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Zambian President: Gov’t to Follow 10 Commandments

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 9:01 am (UTC-5)
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The new president of Zambia, Michael Sata, says his government will be governed by the Biblical 10 Commandments. Mr. Sata pointed specifically to the commandment “thou shall not steal” during a speech at a Roman Catholic church in the capital, Lusaka, on Sunday. The president, who is Catholic, also said the government will have closer […]

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Zambia Swears in Opposition Leader as New President

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Zambia’s long-time opposition leader Michael Sata has been sworn in as president after a decisive victory over the incumbent in a presidential poll this week. The 74-year-old populist figure took the oath of office at the Supreme Court in the capital, Lusaka, on Friday. After taking office, Mr. Sata promised to help the nation’s poor […]

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Zambia Swears in Opposition Leader as New President

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Zambia’s long-time opposition leader Michael Sata has been sworn in as president after a decisive victory over the incumbent in a presidential poll this week. The 74-year-old populist figure took the oath of office at the Supreme Court in the capital, Lusaka, on Friday. After taking office, Mr. Sata promised to help the nation’s poor […]

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Zambia Swears in Opposition Leader as New President

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 1:09 pm (UTC-5)
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Zambia’s long-time opposition leader Michael Sata has been sworn in as president after a decisive victory over the incumbent in a presidential poll this week. The 74-year-old populist figure took the oath of office at the Supreme Court in the capital, Lusaka, on Friday. After taking office, Mr. Sata vowed to help the nation’s poor […]

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Zambia Swears in Opposition Leader as New President

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Zambia’s long-time opposition leader Michael Sata has been sworn in as president after unseating the incumbent president in a tight race. The 74-year-old populist figure took the oath of office at the Supreme Court in the capital, Lusaka, on Friday. After the swearing in, Mr. Sata vowed to help the nation’s poor and assured foreign […]

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Zambia Swears in Opposition Leader as New President

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 9:19 am (UTC-5)
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Zambia’s long-time opposition leader Michael Sata has been sworn in as president, marking the country’s second democratic transition of power since its independence from Britain. The electoral commission announced early Friday that the 74-year-old populist leader defeated incumbent candidate Rupiah Banda after a tight presidential race. In a tearful news conference, President Banda conceded defeat, […]

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Zambia to Swear in Opposition Leader as New President

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Long-time Zambian opposition leader Michael Sata is scheduled to be sworn in as the country’s next president on Friday, in what will be the country’s second democratic transition of power since its independence from Britain. Zambia’s Electoral Commission announced early Friday that the 74-year-old populist leader defeated incumbent candidate Rupiah Banda following a tight presidential […]

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Zambia to Swear in Opposition Leader as New President

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 2:27 am (UTC-5)
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Long-time Zambian opposition leader Michael Sata is scheduled to be sworn in as the country’s next president on Friday, in what will be the country’s second democratic transition of power since its independence from Britain. Zambia’s Electoral Commission announced early Friday that the 74-year-old populist leader defeated incumbent candidate Rupiah Banda following a tight presidential […]

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Opposition Leader Sata Declared Winner of Zambia Election

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Zambia say opposition leader Michael Sata has won the country’s presidential election, defeating President Rupiah Banda. Chief Justice Ernest Sakala declared Sata the winner Thursday following a tight presidential race. With most of the constituencies counted, Sata had received more than 1 million votes compared to more than 961,000 votes for the incumbent. […]

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Riots in Zambia as Country Nervously Awaits Election Results

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 1:47 pm (UTC-5)
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Violent protests broke out in north-central Zambia Thursday as the county awaited final results in a tight presidential race. Police say demonstrators stoned cars and buildings in the cities of Kitwe and Ndola and set fire to a market in Kitwe. Regional police chief Martin Malama told reporters that police were trying to contain the […]

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