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Vol 4 (AAC) No 5

Published 1st March 2011


Zambia

Friends and benefits

Veteran oppositionist Michael ‘King Cobra’ Sata often accuses President Rupiah Banda and the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy of being too cosy with China. Now Sata stands accused of having his own Asian links. On 14 March, an aricle in the state-owned Times of Zambia and published on the State House website reported that Sata is desperate to repay US$30 million in loans from ‘Taiwanese’. The story claims that the Taiwanese Green Party is pressuring Sata to return the money.

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