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Zambians vote in special presidential election

Zambia goes to the polls on Tuesday 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.

Jan 20, 2015, 06:58 AM IST

Zambia readies for presidential vote

Zambian political parties have wrapped up their campaigns ahead of a special presidential election called following the death of president Michael Sata last year.

Jan 20, 2015, 03:24 AM IST

Zambia votes after President`s death sparks power struggle

Zambians head to the polls on Tuesday in a special election to chose a new president for the copper-rich southern African nation and replace Michael Sata who died last year.

Jan 18, 2015, 07:53 AM IST

Widow of Zambian president joins succession race

The battle for Zambia`s presidency became even more of a family affair on Wednesday with late leader Michael Sata`s widow joining the race to become the ruling party`s candidate.

Nov 20, 2014, 15:58 PM IST

Zambians pay respects to late president Sata

Zambians formed long lines on Sunday to pay last respects to their late president, Michael Sata, who died in London last week aged 77 while undergoing treatment for an undisclosed illness.

Nov 02, 2014, 16:34 PM IST

Zambia in mourning for President as US urges peaceful transition

Zambia holds a second day of mourning Thursday for president Michael Sata, who died in a London hospital, as his deputy Guy Scott becomes, pending elections, Africa`s first white leader since South Africa`s apartheid era.

Oct 30, 2014, 10:33 AM IST

Zambia `King Cobra` dies; white vice president takes reins

Zambian President Michael Sata, 77, has died in London where he was receiving medical treatment, local media reported Wednesday.

Oct 29, 2014, 12:36 PM IST

Zambian president pardons 975 prisoners

 Zambian President Michael Sata has pardoned 975 prisoners as part of 50 years of celebration of the country`s independence from Britain, a senior official said in a statement Friday.

Oct 25, 2014, 04:49 AM IST

Zambia president flown abroad for medical `check`

Zambian President Michael Sata, who has not been seen in public in weeks, has left the country for a medical check-up, the presidency said Monday.

Oct 20, 2014, 18:47 PM IST

Again, Zambia denies rumours of president's death

Zambia on Friday denied rumours that President Michael Sata had died during a visit to New York after he failed to make a scheduled speech to the UN general assembly.

Sep 27, 2014, 00:26 AM IST

Zambian President in Israel on `working holiday`

Zambia`s President is visiting Israel for what officials of both countries call a "working holiday," but some of his compatriots in the southern African country say the purpose of his trip is unclear.

Jun 26, 2014, 03:48 AM IST

Zambia arrests politician over potato jibe

Zambian police have arrested and charged an opposition leader with defamation, after he compared the president to a potato.

Jan 08, 2014, 11:49 AM IST

Zambia: Opposition`s Michael Sata declared next President

The electoral commission said Michael Sata had won with 43 percent of the vote to Rupiah Banda`s 36 percent.

Sep 23, 2011, 12:44 PM IST