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On our January 28, 2015 Program:
"Zambia's Presidential Election"
Edgar Lungu has been sworn in as Zambia’s sixth president, following a close election on Tuesday, January 20. He will serve out the remaining term of former President Michael Sata, who died suddenly last October. Another election is due September 2016, when Sata's term would have expired. Mr. Lungu will have only a short period of time to turn around the sputtering economy of Africa’s top copper producer. The price of copper is now at a six year low.
Join us on the next edition of "Straight Talk Africa" for our live, one-hour television and radio call-in simulcast when host Shaka Ssali and his guests discuss Zambia’s presidential election.
One on One with Newsmaker Guest:
Electoral Commission of Zambia
Via Phone: Lusaka, Zambia
Washington Studio Guest:
Adjunct Professor of Law
American University's Washington School of Law
United Party for National Development (UPND) - Zambia
Via SKYPE/ Phone: Lusaka, Zambia
Question of the Week:
What steps will Zambian President Edgar Lungu have to take to ensure that the country will have a bright economic future?
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