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Vol 49 No 23

Published 14th November 2008


Zambia

Banda boxes clever

Once the promoter of Lottie Mwale, Zambia's Commonwealth boxing champion (1974-83), President Rupiah Bwezani Banda rolls with the punches in Southern Africa's difficult politics. In his long career, he has jumped from party activist to ambassador to football, boxing manager to Vice-President and finally after 31 October, elected President. A sports fanatic, Banda was initially better known as Vice-President of Zambia's Football Association than as a politician.

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