Michael Sata

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Jul 28th, 2014
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By Arthur Simuchoba The health of the 77-year old Zambian President Michael Sata currently ranks among the most sensitive of issues in the country and has come to be discussed only in hushed tones. His most recent public appearance and pictures released by his office, intended to stem increasing spec...
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Aug 29th, 2013
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Hundreds of safari animals have been transported across Zimbabwe to a poaching-prone nature reserve ahead of a UN meeting to make the area appear populated. The decision to move the animals from a private conservancy in southeastern Zimbabwe to Victoria falls is to ‘repopulate’ the preserve before th...
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Apr 9th, 2013
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A Zambian activist has been arrested after arguing for gay rights to be respected as human rights, in a live TV appearance. Paul Kasonkomona was taken into custody by police who were waiting outside the studios of privately owned Muvi TV in the capital. He has been charged with “inciting the public t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 28th, 2013
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Michael Sata came to power in Zambia with a promise to root out corruption at the highest level, and it doesn’t get much higher than the arrest this week of former president Rupiah Banda, who stands accused of plundering $11 million from dodgy Nigeria contracts. But Banda also happens to be one of Sa...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 26th, 2013
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LUSAKA: Zambia’s ex-president Rupiah Banda Tuesday pleaded not guilty to a charge of abuse of power linked to an oil contract signed while he was in office. He was arrested on Monday after being questioned by investigators over his role in a deal with a Nigerian firm. “No my Lord, I deny ...
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Mar 25th, 2013
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  Zambia has arrested former President Rupiah Banda for abuse of authority over a Nigerian oil deal. Mr Banda last week appeared before an official panel to answer allegations of corruption. The allegations relate to the three years in charge of Africa’s biggest copper producer. Mr Banda h...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 16th, 2013
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The Zambian Parliament has removed the legal immunity of former President Rupiah Banda to enable the government to take him to court and answer charges of alleged abuse of office and corruption. The rushed manner in which the motion to remove President Banda’s immunity has left a big cloud of doubt o...
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Feb 13th, 2013
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By Robert Amsterdam After 16 months under the Patriotic Front (PF) government, it is fair to draw some conclusions regarding its performance. It is time to acknowledge that Zambia’s democracy is in crisis, and the future of the multiparty system is under threat.  It is time to recognize that Presiden...
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Feb 7th, 2013
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At least 53 people have died in a road accident north of the Zambian capital, Lusaka. Reports suggest that a bus taking passengers from a mining district to the capital collided with an oncoming truck. The bus, operated by the Zambian Postal Service, was on its way from the Copperbelt mining province...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 4th, 2013
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America’s 26th President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “to announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” The same can be said about Zambia an...