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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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Lungu returns the favours

Nchito himself had tried something similar in 2012, when he complained to the then President, Michael Sata, about High Court judges Nigel Mutuna and Charles Kajimanga, and former Supreme Court judge Philip Musonda (AC Vol 53 No 13, Sata takes on the judges)...


Mining companies get their way

This marks the fulfilment of the unspoken promise by Lungu to his private sector backers that his presidency would be 'pro-business' in spite of the radical reputation of the governing Patriotic Front (PF) and the pro-tax policies of his predecessors, the late President Michael Sata and acting President Guy Scott...

His latest illness has put pressure on the credibility of the presidency: two recent predecessors, Levy Mwanawasa and Michael Sata, died in harness while concealing the severity of their condition...


Narrow win stretches nerves

One of Lungu's first acts was to sack Attorney General Musa Mwenye: he is regarded as one of Banda's persecutors but he was also instrumental in stopping Lungu's unconstitutional attempt to step into the late President Michael Sata's shoes before Vice-President Guy Scott could take over (AC Vol 55 No 23, Foreign boost for opposition & Queen-maker Scott)...


PF set for victory

Once in office, AC hears, Lungu is ready to revisit the government's decision, taken just before the death of President Michael Sata, to increase mineral royalty taxes to 20% for open-cast mines and 8% for underground mines from the previous blanket 6%...


The PF picks two candidates

This has been triggered by the death of President Michael Sata on 28 October (AC Vol 55 No 22, Fights before the funeral)...


Queen-maker Scott

All previous calculations have been upset by the late President Michael Sata's widow, Christine Kaseba-Sata, announcing on 19 November that she will seek the Patriotic Front's nomination in the 20 January presidential election...


Foreign boost for opposition

A group of influential outsiders is struggling to galvanise the fractious opposition to beat the late Michael Sata's party in the presidential by-election due in January, Africa Confidential can reveal...

Banda's team say that if he won the election in January, he would only be able to serve out the rest of the late Michael Sata's term, until 2016...


Fights before the funeral

Scott had moved against Lungu for violating the ban on infighting ahead of Michael Sata's funeral, due on 11 November, and had replaced him with the Chipili MP Davies Mwila, who is close to Scott and the former PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba...


Party rivalries grow as Sata ails

Few believe that President Michael Sata would miss such a prestigious event as tomorrow's 50th anniversary of Zambia's Independence...


Power struggle

Doubts about President Michael Sata's health have heightened the power struggle in the governing Patriotic Front (AC Vol 55 No 15, No laughing matter)...


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