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Rupiah Bwezani Banda

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


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Banda on the backfoot

Facing growing dissatisfaction, President Rupiah Bwezani Banda and the governing Movement for Multiparty Democracy have a fight on their hands to win this year’s national elections...


Challenging Banda

President Rupiah Banda is facing an increasingly strong challenge in the upcoming elections since Michael Sata’s Patriotic Front (PF) made common cause with the United Party for National Development (UPND) of Hakainde Hichilema...


Ties will remain strong, says Sata

Sata’s government also plans to resurrect the development agreements that were torn up after former President Rupiah Banda imposed a mining windfall tax in 2008...


One law for Zambians, another for Chinese

Both the Patriotic Front and the United Party for National Development found the nolle prosequi unsurprising since they consider that President Rupiah Banda’s MMD is too cosy with China...


Friends and benefits

Veteran oppositionist Michael ‘King Cobra’ Sata often accuses President Rupiah Banda and the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy of being too cosy with China...


Mining for votes

President Rupiah Banda accuses the opposition of trying to stir up hatred against the estimated 100,000 Chinese now living in Zambia...


Taking on the journalists

President Rupiah Banda and his Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) are struggling to control the mass media before next year’s general elections...


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)...


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