Zambia 'King Cobra' dies; white vice president takes reins

Michael Sata (2nd left) is welcomed by the Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Patrick Matibini (right) before officially opening the Zambian Parliament on September 19, 2014 in LusakaLusaka (AFP) – Zambia’s President Michael Sata — nicknamed “King Cobra” for his sharp rhetoric — has died, officials said Wednesday, making his vice-president Africa’s first white head of state in decades.

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