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Zambian President 'King Cobra' Dead at 77

Rumors regarding Michael Sata's health had swirled in recent weeks

(Newser) - Zambian leader Michael Sata, a longtime opposition leader who was finally elected president in 2011, died shortly after 11pm yesterday after an illness, the Zambian government said today. His wife and son were at his side at London's King Edward VII Hospital, where he was being treated. Rumors that... More »

Zambian Calls President a Potato, Goes to Jail

He was speaking figuratively, say critic's supporters

(Newser) - A political foe of Zambia's president has been arrested and faces up to five years in prison for the crime of likening the president to a potato, reports the BBC . More precisely, a sweet potato. And even more precisely, in the native tongue, a "chumbu mushololwa." President... More »

Irate Zambian Miners Kill Chinese Manager

Coal miners riot over low wages

(Newser) - A fresh round of unrest has hit Chinese-operated mines in Zambia. Rioting coal miners killed a Chinese manager on Saturday by pushing a mine trolley at him as he tried to flee, reports the BBC . Another Chinese manager and several Zambians were injured during the incident at the mine, which... More »

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