias
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 In Africa, an Election Reveals Skepticism of Chinese Involvement - Howard W. French - International
Sunday Opinion: Lessons for Zim from Zambia poll
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. Tanzania and Illusions of Economic Sovereignty