Snap elections loom after Zambian President 'King Cobra' Sata dies

October 29, 2014 1:39 PM

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Sata was Zambia's fifth president and had lost three previous elections before taking office in 2011. He was sharp tongued and had a mixed relationship with Chinese investors in Zambian mines and other infrastructure.

Lusaka, Zambia — Zambian President Michael Sata, a longtime opposition leader who was finally elected president in 2011, died after an illness, the Zambian government said Wednesday. The Cabinet met to discuss a political transition, which would include elections within 90 days in the southern Afric...

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