The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011.
By United Press International
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Sata takes over in Zambia

LUSAKA, Zambia, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Michael "King Cobra" Sata has won Zambia's presidential election, besting incumbent Rupiah Banda, the country's election officials said.

Challenger has lead in Zambian vote

LUSAKA, Zambia, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Michael Sata, leader of the opposition Patriotic Front, appeared to be leading Thursday in his bid to oust Zambia's president, election figures showed.

Security tight for elections

LUSAKA, Zambia, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Zambians voted Tuesday amid tight security to pick a new president with incumbent Rupiah Banda expected to win another term.

Zambian president: No election violence

LUSAKA, Zambia, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Zambian President Rupiah Banda appealed to voters Monday to respect the law and avoid violence as the country heads into a charged election.

New Zambia president says 'much to do'

LUSAKA, Zambia, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Newly sworn-in Zambian President Rupiah Banda says that despite recent progress, there is "still much to do" in the southern African nation.

Banda declared Zambia president

LUSAKA, Zambia, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Rupiah Banda has been declared president of the African nation of Zambia with 40 percent of the vote, compared to Michael Sata's 38 percent, officials said.

Opposition leader ahead in Zambia election

LUSAKA, Zambia, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Opposition leader Michael Sata was leading in the presidential election in the South African country of Zambia, results indicated Friday.

Zambians vote on new president

LUSAKA, Zambia, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Zambians went to the polls Thursday to elect a new president after disputes among political parties were resolved, an election official said.

Myanmar's Chinese crisis

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The massed peaceful demonstrations by Buddhist monks, now joined by nuns and civilians, represent not only the most dramatic challenge in a decade to the military government of Myanmar. They also, according to Indian analysts, represent a nationalist protest against the perceived looting of the Myanmar economy by China.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Disputed Zambian president sworn in

LUSAKA, Zambia, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa was sworn in for a second term in Lusaka Tuesday as his rival vowed to investigate poll results.

Controversy, riot dog Zambian election

LUSAKA, Zambia, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- When initial results in the race for the Zambian presidency were revealed this week, the sudden fall of the Patriotic Front's nominee caused a riot.

Long lines of voters in Zambian election

LUSAKA, Zambia, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The polls opened Thursday in Zambia's presidential election, creating long lines of people waiting several hours to vote.