Sata, who died in a London hospital from an undisclosed illness two weeks ago at the age of 77, was interred at Embassy Park, Zambia's presidential burial site, as an artillery unit fired a 21-gun salute and Zambian air force jets flew overhead.
Vice-President Guy Scott became the continent's first white leader since the 1994 end of South African apartheid when he was named interim president, and Zambia - Africa's second biggest copper producer - is expected to hold elections by January.
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