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Michael Chilufya Sata (King Cobra)

Date of Birth: 1937
Place of Birth: Mpika
Died: 28/10/2014


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Graft worsens cash squeeze

In a further illustration of the fluidity of Zambian political parties, Sensio Banda stood in the constituency in 2016 for the Rainbow Party, the radical PF offshoot formed by former Michael Sata right-hand man, Wynter Kabimba...


A swirling fog of debt

Lap Green's 75% stake in Zamtel was seized in 2012 when the company was nationalised under former President Michael Sata, following investigations that indicated illegalities in the original sale by the previous government of President Rupiah Banda...


Into the valley of debt

Insiders say he hopes to win over senior commanders by giving them luxury homes, some of which are being built as part of a US$275 million contract with the Chinese firm AVIC international for 2,350 houses – a project begun under his predecessor Michael Sata, but now scaled up...


Lungu's costly power play

Lungu came to power in January 2015 in the by-election which followed the death of President Michael Sata, and won re-election in a controversial August 2016 poll...


Separatists on the march

While in opposition, Michael Sata, the late populist leader of the Patriotic Front, promised to respond to Lozi concerns if he received the community's votes in the 2011 general election...


Stumbling into a debt crisis

Fuelled by a hearty Chinese appetite for project finance in Africa, an infrastructure development strategy begun under the late Michael Sata has turned into an extravagant spending spree under President Edgar Lungu...


Patriotic front on back foot

Allies of former President Michael Sata, who formed the PF as a breakaway from the Movement for Multi-party Democracy, say that under Lungu the change has been so radical it is no longer the same party...


Hichilema pushes for Commonwealth talks

Kambwili trades on the idea that he is a PF loyalist and that others such as Lungu have usurped the party he helped to form with the late President Michael Sata...


To sue or to schmooze

A cousin of the late President Michael Sata and one of the Patriotic Front's early backers, Kasolo is a mining geologist and a radical nationalist who is said to be determined to fight on...


Lungu for longer

Kambwili, a Bemba speaker who still holds his seat for the Roan constituency on the Copperbelt, is an effective grassroots mobiliser who was one of late President Michael Sata's key loyalists and a founding member of the party...


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