· September, 2011

Stories about Zambia from September, 2011

Zambia: Netizens Start Countdown to 90 Day Change Promise

  28 September 2011

Zambia’s new President, Michael Sata, has promised to transform the nation in 90 days including putting more money into people’s pockets. Expectant netizens have started the countdown; a group called the '90 Day Agenda' has opened a Facebook page to push for it.

Zambia: We Need to Watch Zambia

  26 September 2011

Ethan explains why the world need to watch Zambia: “There’s a danger that we miss a major story here: democracy is taking root in Africa and spreading rapidly. Nations like Zambia, which survived autocratic rule and then dominance by one party are now seeing democratic change.”

Zambia: Starting Life Under a New Leader

  26 September 2011

Zambians have started life under newly elected president Michael Sata who was inaugurated on September 23, 2011, three days after the elections which ended 20 years of rule by the MMD government. Netizens on various social network platforms have expressed different views on the inauguration and the new presidency.

Zambia: Tweeps Celebrate Michael Sata's Victory

  23 September 2011

Zambian tweeps as well as other Africans on Twitter have joined thousands of Zambians who have been celebrating around the country since last night. Here is a roundup of tweets congratulating Michael Sata and Zambia for being a model of democracy in Africa.

Zambia: Netizens Report Riots as Poll Results are Delayed

  23 September 2011

Zambian netizens on Thursday 22 September reported widespread riots across the country as a result of delays by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to announce election results for presidential, parliamentary and local government elections. One death has so far been recorded.

Zambia: Netizens Fill Void of Delayed Election Results

  21 September 2011

Eighteen hours after Zambia’s September 20 elections closed, inordinate delays by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to release presidential, parliamentary and local government results have led social media sources to give out the much yearned for information.

Zambia: Wikileaks Cables Not As Toxic

  17 September 2011

Almost a year after the WikiLeaks diplomatic cables' release, Zambia’s tranche of the documents have recently surfaced. As it turns out, nothing drastic has been disclosed by the leaks, which have proved so toxic in other countries.

Zambia: Netizens Worried About Poll Violence Rhetoric

  4 September 2011

Zambia goes to the polls on September 20 to elect a new president, members of parliament and local government representatives. The opportunity to discuss this important national event is not lost on netizens as they use the Internet to talk about the threat of violence, bribery and even just plain support of their political parties and candidates.

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