Sata, Michael Chilufya

Sata, Michael Chilufya,

1937–2014, Zambian politician. Sata was a policeman, railway worker, and trade unionist before entering politics in 1963, and was later (1985) elected governor of Lusaka prov. Unhappy with the one-party rule of President KaundaKaunda, Kenneth David
, 1924–, African political leader, president of Zambia (1964–91), b. Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). A teacher and welfare officer, Kaunda opposed the formation (1953) of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.
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, Sata joined (1991) the new Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) and became President ChilubaChiluba, Frederick Jacob Titus,
1943–2011, Zambian labor and political leader. After several low-level jobs, he joined a union and rose in the labor movement to become (1974) chairman of the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions.
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's minister for local government, labor, and health and then minister without portfolio. In 2001 he resigned from the MMD and founded the breakaway Patriotic Front (PF) party; he subsequently ran unsuccessfully for president three times. In 2011, however, he scored an upset victory over incumbent Rupiah BandaBanda, Rupiah Bwezani,
1937–, Zambian politician, president of Zambia (2008–11), b. Gwenda, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Educated in Ethiopia, Sweden, and England, he joined the United National Independence party (UNIP) in 1960, and has been both a businessman
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 to win the presidency. Sata's presidency was marked by tensions with the foreign-owned firms that mined Zambia's copper and by an increasing intolerance of political opponents. He died in office.
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