Death of Zambian President Comes as Country Considers New Constitution

October 30, 2014 03:06 PM
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Zambian president Michael Sata died Wednesday in London, where he had been undergoing treatment for an undisclosed illness. His death comes as the Zambian government prepares to release its final draft of a new constitution - and as Zambians reflect on 50 years of freedom from colonial rule. The southern African nation has been fairly stable for most of its life, with an economy recently classified by the World Bank as a lower-middle-income nation. VOA’s Paul Ndiho has more.