Michael Sata is sworn in as president of Zambia   (photo:dpa)

Geopolitics: What policies will Zambia’s new president bring?

Zambia, Africa's biggest copper producer, is facing a time of change. The new president's rhetoric in opposition was hostile to foreign investors. What other problems does he face as the governing party changes for the first time in 20 years? asks GIS expert Teresa Nogueira Pinto in this special report.

ZAMBIA experienced political change – the first for 20 years – when ‘King Cobra’, Michael Sata defeated Rupiah Banda to become president.

It caused jitters among mining companies and foreign investors in this landlocked country in Southern Africa because Mr Sata and his Patriotic Front are relatively unknown quantities politically.

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 Teresa Nogueira Pinto
Mr Sata`s top priority will be reducing food and fuel prices and dealing with education and health. Also on top of his agenda will be trying to improve working conditions, mainly for those employed by foreign companies
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