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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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Riots in Zambia as Country Nervously Awaits Election Results

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 7:56 am (UTC-5)
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Riots have broken out in north-central Zambia as opposition supporters protest the slow vote count from Tuesday’s presidential election. Police say demonstrators stoned cars and buildings in the cities of Kitwe and Ndola on Thursday, and set fire to a market in Kitwe. Regional police chief Martin Malama told reporters that police were trying to […]

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Riots Break Out in Zambia as Country Nervously Awaits Election Results

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Zambia’s High Court has barred three private media organizations from publishing speculative reports on the outcome of Tuesday’s presidential and parliamentary elections, as the country’s electoral commission scrambles to finish counting votes ahead its self-imposed Thursday deadline. The court issued an injunction Wednesday banning one of the country’s leading privately-owned, pro-opposition newspapers, The Post of […]

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Zambians Nervously Await Election Results

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Zambia’s High Court has barred three private media organizations from publishing speculative reports on the outcome of Tuesday’s presidential and parliamentary elections, as the country’s electoral commission scrambles to finish counting votes ahead its self-imposed Thursday deadline. The court issued an injunction Wednesday banning one of the country’s leading privately-owned, pro-opposition newspapers, The Post of […]

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Zambians Nervously Await Election Results

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 5:47 am (UTC-5)
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Zambia’s High Court has barred three private media organizations from publishing speculative reports on the outcome of Tuesday’s presidential and parliamentary elections, as the country’s electoral commission scrambles to finish counting votes ahead its self-imposed Thursday deadline. The court ruled Wednesday that the country’s leading privately-owned newspaper, The Post of Zambia, and two other media […]

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Sata Holds Lead in Zambian Presidential Poll

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Partial results from Zambia’s presidential election show main challenger Michael Sata holding a lead over incumbent Rupiah Banda. The Electoral Commission of Zambia said Wednesday that ballot counting was still in progress. But the commission reported early tallies put Mr. Sata of the Patriotic Front party ahead of President Banda of the Movement for Multiparty […]

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Sata Holds Lead in Zambian Presidential Poll

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 4:38 pm (UTC-5)
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Partial results from Zambia’s presidential election show main challenger Michael Sata holding a lead over incumbent Rupiah Banda. The Electoral Commission of Zambia said Wednesday that with ballot counting still in progress, Mr. Sata of the Patriotic Front party had captured about 42 percent of the vote. Mr. Banda of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy […]

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Sata Holds Lead in Zambian Presidential Poll

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Partial results from Zambia’s presidential election show main challenger Michael Sata holding a lead over incumbent Rupiah Banda. The Electoral Commission of Zambia said Wednesday that with ballot counting still in progress, Mr. Sata of the Patriotic Front party had captured about 42 percent of the vote. Mr. Banda of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy […]

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