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Vol 42 No 15

Published 27th July 2001


Zambia

Post-summit blues

Everything is going wrong for President Chiluba's renewed bid for a third term

President Frederick Chiluba must be disappointed that the relatively successful Organisation of African Unity summit in Lusaka has not immediately helped his subterranean campaign to win an unconstitutional third term in office. The Chiluba scheme, his allies say, was to present himself to Zambians as the conquering diplomatic hero who would guide the OAU in its historic transition to the African Union, a body modelled on the European Union (AC Vol 42 No 14). But it hasn't worked.

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