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Vol 48 No 7

Published 30th March 2007


Zambia

Regional ructions

Dealing with King Cobra and issuing arrest warrants for Congolese Governors signal a new activist foreign policy from Lusaka

Lusaka has been off the diplomatic radar for years. That is about to change. In August, President Levy Mwanawasa is due to take over the Chairmanship of the Southern African Development Community. He is already in diplomatic training, taking issue with the governments of Zimbabwe and Congo-Kinshasa. Mwanawasa was also accused of orchestrating the deportation of the maverick Zambian opposition leader, Michael Sata, from Malawi on 15 March.

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