ARTICLES RELATING TO MICHAEL SATA

Zambia's new leader drops white VP Scott

2015-01-26 18:04

Zambia's newly-elected president Edgar Lungu has dropped vice president Guy Scott – who was briefly Africa’s only white leader – from his administration.

Dlamini-Zuma congratulates Zambia after polls

2015-01-25 14:06

The AU commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has congratulated Zambia for holding successful elections, which set an example for the rest of the continent.

Zambia ruling party candidate takes early lead in vote

2015-01-22 13:55

Zambia's ruling party candidate Edgar Lungu is leading in the race to replace the late president Michael Sata, authorities say, as voting continues in parts of the country.

Boats, oxen deployed to save Zambia's rain-hit polls

2015-01-21 13:08

Boats and ox-wagons have deployed to get ballot papers to parts of Zambia hit by torrential rains as presidential elections are extended for a second day.

Zambia polls: A tight race between Lungu and Hichilema

2015-01-20 14:18

Edgar Lungu, leader of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF), is seen having a slight edge over main rival Hakainde Hichilema as Zambians flock to the poll to choose their next leader.

Zambians vote in special presidential election

2015-01-20 06:12

Zambia is voting in a tightly contested race to elect a president after a ruling party power struggle following the death of Michael Sata in office last year.

Africa's biggest news stories in 2014

2014-12-30 11:42

In 2014 Africa saw the Ebola outbreak, a number of presidential elections, and Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe sacked his vice president. See our review of the continent's biggest news events.

Zambian court rules Lungu is PF presidential candidate

2014-12-04 20:18

Zambia’s high court has declared defence minister Edgar Lungu the duly elected presidential candidate of the ruling PF, after a power struggle that has rocked the party ahead of next month’s polls.

Widow of Zambian president joins succession race

2014-11-20 09:52

The battle for Zambia’s presidency has become even more of a family affair, with late leader Michael Sata’s widow joining the race to become the ruling party’s candidate.

Zambia succession battle spills to courts

2014-11-13 15:14

The battle to succeed late Zambian president Michael Sata has entered the courts, with supporters of one contender claiming that his right to take over as interim president has been unlawfully denied.

 

Zuma congratulates Zambia’s new leader Lungu

2015-01-25 16:00

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Zambia’s new president-elect Edgar Lungu with a commitment that the two countries would work closely together.

Zambia's new president Lungu sworn into office

2015-01-25 11:29

Zambia’s new president Edgar Lungu has taken the oath of office to become the country’s sixth president after narrowly winning a vote rejected by the opposition.

Polls: Zambian ruling party takes early lead

2015-01-21 16:56

Zambia’s ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party candidate Edgar Lungu has taken an early lead in a presidential election that ran into a second day after heavy rains disrupted voting.

Claims of fraud as Zambians vote for president

2015-01-20 16:31

One of the frontrunners in Zambia’s presidential elections has cried fraud just hours after polling stations opened in a tightly contested race to replace Michael Sata, who died in office last year.

Zambia voters not deterred by heavy rains

2015-01-20 12:10

Heavy rains have not deterred Zambian voters who stood in rain drenched clothes on muddy ground to vote to elect a president after a ruling party struggle following the death of Michael Sata in office last year.

Zambia heads to the polls

2015-01-19 12:45

Zambia will hold a presidential election to replace Michael Sata, who died in October after a long illness.

Zambian politics at cross-roads ahead of polls

2014-12-12 16:05

Zambian political leaders are steeped in power struggles that threaten to derail a peaceful transition and an orderly conduct of the poll next month, amid street fights, court actions and suspensions.

Zambia ruling party suspends acting president Scott

2014-11-21 22:13

Zambia's governing Patriotic Front party has suspended Guy Scott from the party, weeks after he took over as interim president of the country following the death of Michael Sata last month.

Zambia sets date for presidential by-election

2014-11-18 23:09

Zambia's interim leader has announced the date for a by-election amid concerns about a tense contest to succeed President Michael Sata.

Put people first, Mugabe urges African leaders

2014-11-12 10:50

People should not get into politics for selfish and personal interests but for service to the people, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says during Zambian president Michael Sata’s funeral.

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