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After rioting, Zambia's acting president reinstates official
After rioting, Zambia's acting president reinstates official

In a sign of a bitter power struggle within Zambia’s governing party following the death of President Michael Sata last week, the country’s acting president, Guy Scott, fired the head of the party – but was swiftly forced to back down and reinstate him after riots broke out. The fractures in the government over the succession question threaten to destabilize the southern African country, which is a major copper producer. Sata died in office last week after a long illness that was repeatedly denied by officials. He had flown to London for “a medical checkup,” according to the government, after missing several crucial public engagements, including a speech...

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