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Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state
Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state

Guy Scott, famous in Zambia for his jocular, outspoken — and sometimes undiplomatic — tongue, on Wednesday became the nation's acting president and sub-Saharan Africa’s only current white head of state. Scott took office in the southern African copper-producing nation after the death of President Michael Sata in London late Tuesday, amid questions about whether Scott can run for the office in coming elections. The announcement came after a Cabinet meeting lasting several hours. ------------ FOR THE RECORD Oct. 29, 9:45 a.m.: An earlier version of this post stated that Scott was elected vice president in 2011. He was appointed. ------------ Sata had...

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