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Zambia

Rupiah Bwezani Banda

Date of Birth: 13/02/1937
Place of Birth: Gwanda, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)


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Copper-bottomed but leaky

Yet President Rupiah Banda who will seek re-election next year faces growing opposition both within the governing Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) and from opposition and civic groups...


Strong investment, weak prosperity

Yet the bubbly macroeconomic picture has not done much for President Rupiah Banda’s popularity among ordinary Zambians many of whom believe the investment does not trickle down fast enough to dent poverty levels before market conditions change again (AC Vol 51 No 9)...


The battle around Banda

Rupiah Bwezani Banda came to office by accident in November 2008 on the death of President Levy Mwanawasa (AC Vol 49 No 23)...

Rupiah Banda is not if his supporters in the region are anything to go by...


Tax and spend

President Rupiah Banda is standing firm with unexpected allies: the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank back his revenue-raising schemes...


Shoot first, negotiate later

Sata a fiery populist who senses a strong campaign issue against incumbent President Rupiah Banda claims the government is putting Chinese investors above the law...


Beijing digs deeper into Zambian mines

Michael Sata responded to the news of the Zambian deal with typical bluster saying Beijing’s ‘imaginary’ investments would not win President Rupiah Banda any new votes ahead of next year’s polls...


Banda bags a billion

President Rupiah Banda went on a 10-day official visit to China in late February and came back with a raft of promises of new investments even in agriculture just when the political class is focused on floods and food shortages...


Anti-Asian strength in numbers

The battle for the presidency is between incumbent President Rupiah Banda and the main opposition leader Michael Sata who heads the Patriotic Front...


Prospering yet parlous

With copper revenue rising poverty falling and farms thriving the fortunes of President Rupiah Banda’s Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) government should be on the up with hopes of a comfortable win in the 2011 general elections...

The opposition celebrates Banda’s declining popularity: ‘President Rupiah Banda is certainly leaving in 2011 whether he likes it or not ’ said Edith Nawakwi President of the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD)...


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