Party toppled after 20 years in Zambia

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The Independent Online

The man who once threatened to expel "bogus" Chinese investors from Zambia became the country's new President yesterday.

Michael Sata, a former worker at London's Victoria station, led a campaign promising jobs and education. He played down the anti-China rhetoric that failed to win previous elections.

His election brings to an end the 20-year rule of the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy, under whose guidance China has been a major player, supporting the nation's thriving economy with investments of nearly $3bn.